September 08, 2016

More Than One Reason to Sing and Dance

If you had been in our kitchen yesterday morning, you would have seen me singing and dancing to radio music while I was baking apple crumb cake. The moves of my legs, hips, arms and my head slowed down the baking process a little bit but I didn’t care at all. I just couldn’t help it. After a long hot summer that wore me out, it rained and the temperature came down to 77°F/25°. I felt a sudden boost of energy. I hadn’t been so dynamic all summer long and I wanted to do 10 things at the same time. My multi-tasking skills are not the best anymore but I managed the simultaneously baking, singing, and dancing quite well. :)

Upcycled Denim Heart by Vintage with LacesUpcycled Denim Hearts by Vintage with Laces published in Sew Somerset
Upcycled Denim Hearts by Vintage with Laces published in Sew Somerset
Upcycled Denim Hearts by Vintage with Laces published in Sew Somerset
While the hot temperatures before hadn’t make me sing and dance, there were some other occasions during the summer that made me do just that. When I was contacted by the editor of Sew Somerset about the lace hearts I made over 4 years ago, I was a bit in a dilemma. I was certainly excited about a possible magazine feature but those hearts were sent to friends long time ago. Recreating similar ones just didn’t feel right as my style has changed over the years. I explained my thoughts and was happy that a set of denim hearts I just had finished, got accepted instead and were published in the summer edition.

Vintage with Laces published in Somerset Home Autumn 2016

Vintage with Laces published in Somerset Home Autumn 2016

Vintage with Laces published in Somerset Home Autumn 2016

I was also thrilled about the opportunity to provide some pictures for the Inside Look section of Somerset Home, another wonderful Stampington publication. Especially happy made me to see my rusty map flowers among my 4 published photos.

Lace Fish by Vintage with Laces in Homespun Magazine June 2016

Homespun Magazine June 2016

Last but not least I was asked for permission to include my lace fish in the the Pin Interest section of the lovely Australian magazine Homespun. The fish made it into the June issue.

Thank you very much to the editors of all three magazines for publishing my work!

It’s supposed to rain for a few more days and I will embrace every single drop and maybe sing and dance some more. What has made you happy lately?

I will join these great parties:

Sweet Inspiration Link Party at KreativK
Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes
Brag About It at VMG 206 
Talk of The Town at Knick of Time
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors


Jeanie said...

Oh Julia! What wonderful news. I loved every photo you showed -- but then, I guess with Stampington on the case, I'm in extraordinary company! The lace fish, those sweet hearts, and oh, the flowers. Oh, everything! I'm impressed and bow down before you -- really, you know they must get a zillion submissions. To be chosen is really something. Congratulations!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You just keep right on singing and dancing...and of course, keep creating! Congratulations on your magazine features, you deserve them. Thanks for sharing your wonderful news.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Wow, congratulations. Your work is beautiful, Julia, and deserves recognition! Go you!!! xo

Junkchiccottage said...

Yeah Julia what a great honor to be published. Your crafty self deserves this honor. Love the denim hearts they are just too cute. The lace fish are adorable too. So happy for you. Doing the happy dance every once in awhile is so good for the soul. Love that you rocked it out in the kitchen while baking. You go girl.

ULKAU said...

Oh Julia, deine wunderschönen Arbeiten sind es auch immer wert, gezeigt zu werden, sind immer eine tolle Inspiration! Gratulation zu den Veröffentlichungen, du bist ja jetzt richtig berühmt, hi,hi! Der bunte Fisch-Quilt hat es mir besonders angetan, hast du ganz wunderbar zusammengestellt.

Du fragst, was mich in der letzten Zeit glücklich gemacht hat... aktuell der wunderschöne, sonnige Tag gestern, als ich einen Ausflug zu einem alten Rittergut gemacht habe, um dort eine wunderbare Bilderausstellung zu erleben und die Künstlerin kennen zu lernen.
Liebe Grüße von Ulrike

Dorthe said...

Dearest Julia,
Congratulations, to you. What wonderful news. being published in so many great
magazines. Your art is so wonderful, and the new hearts looks beautiful Julia.
So good to hear you finally have weather, which makes you feel happy and dancing. :-).
I`m happy, that we are soon in place in our new home, -slowly it looks fine all over, and I hope to also soon find things in my new workroom.
I love it here, and my new little garden, is so cozy, and peaceful .
See you soon, dear friend, -I send you wishes, of more dancing ,lol. Love from Dorthe

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Congratulations! Your projects are certainly beautiful.

Rostrose said...

Hej du Liebe,
du kommst ja aus den Printmedien gar nicht mehr raus ;-) GRATULIERE die von Herzen!!!! Du hast es dir mit deinen tollen Kreationen aber auch redlich verdient! Und ich freu mich mit dir über den Energieschub, den dir das kühlere Wetter verchafft hat - immerhin haben wir dem Schub ja auch endlich ein neues Posting zu verdanken! :o)))) HIer war es nur 2 Tage lang kühl, dann kamen abrupt wieder 10 Grade dazu und wir sind daher abermals an der 30er-Marke. Aber wenigstens jetzt nur noch in der Tagesmitte - morgens und abends kann es hier jetzt schon recht frisch sein; am Montag-Morgen waren es 13 Grad, heute 16...
Herzliche Rostrosen-Abendgrüße und alles Liebe zum Wochenende sowie herzhafte Fellchenkrauler,

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news all around. Really lovely pieces and so many publications! Woo hoo. Glad your weather is cooler, we were here but today it's back up to 90F, ugh. xox said...

I love the singing and dancing and baking in the kitchen! And wow -- congrats on being featured in those magazines. Very cool.

Poppy said...


Congrats on being published!! Your hearts are adorable, cozy and sweet! How uplifting to be singing and dancing and baking up a storm both inside your kitchen and out in nature!

Have a radiant, rainy weekend!


Reserl said...

Liebste Julia,
wunderschöne Arbeiten und ich freue mich sehr für dich, dass du in den Magazinen damit bist, herzlichen Glückwunsch zu den Veröffentlichungen, das ist wunderschön.
Ich drück dich ganz doll und wünsch dir ein schönes Wochenende, ich kann kaum schreiben, Niko hindert mich irgendwie daran, der liegt halb auf der Tastatur
alles Liebe von Tatjana und Niko der hier auch irgendwie zu Wort kommen will

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Such fabulous news to dance about! Congratulations!! Your project look so beautiful!! I'm so glad it rained and the temperatures dropped for you!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Well, how wonderful! You are so creative and talented, Julia! Congratulations!

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Wow! That's so awesome Julia, and so well deserved. Your projects are always so creative. I can so relate about the summer. It was way too hot and humid here, but thankfully fall is coming and it'll be nice to spend more time outside. I'm so glad it's cooled down for you.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Congrats on having your wonderful work recognized and published. I was shouting out woo-hoo over here today because the daytime temps are below 110 F which means things are cooling off. Our low tonight will be 79 F and that's definitely much better than the summer temps when the lows are in the 100s. Hope you continue to sing and dance in your corner of the world. :)

Lynda Shoup said...

All so gorgeous! How wonderful to have so many reasons to sing and dance in the kitchen! Congratulations. I have at least one of those publications in my "to read" pile and think it will now be cut line to make it to the top!

Barbara Casillas said...

It must be so exciting to have your work shown in a creative magazine, but three, wow! Congratulations. I really love the rusty map flowers.

Laurie said...

The fish are wonderful! Congratulations on a well deserved feature! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Brag About It! Pinned. :)

white and vintage said...

Hallo liebe Julia,
gratuliere dir von ganzem Herzen zu deinen Veröffentlichungen. Du machst auch wirklich sooo schöne Sachen! Bei uns ist das Wetter immer noch sehr sommerlich. Ich liebe es!!!
Ganz liebe Grüße,

froebelsternchen said...

Wie wunderbar ! Du kannst ganz ganz stolz sein - so schöne Veröffentlichungen Julia! Herzlichen Glückwunsch!
Ich bin begeistert von Deinen Objekten! Ganz ganz toll!
Sei lieb gegrüßt von

Tessy Onyia said...

Wow! This is really beautiful. I love the. I love dancing and singing too.

Mary K. said...

Julia it makes me happy to know that you are back. You have been greatly missed all summer! Congratulations on all your success! It is much deserved, you have such a unique style that really stands out. Looking forward to more of your stunning artwork.

Annie said...

Oh my, what lovelies! Congratulations on the many publications. I especially love the hearts and your rusty map flowers. All very inspiring!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello sweet Julia
It seems forever since we "chatted" but I am at least enjoying seeing some more of your beautiful creativity! Congratulations on being published in these magazines! I am even more thrilled that I actually have that issue of Sew Somerset (gifted to me!) and saw your beautiful denim hearts.
I know too how much you dislike the heat and can now see you dancing around in the kitchen doing one of your favourite things - baking. Have fun my friend!
Love and hugs,

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Congratulations! I love all your crafty projects! My husband has an old pair of jeans that I saved... looking for a project to do with them. The hearts are so pretty! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Betsy said...

You do SUCH beautiful work, Julia!
so fun to see you in a magazine!

bobbie said...

Those fish are FABULOUS!! Are you still making them??

handmade by amalia said...

How wonderful to have your work featured in magazines. And how well deserved. I hope you never stop dancing, Julia.

Julia said...

Que bonitas fotos. Felicidades por tu bloc, ha sido un regalo poder visitarlo. said...

This is huge Julia, Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you, das ist super super toll und aufregend!!! You deserve it and I would have danced and danced as well!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your publications! Hab sogar die Ausgabe von Sew - Stampington Publications!
Weiter sew ;-) !!
Liebe Grüße

June said...

I am so excited about this Julia! What a wonderful thing to be published in these amazing publications. How thrilling! I have got to go see if they are still in the bookstores here. Sorry I only saw this today.
sending love...

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Heartfelt Congratulations to you Julia, all of which you and your art deserve.
The fish are so beautiful, oh my word, gorgeous! Then all the photographs in Somerset Home, that is very special and I love the denim hearts.
I received some old jeans and had thoughts of making some hearts but I could never create anything as special as yours featured in Sew Somerset.