Wednesday, April 27, 2011


This is just so see my name in print!

I have often thought about submitting some of my handbags to Somerset Haute Handbags ...but then when I look at what is in the magazine, I get second thoughts about my work. But with a little help from a friend...Kim Caldwell , who happen to be carrying one of my bags at an event, she was approached by non other than Beth Livesay, Managing Editor of Haute Handbags. Beth asked Kim about her bag and Kim told her about thing I know I am emailing Beth pic of my bags and she says "send them all in" I am thinking maybe one of them will get in the magazine...who knows. But then I get this letter letting me know I am being published in the Spring 2011 edition of Haute Handbags and that ALL % of my bags are be published...and I need to write an article...YIKES!!!!

But it really was a fun experience....Then the magazine comes out and you see your name in print!!!! Very exciting...

One of the bags , which is a new design that I made out of an old grain sack and used an old leather belt as a handle , was purchased by Beth herself. Now what could be better icing on the cake but to have the Managing Editor of Haute Handbags carrying around one of your bags........OMG, I feel like a Celebrity!!!

Thanks Kim for the push...and thank you Beth for making me feel special...

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LuLu Kellogg said...

Congratulations Joy! I am going to make sure I get a copy of this!

Hope you are doing well!


pj said...

congrats joy! ur bags are beautiful!! can't wait to see what u create next!

diane cook said...

JOY! Congratulations! Your excitement is making me excited....It is indeed such an honor and I am soooo very proud for you =) And, btw....Kim is one of my new customers! WOW!

Solem's Classic Interiors said...

Congratulations, Joy! I’m bragging about you in Arizona! You’re such a creative lady....and oh-so-sweet too ;>}

Come visit ~ would love to play with you in the Valley of the Sun!


Maija said...

Hooray, Baby!!
You have always been a celebrity to me!
Congrats on your success!

Charlene said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! I know you are jumping up & down!!! And you should be! You are one talented gal & soooooooo deserve the credit. CONGRATS!! I am so proud of you! I need to get a copy since I know a STAR! HUGS!

Charlene said...

I just did a post about us at the blog party & mentioned you being published & linked to this post. Hope you get some new visitors. HUGS!

Kim Hanauer said...

Hi Joy!
I was so excited to see your name in print! You sew so beautifully and your handbags are wonderful!
I`m sure we`ll see alot more of your creations in the future.
Hope your hubby has a meeting close by so we can visit!
Have a Blessed Sunday~

Rochelle said...

Congratulations Joy! Love the bags! How was round top??
xo Rochelle

Suzi said...

Congratulations Joy, I can't wait to see your bags in person!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Joy! That is awesome!


Sandy Navarro said...

Congrats Joy! Your bags are beautiful!

AntiqueChase said...

Not sure if I answered your question about the Flea Market.. sorry for the delay. It is in ventura!

chezjolly said...

Congrats! What an exciting moment for you :)
-Jessica & Holly