Last June (as in June of 2010) I was perusing the site of Crafty Planet and saw that there was a call for entries for their next book…they needed projects made out of one yard of fabric to feature of their upcoming book which was a sequel to One Yard Wonders (A book which I had lovingly made most of the projects in and was proudly displayed in my sewing room downstairs)! :) I knew that I just had to come up with something to try and see if my first ever pattern could be published in a book. So, later that night I sat down at my sewing machine and started cutting, sewing, cutting, sewing, ripping out and sewing some more. Out came the Bartholomew Bookends! :) WOO!
I quickly submitted the patterns and photos to Trish and Becca at Crafty Planet! And much to my surprise, they were going to be featured in the next book, coming out November of 2011! :) WAHOO! I did a happy dance around my kitchen and then proceeded to call my husband babbling with excitement (followed by a celebratory bowl of ice cream of course! :)
SO, now comes November of 2011 and look what appears at my doorstep; FABRIC BY FABRIC ONE YARD WONDERS! TAA DAAAAA! I have to say, that this book has some fabulous projects for the kids, your kitchen, yourself and your friends. It is CHALK FULL of idea for gifts and working at your sewing machine on a lazy December afternoon! :)
OH–and the best part, I am able to give away one copy of FABRIC BY FABRIC ONE YARD WONDERS (and you’ll also receive a few other goodies from my little collection of plush toys)! Isn’t that amazing!? And I just love to hear about handmade gifts that people give and since it’s the Christmas season, I would love to hear about anything handmade that you have received that just LOVED for Christmas! :) So, leave a comment below and tell me why you would just die to have the book or what your favorite handmade gift was! I’ll use random.org to select a winner on Monday December 26th (that should give you all enough time right?! :)
So, get on it, start dreaming about all the one-yard projects you can make and leave a comment below! :) Merry Christmas everyone! :)
Oh yes, and one more AWESOME thing, check out the blog tour of the other contributors! They also have giveaways and other fun things to say about the book, so be sure to follow the links as the blog tour continues! :) YAY!
12.21 Neuroses Galore
12.21 Emily Steffen – YAY!
12.22 Jenna Lou Loves You
12.27 One Inch World
12.28 Sew Sew Etc.
12.29 While Tangerine Dreams
12.30 Studio Cherie