I am thrilled to announce that my book is finally here! I have a limited number of advance copies available in my shop together with exclusive supply kits for a few of my favourite projects. I will be getting more after the release date (4th July), but I have exclusive permission to send this batch out now.
The image above is one of the largest (and I think most striking) projects from the book - oh, I really can't wait for you all to see the whole thing! It has been such a long time coming and such a lot of work that it feels almost unreal that I can finally send it out into the world. I am excited and nervous and just pray that you like it...
Anyway, the projects I have available as kit bundles in the shop are these:
My beloved Fantabulous Mr Fox Pincushion - the whole time I was working on the book last year I had him pinned up on my wall, and he just looked so cheeky up there residing over everything that I couldn't help smiling every time I looked at him.
The Storyland Sampler - this one is quite understated but was an absolute pleasure to stitch. I did it sitting under a willow tree in Mum's garden last summer and the lovely purples and taupes looked so pretty in the dappled shade. I would very much like a woodland cottage to hang it in.
And then there's my favourite...
The Wise Owl Pillow - I heart this one so hard it is a little ridiculous. The colours, the texture of the linen, everything. I wish I had a closer picture to show you, but I suppose if you stitch it yourself you will see exactly what I mean.
The book also comes with some fabric and thread in the back for you to stitch one of these little critters:
So many new things to stitch!
I had actually planned to have everything ready this morning, but as usual there were a few spanners thrown into the works - one being that my new packaging didn't arrive in time so I spent a good proportion of this afternoon wrapping up the new supply kits like little presents. Incredibly time consuming, but once the books were here I wanted to be able to send them straight out with the kits rather than waiting another few days for more packaging to arrive. My table currently looks like this:
Now I must dash to the shop because I have been so excited and preoccupied today that I just realised I haven't eaten since breakfast and my tummy is making an absolute racket. I must go in search of food to shut it up.
PS, the beautiful images above are all from my book, Storyland Cross Stitch published by Anova Books (Collins & Brown) and were taken by the wonderful Rachel Whiting. Well, all except for the last one of my table obviously!