October 16, 2012

Make It Yourself Magazine

Yesterday was a rough one, so instead of a tutorial today I'm going to share something I got a little excited about this week.  My Upcycled T-shirt Dress was featured in Make It Yourself Magazine - a brand new publication by Better Homes and Gardens.  I've never been in a magazine before, so I was kind of happy.

Here's what the cover looks like.  The magazine has a lot of cool projects in it.


They show the dress right on the contents page...


...and then in the article.




Then there's a tutorial for it.  They had me make one in specific colors for the issue and then mail it in.  It's probably a good thing that I didn't need to supply the model or it might have been one of my boys with a wig on :)


I also noticed a couple of projects from friends in blogland.  They showed Jill's car caddy.


I also recognized Anna's cute wallets.


It's a fun publication.  I know it's available at Barnes and Noble and I'm not sure where else.

Thanks for dropping in.


- You HAVE to see the chevron pallet table my dad made my sister.  It's right HERE.  Everyone who sees it drools all over it.

- I had a dream last night that I was leaving the house wearing overalls.  They were like the kind that were cool when I was in middle school.  Anyhow, I asked him if I looked okay.  He told me that overalls weren't "in" anymore and I was shocked in my dream.  Weird stuff.  Hmmmm....

31 comments:

gina said...

Oh Cheri! Your famous!!! =) LOVE that dress!!!

I had a weird dream last too... must be the weather!

off to check out that table...

Melissa (Melly Sews) said...

Anthropologie has overalls on their main page right now - I saw them and was like what the heck? (because I don't think overalls on women not painting or gardening are ever good) Maybe those are the "in" ones you need ;-)

Unknown said...

Congrats on the publication!! I saw that magazine at our grocery store here (rural Canada) last week. :)
~ Tasha

Abbi Witherspoon said...

Wow! Congratulations on the major pat on the back! You deserve it! I get a lot of inspiration, both craft and life, from your blog and have been following you for quite some time. I also have two boys about your little guys ages with similar interests even. Life is crazy sometimes, but we would want it any other way, right?

Rebecca said...

Congrats on the article. Very cool:) It will give a reason to go to Barns and Noble today:)

Melissa said...

You are in a BHG MAGAZINE! That is completely legit and you, my friend, need to be taken out for ice cream! I feel like I know someone famous again. Martha now this, you are doing something right!

Katie said...

Congratulations! That is the coolest thing ever! You are so amazing.
I wanted to tell you about my dream last night. I decided (in my final semester of college) that social work is no longer for me, so I went and jumped in a river and floated (don't worry, I held my breath during the rapids...?) until I came to a village. In the village there was a little market place so I set up a stand there selling chinese food. A little boy kept coming to my stand and stealing the sweet and sour sauce, so I chased him around whacking him with a spatula... What do you think THAT means? :)

Leigh Anne said...

HOW COOL is that?!? So excited for you! And that mag looks right up my alley too. That upcycled dress has really provided some great exposure for ya' for sure! Visited your dad's site and checked out that table.....SUUUH-WEET! It turned out sooo amazing! I left a comment to see if he would be my Dad too and build cool things for me....heehee!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

As my sister says, "You're famous!" (She even says it if somebody we know knows someone famous. :) It's great!) I love that magazine and may just have to find it someplace! Your dream is funny. I had 6 pairs of overall (shorts) in 6th grade in different patterns because that's all we could find that were long enough. I look back and think, "How embarrassing!" And that table is super cool! Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

Just checked out your dad's site - great stuff. I'll definately be showing my dad some of the projects so he can make them for me.

kitty crafter said...

I just bought my issue at our large grocery store chain, Meijer. I didn't know the tshirt dress was yours! that's one of the first projects that I want to make. :)
jen (piggybaby)

Ashley said...

Congrats on your first magazine feature!

Christie said...

Congrats, Cheri! That is so exciting for all of you lovely ladies who are in it!

Palak said...

totally ice cream worthy! I recognized those tutorials as well! Congratulations!

Jen said...

Yay! SO exciting! Great job!

Ashley Suzanne said...

This is so awesome! Any idea where we may be able to find the magazine at online? I tried B&N but no luck.

Anna said...

oh fun! I just got my copy yesterday, glad to see you in it too! :)

The Miller Five said...

Congratulations! How cool! I saw your sister's table yesterday...total jaw dropper.

Kimberly Grafton said...

Wow! That is amazing. You should be so proud of your accomplishment. You are seriously amazing and I love your blog :)

Heather said...

WOW!! What an awesome op!!! Congrats! THanks for writing such a great family blog :)

C Taylor said...

Congratulations!

Annet said...

how super exciting. Well done. And good for you for not spilling the secret to us earlier! That would've been hard to keep quiet!

Nicole said...

Congrats! Off to go buy the digital edition from Zinio. Don't want to wait to go to the store.

Curt said...

CONGRATULATIONS. I would imagine that was a really wonderful lift to your spirits

Mika said...

Wow! That was so fantastic that your tutorial was featured in a magazine. Awesome stuff. You work so hard at what you do, I'm glad that good things come your way. ;)

homemade by jill said...

How fun! I was wondering when that was coming out. I hadn't seen a copy yet. Love your dresses!

Renae said...

So cute! Wish I had a girl to put it on!!

Coley said...

How fun, congrats! That's VERY exciting, thanks for sharing!

Breezy Brie said...

lol about the overalls. And in middle school my overalls had pooh on them...and I thought they were cool. O danger...

Congrats on being in the magazine! How exciting. The dress is super cute too :)

Breezy Brie said...

Pooh like Pooh Bear :) LOL

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

I only know if zinio where you view it online (I think). Here's the link:

http://bhgspecials.zinio.com/browse/publications/index.jsp?productId=500666722

Cheri

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