Friday, March 4, 2011

My MaryJane’s Farm & The Bund Magazine Feature

My favorite parts are the pictures with Zuzu and my old Blue Wheaten Ameraucana rooster Alex Lifeson when he was a sleepy baby chick! 

Thank you, MaryJane’s Farm, for publishing such a delightful feature on my studio!   I was approached by Genny Charet in September for permission to do a story, and I confessed I’d never heard of the magazine.    As I often do, I scrambled to find and convert JPEGs to 300 dpi, email them along in small batches, and correct copy.   I wasn’t prepared for such a sophisticated periodical: it’s much like Victoria in the 1980s, only with a little Mother Earth News and Oprah mixed in.   There are ads I’m interested in for organic food, poultry farming, handmade jewelry, books, and more.   Here’s a peek:

MaryJane's Farmgirls Sisterhood members have the “can-do” attitude I find appealing.   They stress you needn’t live on a farm to qualify.   In fact, there’s a posse of contributors including an urban and a suburban writer.   I think I’ll join MaryJane’s Farm and make new friends!

Looks like they could use tutorials, garden tours, and recipes – why not submit something to them today at their Keeping In Touch portal?

The magazine is a little hard to find, but worth it.  The only place I've seen it is Tractor Supply.

Harder to find is my feature in The Bund, a popular Chinese news/lifestyle magazine similar to Time.   Thank you, Dakini Yan Lu, for the interview.    I'd love to share it with you, but I still haven't received my copy.    I made a screenshot of the first page of the PDF proof they sent during the holidays.    I guess it recites the fact I renovated for $3,000, the rest is no different from my Times feature.   A big European magazine bought the story, but I must keep it under wraps until it's published...stay tuned!

Until next time, stay shabby!


I’m sharing this post with Cindy at My Romantic Home – please come to the party!
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Doppelgänger said...

You named a chicken Alex Lifeson? *raises an eyebrow*

Dolly said...

Sandy I think its so wonderful that your little hide out is being featured in so many magazines!
I can only dream of having such a special place to escape to!

Smiles, Dolly

SizzleandZoom said...

I enjoyed seeing the beautiful photos of your studio. It's a work of art.

Cinderella Moments said...

Gorgeous! That magazine looks very interesting.

Margo said...

Wonderful spread! I love your cottage and your home. I've been following you for a couple months and am so tickled that your haven has been featured in so many places! Beautiful!

Huggs from Arizona,

Mariette said...

Dearest Sandy,

Congratulations on some more exposure! One never knows the ripple effects of all this. Be positive and who knows; one day you might strike it big!

Have a nice weekend and lots of love,


elinAnita (eddaskreativiteter ) said...

Nice nice:)

High Street Cottage said...

Sandy, your studio still makes me swoon. Congrats my dear. And thank you, for inspiring us in a world of over indulgence, to make something amazing out of what we already have. xoxo tami

Prior said...

I still remember the first time I stumbled on your blog, with your little studio trimmed out for Christmas...I was so smitten and still am! Glad you are being spotlighted, you've worked so hard to give your little spot just the right touch! Lezlee

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

It is no surprise to me that everyone is falling in love with your delish, elegant studio retreat!! I so love all the pictures!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Home and Heart said...

I never tire of your darling getaway!!!

It's me said...

Hello must be a proud girl !! in so much magazines to see!...have a nice weekend...enjoy have fun !! love

LizlovesVintage said...

Hi Sandy,
Yay!! Great news. Yes, I've heard of the Magazine. Can't wait to go to Tractor Supply and see it. Congrats!!!
xx oo Liz

Madelief said...

Hi Sandy,

Congratulations! Such an honour to be featured in the magazine. You have a little piece of heaven up there in the hills!

Lieve groet & happy weekend!


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Sandi said...

I purchased this magazine several weeks ago and you are the reason! :) I leafed through it and saw your gorgeous photos so I had to buy a copy. I have purchased this magazine before at a large bookstore too. Congratulations!!

A Cottage Muse said...

This magazine looks wonderful and unique! Congratulations!

I never tire of looking at your beautiful space!

Jennifer Robin said...

Barnes and Noble carry MJF too. It's not too hard to find, just a well kept secret. ;) My friend and I were so excited to see you featured there. We can only hope that someday, one of us might be so lucky!

Le Grenier d'Alice said...

Gorgeous ;o)

Jacqui said...

Fabulous! Well done! You inspire us all to do better...

Bella said...

Congrats again busy lady!! Lovely shots! I have seen this magazine around somewhere before, now I am gonna have to track it down:-))
I hope you are enjoying a fab weekend!

Simply Bungalow said...

Beautiful pictures. I'm intrigued with this magazine. Looks interesting!

Ginger said...

Sandy I had this magazine and was so in love with the article. I think I have bought each magazine you are featured in. Your sweet get away home is so awesome, I would love to have one just like it.

Debi said...

Hi Sandy,
I have been away from blogland yest again but am so happy to be back. You are tops on my list to visit. I am still amazed with all the wonderful things you have done with your studio! I am still speechless every time I see it. Congrats on your article! Looks like a wonderful magazine!
Wishing you a wonderful day!

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

I love Mary Jane's Farm. I have one of her it. Congrats on your feature...your cottage is so beautifully amazing. I am going to search out a copy of the magazine. Some times you can find them in feed stores as well.
Thanks for sharing...

Vicki said...

I googled MaryJane's Farm and they have an easy website to traverse. Thanks to you, I subscribed online to the magazine; they even have a "bill me" feature if you don't want to pay online. Appreciate the tip. As ever, lovely, scrumptious photos of your sanctuary. By the way, you can even get back issues of the magazine, so I want to make sure I get this one in which your studio was featured. I can't wait for more time to explore more on MaryJane's site; it looks as good as another one I like called The Pioneer Woman (Ree Drummond), She published a book, too, and has fun photos, stories and recipes. I think she lives 'way out in the country somewhere, girly-girl turned farm chick in Oklahoma on a big spread. Fun!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Hi Sandy,

I have all the Mary Jane's Farm issues, and remember thinking that your studio would be a nice feature, and bang! there it was. Mary Jane's Farm has patterns for white bloomers, lacy pantaloons and aprons that would be great for wearing in your studio. I call them "wafting outfits" - you put one on and "waft" around the house. Have a great week! Linda

Norma said...

A beautiful article in what seems to be a really interesting publication. Thanks for sharing it.

And you're in print in China!!! - how wide your wings have spread my friend!! ;)

vintageandart said...

l loved your post today, the pic of the baby chick tugged at every heartstring l have. Sooo cute.

Made in Persbo...Carina said...

Hi there sweetie!
Thank´s for your sooo sweet words about my photos! Always nice to get feedback :)))

Your little hideaway is like the sweetest little cupcake ever, and I can´t get enough of it :)))

Kisses and hugs, Carina

Olivia said...

This is fabulous! Congratulations! I am soooo excited for you. Your talent is amazing! Your little studio is soooo dreamy. Great job.

Fay said...

Hi Sandy WHAT a charming series of images love the books up the wall and all the dreamy floatiness is sending me off to dreamland buona notte fay xx

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Congratulations Sandy !!
I just adore Mary Jane's Farm!!!


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