Monday, March 19, 2018

Spring? The Story of My Life..... The Peddler

Tomorrow is the first day of spring and we are expecting a snowstorm. Again. We have had more snow in this last part of winter than in the really cold part of winter. And it may not be over - there have been snowstorms here in April and sometimes as late as May. Thank goodness it didn't warm up too much in the middle of winter to cause the fruit trees to leave dormancy and begin making buds. There will still be peaches and apples and pears this summer and fall. Yay. 

Today I want to share something super exciting with you - the cover of Crafting A Patterned Home. If you are a newsletter subscriber, you may have already seen it. This is the first time I am showing it here on my blog. 

I am in love with the cover. When Rikki Snyder (the photographer) and I were working on "cover tries" we both thought this image was the strongest. Just because we did, didn't mean the publisher and their marketing team would. But as luck were to have it -- this time -- my fave won. YAY.

The book will be available on April 10th - the official pub date. It's a Tuesday. Why are pub dates always on Tuesday? They always seem to be. 

I am selling copies of Crafting A Patterned Home on my website and in my Etsy Shop. I would love to ship you your very own signed copy. If you would like me to write an inscription, please let me know in the "notes" section of the order. 

For the next few weeks, I will be giving you all some previews of what is inside CAPH along with some backstory to the production and making of the book. 

I'm hoping to sell a lot of books. It is going to be hard to ship as many as I did with the last book Crafting A Colorful Home. It came out in January 2015 and if I remember correctly, there was no Amazon Prime then with options for free shipping. Three years is a long time in our fast paced internet world. A lot has changed - including the public's comfort with buying on-line. 

BUT - I will not take this lying down. I am fighting back against the giant. Here's what I am offering the people (maybe you) who chose to buy from me to support my family, my creative work and our farm......

1. Free shipping (within the USA)
2. An exclusive bookplate designed and handpainted by me.
3. A set of 5 assorted postcards featuring photographs by the lovely + talented Rikki Snyder. 
4. An option to have each book inscribed to someone. 
5. A signed title page

You can pre-order over on my website here.
You can also pre-order on my Etsy Shop here. 

Thank you so much for your support of me, my family and farm, and our work. 

1 comment:

Auntie Shan said...


I'm not certain, but I think "Publishers" [books, DVDs, etc.] use Tuesdays as it's usually the first business day of the week less likely to fall on some Holiday..?

yeah, that NEXT storm is coming from the SouthWest this time... it's SUPPOSE to miss us. Temps are much cooler this week, but there isn't any "weather" forecasted for us until next week perhaps... Whatever, my GLACIER is still in place until May! ;-}

Anyhoo, GOOD LUCK with it all! Hang in there!

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