Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Hey, is that my name on the Purl Bee?


A few weeks ago I talked about working on a project that I would reveal at a later date. Well, that time is here! I've been working at the purlsoho.com warehouse for about two months. It's my dream job - beautiful fabric, yarn, and great co-workers. Jen (my boss) asked if I'd be interested in writing for the Purl Bee, Purl's blog, and I immediately said yes! I'll be writing about Japanese crafting and my first tutorial is up, a little zipper pouch lined with bias tape. I'll be posting more tutorials over time, including my monk's bag.

I try really hard to keep my blog life and "real" life separate, but I'm thrilled that they've intersected in this way. Hopefully I'll still have time to post about my regular projects here, and I hope that you'll enjoy my tutorials and articles on the Purl Bee!

24 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow, I am insanely jealous! Congrats on the job!

Nettie said...

Jealous ones please raise your hand. *raises hand sheepishly* =) I'm also feeling like a bit of an idiot for not catching on that the Mari I was reading about earlier was you but I feel like an idiot a lot of the time anyway ;)

jiru said...

Congratulations! What a sweet gig! I'm so excited about the monk's bag, too. :-)

Lara said...

Hah, congrats, that's awesome!

So funny tho - I made a zipper pouch exactly the same as the one pictured (In the same fabric and all) just last week:

http://kirinote.blogspot.com/2007/09/little-pencil-case.html

grumperina said...

Hey, look at you! Awesome!

Mozilla said...

How funny!! I saw this on the purl bee bookmarked and I just saw your post right now. Congrats on the job, I am soooo jealous!

Oiyi said...

Congrats! That's so cool.

yaiAnn said...

Ha! I read purl bee before I read this! Congrats again!!

SJ said...

Congrats, Mari! Sounds like a fabulous job! I'm looking forward to that Monk's Bag tutorial ...

Kim U said...

Congrats! I like the zipper bag tutorial, definitely looking forward to the Monk's Bag too!

blossom said...

wow!! the tutorial is so lovely. i'm going to make one! i love the little goldfish print. so sweet.

Agnes said...

So, purlsoho has a warehouse in LA!
When I read the purl bee post, I love the idea and immediately convert the post into a pdf file! But I didn't associate the Mari with you! Congratulations!
And nettie, I had my left hand raised all this time while typing this comment.

Courtney said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful job, and it couldn't have gone to a more deserving crafter!

Sundara said...

Yay! I was so hoping you'd be doing something for the Purl Bee. I'll go check it out.

lori z said...

congrats!!!

maybe I will stop by the warehouse and say hello sometime!

ingrid said...

Congratulations! I saw your name on the Purl Bee yesterday and was very, very excited for you!

monica said...

Oooh, I remember seeing the post for a job in the warehouse on the Purl Bee. Congrats! Now I really must go to the warehouse.

goodkarma said...

Yay, Mari! What great news! This is the perfect job for you, your skills, your attention to detail... enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Oh, congratulations! I remember seeing the job post, and wondering who would be the lucky person to get it. Good for you!

- MJ

mina said...

It's the perfect job for you!

Mykal said...

What a fun new job! I made two zipper pouches this weekend. I love the bias tape seams, it's such a great way to finish a little bag.

earthchick said...

So cool. I saw this on purlbee and saved it, it was so cute - and didn't realize it was you till I read this post. Cool! Congrats!

goosefairy said...

congratulations! I love the tutorial. It is very clear and easy. I'll be making some bags this weekend using it!

Sheree said...

How absolutely, positively fun!! Looking forward to your tutorials on purl. :)