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!)
(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!
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