I'm so excited to share this with you, everyone... I have some really, really, really big, AWESOME news! How should I say this...
(You may be thinking... last year I got married, this summer we bought a house...... no, I'm not pregnant. ;) It's other big, amazing news--for a blogger, anyway!)
I started this blog in 2009 and have grown and changed a lot with it. I started doing tutorials a few months after starting the blog and sharing finished projects, and while I've had to scale back on the tutorials recently since I'm working full-time now and doing all kinds of other things, I really, really enjoy sharing my knowledge and passion with you all. Which is why one of my goals for a long time has been writing a book. Blogs are great, but I love the lasting quality and portability of a craft/sewing book--and I'd love to be a paper-published author!
Thanks to this blog and all my work and ideas in the past few years, I was able to get in contact with a book agent and develop a book proposal. I'm SOOOOO excited to say that my really, really, really big news is that my proposal was well-received and I'm going to be writing a sewing book for Potter Craft, a division of Random House, set to be published in June of 2014!
Potter Craft has done all kinds of cool books lately, including the amazing BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook, Jenni Radosevich's I Spy DIY Style: Find Fashion You Love and Do It Yourself, the very fun and simple Sewing in a Straight Line, and some of my original fave crafty books (by fellow Portland and blogger Amy Karol!) Bend-the-Rules Sewing and Bend the Rules with Fabric. I love Potter Craft and am so excited I get to be one of their authors! Just looking through their craft titles makes me drool... all so pretty...
I am so honored and amazed and proud and excited--and a little nervous about getting writer's block!--to get started and write an amazing book that I hope will be a great resource for readers and sewers like you and all kinds of folks! I actually found out a couple days before we closed on our house, so needless to say it has been a busy few weeks for me and I'm hoping the craziness and stress die down soon.
Can't wait to share more book details with you when it gets closer to done. A long time from now. Until then, let me know if you have ideas for what you'd like to see in a more in-depth look at the Adventures in Dressmaking perspective on DIYing your wardrobe!