Friday around noon we opened the front door to head out to a neighborhood restaurant for lunch and there on the porch was a FedEx package from Interweave. I excitedly tore it open because inside was the advanced copy of my book, The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends to Make and Sew!
It is hard to describe what it felt like to finally hold it in my hands. All the time, energy, and creativity that went into creating this book, not just on my part but by the whole team at Interweave that put it all together. It is just an amazing thing.
And look what's in there! Step-by-step instructions with photos showing how to make birds, including inserting the wire for the legs and feet.
Sixteen bird projects.
And Q & A interviews plus photo galleries of the work of four of my favorite fabric bird artists: Ann Wood, Abigail Brown, Jennifer Muskopf and Tamar Mogendorff!
The Artful Bird is available for pre-order now, and will hit bookstores mid-January. From a nugget of an idea nearly two years ago, to a real 160 page book, it has been an incredible journey. Hooray!