Well with so much happening here and only two days until we leave for market I thought would take a quick minute to update you with some exciting news on the book... For those who have been following, and those who have been emailing to ask..... the ink is drying!!! yay... after two years it has been printed and the first copies will be winging their way to me in a couple of weeks.
an update on the process....
over the past two weeks Andi (the new editor who is fantastic at communicating and making things happen) has been emailing me proofs to check and make corrections - all to save time with international shipping - what did we do without the internet?
After two lots of proofs and changes which were very quickly made without question off it went. I now have a crude hard copy as well, just need a cover and I can show you, but we may as well wait for the real thing. I am not really sure about the title still - they chose 'Faux Applique' and as the technique is not applique at all but Colourque I wonder if people will not understand what is inside, but I am sure they know better than me.
wow, I just googled it and many many pages came up for preorders already... but you can see it on the publishers site here or on mine here.
For Aussie friends I am taking preorders at this stage until it arrives. I am also unsure of the final price - obviously much more than a few weeks ago with the dramatic drop in our dollar.
So for now a few sneak peeks from the proofs (I think I am allowed)
This has been a long and interesting process that I thought long and hard about, but as a wise designer told me yesterday, we wont know if we don't try it.... so I am going to be open to all offers, opportunities and ideas....
Lastly a few Angel housekeeping things... unfortunately we still have quite a few broken halo's out there. PLEASE, if you signed up for this commitment follow through. As I said in a previous post we all know sometimes life gets in the way for very good reasons, so if you have not been able to send your goodies yet, just let your partner know and they will understand. For those who have asked, I have been giving out secret angel details so expect to be contacted. To Maria who emailed today - sorry I cannot reply to you, it keeps getting blocked as spam?
and finally, another generous angel has offered a free tutorial on her blog for a wonderful tape measure cover to add to your collection. Find it and say thanks to Sandrine here.
As I finish up to head to market, I have heaps of new things to show you but it may have to wait until next week. I am looking forward to chatting with many designer and store owner friends, being inspired by Ms Butler, sipping cocktails with a favourite Aussie Magazine family, eating lots of tassie fudge (*well its supposed to be for visitors but I will have to taste it to see its okay!) and coming home exhausted late Sunday night..