In book

Hi Guys…
I’ll be gone now for a week to Cincinnati for a photo shoot for the book. We’ll be shooting all of the photos for the step-by-step instructions for 30 projects. I even got a manicure for the occasion! I’m excited to meet my editor, the book designer, and all of the other people at the publisher who believe in me enough to try to make this thing happen!

It’ll be great to be back in Cincinnati. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati where I got my degree in fashion design. I contacted a few of my former professors and will get to meet them for dinner one night. That’ll be a hoot as it has been more than 15 years since I graduated!

I am looking forward to a blast from the past, my alma mater, some Skyline Chili, a drive through my old stomping gounds. Did you know that the movies Little Man Tate (with Jody Foster) and Fresh Horses (with Molly Ringwald) were both filmed on MY campus? I know, another brush with fame…

By the way, be sure to check in here next Saturday, 2/3 when I return. I’ll fill you in on my big adventure AND reveal some exciting news!

Until then,
ttfn :)

P.S. the little cake in the photo is a new cupcake pincushion recipe I’m experimenting with…

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  • peaknits

    I love your new cupcake! I can’t wait to see your book and learn some felting techniques! Enjoy your trip and photo shoot! :)

  • Dawn

    Have fun in Cinci..
    Love the new recipe..

  • Fati

    I wish you all the best :-)..and I’ll come and see here your news..but only after an exhibition I’m in newt week end in Paris !

  • cruststation

    I love this new cupcake, it’s like a rose. Have a fabulous time with your university professors and enjoy the photoshoot.

  • Sarah

    I can’t wait to get hold of the book if it’s even half as pretty as that cupcake!

  • Andi

    Congrats on the photo shoot. You’ll be just down the road from me (Well, about an hour south on I-75) If you should happen to meet a lovely young woman on the editorial staff named Jenni, tell her that Andi says you need to see the Shawl… :)

  • lori marie

    lovely! can’t wait to hear about your adventure:)


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  • Charmaine

    I have been reading your blog and loving it forever! Sitting in my office in ole Cincinnati right now! Can’t wait for your book to come out so I can buy it and I will record the Martha show to watch you as I feel like I know you from “lurking” your blog! Congratulations on all of your success, and keep up the good work!

  • QuiltingFitzy

    …Skyline…it’s like NO other!

    I’ve got 2 at UC, Go Bearcats!

    Love your work, and congrats on all the benefits of your labor.

    Giving you a “thumbs up” from San Jose, CA!

  • Jen

    oh that book is DEFINATELY being added to my wishlist. Can you tell me where i can pre-order it?

  • Katarina


    I have been looking on your lovely blog and I think you made some really beautiful things!! I love you cupcakes.

    Best regard

    Katarina (norwegian girl who lives in Denmark :-) )

  • Julia

    Oh is that ever cute! I am really tempted to buy your book and I haven’t even seen it yet. How exciting!

  • LeeAnn

    I can’t wait to hear more about your book! I love recycling items for crafts and that seems to be what you do… especially with the felted pin cushions.

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