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LOOK! I'm Here! The Magic of Miniature Crafts, Homespun Magazine, September 2014

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:05 AM

   I was so excited when Emma Bradstock of Homespun magazine in Australia contacted me last spring about one of my fairy garden miniature clotheslines.  She said they were preparing a feature in an upcoming issue that would involve all miniature creations.  Would I like to submit a photo of my nightgown clothesline?  Of course, I said "Sure!"

     I had started making the fairy clotheslines when I put in a fairy garden for myself two years ago.  My fairies were actually hard-working farm gnomes.  They had a pickup truck, a windmill, and a cow.  I decided that they needed a clothesline, so the original line had the "signature" hanky apron, hand-knit wool socks (see directions for those on the blog), a pair of gnome-size blue jeans and a hat. 

   On a whim, I made a second set and listed them in my Etsy shop.  They SOLD!  That put me on a roll and I started thinking of ideas for other clotheslines.  One day, I found a scrap of fabric that had been left over from the lining of a chemo hat.  It was white flannel, with small multi-colored polka dots.  I immediately thought of boxer shorts!  Thus, the nightgown/boxer shorts clothesline was born. 

   The original publication date was supposed to be in the early summer, then it got pushed back to July.  Finally Emma contacted me and said it would be coming out September 4th and would I like a copy of the magazine?

   Of course, I wanted a copy (would have bought it even if it hadn't been complimentary).  The amazing part was that it showed up in my mailbox, in rural Indiana, on the one-lane gravel road the EXACT day of publication!  How in the WORLD did their shipping department fairies at Homespun magazine in Australia figure all that out? 

   The fairy clothes are there with some fabulous miniatures - everything from tiny animals to an entire dollhouse size quilt store.  Some people are so clever! 

   This is a wonderful publication full of very creative projects.  A little research showed me that they have won numerous awards and have over 20,000 subscribers.  Definitely worth taking a look if you have a chance.

   I'm on page 78!  Thank you Emma and everyone at Homespun magazine for this opportunity. 

The gnomes thank you too!

Categories: Fairy Gardens

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Reply Donellen
12:40 PM on September 5, 2014 
This is neat! Congrats!
I assumed the cover photos of quilts were people size, are they fairy size? If so that's amazing.
Reply AmyJo
12:57 PM on September 11, 2014 
Oh how wonderful! Congratulations Sue!!