Friday, September 10, 2010

Exciting News!


A couple days ago there was a knock on the door. It was the kindly UPS man who, after being mauled by my *ahem* overly enthusiastic dogs, delivered a small package. The return address read Quirk Publications.

Squeeee! Was I excited! I tore open the wrapping and admired the contents -- a much anticipated book -- Witch Craft; Wicked Accessories, Creepy-Cute Toys, Magical Treats, and More!

And, yes, I do like halloween. I bake for it, dress for it, decorate for it and craft for it. But that's not the reason I was excited. No. I was ecstatic because my name was (is) in print! I am a contributing crafter for this publication. Squeeee!



I must admit -- this is a fun project to be part of. All the crafts (and crafters) are amazing.

For the first two days I barely got my hands on this book (my book!). Rather my girls were pouring over the pages -- marking all the crafts and projects we just had to do! On deck are chocolate marshmallow skulls, a cupcake graveyard, fuzzy bats, ghost toasts, a knitted spider and web hat, peanut butter and jelly skull sandwiches, ruby slippers and, finally, sleepy ghost broaches. As you can see our fall crafting schedule is now quite full.

But that didn't stop me from doing even more (yes, yes, my sanity may be in question. Let's not go there, shall we?). As such I created a supplemental project to accompany the spell jars and snow globes in the book-- creepy crawly DIY shrinky dinks. This project was soooo simple and terribly fun to do with kids. I hope to have a tutorial up soon.

Additionally I will be hosting a book giveaway in the very near future. But, if you can't wait, it's already available online.

And now I must go. I'm off with a skip in my step and I might even do a little dance. It really is quite exciting to see one's name in print.

Have a wonderful weekend my friends! I hope your days are equally bright and cheery!

10 comments:

Tammie said...

congrats to you!!! how exciting.

The Berghorn Family said...

Exciting! It looks so fun!

Jen said...

Congratulations!! How exciting indeed! I'll have to check out the book. Halloween is a pretty big deal at our house, especially since my daughter was born on Halloween.

Shalet said...

Thank you all! It really is a fun book. We have SO many projects planned!

Sheryl Rayner said...

Woot! Congratulations!!

Karen Maezen Miller said...

High five!

Robin Norgren said...

I can't wait to see all the posts you are going to CONJURE up with this!

Shalet said...

Thank you all! @ Robin -- indeed I will be CONJURING up some fun posts. :oP

Dyan said...

Congratulations! I love Halloween too and the book looks like it has all sorts of awesome fun things to do!

Shalet said...

Thank you Dyan. Yes the book is chock full of fun projects. I can't wait to get started!