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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I just LOVE wonderful mail!

Do you do this? You get something great in the mail, say a package that you're not quite sure of the contents but you just KNOW it's going to be wonderful, so you set it on the dining table.

You look at it.

You walk by it.

You even finish folding that load of laundry and think of it....anticipating the wonderfulness (don't know if that's even a word!) ~

Well, I'm that nut, and finally I do indulge myself and Monday THIS was my gift, Somerset Life!! OK, I know that I have a few things featured but this magazine (it so shouldn't be called this) or beautiful publication, is AMAZING!!

The wealth of ideas are so beautiful, timeless, artistic, and creative.....it truly shows you how to make your life and your surroundings more beautiful ~

There are so many wonderful artists featured in this issue too!
On newstands October 1st . . .



Just a little peek:

My sweet friend Nancy of Fete et Fleur has an article! Plus, there are so many other bloggers and artists with their work inside ~




My little mittens and rag balls with instructions!




And a little surprise I put together a few months back ~
an advent calendar!
I've taken a few detailed photos of the actual calendar now that it's back home ~ one of the little glass ball ornaments didn't make it there (see if you can find it) and it's a miracle I packed it safely enough to travel all the way to California!! It's really big!!





















Each little pocket contains an ornament created from a special momento to hang on the tree as that day passes ~

There is so much more in this issue of Somerset Life I didn't show you...
be sure you get an issue, you'll love it!!



I just want to stop, right here, right now, and thank each and everyone of you who takes the time to read my blog, to offer up a kind comment or an encouragement to create.

It truly is because of my sweet wonderful friends here in the Land of Blog that I've had any confidence at all to have something that I made in my crowded little art room published in a magazine at all.....thank you for encouraging me and for cheering me on ~ I hope I can do the same for you :)

(((((((((hugs to each and every one of you!)))))))))))


I hope you have a great Tuesday ~
xxoo, Dawn

51 comments:

GardenGoose said...

ooh how nice..and I love your creations as always Dawn. Congratulations.

Bebe said...

Hi Dawn!
Thanks for coming over to visit with me and entering my little giveaway!! Your name is in the hat!!
Lots of hugs, Bebe :)

P.S. Give a milkbone and a headpat to little Ellie for me!! :)

Dorthe said...

Hallo dear, what a wonderfull idea, your calender is sooo beautifull, with your sweet ornaments, i love it , and will right away order a copy of the Somerset Life.
Hugs from Dorthe

Charmingdesigns said...

I cant wait to pick up a copy. Your advent cal. is fabulous!!! Laurie

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Ooooh! Everything looks so beautiful! You always amaze me with the creations you come up with! I love Somerset but just can't get myself to buy them - I'm too cheap!

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Dawn,
You might feel that your readers give you encouragement to have the confidence to submit your things for publication but what you give us is so much more. There is so much inspiration in your blog that I think you could print it off as a book to be savored and referred to again and again. I don't yet possess the talent or the courage to submit anything I've made but I'm working happily in my little space and smiling while I create projects that have been inspired by you. I will be first in line for the new Somerset Life magazine and drink in the beauty of every page. Thank YOU for gving us so much of yourself....not to mention all of the images you share.
~Joyce

Diane said...

Dawn, I've started drooling already! I hope it's available at B&N this week when we make our weekly trek!

I need to SUBSCRIBE!

Everything is so beautiful and inspiring.

Diane

Rhondamum said...

I am speechless! Your calender and I can't wait until Oct.1. I just love all of the magazines from Somerset!

Your work is amazing!

R...

Kathleen Grace said...

Dawn, Your advent calender is so beautiful! I have a lot of similar pieces of old jewelry and keys and I would love to make one of my own! You make such beautiful things:>)

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME...The ideas and inspiration you share are just wonderful. Wish I had the time to make every one of your great ideas...I have a great notion that one day I will be purchasing a "how-to" book written by you and I can say ...I knew her when....XO Judy

Sherry said...

Dawn, as ever your inspirational work warms the soul and deserves pride of place in any publication you submit to. ♥

Dawn said...

Dawn~
Your work is just amazing!!!
Congratulations!

Dawn @ (4:53am)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That is the prettiest advent calander, ever. What a lovely thing you have created! I can't wait to pull out the magazine and take some time to have a closer look.

madrekarin said...

Dawn- It is all so beautiful! The advent calendar is stunning! Lovely, lovely images to look at. I'm so glad you posted pics since I am on my self-imposed magazine diet. Grrrr. I have to save $$$$ though, so I can go to Missouri for Nathan's graduation.

Alisa said...

*squealing* I'm so excited... thank you for the peek!

Your calander is divine... love, love, love it!

Storybook Woods said...

Dawn, your work is so wonderful, I am not suprised to see you in Somerset Life. If my copy does not come today, I will die !!!! xoxoxo Clarice

Myrna said...

Omygosh DAWN!! That calendar and your other works of art just leave me breathless-they are SO beautiful! Congratulations on getting published once again!! And thank for sharing!! Can't wait for the issue to come out!

Sheila R said...

Thank you for the peek!!! I can't wait to get my hands on my own. I just love your ornaments!

Thanks for all the inspiration...

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Well no wonder you love it! That Advent Calendar is truly amazing!!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I ALWAYS KNEW THAT YOU WERE VERY T.A.L.E.N.T.E.D!
BUT, THE CALENDER THAT YOU HAVE MADE... ITS TRUBY WONDERFUL!
WELL DONE FOR HAVEING IT PUBLISHED!
KISSES
DEBBIE MOSS

(FROM BEAUTIFUL BUT WET ENGLAND)

marie said...

Beautiful...just beautiful!!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

oh.my.goodness! I am definitely getting a copy of that issue!! Your advent calendar is SOOO gorgeous, is it for sale? If so, let me know! I'm drooling over it!!!

Your blog and artwork is continually inspiring to me, and I just want to say thanks for the inspiration--keep it up :)

Blessings,
Stacey

Anonymous said...

Your work is awesome! Just love everything you do and enjoy reading your blog daily. Vicki Page

thejoyofnesting said...

Dawn,

You are truly a gift to all of us that call you friend. Some people are very lucky to win their wings while they are still here. You are one of the very rare that have both her wings and halo ( even if it does sit with a bit of a rackish angle)!!! ;c}

Pattie:c}
Mazatlan Mexico

KC'sCourt! said...

Just found your blog. What a beautiful blog. Fascinated by the magazine. I live in Somerset - Somerset UK, our magazine looks nothing like that! May I visit again?

Sweet Repose said...

Thanks Dawn for your sweet comment and to you, your calender is brilliant and displays the truly kind and wonderful artisan and soul you are...great job, kuddos!!!

We are truly blessed in this blog world aren't we...

sharon

Andrea said...

Oooh! I can't wait for it to come out. And congrats for being included. What a great preview!

Dragonlady said...

WOW, Congrats!!
Your calendar is awesome, so creative and so pretty....I look forward to getting this issue..
Brenda

Michelle Palmer said...

Thank you for the peek...just love your blog n' all the creative talents you share!
Congratulations~
Can't wait to get my copy!
Michelle

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi, Dawn!

Well, I'm embarressed to admit that I've never heard of that magazine before. However, I would like to get it. I guess it would be at Barnes & Noble, right? It's definitely not at our grocery store.

Well, as usual, you are my first stop during my blog-reading. I should be cleaning. I'm treating myself to one blog after each task.

Have a great day!
Blessings,
Elizabeth

Creations from my heart said...

Dawn,
Your work is amazing. I love to glance at it daily. I love, love, love the calendar! My mind is thinking of ideas already. That is what I love about your work. It is beautiful! Can't wait to go to Jo-Anns and pick up a copy of the magazine. By the way did you get your apron sent out?
Blessings...Sherry

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Dawn, what a beautiful post. Thanks so much for checking on me, I so missed seeing your blog!!

cindy said...

Love that advent calendar...how gorgeous is that?

c

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Hi Dawn, I thought I was the only one that waited on a new magazine with excitement and anticipation only to wait a little longer after it arrived to be alone and devour each page. You should get an award for waiting to see all your beautiful items in print. Your work is truly inspiring, and so are you!!! Have a wonderful Wednesday, warmest regards, Patricia

Lisa Cook said...

Congrats on being in this magazine. I have decided that this is my favorite Stampington publication. I can't wait to find it on the newsstand. It looks like lots of great wintery ideas are in this issue. I truely love your advent calendar!!

Gail said...

Dawn,
Congratulations once again on getting published in that gorgeous magazine. That's my dream...your creations are just beautiful. I can't wait to get my copy.....
Gail

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~ Every day when I visit your blog, I have to make sure it is a time when I can really sit and dream ~ that is what your blog means to me ~ it is a sweet and comfortable spot ~
Thank you for your amazing talent ~ you are a joy and an inspiration ~
Lots of hugs,
Lori

Shabbee Chick said...

I'm headed out today to find that magazine. How exciting!!! Good for you!

TattingChic said...

How exciting to have your beautiful artwork featured in a magazine! It all looks so lovely. Your blog is always such a nice place to visit with all of it fabulous artwork.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

All of your work is wonderful! I love each of the things you created for this issue! Can't wait to get mine!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Hi Dawn!
I loved seeing your work in print! Your advent calendar is even more gorgeous now that you've shown all the wonderful daily pull-outs! Delightful!
*Heidi*

Deb said...

Congratulations Dawn!!
Absolutely gorgeous creations. I love your advent calendar.

Shopgirl said...

This is wonderful, you are getting to do what you love and share it with other's. Congratulations Dear Dawn...you have found the magic!
Your, Mary

Fete et Fleur said...

I haven't gotten my copy yet! I can't wait to see your goodies inside.

Hugs!
Nancy

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

love the white color scheme on all of this. Can't wait to get a copy of this to read and re-read.

BailiwickDesigns said...

Your advent calendar is absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to get my hands on Somerset Life! ::Jill

SweetAnnee said...

I am so inspired..what lovelies..Sommerset has the best magazines!!
smiles, Deena

Wren Cottage said...

CONGRATULATIONS and HUGE HUG to you sweet friend!!! I adore everything you create!!!
xoxoxo Madai

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I'm so darn busy right now I haven't kept up with you, friend! LOVE. Love. Love your work, the calendar is genius, so special and so very YOU!!

xo Lidy

Mercedes said...

Congratulations for your art published! Maybe I can do some day, this is my dream, and now yours is real!

Halo Hill said...

I love it all! The advent calendar is TO DIE FOR! You're very talented, Dawn!

Hugs,
Sheila

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