I've been writing for various magazines for about seven years now and I must admit, I still get a buzz of excitement when I see something I've written in print! Articles are often submitted at least three months before their publication date, so I'm always keen to see how they've been put together by the magazine. I thought I'd share a few of my latest endeavours with you here.
Back in August I blogged about the Festival of Quilts and my interview with Amy Butler. Well, the article I wrote is in the latest issue of Sew Hip magazine. Amy's new fabrics look stunning and I can't wait to get my hands on some of them!
I've also been writing a series for Sew Hip about the history of fabric design. The article I wrote all about the 1960s was published this month (along with my Amy Butler piece). I'm thrilled to have been able to illustrate my articles with the gorgeous vintage fabrics that Donna Flower has to offer.
Also out recently was an article I wrote for Family Tree magazine all about fashions in the first part of the twentieth century and how family photos can be dated by looking at the clothes people are wearing. This was a particularly special piece I was able to use photos from my own family's albums as some of the illustrations.
I write about people involved in sewing for Sewing World magazine each month. I've been lucky enough to meet some wonderfully talented people, including Lou Gardiner, Jean Littlejohn and Caren Garfen. The latest piece to find its way into print is all about House of Tammam, an ethical fashion label with an eye for style.
Well, I suppose I'd better get back to my research and writing...copy deadlines seem to come round all too quickly!