Friday, 27 March 2009

aussie crafterhood

I am so excited to show you this.

I've been lucky enough to contribute to a few books before, and especially lucky to have been part of two aussie made books.

But this is an absolute first - an aussie made book featuring 100% aussie content. While this might all just seem a bit like so much nationalism, for those that understand the publishing industry, it is a remarkable feat. In terms of markets, Australia is a book publishing backwater.

And it is a testament too to how far the crafting community has come, both locally and globally, that a publisher feels there is a market for craft books at all, let alone such a unique and so difficult to categorise offering.

Because it is partly a pattern book, like might appeal to an experienced crafter. And it is partly an introduction to craft such as might appeal to someone contemplating taking up this craft caper. And it is partly a look into the work of a range of amazing crafters (well, the others are amazing, I just got included by mistake), all of whom have their own personal and unique take on what this crafting thing is all about.

So I feel really especially proud, and more than happy to recommend you take a squizz at this really really special book.

9 comments:

Colleen said...

It looks great! Can't wait to buy it. What an honour to be included in such lovely company in something like this. You're one very lucky lady, Sooz!

sue said...

I have now seen that book on so many wonderful blogs, but that is the first peek inside it. I am sure you were included because you are such a wonderful crafter. I will have to take a peek around Melbourne and snap one up.

thornberry said...

I preordered mine and am now desperately waiting for it to arrive! Congratulations on your inclusion Susie - which is because you ARE an excellent aussie crafter!

ThirdCat said...

I will be asking my mother-in-law to include a copy in my next survival package from home...congratulations sooz.

62cherry said...

you go talented lady!
yipppeeeee
justine xx

Janet said...

oh how exciting! and big congratualtions and I do think you deserve a place in this book, really and truly. Another literary purchase for the very near future!

Sharon said...

Hi there sooz - I have one too!!!! We are selling it through the bookshop shop where I work and I have put it on the staff recommends - I am hoping that it sells heaps - for all the reasons you mentioned and more... We had one customer who was so excited that she was going straight home to make herself a coffee and get stuck into it - I don't think she meant the coffee :)). It is a lovely book - full of great ideas and plenty of smiles - it has the kind of cover that you just want to keep looking at.... Congratualtions to all who were involved in its process...

Thistledew Farm said...

Congratulations! While in the US military I visited Australia for a month and picked up a needlework magazine issue I just love. I made a few projects from it and have a few on the back burner waiting to be made! I love the Austrailian spirit and craft inspiration. I'll have to see about getting a copy of the book.

Michelle said...

I'm sure you DIDN'T get included by mistake, Missy!

I can't wait to receive mine in the post. I pre-ordered ages ago from Readings and OMG why isn't it here yet?!? ;-)