April 24, 2009

Books & Bananas

I am happy to announce that two more books to which I have contributed patterns have been released this month! The first one I would like to share with you is "Pretty Little Cozies" and I am proud to say that my cozy has made it on the cover! I couldn't bring myself to part with the cozy yet so here is the actual cozy with the book! I haven't decided yet if I want to keep the cozy for my own french press but I do know that I will keep it in case I need any extra photos when I am ready to design its PatchworkPottery Pattern booklet.

My Monkey Quilt pattern is finally available in "Quilts, BABY!" by Lark Books. I am so utterly thrilled with this book and would buy it even if I wasn't in it! The book includes 20 amazing baby quilt projects! What's more fun is that there is a baby picture of each designer and a "behind the seams" short interview. I love my baby picture. I didn't realize until after I sent the picture in that I have a banana sticker on my forehead... how perfect is that for a Monkey Quilt!!!

I am listing these two books along with "Pretty Little Potholders" and "Pretty Little Purses & Pouches" in my Etsy Shop. Each book contains one or two of my patterns along with many other great & creative projects. I will sign the books and also include a little surprise! There is a list of all these books with links for more information on my sidebar.

Since several of my patterns have been published, I am very curious to see what wonderful things are created with them! Please add photos of your creations to my PatchworkPottery Patterns Flickr group. Links to my Flickr Groups can also be found on my sidebar.

And before I go, I'd like to share a funny little story about baby me & bananas! First you need to know that I do not use foul language at all... When I was a baby just old enough to talk, my parents offered me a brown banana. To their surprise I replied, "I don't want no shitty banana!"

Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)


  1. Congratulations on your books! Both look very interesting!! And I love your butterfly pot holder too. Is that in your potholder book? You are certainly a talented lady!

  2. Thank you!

    Shari: Yes, the Butterfly Potholder pattern is "Pretty Little Potholders" along with my Teapot Trivet pattern :o)

  3. Congratulations, I love your work - and your story is too, too funny!

  4. Oooh sweetie, you can be so proud of these two new publications !! I'm sure they're going to sell like buns ! And Kajsa is in the Quilts Baby book too ! How fun !! :D
    Oooooh eheheheh at the brown banana story ! Sweet & hilarious !! oxoxoxo Have a great week, my friend ! oxoxo

  5. Congratulations on your most recent literary success, Patchy!

    You should be so proud. Your work is certainly deserving of every recognition it receives!

    Your fan and friend,

  6. Hi
    where can i buy your book : Pretty little cosy ?
    I leave in France .
    thank you for your answer.

  7. Tag your it!


  8. Three cheers for you Laurraine! I love the french press cozy. My hubby wants one now. Go bananas!
    How's the garden coming?

  9. Dear Laurraine,

    I'm Ágota Kern from Hungary. I am a great fan of your works and patterns, Your blog and beaotiful things were the first motivarion for me to sew for my family and friends. The teacup pouch and your cupcake pincushions were my first real trying. :) When I sewed them I never forgot to quote your blog, the plac where the original ones can be found. Now I'd like to say thanks for the ideas :)! My sister and I love to use them!
    I also would like to say thanks for visiting my Flickr photos and sending me comments, too. Because getting positive comments from you means a lot for me in my sewing "development". :) Thank you!

  10. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!! The cover looks fantastic! Yeahhh!

  11. Hi Laurraine, I just ordered Pretty Little Cozies today, hoped over to your blog and so glad you have a pattern in it. So talented.
    Keep Stitchen'

  12. My congratulations with these books! Mayby one day I will come to your shop to buy one of them. At least I wish to do that.

    Lovely baby photo!

  13. Just got the cozy book and cannot wait to make that adorable cozy you created on the front cover.
    Oh, and the banana story made me laugh out loud which created strange looks from my family. :)

  14. Wow--you are to be congratulated on yet another beautiful project--and big congrats on the cover!! Yah! It's absolutely gorgeous and I can totally see why they chose your pot cozy for the cover...it's just too adorable! The monkey quilt too--LOVE it! I laughed so loudly about the "shitty banana"--scared my cat! lol
    Smiles, Karen

  15. Please, is there a pattern tutorial for the T,cup and saucer ? I visit you often, I am an accomplished P/quilter,but have never done anything like you do ,Thankyou for giving so much pleasure, please visit my blog ------cottonreel

  16. I really liked your works.
    And ordered your book
    and also want to join your group
    for Flickr.
    Exactly I posted my pictures
    without asking you.
    I didn't know how to do,
    so sorry.
    Anyway I want to share handmade time
    with you and people.
    Rosewitch (Sakiko) from Japan