I have had a thrilling week receiveding emails from people all over the country who have received my book from their Amazon pre-order. And next week, The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends to Make and Sew, officially debuts in bookstores everywhere.
Oh my. What a wonderful feeling! Many years of experimentation and exploration of fabric bird-making went into this book. I loved writing it, I loved making all the samples for the 16 projects that appear in it, I loved interviewing the four other fabric bird makers whose work I featured in the gallery section. (In case you're curious, they are Ann Wood, Abigail Brown, Tamar Mogendorff and Jennifer Muskopf). And I hope you will love it, too. I hope you'll make some wonderful birds with it!
In honor of the book's release, and to kick off the blog tour (there is an awesome tour lined up!), I am going to be doing a giveaway on Valentine's Day. I'm preparing a special Artful Bird package of goodies!
The package will include:
-a copy of the book
-a yard of bird-themed fabric sent to me by the beautiful shop, Aunt Bea's Fabric (Thank you, Aunt Bea's! I had so much fun picking the fabrics for the giveaway. Go check out their online shop! It's beautiful.)
-a pair of my favorite hemostats perfect for turning wings and stuffing beaks
…and a bird! I will make a special, one-of-a-kind wren with some of this fabric just for you!
Come on by on February 14 to enter. And in the meantime, happy bird making!