Posted by Stitchy McYarnpants On March - 9 - 2009   ShareThis

Last year, someone at Lark Books saw the pillowcase pinafores in my Etsy shop. (I’ve haven’t made them in a while, they were really cute but not big sellers.) Anyhoodle, they asked me to submit the pattern for a book about using pillowcases to make various things. I sent the pattern I had drafted along with two of my favorites (please note that I didn’t actually embroider them, I bought them that way, all full of vintage cuteness) and dudes, check out the book cover.

Those are them! The book is called “Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase”. They sent me a copy, which I received on Friday, and I couldn’t believe it. SO excited! I had no idea it was going to be on the cover. I was happy dancin’ all over the place. It was just the boost I needed. Things have been kind of stressful, the economy is hitting home and I’m getting that crazy look that means I’m wondering which of the cats we’d eat first, if it came to that. (Yes, I’m given to mild hysterics when it comes to finances. Chi-Chi, I’m looking at you, butterball.)

Mmmmm, tasty!

I had noticed a surge in sales in the shop a couple of weeks ago, and it turns out that’s when the book was released. They put the shop address in my designer profile paragraph and people have been coming by, it’s been so great!

This book is really beautiful and there are some great ideas and patterns. And I’m not just saying that because I’m in there. I have a major vintage fabric fetish and that includes linens and pillowcases. The photography is really gorgeous and they really do justice to all the colorful embroidered pillowcases featured in the book. Honest and true, if I didn’t have a pattern in it and had just seen it in a store, I’d totally buy it. If you’re looking for some fun ways to use old pillowcases or just regular fabric, check it out!

7 Responses

  1. Marnie says:

    You crazy talented person, you. Congrats. Also, may I nom a leg off that butterball?

    Also, I got that Raving Rabbids TV Party game, partially because you mentioned it and now I’m hooked. I’ve been dancing to Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, like a crazy woman.

  2. Kim says:

    Wooo! You got the cover!!!!! You’re famous! What a great boost for your shop!

  3. elisa says:

    Dude! That’s awesome – your pinafores look so beautiful on the cover of that book. Yay!

  4. maryse says:

    well you know how excited about everything you do. this is fantastic. i went looking for the book this weekend but didn’t find it.

  5. How is it that I’m just seeing this now?!?! Awesome stuff dude!

  6. Hey, So proud for you. That is awesome that you got recoginized so well for your work. Now it’s just me, but I think that if your knitting patterns got recognized in a book, I would so buy it. Sewing is a manglement of thread and fabric for me, but I love and worship the knit.

  7. Knitting Megan says:

    I just posted then looked to the upper right. You have all sorts of books coming out of the wazoo! I must get up to saving to buy them asap!

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