I'm not very good with big news but hey, did I mention I'm writing a book? Yep. A big ole book, a real one, full of doll and toy patterns. And it's going to be a STC/Melanie Falick Books book, pinch me!
I'm happy to be able to spill the beans. I probably could have earlier, or waited a lot longer, but I don't know what the protocol is. I'm always taken by surprise when I read people are writing books, shocked actually. It's just seems like such a monumental project to take on. And that's the shock and awe I wake up to every morning. No, really, it has been a lot of fun so far. Dreaming up projects and sketching and just sewing like a maniac, oh and can't forget fabric shopping like a crazy person. It's been awesome, but it is really weird not to be able to share. So I'm sharing! While I can't really show anything I'm working on, I can talk in code and vaguely refer to things. I can gripe and moan when I'm stuck or ask for opinions or beg for pattern testers and man oh man, wait til you see the "design process". I'm saving all my rejects in a giant bag. That ought to be good for a laugh when the book is out.
I'm about halfway through the designing/sewing/instructions part and then will come all the writing. You'll know when that part comes because I'll probably fall off the face of the earth except for some grumbled curse words on twitter now and again. But no, I'm optimistic. I'm just going to pretend like it's the blog and write right to you guys and hopefully it'll come together easy peasy. Do you think they'll let me say things like easy peasy?
Tim's doing the diagrams which look amazing so far and I can't wait to spill who's doing the photographs, so flippin exciting. So, ok, that's it, my fun news. I'd better get back to it now.
(and psst, since I'm spilling now while I'm still designing... I do have pretty much everything decided but if there's something you'd you like to see sneak in there, slip me a note)
Cat out of bag!