November 20, 2013

Altered Couture Magazine Published My Altered Jean Jacket, Slip, And Flower Pin

 Remember when I did the post on "Altering a vintage slip and jean jacket"



 Well....Altered Couture published it in their winter issue!!!  How cool is that!!





They also included my fabric flower tutorial....You can find it HERE


Thank You Altered Couture It was a privilege and honor to be in your fabulous publication

I have to say it is quite a kick to see my name in print....



....And you can see your name in print too, if you want to...Maybe you just need a few tips and tricks on making it happen!

This brings me to a Question.......I was wondering if you would be interested in a post on "How to get published"?   I hesitate to write this because I don't want it to look like I think I'm some great expert.  I'm not an expert, the only reason I would honestly write it, is because so many of you deserve to have your projects published, but maybe you don't know where to start or you need a gentle nudge.  

Of course there is no secrets in "The Polka Dot Closet"...I will tell you everything I know from my experiences, including;

What projects are likely to get published?
How to contact magazines
Do magazines pay you?
How to write your article
Photography
Does it have to be a new or original project?
The impact on your business/blog
How to increase your chances of editors "Finding" your project

So, let me know if you are interested and I'll get right on it!

Happy Creating!

  

Carol



60 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Well, first off- CONGRATULATIONS! You SO deserve to be published, Carol.
Secondly, I think that would be a wonderful "tutorial" about how to get published. Amazing idea for a post and one that not many people would be willing to share. But, then, they are not YOU! xo Diana

GrandmaSoucie said...

Congratulations!! And yes, I would love to see that in print! I wouldn't have a clue where to begin!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How fun, Carol! You are a very creative person! A BIG Congratulations!

Mimi Sue said...

Congrats! That's what I love about your blog. There are no secrets. You let us know what works for you. Thank you! Not sure why people want to keep things secret. Love that piano bench. Mimi

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

A BIG congrats to you! And YES, I would love to see a post like that! Thank you!
Erica :)

Kathy said...

You are a ROCKSTAR! This is wonderful!

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Je suis artiste peintre, photographe amateur; je me suis inscrite pour suivre tes publications!
Je t'invite à me rendre visite sur mes blogs et voir mon travail, merci beaucoup et bonne journée!

HI, I discover your blog that I like very much! adventures and very beautiful photographs.
I am french amateur photographer; I was registered to follow your publications
Do not hesitate to visit my blogs and see my work, thank you, have a nice day! Cath.

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

So happy to see your pleasure to be featured on this magazine : I hope that it will give you more and more readers ! I love also the way you have to offer to share your experience ! It's a great great quality : it is the first time that I read a bloggger offering to inform like that his readers ! I want to tell you one more thing :) Despite to the quality of your blog (you already know I'm fan) that was this way you had to share your experience as a vendor. Nowhere anybody else say "sell that" it's a good article. In conclusion :) ? you're published because you deserved it, if I judge from here in France, of course you are not paid, magazine think that they give you a free advertising, but for them it is all benefit, because you are free and they sell their magazines ! In French we say "échange de bons procédés" that means exchange of friendly services ! After to people to see... I can see also (huge experience in reading blogs ...) that after being featured in a magazine, many blogs end their life, that means that it was their only aim, and not the pleasure to give and to share...
My dear Carol I hope you could understand what I mean, Language barrier is there, and so many years since I didn't speak English... Sorry the the grammatical mistakes.

xoxo from PARIS (nice sunny day)

Joëlle

Harvest Moon said...

So happy for you, Carol. No one deserves recognition more than you do. Your blog was 100% the inspiration for my vintage and antiques business. Congrats!!

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Big Time Congrats to you on the article. I love that jacket embellishment and of course I love all your projects.
Yes, yes, I'd be interested in a tutorial on getting published.

hugs
Sissie

Nicole Furney said...

Way to go Carol! That is amazing :) Yes, more tips please!

Sopa Azul said...

Congratulations!!!! Your work is wonderful. You are a very creative woman. :D

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Again, congratulations to recognition of a fine talent. The article is wonderful. Your originality shines through. Great job!

Janet Greer said...

Carol, you are so talented, I am so happy for you! No one deserves it more than you. I believe because you cast your bread upon the waters, . . . I would love to see a post about how to get published. I am only weeks away from retirement now, so I am hoping to get into creating more.
Congratulations again!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations, Carol! I think my daughter would be very interested in this magazine. I'm headed to Hobby Lobby today so I'm going to see if they have it.

I'd love to read a post on getting published. So, have at it! : )

Phyllis Oller said...

I am so happy for you.I subscribed to 3 of Stampington`s mags & have not recieved yet,2 were just renewals,so now I`m REALLY anxious on getting the mail...
yes,we would love your tips & advice.phyllis

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Congratulations Carol. I think every one of your creations deserves a magazine feature! Bring on the tips!!

Jan Cohen said...

Definitely an article about publishing And and update on the antique shop trends as we go into the holidays and winter

congrats on the article

Lynne said...

Congrats Carol! You are so talented I am not surprised that a magazine (probably many) are watching you. Awesome!

ECKDesign said...

Yes Please! I always welcome advise and suggestion! Thank you!

Nancy said...

Congratulations Carol, it's about time!! I know you will publish that book someday too! I say go for it, it would be a wonderful tutorial, there is nothing like learning from anothers experiences, and teaching is something you are a expert at!!

Huggs, Nancy

Celestina Marie said...

CONGRATS Carol on being published. I am so excited for you and you are so deserving. I have been published, but always ready to read more tips in a post that you share. We can always learn something.
Hugs!

Savannah Granny said...

THIS IS AWESOME!!! Congratulations and Kudos and all kinds of wonderful accolades. You deserve them all. Now, I have to say, I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT!!
You are the most talented lady I know.
Please, we would love to read your tutorial on how to get published and/or noticed. You are really so generous to share your talents with us.
xoxoGinger

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Congratulations! Your willingness to share tips and tutorials on what you do and how well it works (or doesn't work) is being highly rewarded. Way to go.
I would love to learn how to get published. Of course, what I have to offer may not make the headlines but at least I can say I tried!! Looking forward to hearing more.
You are an inspiration to me, my friend!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Congratulations Carol! A high five and job well done! Your beautiful work deserves it.
Gail

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! You so deserve to be published...you have the best ideas for making things more beautiful. I would love to know more if you decide to share some of your tips. Thanks sweet friend!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Congratulations Carol!!! I LOVE your beautiful denim jackets and those adorable fabric flowers.
Please do tell us your tips.

Marilyn said...

Congratulations! And thanks for such a generous offer to share your knowledge with us!! You are such a great person to always share ideas with us. Wish I lived closer so I could stop in to see your booth!♥♫

Donna said...

Congratulations! I know that you have to be thrilled! And yes, a post about publishing would be terrific!

By Neymes said...

QUE BOM CAROL.SER MUITO LEGAL TER OS TRABALHOS RECONHECIDOS,PARABÉNS.BOA QUINTA.BEIJO.VALÉRIA.

Amy Jo said...

Carol,

This is so wonderful!! Your jackets are so beautiful. I am so excited for you! I love how you share everything with your readers. It is a wonderful blessing for those of us who are a little less creative and need help with ideas. ;)

Blessings,
Amy Jo

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Congrat's!!
Is this your 3 or 4th article that has been published??!
Enjoy!
Warmly,
deb

Donna said...

Congrats, Carol! How exciting! I love all of your creations, especially your gorgeous flowers! Any tips you have on becoming published would be awesome! I am sure that many of us here would love to learn some of your secrets:)!

Kathy said...

Congratulations {{me jumping up and down and clapping}}!!!

Debbie J. said...

They have great taste - congrats !!! You are very talented.

Createology said...

Congratulations! Somerset is very particular and you should be very proud. I would love to know your tips on being published. Thank you for always being so generous in sharing your talents and knowledge. Creative Joyful Bliss Dear...

Ann said...

Congratulations! Your creations are so amazing. Thank you so much for offering to share your tips.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Kudos to you! And yes, we all could use a gentle nudge, now couldn't we? wink-wink:)

A Paris Flea said...

Congratulations!!! Yes, I would like a post on how you go about getting published. happiness~~Mickie

fixitfaerie said...

Wow! Congratulations, that's a big deal. But, not surprised, you do beautiful work. Thanks for sharing, Blessings Paula

Vintage Belles said...

Hi Carol - Many congratulations on your lovely items being published. Love your blog and would appreciate any tips you are happy to share. Love from cold and wet Yorkshire, England. xxx

Kelley said...

Get to work on it, spit-spot, girl! And congratulations! Couldn't have happened to anyone more deserving than thee.

Kelley~

lynn said...

big congrats to you, carol!! i love your adorable slip and jacket:) and i think there are people who would love hearing yours tips!

Julie Shelander - Entirely Apropos said...

Congratulations, Carol! Well deserved! LOVE your creations.
It would be fun to learn more about the world of publishing. Thanks for offering to share your tips! Appreciated!

Perfectly Printed said...

Congratulations on being honored!! Yes, I would be interested in learning about being published!

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Congratulations on the wonderful feature! :) And yes, I'd love read your 'how to get published' article. I think it's an awesome idea for a write-up!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Congratulations, Carol! You certainly deserve it. You are generous to a fault.

Little Miss Maggie said...

I definitely would love to read your post on how to get published, but in reality, Carol, I think you get published because you are one super talented blogger. I love your posts.

pipigirl said...

tis cool..... carol, you are one AMAZING lady who deserves every bit of credit you receive, as you share all of your info on things that seems to me others may wish to be compensated for. you are very good at every thing you attempt/accomplish. you are going to go far....in many ways. thank you for all you do. congrats on your endeavors, and may they be all you wish for. happy thanksgiving. you have much to be thankful for, and it is your selflessness that gets you what you deserve..... im done now:) s

Sisters Treasures said...

Carol, congratulations on a well deserved recognition of your amazing work. As I've mentioned several times, if you ever decide to write a creative book, I'd be first in line to buy it.
I would definitely love to read a blog about how to get published. Even if never go to the trouble myself, I think it would be such great information for those who want to pursue this. It's cute how humble you are about it all! Girl, You're the Best when it comes to repurposing! Take care!
Betsy

Roselle said...

Go you! You are on a roll! Congrats and it couldn't have happened to a more deserving gal! YES, I would be interested in all your tips. You are so sweet to share. Karma is good to you girl!

Roselle

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Would love to hear everything!!! I love that jacket and that flower pin. When you had it on your dress form with the scarves too. Well it was love at first sight!!

Debbie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I remember when you were published for the very first time. It was for those paper dolls. Since then, you have been a lean, mean, marketed machine. There's a great reason for that, too. You are one of the most creative people I know. (Really mean that. Whenever I watch that show where they have to buy stuff to redo and sell at flea markets on HGTV, I think how you would rock it.)

I don't do anything publishable but I would still like a post on your insights because you have such a great track record.

Ros Crawford said...

Congratulations!! So happy for you ...

Yes please ... you write I'll definitely read!

Iprefervintage said...

I'll bet it feels fantastic to see your stuff in print. I'm happy for you.

Yes, I would be interested in learning the process on getting published. Although I myself never intend that for myself, I do find such information interesting.

Debbiedoos said...

Well my friend, I am so happy for you and so not surprised. You are true gift and true talent. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. CONGRATS!!~ XO

Heart Vintage Design said...

I love your altered jackets and would really love a post on getting published :)

Mary Ellen said...

Yippee for you Carol!!! Your goal planning that we talked about when I got to see has definitely definitely paid off and I am so happy for you! You have great talent and a big heart to share with others what you have learned. Will have to see if I can find the magazine in out tiny town!

We are enjoying a fresh batch of snow here in Colorado-

bee blessed
mary

hopeandjoyhome said...

Congrats! I love those Somerset magazines.I submitted something once and they kept it for a long time (which was not a problem) and finally just returned it. I KNOW I need to keep submitting. I did have something published in a book from my Etsy shop but they approached me out of the blue. It is tough to lay your things on the line for judgment,but if you don't, it is hard to get seen! It is sort of like waiting at home for "Mr. Perfect" to knock on your door and sweep you off your feet..probably not going to happen..you have to leave the house!

Tamara said...

Hi Carol,
Thank you so much for the helpful post. I have been wanting to submit a project but it seemed overwhelming and scarey! You make it sound so fun and doable. You are so thoughtful and kind to help others. And congratulations on your ALL of your publications. You deserve it. You are one talented lady!

Blessings,
Tamara