Jul 20, 2012

Happy Mail!

For two weeks I've been checking the grocery store, watching the book and magazine section at Walmart and looking online for the Holiday Crafts special issue of Better Homes and Gardens.  It's always my favorite.  It comes out every July and has craft ideas for both fall and winter themes.  (They publish it early so you have plenty of time to create - brilliant they are!)

This year though, I was especially interested in seeing it and guess what?  It arrived today.  In-my-mail-box!  I didn't even have to go buy it.


So, why did it come to me?


Well, remember these guys from last year?


They changed their clothes a bit, packaged themselves up in a box with a bunch of shipping popcorn and went on a trip visit BH&G.  Their trip was a success and they ended up in print!  How's that for a post card home?

In all seriousness, BH & G contacted me at the beginning of the year and wanted to publish my idea.  I was thrilled.  THRILLED.  (It's always fun when someone, or a magazine, expresses interest. It kind of makes you feel like you're doing something right, ya know?!)  You can find them on page 65 and then the instructions are on page 69.  There's tons of other fun ideas in the magazine too, totally worth checking out while you wait in line at the super market.

And, if you are new to Then She Made, you can always visit the original post and tutorial here:  Sock Snowmen 

Hmmm, getting happy mail kind of makes me want to send happy mail ..... perhaps I should do a giveaway of sorts.  What do you think, you in to win?  Not sure what.  It has been awhile since I gave away some jewelry, perhaps it's time again....  I'll ponder.  If you have any ideas, let me know.