Sunday, December 6, 2009

B is for Bunny,Sew Somerset, and a Giveaway



A year ago I created this textile book featuring bunnies (of course). I played around with the images on my computer and made them more sepia toned. Then I transferred them to silk. Then I collaged pages to make an entire textile book called "B" is for Bunnies. I used some vintage crochet lace and the clasp of the book is made from my Great Grandma's costume earring.



I'm honored that 3 of the eight pages were selected to appear in the December/January issue of Sew Somerset Magazine!!! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!!!
I'm also honored to share the page with my good friend Janet of Janet's Creative Pillows!
How cool is that!

I used a vintage damask table cloth and vintage trims along with some glass pearls and old buttons.



I'm so happy and I would like to share this happy occasion with you, my good friends in blogland. I'm having a giveaway for a FREE issue of this Sew Somerset Magazine. I'm addicted to all the Somerset Magazines. If you haven't read them, you should check them out at Stampington.

In order to be entered into the drawing, all you have to do is leave a comment. I'll pick a winner from all the entries on Wednesday. Good luck!

bunny hugs,
shell

This week IGF friends that love me even when I have an occasional melt down and being happy that others enjoy my art.

30 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Shell-What a wonderful, wonderful thing to be published...will Razzy and Sugie let it go to their heads? :-) I look forward to seeing the spread and will buy the magazine even if I don't win the drawing, but please enter me, since Somerset gets a large portion of my $$ every few months as it is.
Hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Blessings,
Julie
jcayemberg at gmail dot come

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I'm so happy for you, my talented friend. Your work is so lovely, and you're so incredibly creative. Congratulations on being published!
Yippee!!!!
xoxo
Donna

Terri said...

Such lovely work. I'm so happy for you that you got published,

Mary Wadsworth said...

Sweet!!! How awesome, I am so excited for you! The book is gorgeous,yummy colors,beautiful trims and textiles.
Congratulations you are one talented lady:)

xo
Mary

Little Pink Studio said...

Your book is beautiful! Congrats on getting it published in Sew Somerset!
That is one of my very favorite Somerset magazines, so I will look forward to reading about yours as soon as my book store gets them in.
Cerri
www.littlepinkstudio.typepad.com

SewCalGal said...

I'm so very happy for you. Congratulations. How exciting to have a book published. You are so talented. This is going to be a wonderful book that I can't wait to share with friends & family.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

The French Bear said...

Shell. how wonderful for you!!! Yeah, some happy news!!! That is so neat, I can't wait to see the article!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Karen Valentine said...

Oh Shell, that's such exciting news! I'm so happy for you! I'm very happy you are in better spirits this week too. I always feel so helpless when people I like are hurting. Have a fabulous week. I hope to see your home at some of the many Christmas blog parties this month. Merry Christmas!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations! What a beautiful magazine spread. I have never seen a SEW Somerset magazine, only the ones for cards and stamping. Thanks for offering a copy as a giveaway :-)

Cathi said...

Congratulations!! I have to look for that magazine here! Sounds like it's fabulous!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a wonderful project you made and congratulations for the feature in Sew Somerset!

Patricia said...

Shell, the book is just beautiful and I'm so excited for you that your book was choosen for such a nice spread! Congratulations, sweet friend, you have been working very hard for this.
Hugs
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com
www.patriciarose-apotpourriof.blogspot.com

Pink Velvet Bird said...

Wow! That is BEEEutiful! Congratulations!
Cheers
PinkVelvetBird(bunny!)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

CONGRATULATIONS SHELL!!!!! I am over the moon for you, you deserve this sooo much!! The book is STUNNING! You are so talented, it amazes me!!
Love ya,
Amy

Barbara York said...

Congragulations Shelly, what a pretty book you made. I have seen that magazine on the shelf at my favorite bookstore but never took the time to look for it but I will definately look and buy since I know one of my favorite blog authors is in it. Have a wonderful Christmas season and give those bunnies a hug for me.
DaiseyB

Sparklyjools said...

Congratulations! I'm so thrilled and delighted for you! It's lovely to see your creative talents being shown to a whole new audience.

Karen said...

Your Bunny Book is adorable, that crocheted lace is GORGEOUS! And even better, it's in the magazine!!! Awesome! I love Somerset magazines too, they just 'draw me in'. It's one of those magazines you'd just like to 'live in' :)

Thanks for offering the issue! Karen

Diana said...

Congratulations on getting published, you deserve it. You create the most beautiful things and I always enjoy seeing what you are working on. Thanks for offering this magazine and good luck to everyone!

Shell said...

Congrats, Shell. I know this made your day.

Hef's Mom said...

Way to go Shell! Hef's dad's parents were over and I was bragging about my pillows. Hef's grandma said she wants them and she doesn't even have rabbits!

vintage girl at heart said...

I found you today via Cherished Vintage.
~Your stitching is Sew lovely.. your work is stunning!!
Yay for being published..they are lucky to have an artist like you!

Sharon said...

How awesome..I really love the "b" is for bunny book and I would love to be entered in the somerset magazine, I've not purchased one but can see and read how awesome they are. Your work is beautiful with the vintage trims and buttons, well your blog is wonderful. Thanks for entering me in your give-away.

Sharon G

Sharon said...

Sorry I forgot to congratulate you for being published that must be a wonderful feeling. Also know that you have given this new follower some wonderful inspiration. Thank you

Sharon G

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Hi Shell, A big congratulations to you!! That is wonderful! They are so lucky to have you. That is absolutely beautiful! Wow!!! I will have to get my hands on a copy one way or another. :)
hugs,
Carrie

my home sanctuary said...

Oh I love this. Can't wait to see your book of bunnies. Please enter me. I love the magazine too. Thanks for offering.
Have a bunnderful day,
Sherry
p.s. I will have to take a photo of the bday card I got yesterday from my sister. Guess what was on the front!

Lea said...

Congratulations!! You must be delighted!!! I love Stampington.. and wish I had a subscription to every one of their mags. THEY ARE ALL SWEET INSPIRATION.
Congratulations again!
Your work is fabulous!
btw: I love your blog name

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

How beautiful! And congratulations for making it into that magazine. I love those publications!
Brenda

she dreams big! said...

I've never seen Sew Somerset (but I love the other mags) but if all of the pages all full of fabulous things like yours, I want it! Lovely blog! Please enter me in the giveaway! uffda_68787@yahoo.com

Charlene said...

Congratulations on being featured in the magazine. What an honor! I too LOVE Somerset Magazines (much to hubby & the pocketbooks dismay) A girl can't have just one favorite when there are so many to choose from. I would love to be entered into your drawing. Thank you.
Charlene

luverlie said...

Beautiful! How lovely to be posted. Please enter me for the magazine drawing. Love the mag, but limited funds keep me from buying, but it doesn't keep me from picking it up at JoAnns and drooling over all the gorgeous offerings. If you do pick up a mag there and there are drool spots....my apologies.
Elaine