Wednesday, December 2, 2009

big (big, big) news!

I'm so very excited... remember that "felt mystery project" I was working on over the summer? Well, mystery revealed: I was feverishly creating projects for this book: Fa La La La Felt. Lots of hard work on a crazy fast schedule, but so worth it! This book is Lark's very first ebook, available for purchase at Zinio.com. It's also coming out in its print version early next fall, but instant gratification is so nice, especially this close to the holidays. I had such a fun time getting acquainted with felt (especially the whole easy-to-work-with bit)... and the book is chock full of super cute designs, both traditional and indie. And what a smashing collection of designers!

Here's one of my designs as a sneak preview; maybe it's my quilterly ways, but I couldn't help but bring a little fabric into the mix. Wanna get a free project from the book? Try Cathy Gaubert's totally rad Holiday Toadstools on for size. I want to make about 62 for our Christmas ficus!


9 comments:

  1. yay for you, amanda!!!!! felt + fabric is such a perfect combo, as your super sweet stocking illustrates. and hey...if you make 62 of those little rascals, i wanna see it! ;)
    xxx
    p.s. you are the very, very best!

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  2. Nice one Amanda! What a groovy little book! :)

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  3. thanks everybody! this was such a fun project!

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  4. I just finally sat down and slowly went through each project. LOVE!!! I'm so excited to have been a part of this. I love each and every project.

    And, the photo of you at the very end is ridiculously cool. :D

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  5. I have a question... I saw an ad in a magazine for bamboo felt. According to their website it is thinner but soft. Have you tried it or heard of anyone! I love wool felt for its sewability but it can be hard. Thanks for the help!
    bettina.grohatgmaildotcom

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  6. You're right, Lisa. The projects are terrific, though not so sure about that silly author photo...

    Bettina: I haven't tried bamboo felt yet, but if you're on flickr, you could pose your question to the group there: www.flickr.com/groups/1328986@N22/

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  7. Very exciting! Congratulations!!

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  8. This so fabulous,Amanda. Good for you!

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