This is my dining room (this is what it looks like now), but you wouldn't have recognized it for the 8 months that it was my sewing/writing room. It was an insane mess, plain crazy! If you came to my house, you would have to see this mess as you passed from the front door to the rest of the house. The girls pretty much stayed out of the area (there were needles and pins everywhere!) and things were just so scattered, but it made total sense to me. That's all that matters, right?!
This is the behind the scenes stuff. If you finally have the book in your hands, and see all the pretty pictures, this is the mess behind it. I was drawing, making patterns, testing patterns, cutting, recutting, ironing, sewing, and doing it all over and over again. I watched many historical documentaries and seasons 1-3 of Nikita during my book sewing and writing process.
Actually, this space was looking pretty neat when it was taken as there were times this room was way worse than you see here. Looking at this brings back so many memories and feelings of this time. It feels great to actually have it out in the world now, and I'm so thankful for all your support. There's so much I want to keep sharing about the whole process. I kept it a secret for such a long time, so it feels good to finally tell the stories behind it. I'll probably share bits of book things once a week for a bit, so don't mind the storytelling. If you have any questions for me regarding it, leave them here. I can work on answering them in future book posts.
Don't forget I have a giveaway going on where you can win a dollhouse pillow and a $100 gift certificate to the shop of your choice (as long as they sell gift certificates). If you do get a book, please share it on Instagram (or any other place), I'd love to see it (tag me @cakiesblog and #letssewtogether). It's so surreal to see it in someone else's hands and it puts a big smile on my face.
Take more peeks at the book here at Made, and another wonderful post (with a project) from Parents.
P.S. If you're wondering where we ate our meals, we ate at the breakfast table in the kitchen.