Sunday, October 10, 2010

Congratulations, Malarie!

Most of you have heard the news by now, but I wanted to give Malarie aka Itsastitch a BIG congrats for being featured in BUST magazine!

You can read her take on that feature here.

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I'm sure we'd all love to ask Malarie a few questions, so I took the time to interview her for our blog!

Angie: How did BUST find you?
Malarie: BUST found me through Etsy! They contacted me (via a convo!) asking if I could make up one of these and ship it in week. Who would I be to say no? Thank goodness they're located in NYC or else I would've had to really eat it on shipping.

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Angie: Who taught you your craft?
Malarie: I taught me my craft! I have lots of other hobbies/talents that were taught to me by other people, but as far as jewelry/embroidery, all me :)

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Angie: HOW did you keep this a secret?!
Malarie: Oh my God, I BARELY did. I was actually about to run to twitter/facebook/blog IMMEDIATELY because - holy crap, who wouldn't?! But my boyfriend (Justin) actually told me to wait until I was 100% sure, so I knew it had to be when I had the magazine in hands. I actually told a few people (such a blabbermouth) in my family because I just had to tell SOMEONE.

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Angie: Have you been published before?
Malarie: Only online, this is my first time in print. And I'll use this as another ego-plug, the same stitch is actually going to be in a book (along with a pattern) next fall! I'm sure I'll freak out all over again, haha.


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Angie: Do you have any suggestions or advice for others looking to get published?
Malarie: Have awesome photos and a unique/interesting product. I was told that was what drew them in initially. After that, know the audience. You can be proactive and approach blogs/magazines/etc. right off the bat (it makes their jobs easier!), just have your stuff together and make sure it's going to the right audience.

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 Angie: How has this impacted your Etsy business (if at all)?
Malarie: I got to put "As featured in BUST Magazine" in the title, haha. I was so nerdily-excited about that (no, nerdily is not a word). And I actually sold another one, whether or not it's connected to the magazine is unknown - we can pretend!

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13 comments:

  1. YAY congrats Malarie! I got my copy right here, and I can be the cool one and say "I KNOW HER!" to all my friends, hee hee. oxox!

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  2. Malarie, do not know you but am jazzed for you nonetheless. I see you on Twitter and am a fan of your very cool work. What a wonderful tribute to all of that intense detail.

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  3. BIG congrats, malarie. so happy for you!! wishing you TONS more success. xo

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is super exciting and a great honor. I hope that this leads to many more open doors!!!!

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  5. omg, Mal, this is SO AWESOME!!!!! Congratulations, super star!!!!

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  6. Congrats Malarie! That is just the neatest thing!

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  7. Oh Malarie....Congrats in the biggest possible way!!
    This is so exciting and hopefully will lead to many more opportunities for you! ♥toni

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  8. I am so excited for you! Congrats & may many good things come from this! & of course, WOOT!

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  9. You all are amazing <3 so thrilled to be apart of this magical team.

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  10. Congrats Malarie! That's such exciting news. Hope you sell many more!

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