Monday, November 1, 2010

Martha? I'm (Glue)Gunning for You!

I don't think it's any secret.  I've been aiming to be the next Martha Stewart for years now.  The content of my blog is clearly comparable to Martha's and I knew it was only a matter of time before the masses came calling.
(tongue firmly planted in cheek there)

Why am I calling myself the next Martha?
Why am I so full of myself?  

Well, I recently received a phone call from a reporter from our small town newspaper.  She had seen my entries at the Big County Fair.  She started talking to me about my fair wins and asking if I was a crafty person.  I replied that I was most definitely a crafty person.  As we continued chatting she asked me if I had a space where I created.  I mentioned how our guest room had started to morph into my "Craft Studio."  Then she asked if she could come and photograph my space.  Before I even could think about it, I said, "Yes!"

So (after massive clean up and a big reason why I haven't posted or visited much lately) I spent a delightful afternoon with the Reporter Bee.  She was so charming!  I felt completely relaxed and comfortable with her.

Well all this led to my 15 minutes of fame!  I (and my craft studio) were featured in our local newspaper.  A section, page 3!
This is my exciting news!

My favorite quote, "I don't know why I love dishes," she said.  "We had them as a child, so it's not like I was deprived."  

So do you want to see my "studio"?
Work in progress!

My niece, Reader Bee, wrote this on the studio chalkboard and I liked it so I haven't erased it.
Storage central!  (I really want to paint that armoire - SOON!)
Aren't these aprons sweet? They are such an inspiration!  Found the cute little clothespins at Michaels. They are from a fun little swap Cindy put together over at Rick-Rack and Gingham this summer.
I use the quilt as an inspiration board.  I just pin things I find inspiring on it.  Easy!

This is my favorite room in our little cottage.  It is always relaxing and comfortable in there and I can really get my craft BUZZ going! you know my exciting news!  It has been so much fun!  

Thank you so much Reporter Bee!  
I appreciate what a lovely article you wrote.

What would you do if you got a phone call like I did?
Would you say yes?

Thank you so much for buzzing by today!  


  1. Janelle!! This is so great - how exciting for you! I wouldn't be one bit surprised if I turned on HGTV and saw The Janelle Show. Congrats!

  2. How exciting, Janelle! What a thrill to be approached like that!

    My space is so unorganized right now that the thought gives me chills! You're a brave soul, my friend! Your craft room looks beautiful, though, so it was worth it, right?!

    Thanks for sharing your exciting news with us, my friend! Hope your first day of November was a wonderful one!


  3. Way to go, you! I think you're better than Martha any day. Your craft room looks great too. May I have your autograph?!

  4. Hey, now I can say that I know a famous person!! Congratulations; that's really exciting.

  5. How exciting! Congratulations! I love Martha - so you are in good company! I have a lot of Martha's punches (just bought one last night at Michael's - going back today to get another - the Christmas punches are out and I have 40% and 50% coupons).

  6. Congrats Janelle! You definitely deserve to be in the spotlight. Your craft studio looks like a great place to be creative. And I'm so glad to hear that you had plates as a child. You're so funny!

  7. How cool! Now we'll be able to say that we knew you "when". I'm so excited for you. Kudos!

  8. Yeah for you!! Love your new header and layout for your blog. So cute.

  9. Well, Little Miss Martha Stewart, you have made the Big Time just like Vicki when Mary Ebgelbreit put her on her blogroll list. You two gals are just too much. I will never catch up with you in what is left of my lifetime. YOu all deserve the accolades. I agree...KUDOS!!!

  10. Was the article in the Modesto Bee? That would be funny - in keeping with the Bee theme...

  11. I am so proud of you! How thrilling for you to be recognized for all your wonderful craftiness! Yea! I hope you kept many copies for yourself! Keep crafting - and hey, when are we getting together - I want to be able to say I've crafted with a celebrity!

  12. Janelle..congratulations on the article my friend!See now everyone will know how creative you are..I already knew that!! Thank you for doing a shout out to me..loved it!!I want a copy of the article..what paper was it in?

    Hugs and squeezes "Martha" Bee..from Cindy Rick-Rack and Gingham

  13. Oh Janelle!

    Sorry I haven't been by sooner but I've become a bit wrapped up in my blog project. I'm so happy for you! What an honor to be featured in your local paper!

    Way to go, girl!

    (A Real Upstate NY) Martha '~)

  14. You're dishes quote jumped right out at me, too! It was perfect.
    I don't know what I'd say....I'm kind of reclusive...

  15. Well, Sweet Journal Bee, forever it is your cheery enthousiasm that makes me laugh! Of course it is so nice to have a reporter jumping around, but truely it is you yourself that is so much fun. Congratulations nevertheless, on this achievement of being in the news, and your creativity,
    Happy day!

  16. Oh what fabulous news! Congratulations are in order, my friend!


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