Monday, September 28, 2009

My FIRST Publication!

Guess what?! It's out, and I'm in it!! Haute Handbags,
that is. I can't tell you how excited I am about this; the very first ever publication of my handmade creations.

I just feel like things are taking a new path now. Kind of like I've been following along a straight and strong road with juts and potholes here and there. Now, all the sudden, a paved road has appeared, and I'm on it! It's filled with rolling hills and curves, there's lovely landscaping and scenery now, and it's definitely taking me towards a new direction. How exciting!

The other truly wonderful thing is that Deb Hodge's beautiful purses are on the cover of the magazine. Deb is a friend and the mom of my older son's best friend. I knew Deb's son for a year before I ever met Deb. I used to ask my son what his friend's parents did, and he'd reply "She's just like you, she makes stuff" Hmmm, I thought. What kid has a mom like me, who sits at home and sews and crafts the day away? Well, he sure did, and now I'm friends with this amazing and talented woman. We have SO much in common! So, Deb, you rock! And I couldn't be happier sharing my accomplishment with anyone other than YOU! :ox (kisses to Deb)

I will sell the magazines at Austin's Gallery, so you can find them locally if you live in Coronado. I know they will be for sale at Paper Tales over in Pt. Loma too. You can order them directly off the Stampington & Company's website, or by calling their toll free number; 877-782-6737. You won't be disappointed by this wonderful issue. It's filled with creativity, wonderful ideas, love, and especially, Deb's and my purses.

**Notes worth noting:
~ Those cutest ever pillows will be posted next. The publication excitement overrode the posting of the pillows... sorry!
~ I only write novels here because I try to fill up the space around the pictures. It's my Virgo need for order and feelings of symmetry... sorry!
~ Stay tuned for the launching of my NEW website. It's the biggest deal in the history of Val's Art Studio. This is going to be BIG, I tell you. BIG!!!


The Attic said...

So happy for you Val! You deserve it..your bags are so unique and appeal to all ages! Even my 19 year old daughter loves them. :)

Susan Wells said...

Oh Val, how incredibly exciting!!! Big big big congratulations! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. The photos look like they actually do justice to your creations! I'm pretty sure you are going to be receiving fan mail!

Mari said...

congratulations!!! you deserve it!!! your purses are gorgeous!!!

Arlenesfelt said...

Val, that is fantastic! I'm delighted for you. Your work is so lovely, so well crafted, you really deserve this acknowledgement.
Sounds like just the beginning for you. I now have an extra reason to head into Coronado and pick up my copy of the mag at Austins.

Tamerie Shriver said...

Congratulations, Val! I can't wait to get my hands on the actual magazine. It's so great that you and Deb are both in the issue! It couldn't have happened to two nicer and deserving people!!!!

Rita said...

Congratulations Valerie, beautiful creations. Hope we meet again Ciao Rita

Cindy said...

Congrats, Val!!!! This is so exciting! I have been wondering which issue you would be in since you mentioned this a while back. I'm going to look for it at Barnes and Nobles when I'm there next (although I don't sew!). What a coincidence and a nice story about your friend Deb.

Valerie said...

Thank you all so much for your positive comments! You've made my day :o)