It's the time I gave you some previews of my book, Patchwork Please :)
I got my very first copy of my book last week in the mail. That was the moment I finally felt it was all real! The entire time I was working on my book, I was so nervous about my projects being good enough. I'd always considered a possibility of hearing from my publisher one day saying "hey, never mind!" Dealing with confidence has been always difficult for me, and this worrying personality didn't help much when I was working on my book. Now that some time has passed and I have an actual copy of my book, I know it was all real. I've finally come to the point I actually feel proud of all the projects in the book. (Meeting my extremely encouraging editorial director, Susanne Woods in Tokyo and having a great talk with her was the huge help too!)
This book has 19 projects total - 5 projects for the kitchen, 3 projects for kids, 4 projects for the home, 5 projects for going places, and 2 projects for crafting. Most of the projects are patchwork zakka items. There are several beginner-friendly paper-piecing projects. If you have not dipped your toe in paper-piecing world yet, don't fret about it. All my paper-piecing patterns in it are very simple and easily constructed! The book includes great illustrated instructions for paper-piecing as well :)
I really hope this book will inspire you to make something for yourself and for your friends and family!
You may have already heard about this already, but there will be Zakka-Along 2.0!!!!
Remember Zakka Style Sew-Along? Basically this is round two, but this time, it is through my book! I can't tell you how excited I am about it!!
Lindsey of LRstitched, who did an amazing job organizing Zakka Style Sew-Along will be organizing this Zakka-Along 2.0 with Debbie of A Quilter's Table, who made all the projects in Zakka Style book! They have been working very hard to prepare for the event to kick off in this June!
They've already set up a Flickr page, a Facebook page, and a ThreadBias page! I hope you'll join them if you are interested in the Sew-Along through my book or even just to make us smile :)
The book is available for pre-order through Interweave's Sew Daily shop here.(It will probably be the fastest way to get your copy - March 18th book arrival). You can also find it on Amazon USA here, Amazon UK here, FishPond (Australia) here, and Amazon Japan here(アマゾン 日本） for pre-order! (Pre-order guarantees a great price and free shipping!) I will also give away some copies and sell signed copies once more copies come in the mail. (I have never signed anything for this kind of purpose, so I will have to think of a cool sign and also some little thank you gift to go along with each signed copy.)
Have a great rest of the week :) Thanks for letting me share!