Let me tell you a story about my favorite craft addict…
It all started more than two years ago. I was searching out fellow sewing bloggers and came across this girl who was too much like me, except she was more productive and even more organized (go figure?). She had qualities I longed for. Yes, I could sew in the same circle as her. However, she would sew so much more than me. It wasn’t that she had more time than me…no, in fact, quite the opposite.
We became fast friends. And little by little, I let her into my inner circle…heck, she was hanging out with MY old friends, Lady M™ and Sheree in my absence (WTH?). We finally invited her into our little e-Bay SWAP group, to sit at the cool table…and lucky me, I was the recipient of her Valentine’s Day SWAP!
Mary actually told me about her upcoming book, Little Girls, Big Style, even before she told her husband. Yes, I was the first keeper of “the secret project.” I was so excited…but at the same time, scared for her. Writing a book would be a major undertaking. And most importantly, I wanted her to succeed. I wanted her to stand out from the rest. I mean, she is THE CRAFT ADDICT…and I don’t hang out with losers. Just saying.
Although it would be an enormous undertaking, I knew if anyone could do it right, it would be Mary. See, she had the qualities needed. She was focused, determined, and asked the right questions.
So many times, my fellow sewing friends would produce sewing patterns that were ill-fitted and/or lacked clear sewing instructions. But not my Mary. Nope. Once she completed her patterns, she had them checked by professional pattern makers and drafters. And then she had all her patterns tested by real people who sew.
I have read the book from cover to cover and back again. All 23,000 words. It is by far, the best book for sewing children’s clothing I’ve come across. I’m sure you’ll agree.
I am anxiously awaiting the book’s release in November. I’ll be the first in line and hope to get her to autograph my copy (hint, hint). In the meantime, come join the book’s Facebook page. And as soon as you get your copy, start sewing and post your photos on the book’s Flicker Group page.
Wishing my favorite craft addict lots of success! Ok, now let’s get started on the next book, Mary…LOL!