A new job…

I’ve been very quiet on my blog recently, but with good reason, I think I’m now able to let you know that I have a new job!

Popular Crafts magazine comes out next month (3rd March to be exact) and I applied to be their web editor, basically looking after the website, forum, uploading articles, etc. A few weeks later I got the job and also the title of Magazine Editor- how amazing is that?!

Anyway I’ve been working 7 days a week at the minute because I started straight away and still working my other job (and also not forgetting my jewellery business as job number 3)! So struggling to blog, and also I’ve kept it quiet until I told me boss and signed the contract!

I’m very excited about this, it’s been my dream job since I learned that I wasn’t going to be able to draw for a living back when I was still at primary school. Recently I gave up hope because I didn’t want to move to London (and OH wanted to even less) and decided to pursue a career in design instead. I can’t believe my luck that I can work from home (with my doggies) and work on a title about my passion- crafts!

Anyway if you’d like to write an article, or donate a craft supplies prize in exchange for advertising in the magazine or on the website, give me a shout, and please come and join me on the forum at www.popularcrafts.com

Oh and buy the magazine please!



  1. Posted February 14, 2010 at 1:27 am | Permalink | Reply

    That’s fantastic! Well done on the new job. And working from home, as soon as you finish youc an get on with making tea or making Pennydog Jewellery… no commute involved! Nice one… x

  2. Posted February 14, 2010 at 8:30 am | Permalink | Reply

    Sounds like a dream job. Congratulations!

  3. Posted February 14, 2010 at 9:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    Aaww, Kerry that is amazing! Congratulations on the new job! I’ll definetly be buying the magazine 🙂

  4. Posted February 14, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh how exciting! I will keep my eyes peeled for the mag and snap it up straight away 🙂 Best of luck and super congrats!

  5. Posted February 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thats fantastic about your new job, and its great you can do it from home and even better that it has been your dream job! Congrats to you 🙂

  6. Posted February 14, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh what excellent news well done xxx

  7. Posted February 14, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hey there Kerry..

    What can I say but, HOW BLOOOOODY FANTASTIC!!! I am really sooooo happy for you. Well done girl. Can’t wait to see the mag, how proud your family must be.


  8. Posted February 14, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations! That is awesome!

  9. Posted February 15, 2010 at 9:48 am | Permalink | Reply

    Squeeeee! So pleased for you! 😀 xxx

  10. Posted February 15, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Wow Congrats!! That is soo exciting, and I’m doubly pleased cos I can’t wait for the magazine to come out lol 😛 Well done ms pennydog 🙂

  11. Posted February 17, 2010 at 4:20 am | Permalink | Reply

    Penny, please forgive me for not getting back to you sooner! Unfortunately, I am going to limit my swap to U.S. residents only. It didn’t even cross my mind, and I should have mentioned it. My apologies! Thank you for stopping by though! Emma

  12. Posted February 18, 2010 at 9:48 am | Permalink | Reply

    Well done – if its something you’ve always wanted, go fir it.

    I read it on your FB page so popped along to their website and had a look around the forum. No glass page!!

    Take care xx

    • Posted February 18, 2010 at 10:03 am | Permalink | Reply

      We haven’t got a glass section because the forum is based on what we are running issues on, so the first one is cardmaking, the next is fabric and needlecraft, etc. Our target audience is complete beginners mostly, and glass work requires a lot more equipment than we would expect our readers to have. That’s not to say there won’t be any glass articles in the jewellery edition for example, but it will be a limited amount. The same has been said about soap and candles but it is something to consider for 2011.

      • Posted February 18, 2010 at 10:03 am | Permalink

        Ooh and we haven’t got a resin section either 😉

  13. Posted February 20, 2010 at 8:53 am | Permalink | Reply

    Fantastic news about the job. I’ll check the magazine out.

  14. Posted May 7, 2010 at 8:58 am | Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations Kerry – that’s fabulous news!

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