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 :

  1. 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!

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  2. Well done, you must be delighted! :o)

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

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

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

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  6. congatulations! two books this year!

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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!

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

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  12. 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!

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  13. 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.!!!!

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