Saturday, February 20, 2010

I'm just not pretty enough !

Do you remember this post ?
I told you how Handmade did a profile on me and didn't include my photo , well it's happened again ! 
Patchwork and Stitching did my profile for vol 10 no 9 and no photo ! Are they trying to tell me something ?
I've received a lot of positive feedback from these profiles and even a few enquiries from craft stores wanting to stock my patterns (be still my heart , yay!)
One email I received was a bit so-so as the writer started out saying how talented I was but since I was so lucky to have been given all these great opportunities maybe I should be taking my business and in particular my blog a little more seriously .
All I can say to this is , yes there is luck involved , lucky I can work hard !!
Now all of you stop smiling and having fun, crafting is serious stuff .
Edited to add that the magazine was in no way at fault leaving out my photo I was totally to blame for sending them a poor quality photo .

61 comments:

Kate said...

What a spoil sport! I'm sure you work your butt off and deserve every bit of these great opportunities :-)

barb's creations said...

Tell whoever it was to (blows raspberry here) pull there head in.I love your blog just the way it is :) Barb.

Tozz said...

Your are doing all the right things Clare and just do what you want to do not what others think you should. But one thing tho....I reckon you gotta put up a photo of you on your blog just so we know who we are talking to and admiring :)

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh my That is exciting to be in a mag.
As for the person handing out advice,I say ....Sometimes life is just too short to be too serious all the time .
Some huge multimillionaires are the least serious people you'll meet.
Do your "Thang" girl....It does'nt seem to be hurting your success thus far eh?

Jo in TAS said...

Ever thought that maybe you're too gorgeous and a photo will only detract from your wonderful creations! Keep doing things the way you are, it's obviously working!

Selina said...

God forbid you should have any fun while you are doing something you are passionate about!! That would be just too much!!!

Joy said...

There's always someone who wants to burst ya bubble isn't there??!!! Congrats on the fabulous profile you clever bloggy friend ... and Vicki's right, how 'bout a piccy of you on your blog ;o)!???!?
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hello you gorgeous, gorgeous girl!!!

Sweetie, they didn't want to cast a shadow on your beautiful project by having an even-more-beautiful piccie of you to cast a shadow!!! It's a complement of the highest degree, sweetie!!!! :-)

Don't stop what you're doing - it's darn GREAT!!!! Good on ya sweetie! And don't we have great taste in blog backgrounds too?!!! he he he... (Yes you were first, I'm a copy cat from Ballarat!!) :-)

Hugs n squishy girlie, lipsticky stuff!

Vikki xoxoxo

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Clare! I think the mags are just enamoured with your gorgeous designs and can't see past them, that's why they overlook your equally gorgeous (I'm sure!!) photo of you! :0) As to your unsolicited advisor ... have they ever spent hours drawing up designs, choosing fabrics, taking notes, making samples, writing instructions, proof reading, been 'lucky enough' to have their hours/years of work recognised?!?! Frankly, until they have, they are in so position to give you advice. And besides ... there are way to many parts of being a grown up that have to be taken seriously, why add another! Keep enjoying your designing and hold onto the joy, cos when it becomes a chore, you loose your freshness. Bear Hugs! KRIS

mandapanda said...

It's not that you're not pretty eough! It's that you're just not photogenic. Like me and my Mum and my gran and...I think it's inherited! Your poor kids!
And how dare that person tell you to take yourself more seriously! I love your blog as is, this is where you can let off steam and have fun! You've worked hard to get your patterns in magazines and I am damn proud of you!!!

Kerryanne English said...

Congrats on another lovely profile Clare - regrettably without your photo. Time to put a pic on your blog sweetie.

On the other matter, those of us that matter know that nothing is achieved without lots of hard work and TALENT. No luck involved. I dare say your bubble burster has neither attribute!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

wonderwoman said...

perhaps there was a touch of the green eyed monster!!! take no notice, i love what you make!

xx

Barb said...

That is amazing that someone would say that....so amazing....you are one talented person, talent has so much to do with this and...the love of it. If you take it too serious...then it is no more fun...Congrats to you and I hope you have continued success and please, don't forget us little people(ha!) I am sure what I said was exactly what you said but in a different way.!!! looking forward to many more years with you!!

Posie Patchwork said...

Damn, my internet has been so slow i've not been able to visit blogs or comment for a few days, so i've missed a few of your posts. Lovely work, gorgeous heart & ric rac!!
I rarely give magazines the chance to do a big close up on me & hide behind my children as a) they have my husband's great looks & b) they are the reason i do what i do!!
Like you, our craft speaks for itself, nuf said, we are beautiful to those who know us, who needs strangers staring & judging?? Love Posie

Pam said...

Oops! ok. Sorry! I'll stop laughing at your posts, esp the ric-rac one, and I'll get rooly serious. Trooly rooly soorious! lololol. x

Pam said...

p.s. sorry again! a serious congrats on being published again. well done you!

Bev C said...

Clare, You have made me smile. I love that you were able to buy all that ric-rac in a previous post. You lucky duck. Don't worry about those people who think it best to give you there opinion of something. They may not understand all the details that go into your work. Have a lovely weekend.

Copper Patch said...

Maybe the mags think you're just too hot to be believed!
Up her you-know-what and carft on!
Abbe

ittybittyandpretty said...

how bout you post a picture of your 'ugly' mug here on your not so good blog???
he he he
sorry let me start again...
please post a picture of yourself so we can tell you how pretty you are! and i have a feeling your blog was one of the first i started following way back because it is just so quaint and gorgeous and YOU!!
big smoochy smooches
xrosey

MelMel said...

Well done!
Lovely to be praised....your very talented!
I'm sure you are very pretty too!xxxx

MelMel said...

Well done!
Lovely to be praised....your very talented!
I'm sure you are very pretty too!xxxx

Simone de Klerk said...

If everyone were as talented and creative as you, we would all be in a magazine.
Hope the next time we will see a picture of you (O:

Pat said...

Ignore the person who said that in their email. AND....I think they didn't put a photo so they'd have extra room for more written information about you......a photo would have taken up space and they couldn't have put as much typed info in the articles as they wanted to put there!

nima said...

congrats clare...good that they atleast put your name...

clare...wait for something better....i know it will be hard to ignore this...but i'm sure there is somehting big in the store for you...

Indigo Blue said...

I like your blog just the way it is and I think this other person is seriously lacking manners! Life is too short to go around being serious all the time anyway. Do they ask in advance before they feature you? If so next time insist on a piccy, i would like to see what you look like!
xx

Allie said...

Well congrats on being published, with or without a photo! I don't think I'd LET them use a pic of me....as for that email, sheesh, consider the source, I guess. People don't want to read a downer blog - yours is so happy and joyful, you need to keep it that way. You work hard enough at creating!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Hi Clare, Congratulations on the magazine profile. In regards to the spoil sport, I like the fact that your blog is light hearted. As anyone who creates knows, sometimes in the design process if you don't laugh, you will cry. It's darned hard work. So stay your happy self, your followers love it!

Karen's Korner said...

Congratulations Clare. You certainly deserve to be recognised for all your lovely work. Well done and keep up your sense of humour.

Pauline said...

congrats Clare, ha ha I am sure its not your looks kiddo...rofl...how exciting for you though...its funny how ppl react to things..I have ppl saying to me, must be lovely to sit and sew all day.."who do they think does the dusting, ordering, marking, classes, customer service, webpages, bookwork etc.
gotta laugh!!
Keep having fun with your blog is my view..its great fun for us to read!!!
Dont change a thing....
cheers

marina said...

Congratulations on being published again.
Luck is identifying opportunities that are there and going for them!
Life is serious enough without making crafting too serious.
Long live fun!

Julia said...

Congrats Clare...
I agree with Jo in Tas..
Your work and creations says it all..
Julia ♥

miss~nance said...

Congrats on being published, there is always someone out there who is just a wee bit jealous of you and cant help themselves to be unkind.

We love you and what you do.


Gail

Stella said...

:( Not nice that we didn't see a photo of you in the profile!
And isn't it terrible for someone to say such a horrible thing. My goodness, I don't think any of us would be in this craft business if it weren't fun!
Keep up the gorgeous work Clare. Most of us love it, and you.

crystal.prior said...

Hi Clare, I read the story! congratulations on it, picture or not!

Lois said...

Way to go Clare! Good for you! As for Ms. Nasty Commenter...don't ya just love people who think like that? One can only hope that one day somebody craps on her parade one day and it turns a light on in her wee little thinking brain.
Anyway, kudoo's to Clare for all the hard work she does.
Congratulations again!
Lois

Jelly Wares said...

YAY!!!! Well done!!!! So glad to hear that you're getting loads of offers... You are a hard worked so don't let anyone put you down...

Hugs
Jodie :)

m.e (Cathie) said...

lots of hard works that's a definite!
hmmm, wouldn't worry too much about that one person, but isn't it always the case that we remember the negatives more than the positives.
well done Clare!

Itch2stitch.com said...

Even with luck, without talent and hard work it just isn't going to happen. Don't take any notice of one (ONE! out of loads!) kill joy.... there is always one somewhere waiting in the wings to rain on your parade! I like you blog and the moment we start to take anything too seriously, is the day we have lost womething very valuable... fun! suzie. xxx

Kate said...

Well congratulations on the profiles!! Yes you are right there is luck, but you are talented and hard work is definitely involved!

Kerri said...

Oh to cute for the magazines. But keep up your hard work. You are a great inspiration to blogland and I love seeing what you do all the time.

Debs said...

Clare I enjoyed the article and finding out about you. I am sure you are "pretty enough" and you could always post a pic on your blog and then we could print it out and post it on the article. lol

Suse said...

Hey Clare...congrats on the mag profile! I would love to do that one day, youi are an inspiration!!! And I love your blog, DO NOT CHANGE IT!!! and that is an oreder LOL.

You know I seriously don't understand some people...they must be pretty miserable people themselves to want to make others feel bad...you know, the whole 'well if I'm not good enough, then no one should be good enough' thing...don;t worry hun, we love ya!

Liz said...

OOH Clare-I love your blog. Your enjoyment of craft and your family shows through. Keep doing what you are doing. Makes my day!

our shabby cottage said...

Congrats Clare. Pity they didn't post a photo. Perhaps you could put one on the blog so we can see what you look like?

Polka Dot Daze said...

That's a terrible heading Clare, you naughty girl! Maybe next time take the photo straight after you've been at the hairdressers and get a more inspired photographer rather than your kids who think it's hysterical!

And what a cheeky sod, all your success if totally, like you say, all your hard work.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love your very practical pattern.
Your photo would be missing ONLY because of bad quality. LOL!
Now back to our "serious" craft.
** I'm having a Ball but don't tell anyone **

CAKESWALK said...

Hi Clare, thank you for stopping by. Look forward to see you project for this month. Take care! :-)

Corrie said...

oh wow, love that you're in there and glad it wasn't personal with the photo! don't worry about the mean emails! i've had my fair share and they are based on jealousy!

yay for you
Corrie;)

Angels Come to Play said...

Hi Clare,
I always say if you cant say something nice then dont say anything at all. That nasty message isnt worth the time it took to either write it or read it. It is such a wonderful feeling when you open up a magazine and see something that you have taken time to make has been featured. Well done and keep up the inspiring work. Thanks also for the friendship you are a treasure.
Big hugs
Shelley

Jan said...

Who needs to see your photo in print - we all know you're lovely! And pooh to the silly person who made the silly comment; what a meanie.

Sara said...

crikey! how exciting to have your clever stuff in a magazine. Too pretty I bet - would have detracted from the lovely crafty stuff!

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