About two years ago I was introduced to an inspiring magazine called “Where Women Create” and the the driving force behind that magazine…a strong, interesting, insightful woman named Jo Packham.
I remember well listening to Jo speak on the morning we met. I loved her passion to succeed and her energy. I also appreciated her vision…that of women supporting women.
Her publication of Where Women Create (which is only one of her several beautiful magazines) is written for women, about women, and by women. The articles are interesting, encouraging, and inspiring…and the photos of the creative spaces…well, there are no words. And I’ve savored every issue of the magazine since my introduction to it.
So you can image my feelings when we were asked to write an article for the recent issue. How could I ever say no? I LOVE that magazine! But…how could I ever say yes? The creative spaces in that publication are AMAZING and my space is a room in my basement and the space I share with my kids.
I thought about it for a day before replying to the email. During that day I thought about a lot of things…and I finally concluded that you all know me. I tell stories about hanging out at the gas station and getting cats stuck on my head…I am what I am…and what that is is mom who feels lucky every single day to be able to run a ridiculously fun business from my home.
So I told them yes…with a disclaimer warning them what they were (or were not) getting into. I told them that when they came to photograph our separate studios the location would be in our homes…and in the basement of those homes. I told them there was no “studio” or fancy photo ops but that we would be happy to share with them where we really create. And to my surprise in less than an hour we were emailed a reply scheduling a photography date.
And while I wish we had a spacious studio, flooded with natural lighting, and an abundance of storage I appreciated the magazine for “keeping it real” and sticking with us. Our article is a very accurate portrayal of who we are and I was so excited to see it nestled in the pages of a magazine I love.
Plus….we are in a pretty exciting issue…some of the other women highlighted in our issue include Carrie Bloomston and Pat Bravo! As we do so often we feel both humbled and blessed for this opportunity.
To read more about Where Women Create just click HERE.
And to enter to win a copy of our issue of Where Women Create just leave a comment telling us where most of your sewing (or creating) takes place.