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:: Craft For The Soul : A Peek At Some Bits Of My Book (& The Book Shoot!)

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Above are some pics from our shoot. Now that the book is nearly out, I can spill some of the beans.

It was just one day, but it was super busy! Julie Renouf was the photographer (she is ace – as was her assistant!) and Michelle Mackintosh came along to style the book as a super special guest. We also had Team Penguin (including my publisher Kirsten Abbott) on board, of course! And Cam & me. Mais oui!

We also had a very important visit from Katie with her cute-as-a-button baby and her gorgeous puppy (both pop up in the project pages!)  I spent a lot of time giving the pup massages and making sure his needs were cared for on-set. A super HUGE thanks to Katie for providing all the living-breathing-cuteness on the day!

I didn’t have a lot of time to take behind-the-scenes type shots, but I think you can get a feel for it from the few I did take? The book is actually really different from my other books, in that there aren’t that many photographs. It’s got a much bigger written element. You will see, soon enough!!

I also made a whole bunch of cute collage-y type things to go in the book.  They look like this… (I won’t show you them all because that would spoil the book surprises!)


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(They turned out really cute! I really like them!) I think we might make them into cute stationary. Do you think that would be good?

Here’s what my book is about:

“Craft For The Soul is a guide to living a creative and fun life. It’s a reminder to make time for yourself and your friends, with some craft projects, activities and recipes thrown in for good measure. It covers life’s good stuff (and the more annoying darker stuff too) whilst reminding you that you’re really your very own best friend and you should high-five yourself for being so freaking ace. And then you should cook a thing. And make a thing. And phone your friend for a jolly good gasbag.”

Phew. Okay. So that’s it for today’s peek!

Craft For The Soul : How To Get The Most Out Of Your Creative Life
is out on 22nd April (or maybe a titch earlier, for some!)
If you’d like to grab a copy online now (on preorder) – head here!
If you’d like to follow my book on Facebook (for real!) – head here!


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  • Heike Herrling
    April 19, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Can’t wait to read your new book! All these teasers – arrr – I tell ya… I’ll be watching the post like a hawk!!!

  • Gemma
    April 17, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    So very excited for your new book Pip, congratulations xxx

  • Mel
    April 17, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Stationery sounds like a great idea!!!

    • Nieve
      April 19, 2015 at 10:12 AM

      I agree Mel! Stationary made with those adorable cut- outs would be the sweetest thing. I just love stationary…

  • Kirsty
    April 17, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    Hurrah! It looks so fab and fun! I got online and pre-ordered a copy yesterday. Will make for a lovely crafty present for moi in April.
    Huge happy congrats on what looks like a brilliant book

    K x

  • Anna Paramita
    April 16, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    I just pre-ordered the book! Looking forward to it so much! x

  • Jans Schwester
    April 16, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Dear Pip,
    I thank you very much for your nice comment on my blog!
    And I thank you for all the wonderful inspiration that you have already given me!
    (so much Pompoms in my life…)
    I am very excited about your new book, I hope it will be available in Germany!?
    many greetings,

  • Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living
    April 16, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    Congratulations Pip, amazing work! Looking forward to it x

  • Isabel
    April 15, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Congratulations Pip. The collages are beautiful, as is the rug, the old school travel posters, and the pom pom wreathed pup. No doubt the book is too! Well done on all the hard work and I hope it makes millions x

  • Nikola
    April 15, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    Oh Pip you make me laugh! Your book looks incredibly and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy or five! Yes please I want that stationary! Maybe see you in Melbourne this weekend? Big love
    Nik xox

  • Jane @ Shady Baker
    April 15, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Squeal! How exciting…loving it before I have even seen it! x

  • Little White Dove
    April 15, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    I just love the para describing what your book is about… sounds fan-bloody-tastic! High fiving YOU first for being so freaking ace! 🙂

  • PatrickC
    April 15, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Pip, the dog is looking singularly unimpressed with the pom poms around its neck. If it was one of my Kelpies it would be getting its partner in crime to rip them off. Great Photos. Good Luck with the book.

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      April 15, 2015 at 4:54 PM

      My dogs are pompom destroyers.
      I am so impressed that Bentley did not eat them!

      • PatrickC
        April 15, 2015 at 5:02 PM

        Bentley. What a perfect name for him, cool, dignified, slightly superior with a trace of rascal hidden away in those eyes.

  • Laura
    April 15, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Pip! How great is it that it is April, and soon this book will be available for us all to read! Some things: I don’t tend to buy books because a) I work in a library and b) I’m a student and therefor have no book-buying dollars. I bought Craft for the Soul, though. I feel like this book is going to be very special. I have loved all of the peaks so far. The blanket on the cover of the book is my absolute favourite – did you make it? Is that a silly question? Happy book release month!

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      April 15, 2015 at 1:23 PM

      Well. KNOW that I really appreciate your support. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. (And I did make that blanket! Yes!) xxx

  • Ronna Cunningham
    April 15, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    Will Craft for the Soul be available in the U.S.

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      April 15, 2015 at 1:23 PM

      I will find out! x

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