Sunday, 3 June 2012

Country Living Magazine



There are so many good things going on over the next few days: my e-penpal and bloggy friend of three years is here from the US and is staying in the next village, we are all going here (fairy wings are at the ready), there are Jubilee celebrations in our village (I have blueberry-and-strawberry-Union-Jack-cake plans), and last week I received an email inviting me to be part of the upcoming Here Comes the Sun virtual handmade market over on the rather wonderful Poppytalk Handmade (it begins tomorrow). 



That list is more than enough excitement as it is, but my copy of Country Living magazine's July edition came through the letterbox yesterday. It is rather a special edition for me as there is a feature on my garden studio and my jewellery-making. I can hardly express how joyful this makes me. Country Living has long been, as Lola would say, 'my favourite and my best.' Its mix of interiors, craft, recipes, gardening and exquisite styling is...well, you hardly need me to write it - I know that many many craft bloggers share my feelings on it. Country Living now has its own blog too. See?- that proves that it is completely ace banana.



I received an email from the Country Living team last Spring about a possible feature. At first I didn't believe it was a real email. When I realised it was I nearly fell off my computer chair. The feature is second in a series called 'Women and Their Sheds.' Alun Callender came to photograph the beach hut and garden last July - I blogged about it here. It was such an exciting day. During the photoshoot I was enamelling this necklace (see below). In March the lovely Cate Butler (who writes My Country Memories inside the back page) interviewed me in the studio. I mention it here. We ate Rebecca's/Lydia's apple cake. She loved it so much that she asked for the recipe! Rebecca - I've been bursting to tell you.



That's not the only link from the feature to fellow craft bloggers though. If you have a copy then eagle eyes will spot...



 crocheted stones by Val, a little jar pincushion by Gina, a paper garland by Sue, a vintage embroidered tablecloth gifted to me by Steph, mention of patchwork curtains and quilts made by Thriftyhousehold, a mug by Melissa and behind me there is a crochet penny garland by Monica, hanging in the garden. I didn't get these beautiful handmade objects out especially - they're always there. You may also be able to spot another favourite item - my little South American folk chickens - there behind my pots of enamel. They're always in a hurry and one of them secretly wants to be a robin.



I've been so excited that I can hardly sleep. Truly, I've been up at silly o'clock writing this. My studio and garden and the objects and plants in them are so familiar to me - they're such an important part of my making - that it's rather mind-blowing to see them in a magazine- especially this one. I'm hoping I get back to sleep!



Hugest and most enormous thanks for each lovely comment left here. I will draw the winners of my four year anniversary giveaway next time xx

75 comments:

Lynn said...

I might scream and faint Beatlemania-style when I see you this morning. Or at least blush and shyly ask for your autograph.

CONGRATULATIONS! We all knew you were a STAR.

...Tabiboo... said...

Congratulations Emma and 'oh my' - I nearly fell off my chair when I turned the pages yesterday and there you were...hello lovely lady - your work and space are truly amazing.

Enjoy all the celebrations and friends meet up,

Nina xxx

Bella Bheag said...

I spotted your feature in my Country Living Magazine, which was delivered yesterday, and although I don't know you, I recognised your shed and your jewellery from your lovely blog immediately. Many congratulations on this big deal you must be absolutely thrilled! Excatly the kind of feature I enjoy reading in CL.

It is not uncommon to learn of friendships developing from crafting and blogging. These two topics make for immediate connections.

Enjoy wallowing in your latest feature - I remember listening to a feature about your work on the radio (last year?)!

All the best for you continued success.

Country Rabbit said...

congratulations - love the look of the article, main reason i buy country living is the gardens and lovely crafty-art style of peoples own homes. i'll keep a look out for the mag in a few days. Really enjoy seeing your silver jewellery ;0)

x Kazzy x

Not So Granny said...

SQUEEEEE!!! (sorry too excited for you to be more eloquent)

Faye said...

Congratulations, you totally deserve to be in the magazine! All very in-keeping! x

Jodie said...

How wonderfuly exciting- all of it! it could not be happening to a nicer pebble.

Miriam Weaver said...

Well deserved, is all I need to say!!!

Betty said...

I got my copy yesterday and thought 'gosh, it's YOU!!! I feel excited for you too - pleased that your lovely work will be seen and appreciated. I hope the feature will bring you some commission work.

Gina said...

I was so excited for you when my copy arrived yesterday Emma. What an acheivement in such an iconic magazine.... congratulations! Lovely article and photos of you too!

crafts@home said...

WOW,WEE, I will treat myself to a copy of this, you must be so happy :) and so totally deserved.....I hope it brings in many more commissions for you.
Sue Xxx

Teje said...

Dear Emma, that is so wonderful! Congratulations - you have earned to get your beautiful works shown! We all love that magazine and it's almost the only one I buy here in Greece - just can't wait to get this new one! xxx Teje

itsjustperi said...

WOW, you must be so chuffed to bits, well done you. Can't wait to get my copy. Oh and next time you get one of those smaller size lockets I'd love first dibs on it please :-) xx

millefeuilles said...

Oh my goodness! Emma, I am thrilled for you and I share your joy from afar.

Bring on my next commission ;-)

Stephanie

pebbledash said...

You star! Such a lovely surprise when I looked through my CL a wee while ago. VERY WELL DONE!
xox

Tania said...

Oh, BIG YAY for you, Sweetie! I can imagine your smile kept you going way past the Silly Hour.* Eat much celebratory cake I say!

* Is there an official Silly Hour, or have I been checking out the Beyond the Pale Hour, lately?

The List Writer said...

It's wonderful to see this interview and the photos in print at last - so VERY exciting! x

Christy said...

I'm sure that you are so excited. I love the idea of a retreat in the garden. A shed especially for ones crafts and creative ideas.

Congratulation!

Christy
Lil Bit Brit

Thrifty Household said...

Congrats! Enjoy the fairies...

dragonfly said...

I will treasure my copy xxx

selfsewn said...

Wow well done Emma, how exciting to be in print!!

Ali said...

Congrats Emma - must go out and nab a copy to see you in print! Hope it leads to even more good things for you.

pushkasmarbles said...

Well done you! I love visiting your blog. Enjoy the jubilee weekend. :) Ruth

Iz said...

Wow, how exciting! No wonder you can't sleep! Huge congratulations.

The Coffee Lady said...

I'm just a bit stumped for what to say. You look fantastic. It looks fantastic. You are a legend.

Pink Milk said...

Wowee, many congratulations. I'm tickled pink for you!

Heather x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Emma, Congratulations!!! SO much exciting news for you. You so deserve this. I will try to get the magazine in the US, so I can enjoy your fame too!!! I have always admired and longed for your jewelry. : )
xoRobin❤

Su said...

How wonderful - can't wait to buy my copy and settle down with a cup of tea to read it. It's my favourite mag and I usually save it for a special read ;-)

quinn said...

Well done you!!! Excellent :)

Toffeeapple said...

I must say that I was thrilled when I opened my copy yesterday and saw you smiling at me! What a landmark for you.

Lori ann said...

i've only recently found you but wanted to send HUGE congratulations! how thrilling, but how appropriate, your article looks wonderful! stunning! so very deserved. when i saw the magazine i ran to get the copy i picked up a few days ago at heathrow, unfortunatly it's the june edition so i'll have to wait a few months to get july here in the u.s.
congratulations emma!!

kristina said...

Oh my goodness! You're famous! Can't wait to read the article. K x

Frances said...

Bravo to you, Emma, and also bravo to CL magazine for being wise and stylish enough to feature you!

It will most likely be about a month before the July issue will be on the usual international newsstands here in New York. We are just now seeing the June editions.

I very much look forward to seeing the article. Best wishes to you, as you continue to make many folks very happy with your beautiful silver jewelry.

xo

l.wilks11 said...

What a lovely surprise it was to find your blog, quite by chance and then see how famous you are in this months country living magazine. I have been a fan of the magazine for years and really enjoy reading it each month.
How lovely it must be to see your work in such a well read magazine. Well Done........xx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Congratulations Emma, well deserved! :)
Vivienne x

julie said...

It's such a lovely article Emma and so very well deserved, it's lovely to see you get the recognition you deserve. Enjoy your special week xxx

zephyr said...

WowZa!! So very awesome, Emma!!

Lola Nova said...

Oh my goodness! And speaking of goodness...what utterly fantastic news! I will have to keep my eye out for the copy at our specialty news stand! I am so thrilled for you, it is well deserved my dear.

Hurrah, Hooray!

xo

wonderwoman said...

wohoo, how fantastic Emma, such a brilliant thing to happen!!! xxx many congrats!

Julie said...

So pleased for you and very well deserved. I always flick through my country living as soon as it arrives, in anticipation of being able to read it properly later, and your article jumped straight out at me. Yay! Juliex

Menopausalmusing said...

Oh. My. Giddy. Aunt!!

:O))))))))))))))))))))

Poppy Cottage said...

I took my issue of CL to work with me last night but it was so busy I didn't have time to read it but have today and it is such a lovely feature. Congratulation xx you so deserve it xxx

Kay said...

How wonderful. I will rush and get myself a copy when it is out. Funnily enough I was thinking about your work today while readingmy Kirstie Allsopp Craft book an dlooking for inspiration to try something new. Your work is beautiful and hopefully me husband will treat me to a piece soon. Sadly I have already had my birthday and wedding anniversary.

dottycookie said...

So glad you can finally talk about this - you so deserve all the lovely attention :-) Can't wait till tomorrow - and thank goodness you mentioned your union jack cake plans because I had the same plans and will now change them!

See you around lunchtime bearing jubilee paperchains and earrings ...

Monica said...

that is FAB!!! how exciting!!! hope you had a good celebratory drink and dance!!

onwards and upwards eh?

harmony and rosie said...

That is so very, VERY cool. Hearty congrats to you.
Kate xox

Penelope said...

Gosh, how wonderful! You so deserve this special publication and recognition of all your amazing work. CL is my one and only subscribed to magazine, it was superb seeing you in it xox Congrats!

by Teresa said...

*C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* on being selected to be in such a wonderful magazine! I can bet you'll be selling lots and lots of your jewelry now! I'm very happy for you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

driftwood said...

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee! very impatient to get a copy. I hope the fairies were wonderful and I know you will have had a lovely time with Lynn. xxx

farfromharmfarm said...

wowza! how wonderful and exciting. I'm really happy for you...that's a huge achievement. congrats!

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely feature in such a great magazine, Emma!! I have subscribed to CL for ever and although I already knew you'd be in the new issue I still got a lovely surprise when I turned the pages and found the beautiful pictures of you, your work and your studio! So exciting and well deserved too! I'm delighted for you.
Helen x

home made gorgeous said...

Hi Emma, wow congratulations how very exciting! My Country Living arrived through the door the other day... I will be having a good read! Very inspiring post, I love your blog and photos, Sarah x

angharad handmade said...

Wow, congratulations, how wonderful! And beautiful shots in the feature too. Fantastic! x

Thimbleanna said...

OHMYGOSH! How amazingly exciting Ms. Pebble! Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to get a copy -- I know someone FAMOUS!!!

Hoola Tallulah said...

What a wonderful feature, I am avid reader of country living and can't way to see this, and who knew you were so young and beautiful?!
Have fun at the fairy fair, we go every year and LOVE it <3

Calico Kate said...

I don't know how you managed to keep it to yourself for so long! You must have been bursting to leap about and write about it :) Hope it brings you lots of orders and sales. Well done you. CKx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news Emma - can't wait to see the article! Sue

Textile-tally said...

Well done. A lovely article and another blog to peruse.

Curlew Country said...

He, he!! How flippin' fantastic. You look marvellous and extremely pretty in your lovely garden and shed there Emma. What a smashing looking feature, can't wait to get my copy.

And that little tablecloth - who knew it would be famous! Definitely one to cut out and stick in the scrapbook.

Well done Emma, brilliant coverage, hope it brings you tons of commissions.
take care
Stephx

Carol said...

Oh my Country Living is packed ready for me to read in France next week, I always save 3 of them to read when I am there as I have more time, but I am going to have to get it out right now.
Congratulations, I will wear my earrings with even more pride now and will be showing the article off to friends and family in France for sure.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

The hugest congratulations from me Emma (better late than never, eh) ... I'll be picking my copy of CL up tomorrow and you know which feature I'll be reading first. Sooo chuffed for you x

thriftwood said...

Congratulations! Have loved Country Living for many years (and still have every copy!!!) love your shed and garden too. Oh and your jewellery is lovely, Claire xx

flowerpress said...

Such a beautiful feature! I'm not surprised you are over the moon, and how sweet that all your handmade objects share the limelight with you :-)

Locket Pocket said...

What lovely photos of you Emma! I can't wait to get a copy but it doesn't seem to be in our local shop yet. Something to look forward to. Lucy x

French Knots said...

Got back from a week away this evening, opened my CL that had been delivered this week....Mr FK came running as I started squealing! How exciting Emma - you and your beautiful work look fab, congratulations xx

Kitty said...

I don't often comment anymore, Emma, but I do read. Congratulations to you on this feature - it's very, very much deserved. Take care, x

Cottage Garden said...

Emma, I'm so late with this comment - but I DID see the article about you in the CL magazine. So exciting! Many congratulations and well done you! It's a really lovely article, how you kept it to yourself is amazing.

May lots more orders come rolling in!

Jeanne
x

Mrs. Micawber said...

This is wonderful! And your garden is as lovely as your jewellery.

Congratulations on such well-deserved exposure. May it make your business boom! :)

Magic Cochin said...

This is so so so so exciting eeeeeee!!!!

I've tried to buy a copy twice now... but the local shops still have stacks and stacks of the June edition!

Hope I'll find one soon.

Celia
xx

Mia said...

Lovely (no:wonderful!) news, Emma! Just a dream come true for a day... I am thrilled for you. We get that lovely mag here a LITTLE later than you guys in UK but I am stalking the news stands now :)

Sunny greetings from Finland!

Yours,
Mia

picperfic said...

Emma, this is so spooky...I was reading this old blog post,http://picperfic.wordpress.com/2008/08/16/curly-yarn-and-stuff/and you had left a comment. so I clicked on the link and got directed here. I love Country Living magazine but don't often buy it, just now and then. I was having my hair done in Ely on Thursday when I went into smith's and bought myself a copy. I flicked through it as my hair was cooking and read about you and your shed. Only I didn't realise it was you until I clicked on your blog. Now that is such a coincidence?!? Congratulations on the lovely feature in the magazine...Marianne

Sewing In CT said...

Thank you for telling us about the UK Country Living. I love the American version and had never seen yours. The June issue is for sale here now and I am looking forward to the July issue! Can't wait to see you featured there.

Attic24 said...

I was fit to burst with happiness for you when I saw you on the pages of my beloved CL....what an honour! You look soo pretty Emma, it's wonderful to put a face to the creative voice.
Now then,,,been chekcing in here a bobillion times a day to see if you've made the draw yet....my toes are still crossed inside my woolly socks!
Much love, huge congrats on the mag, so happy for you....I would be leaping off the walls if I ever made it onto those pages xxx

galant said...

I tried to get a message of contrats to 'stick' but it didn't, but hope this one will. Super dooper article, Emma!
Margaret P (of the summerhouse about which I emailed you) in Devon

Ginnie said...

Wow, Emma! I haven't visited in a while - congrats on all you've accomplished! Well-deserved!