Okay… Yes. I did send my book to Taylor Swift. I have had no word back about whether she likes it, but in a story that I have made up in my head, her assistants are reading it while they eat pink M&Ms and pat kittens. Seems legit, right?
My book is called Craft For The Soul. It’s a practical guide to everyday creativity (with craft projects and recipes thrown in for good measure.) It’s pretty much like a best friend in a book. I love it so much and am really proud of every single page.
Making things and having a creative approach to life are things that come naturally to me. I grew up in a crafty, messy family and there were always project on the go, scattered about the place.
As an adult I am just the same. I have lots of things on the go and creativity is still a high priority for me. I know just what makes me tick, stay inspired and happy. And I know the things that aren’t conducive to a happy, creative life.
My book is about all those things as well as: the joy of not being perfect, how to come up with ideas, how to move past dark days and tricky family dynamics, the importance of taking walks, how to slow down, how to work out who you really are (truly!) and where to gather inspiration. As mentioned there are also some really delicious recipes AND craft projects tucked away inside, as well as odes to friendship and fun. It has lots of lists, too. Phew.
Craft For The Soul is a book for people who love creativity, making things, lists, nice times and food! If this sounds good to you, you can buy my book here.
OR you can enter my competition and WIN a copy!
I have 3 copies to give away, thanks to my publisher Penguin Books. All you need to do is tell me (in the comments below) –
What’s your favourite creative memory?
You can use a recent memory, or you can hark back to your ye olden days. It’s up to you. Alexis from Penguin and I will choose three winners (we will choose our favourite answers!)
The fine print:
Competition closes on Wednesday 26th August at midnight Melbourne Time.
Australian entries only please (we can only post to Australia!)
Comments are moderated – so your entry might not show up right away, but it will show up!
Do you want a best-friend-in-a-book?! Of course you do!
(Don’t forget to pop by my Melbourne Writer’s Festival event on Saturday, if you are about!)
Also on my blog:
Learn some cool stuff with me (and a discount for you!)
How to be a penpal to a child in detention
I’m a mentor in the Etsy Creative Courage Challenge
Who to see at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival (including me!)
Some observations on people’s (often weird) online behaviour
Ten nice things to do for the favourite people in your life