19 July 2013

Featured! In Lovely Magazines


My lurrrrrve for Betty has grown stronger by the day since I first discovered the magazine, so I was hyperventilating with excitement when they requested an interview for their stunning Summer issue. Flick through the most dreamy fashion shoot ever (Breton shorts anyone?) and a recipe for scotch eggs, and right at the back you'll find moi, talking sewing inspiration and how I attempt to channel Benjamin Franklin's productivity strategy. Yip. Plus the magazine still smells amazing.


Crafty is another magazine that has me jumping for joy. Headed up by Sarah Adie, whose Day in the Life features here, it fills a real gap in the market (and on the newsagent shelves) for a publication portraying craft as cool. The current issue features a piece written by moi on tips for newbies wanting to teach themselves to sew. I'm delighted that this isn't just a one-off - they have invited me to become a regular columnist (not every month, but I'll be in the August issue), joining the likes of Sarah Corbett from Craftivist Collective and Mr X Stitch. Yowzers!


The latest issue of Sewing World, out today, includes an article all about sewing blogs. Written by the lovely Fi from The Sewing Directory, it features me, Rachel House of Pinheiro and Lily's Quilts sharing our top tips on blogging. Can't wait to get my hands on a physical copy to see what the others have to say! I'll be sharing plenty more tips during my talk at the Folksy Summer School.

Just one more thing. With the sad news that Cloth magazine is closing (I know!! Can you believe it?), it's more important than ever to support the magazines that represent our interests. I'll be sure to keep buying the craft mags that I love, and maybe try some new ones too. Which magazines do you think reflect your lifestyle? Anything new we should be checking out?

[Soundtrack: 'What a Man' by Linda Lyndell]

26 comments:

  1. How neat! I've recently learned that the wedding dress I made is going on the cover of a local wedding magazine, too! I love magazines, and it so exciting to see me, or my favorite bloggers inside them!

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  2. I get Threads magazine here in the states. I recently purchased their special Fitting issue, which will come in handy. I'll look at other sewing/craft magazines when I'm at the book store, but I don't subscribe to any of them. I'll need to look at them further to see which one would be most beneficial for me. I also love InStyle magazine. I know it's not a sewing or craft magazine, but I love looking at all the clothes!

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  3. Tilly you must have a Tardis to be able whizz around all those mags in one go :)

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  4. I LOVE Cloth and have not seen anything that even comes close...uber sad

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    1. I know, it's such a shame - I thought they did a great job of making DIY appealing to a wider market.

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  5. Wow, congrats, you deserve it! I love Betty!

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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  6. Yay! Congrats on all the great press! You totally deserve it of course :)

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  7. Hi Tilly love all these magazines, I am an addict! Really enjoyed reading about you. Great post, thank you
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxx

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  8. Yeahh, we are magazine sisters twice. On craftsy and sewing world. Amazing tips so I'm looking forward to your column

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  9. Congratulations! Check out this magazine for sewing great clothes http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/magazine-peekaboo.html

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  10. Congratulations, Tilly! This is wonderful news, and well deserved, of course. I have just put these magazines on my wish list for the next time I'm in a bookstore over here in western New York. Thanks for sharing your good news with us!

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  11. Congratulations! And thank you for continually spreading the joy of crafting and sewing! I don't know if you would have this magazine available in the UK, but I really enjoy Altered Couture, a quarterly magazine showcasing many unique ways to transform existing garments, accessories, and even shoes. (Your Breton top would qualify!). They also have very fun and unique contest challenges. Thanks for letting me share!

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    1. Ooh I've never heard of Altered Couture - I'll look it up. Thanks for the tip.

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  12. How lovely indeed! Most deserved, lady! I love how magazines take me away from the screen. I love sitting down with a cuppa and flicking through all my back issues of Burda. Still get so excited when the next one comes along!

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  13. Well done!
    I'm visiting in the U.K. next week and, one of the things on my 'to do' list along with fish and chips on Brighton pier, a curry, fabric and notions shopping (and visiting my parents of course!) is to go into W.H. Smiths and raid the shelves. I hope some issues will still be available.

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  14. I was at the magazine shop today and saw your story in Betty! I did a little jig in the shop - but sadly no one will ever no why... Its a lot like another mag we have in Australia called Frankie which is similar in its cute indie ways.

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    1. Aw that's so sweet! I LOVE Frankie too - amazing.

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  15. I may have to pop to the local newsagents tomorrow and see if he has it tucked in amongst the vast array of cross stitch and knitting magazines!
    Congratulations on the articles, Tilly!

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  16. Wow Lady, you're amazing!! Congrats on such awesome, well deserved press :)

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  17. That's so exciting! I might have to check Barnes and Noble bookshop here in the US to see if they have the mags you're in.
    I buy Sew Stylish sometimes (I think it's quarterly now) and sometimes I'll buy Threads magazine.

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  18. Congratulations Tilly!

    igetmycraftyfrommymama.blogspot.com

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  19. Congratulations Tilly. And i,m gutted about Cloth magazine i only discovered it a couple of months ago.
    Winsome

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  20. oh you rock Tilly !! :) Three rad mags that are all new to me im off to check 'em out. THANK YOU xx

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