Bless my cotton socks, it’s Pip’s book!

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I am sure you have well and truly read by now that Pip’s lovely book “Meet Me at Mikes – 26 Crafty Projects and Things to Make” is now out and on the shelves in local bookstores. I got my copy last week and it is so packed full of goodness. I went to the launch on Monday night and had front row seats to watch Pip and writer/broadcaster Clem Bastow and Jo Walker from Frankie chat about crafting and managed to take one snap which makes crafting look like a very serious business:

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I think it is possible this is the one time all evening Pip & Jo were not smiling, but none-the-less, it is photographic evidence of my brilliant positioning, Pip’s gorgeous dress and fancy shoes and also those pretty, frilly paper hanging things on the ceiling at Metropolis books. I was going to take other snaps but I got distracted chatting and collecting the autographs from a bunch of my favourite Australian crafters, some who I know and love and some who I had never met  before and had only admired from afar… so I got home feeling exhausted from all the fan-girl excitement. 

The book is truly lovely and chatty and has all the best bits of why I like crafting in it. The projects are inspiring and the instructions so clear and fun. On page 35 you will find my instructions for making a wheat bag which could end up looking like this:

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Just in time for winter chills. It’s super easy to make, and I can tell you they become amazingly essential and I get quite grumpy if it’s bed time and I can’t find my current favourite. 

Pip is making IN-STORE APPEARANCES tomorrow where she will do book signings. Find her at Readings in Carlton at 10am and then she’ll be busting it to Brunswick Street Books for further signings at 11am, so go and say hello, and tell her I sent you.

*** Updated to say that Pip’s signings are being rescheduled as bookstores are out of stock! Check out her blog for future updates. ***