BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Something is Brewing in this Little Old Farmhouse
I'm a bit frantic this week. Getting last minute orders out, trying to decorate a bit for the upcoming holiday season, doing a bit of baking and cooking. But it's not really the holidays that are putting me almost over the edge. You see, I've made it all more complicated.
Last January I got an email from an Editor at Yankee Magazine. She had seen photos of our home on the Houzz website and was wondering about my Christmas decorating style. Luckily I hadn't put our Christmas decorations away. I took some pictures and then didn't hear anything again. I put it out of my mind - I know how these things go - magazines change their minds all the time and move in different directions. No biggie.
In May, I heard from a freelance editor who had been assigned our story. We set up a tentative photo date for sometime in December 2014 for a feature to run in December 2015. I didn't think much about it nor worry about it because it seemed so far away. I was just jazzed that it might happen and hopefully help bring my creative work and our farm to a larger audience.
Today it was time to panic, decorate, cook and bake for the Yankee folks. We are holding off on the tree until they see the place and tell me where they would like it set. Good thing I have a low maintenance tree style. Tomorrow and Friday at this little farmhouse in the countryside, there will be 6 or 7 strangers doing their magic, moving things around, taking close-ups of my decorations, my crafts, and whatever else they think their readers might like to see. There will be a writer interviewing me for the article. I'll be helping - dragging out things they might like, feeding them all, and watching and learning - I always learn so much on shoots when I can work with other professionals.
Fingers crossed it all works out. I'll take some photos and share them with you all. I'll be posting on Instagram and Facebook - not here - so follow me if you haven't (and you are at all interested!) You all have the inside scoop almost a year in advance. If anyone has any pull with the weather gods, we are hoping for some snow.
These two little kitties left on Monday. Miss them. We have two left who are staying til just past Christmas. Then they go together to a local family.