I've been writing a book! Sweet and Simple Handmade is what I've been working on for the past 12 months, and today I can finally let you in on the secret.
I'm happy to say everything's finished now and it will be released in April next year.
The book features 25 projects for you to make for the small ones in your life. It's a collection of all the designs I've been selling in my etsy shop for the past five years and have been getting requests for the patterns ever since I started this blog.
There are patterns for baby shoes and corduroy pants for all ages, as well as coats and bags. There are also some new designs that I dreamt up especially for the book: a starry quilt, baby bonnet and recycled knitwear among others.
The book will include tissue paper patterns and detailed instructions on how to make all of the designs.
Sweet and Simple Handmade is being published by Stash Books in San Francisco, which is an imprint of C&T Publishing. Stash Books have been wonderful to work with and they allowed me to keep my own aesthetic as much as possible.
I took the styled photos and the C&T studio photographed the detail and progress shots. So, as well as learning a lot about writing and pattern-making, I had to upgrade my camera and learn more about photography, too.
This year has been rather an amazing one with many late nights and not-so-relaxing weekends, but I am very excited to share this new project with you.