wow, long time no post, huh?? well this is a good news/ bad news post... let's do the bad first.
remember a while back, like a little over a year ago when i mentioned how i have signed a contract to write a book on how to make plushies? well, i wrote the book, turned it in and then heard nothing... for about 3 months actually. i was in the middle of the holiday season, and didn't have time to follow up. come january i got an email letting me know my book had been moved from the initial publisher to a subsidiary. the editor i was passed to i don't think understood Sewing Stars, nor cared to. after a painful two and half months of phone calls, emails, etc. i was told my book simply wasn't viable in the marketplace anymore. with that, my book was cancelled.
needless to say it stung deeply, and between that and my new full time job i pretty much lost my will to sew anything for this business i worked so hard to create. if you read my geek journal at all you would know i have been able to sew in the last month and a half, but its for non-sewing stars purposes.
on my road to gaining back my sewing mojo kristen rask of schmancy in seattle contacted me asking me to take part in her special exclusive project. which leads me to the good news. i agreed to take part, and although it still deeply stings, and my feelings regarding my craft are still up in the air i have been working hard making these:
they are based on cuttlefish, and i made them all sorts of crazy colors as you can see. they are actually the first thing i have sewn since the lemons that was for Sewing Stars. i am not sure how much longer the healing of my sewing soul will take. in the meantime i am trying to concentrate on what doesn't break my heart, which has been my amazing new job at the American Mathematical Society, and even more amazing friends and family.
so! if you are in seattle, check out schmancy! this really did turn into an exclusive, more so than kristen probably even realizes. but its time i faced what happened, and let anyone who wondered where i disappeared to.