July 1, 2008

I'm a Designer!


Last week I received my copies of Pretty Little Potholders that I ordered directly from Sterling Publishing. I had been waiting since May 6th to scoop up a copy at my local bookstore but had no luck. As a contributor to the book, they are sending me a free copy in the mail but the suspense was killing me so I ordered 7 copies thinking that some family & friends might enjoy it as a gift. I was thrilled to see that my butterfly potholder also made it onto the chapter page AND the introduction (which is not in this photo)!!!

I figured if I had extras, I could sell them in my Etsy Shop but why would someone buy it from me and pay shipping when they could buy it from their local bookstore? Maybe I could sign my patterns in the book?

There seems to be some slight changes to the patterns that the editor made to simplify it so I really need to go through and read them again in case anyone gets stuck and asks me about certain steps!

I became ecstatic when I noticed that the word "Designer" accompanied my name for each pattern! I never thought that I would ever become a pattern designer or ever be published in a book!

16 comments :

Anat Dvir said...

And a very good one I must add! Congratulations and as I wished you last time you were published, I wish you many many more, you deserve it!

ominnimo said...

Well done, you must be delighted! :o)

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Congratulations, that's wonderful!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your patterns look amazing! What a thrill it must be to see them in print!

Tine said...

Congratulations!!!

monica said...

you must pride for your fantasy and your work!!
I'm happy with you!
: 0 ))

Katherine said...

Oh, how exciting! Congratulations! I can't wait to get a hold of a copy.

Jocelan Thiessen said...

congatulations! two books this year!

Jocelan Thiessen said...

ps i linked you to my blog!

Wendy said...

Congratulations! I think signing your pattern is a great idea... I would totally pay extra to have the "Designer's" autograph. This is my first time to your blog, although I've been admiring your work on Flickr for a while, can't believe it took me so long to get to it.

Laurraine Yuyama said...

Thanks Wendy! My Blog is new so that's why you haven't noticed it before ;o) I would love any feedback on how to make it better as I am really new to this Blogging stuff! I am hoping to get some tutorials made... I think that would be fun.

Maria-Eugenia said...

Congratulations! Your blog is as lovely as your works. I loved to see your designs on Flickr but now I'll follow you on the blog.
Adios.

Barbra said...

Your work is so wonderful my jaw has dropped. So glad to find you. I was also published by Lark Books...it is crazy/thrilling!

francy said...

Congratulations!! I ordered a copy and it just arrived. Whoo hoo!

Mette said...

Perhaps I would have bought a book in you Etsy shop. When I last shopped by Amazon the book was not in stock. Have a nice weekend!

Aniza said...

Congratulations! You deserved to be named as designer. You'll be famous one day. Believe me!!!
I'll get myself a copy of the book.!!!!