handmade style – the book

Handmade Style

40 yards of interfacing

20 zippers

24 pockets

oodles of hardware

bits of leather

spools of thread

lots of batting

23 projects

one billion hours in the making…

Okay, so I might be exaggerating the hours in the making, but it’s time! I wrote a book. I’ve been dreaming of the day I could write this post. For a good long while. It’s such a strange feeling to be able to really say it. This announcement also kind of feels a bit like ripping off a band-aid. I can’t keep it a secret forever! I’m thrilled, but also scared at the same time. I feel like I’m exposing the deepest most personal part of myself, my creativity, for the whole world to see. I hope you love it and want to make all the projects, I’ll be talking more about it all soon. It’s scheduled to ship in May 2015, published by Lucky Spool! I’m super pumped to be among a group of amazing and talented sewists! You can read a few more details about the book on the Lucky Spool book page here.

Meanwhile, you can pop over and pre-order it on Amazon! How crazy is that?!

95 thoughts on “handmade style – the book

  1. Congratulations! What an accomplishment. Great work. I love your patterns! Can’t wait to see the book.

  2. Holly says:

    Yay!! I am so excited for you. It’s going to be the best book ever!!

  3. Too COOL! Congratulations!

  4. Jeni says:

    Eeeee!! So happy for you! I know it’s going to be amazing! 🙂

  5. AWESOME!!!! Congratulations!

  6. Alys H says:

    Couldn’t be happier for you! Congratulations!! And how lucky are all of us?!? We get to buy it!!! Judging by your patterns, it’s going to be a winner. Thanks for writing it!

  7. Susanna says:

    Many congrats!! I can’t wait to see the projects in the book. =]

  8. Cherie says:

    YAAAAAAAAY ANNA!!! So exciting!! I really can’t wait to see the projects in there. I know they are going to be beautiful! Congratulations and I wish you tons of success. You totally deserve it!

  9. Nadeen says:

    Congratulations! I have no doubt your hard work will pay off. Amazon will receive oodles of pre-orders today, including mine!

  10. A big huge congratulations to you Anna! I am certain it will be a hit.

  11. Sara says:

    Congratulations! That’s so exciting! I wondered if you were up to something like that. It’s been just a little bit quieter on your blog than usual 🙂

  12. Brianna says:

    This is so exciting! I cannot wait to try the new projects. Will there be sneak peeks coming soon?

  13. Angela says:

    Aaaack!!! I hoped we’d hear this news eventually! So excited for you and can’t wait to buy this book!

  14. AHHHHH, Anna!!! This is so wonderful and exciting!! Congratulations to you!!!

  15. Margie says:

    Amazing!!!! Can’t wait to get my copy.

  16. Congratulations! I’ve been following your blog for a long while and I feel like I’m proud of you… 🙂 I have a couple of your patterns, and I’ll get the book for sure! I wish you great success.

  17. Jen Hall says:

    Oh anna, this is absolutely a dream for you and to be honest me too. I love everyone of your patterns and just can’t wait to see all the new projects you have designed. You are amazing and am so glad I got to meet you and can’t wait to see you again! Congrats on your book!

  18. Darci says:

    Congratulations Anna! Writing a book is so exciting and scary at the same time.

  19. Shannon says:

    So darn happy for you!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!! I’ve been here cheering for you all this time! Cannot wait to see it! Congratulations again hun!

  20. Emily says:

    Congratulations! I’m excited; I can’t wait to get a copy!
    Also, I really love that the font for ‘handmade’ on the book cover is the same font you use for ‘noodlehead’ on your blog!

  21. Taya@TypeB says:

    Very excited for you Anna! Congratulations! I’m going to pop over to Lucky Spool to check it out. Hope it sells a million copies 🙂

  22. Kelly O. says:

    You What???!!!!! You are A.MAZ.ING!! Truly! Congratulations!
    Now, excuse me while I go visit 🙂

  23. Anya says:

    So exciting! I can’t wait to get on my (your 🙂 ) book in the mail. I’m all set with my preorder!

  24. nicolemaroon says:

    Congrats!! That’s awesome!

  25. Faith says:

    I’m so excited for you! Obviously will be a “must have” , I can’t wait!

  26. Abby says:

    Wow!!! Congrats Anna, so exciting! I’m sure it’s amazing!

  27. Faby says:

    Felicidades!!! So happy for you Anna. 🙂

  28. Erin says:

    congratulations Anna!!! this is amazing news… cannot wait to get my hands on it!!

  29. Yolanda says:

    WoOoooo HoOOOOoooo!!! Congratulations!!! I’m sew excited for you!

  30. Alana says:

    Congratulations!! Very excited for you and for me 🙂

  31. Anna, thats so amazing!

  32. oooh thats awesome! When do we get to see more of the projects in the book?

  33. dolores says:

    Here’s hoping that dress is one of the patterns cause it’s great! Congrats….you’re a big girl now…sung to the “Pampers Pull ups ditty”!:)

  34. So SUPER excited. Pre-ordered with 1-click shopping at Amazon!

  35. oh Anna how wonderful and exciting!!! Congratulations!! I’m so looking forward to see your book – eek! x

  36. Vicki says:

    Wow…congrats! This is so exciting. I can’t wait to read it.

  37. April Iverson says:

    So excited! I love every pattern of yours that I’ve made. Can’t wait to get my hands on this:-). You should come to Fargo, ND and do a book signing. We have an awesome quilt shop here called “Modern Textiles”.

  38. Rachel says:

    I had no idea you were writing a book! How fun! I’m so excited for you!

  39. Angela A. says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing your book. My daughters and I love your patterns.

  40. That is just so cool Anna! The clutch your holding on the front page caught my eye right away. Love it!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the book. You are so talented and I love all the patterns I’ve purchased from your store. This is so well deserved and I bet you are just floating on cloud 9 right now. Congratulations!

  41. lauradodson says:

    Oh! Congratulations! The cover is lovely. Cannot wait to own it!

  42. Laurie BB says:

    I am so so happy for you! Congratulations. I look forward to ordering the book and making even more of your wonderful creations. Just made the poolside tote and am in LOVE WITH IT!

  43. Beth says:

    Ohhh love it! You should totally do a blog hop!

  44. Tamie says:

    Congratulations. I’m off to check it out.

  45. Marcia R says:

    Congrats! Since your patterns are all awesome, I’m sure the book will be full of awesomeness. Love the cover!

  46. isabelle says:

    hello Anna, congratulations! I love every pattern of yours that I’ve made. I’m french and live in France , I ‘d like to know how to get it ? Congratulations again!

  47. Yasemin says:

    So happy for you. Congratulations! The cover looks awesome too!

  48. Heidi Baines says:

    Anna–I’m very excited! I think that the Lucky Spool website has a typos in the word “cary all” that you might want them to fix so it doesn’t detract from the great writeup!

  49. la kus kus says:

    Congratulations!!! it’s a SÚPER news,…

  50. SoozeM says:

    Oooh how exciting!!! Can’t wait!!

  51. sophiecrespy says:

    WOW!! Hanna this is sooooooooooooooooooooo exciting!! congrats to you! it must have been so much hard work!! you rock!

  52. Franziska says:

    Congratulations! I’m curious. The bag on the picture looks adorable. Can’t wait to see more.

  53. Amanda Jean says:

    YAY, Anna!!!!! So very excited for you! The cover looks absolutely AMAZING! I’m sure the rest will follow suit. I can not wait to see the rest. Great job, lady!

  54. Donna Baker says:

    That is SO exciting Anna! I will for sure be getting it, congratulations! I love the cover photo

  55. Mary L. says:

    Gee Whiz!! An author in the family!! Congratulations, Anna!

  56. gail says:

    Anna, you are amazing!! I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I can’t help it, I can tell how wonderful this is going to be! I’m so, so excited for you, and to see what’s inside this gorgeous book! Congratulations!!

  57. Liz says:

    Anna – Congratulations! I have many of your patterns and love each and every one of them. I can’t wait for the book to come out.

  58. Congratulations! That’s such good news. You’re such a loved and respected pattern creator in the blogosphere (is that a real place?!) and now everyone in the very real world will get to enjoy making your things too. I’m off to pre-order!

  59. Katy says:

    Huge congrats, I’m sure it will be as fab as all your patterns 🙂

  60. Ines says:

    Congratulations Anna! That are good news!!!
    Hope it will be a star at book-heaven :-).

    Hugs Ines♥

  61. nic says:

    Congrats how exciting! I love your style and can’t wait to see the book!

  62. Melissa says:

    Congrats! I’m so excited for you!!! I can’t wait to see your book I know it’s going to be awesome! And I totally know the feeling of being excited and terrified all at the same time 🙂

  63. Oh, this is SO exciting!! I have no doubt that your book will be awesome and I can’t wait to get it! So inspired, Anna! Congratulation! : )

  64. Kari says:

    Your hard work is definitely going to pay off. You have such talent and a beautiful style to all of your designs.

  65. Lucinda says:

    Heartfelt congratulations!! How very exciting for you! I’m sure if will be amazing . . . heading over to Amazon now to check it out!

  66. Meike says:

    Congratulations from germany! I’m a quite reader since “ever” of your blog and I have sewn a lot of your wonderful tutorials. Thanks a lot for charing these with us! And now a book… I will order it as well, looking forward to see what wonderful ideas you have packed into the book.
    All the best for you, regards from Meike

  67. Laurakam says:

    Just ordered mine..I love all your patterns ! Congratulations .

  68. Kim B. says:

    Congratulations! Good for you!

  69. I love your blog so much. I don’t comment often due to time, but I’m popping over to Amazon RIGHT NOW to pre-order. How exciting for you-well done!

  70. Nadine says:

    Congratuations. I love your patterns and I pre-ordered the book.

  71. Jenny says:

    Wow, congratulations! I’m excited to see this in a local store!

  72. So happy for you. Can’t wait to see the book. I love your patterns.

  73. Julie says:

    Hooray! You patterns are such a pleasure to make (with great instructions that are easy to follow) and the final products are fantastic. A whole collection of them in a book will be heaven 🙂 Your style is just “my cup of tea” and I can’t wait to see what is in store! A big congratulations.

  74. Yvonne says:

    Congratulations! I am very happy for you and look forward to getting my own copy.

  75. erin says:

    yippee!!!! you know i cannot wait to get my hands on it, right?!?

  76. christinehaynesdotcom says:

    Yay!!! Congratulations! I’m sure it’s going to be fantastic!

  77. tusen says:

    Huge congratulations! I can’t wait to see what’s inside.

  78. Carmen says:

    Yay, congratulations! That’s going on my list of must-buys:)

  79. amazing!!! i’ve pre-ordered it already. so exciting!!!

  80. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations! I went and pre-ordered it. Can’t wait!

  81. Laura J says:

    Congratulations! How exciting, can’t wait to see it!

  82. Niki says:

    AWESOME!!!!! Putting it on my Amazong Wish List right now so I can ask for it for Christmas!

  83. danawillard says:

    Anna this is so exciting! Um, hello….I had no idea you were working on a book. SWEEEEET! Congrats! 🙂

  84. Aneela says:

    This is the best news Anna!! So excited for you! x

  85. Congratulations! Definitely in my wish list!!!

  86. I’ve pre-ordered the book and look forward to it’s release. Congratulations!

    If it’s like your patterns it’s bound to be a success.

  87. Congratulations! You deserve it!

  88. Carolyn says:

    What? How did I miss this announcement?!? This is beyond exciting! Congrats! I have no doubt that the book is going to be fantastic!

  89. lynn says:

    congratulations! I’ve learned so much about sewing from you over the last few years=thank you. I just preordered your book from amazon, it’ll be such a nice gift to myself whenever it arrives. KUDOS!

  90. Anita says:

    Congrats! I love your patterns and am sure I will be loving your book! Much success to you 🙂

  91. Gayle S says:

    oooo., I have to wait until February?!?!? Another one preorderd. I will have to be very patient!

  92. Céline says:

    This is great, congrats!! The only problem is that we have to wait aaaaaages before we can get it, so loooong until Feb 2015… We’ll survive it though 🙂 Well done!!!

  93. Justine says:

    I just pre-ordered your book and can’t wait to use it. I love your patterns. Best wishes!

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