Friday 2 March 2012

Heart-Felt Holidays

I've got some fun news to share with you today...

The lovely people at Lark Books are publishing a follow-up to their Christmas craft book Fa la la la Felt.

It's called Heart-Felt Holidays and it contains "40 charming projects for Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more."

And it includes SIX whole projects by me. Yay!

Wanna see my projects?

There's cake toppers for birthday cakes and cupcakes:

A version of my popular butterfly mobile for a baby shower:

Heart baubles for Valentine's Day:

Lavender "teabags" for Mother's Day:

Manly moustaches for Father's Day:

Plus a pirate eyepatch and parrot for Talk Like a Pirate Day:

... which also includes instructions for making a half-size parrot to wear as a brooch:

I can't wait to see a copy of the finished book, and to see everyone else's projects.

Heart-Felt Holidays is currently available to pre-order on Amazon USA and Amazon UK. Although it's officially due to be published in April in the USA the books will apparently be shipping to US stores very soon. Hurrah!


Tumus said...

Congrats again! I'm hoping to post a tutorial for my Bon Bon Bunnies soon (this month hopefully) and this book reminded me of that. Love the cake toppers those look really cute ^_^

How DO you keep up with it all?

Gill said...

Congratulations Laura!
I love the parrot!

Momtaz said...

Great news! A little known fact about me...I always celebrate Talk like a pirate day!!! Now I'll have a patch for this September : )

Sandra said...

Fabulous news! Congratulations to you. :)

Kathi said...

Hurray Laura! Hope you treat yourself and have a fun celebration for this wonderful honor! Congratulations!

Janet said...

Congratulations! These are sweet projects.

Lilyshaw said...

Wonderful news, my favourite is the moustache!

Alex - The Interior DIYer said...

Huge congrats Laura! I adore the cake topper idea. I would absolutely love to make them for our wedding cake. I'm not the best with felt though. Congrats again, six amazing projects :)

marta said...

well. I think I'll order on Amanzon as I did for FA LA LA LA FELT. bye marta

Bugs and Fishes said...

Thanks guys, I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished book when it arrives.

Tumus - Haha, I don't keep up at all, really! I was working on the projects for this just after I'd finished my own book... I don't think I did much housework etc in those months :D

Hydrangea Girl - the cake toppers are super easy, I promise :)

PatchworkPottery said...

Congratulations on having SIX projects in one book! Woohooo! It's always exciting to see the book after such a long wait :o)

Janey Millar said...

Ooh arggghh me hearties! I have a pint size pirate with her name on that parrot for sure. What great projects!

Bugs and Fishes said...

Laurraine - it's always so thrilling having work chosen for a book, I was so delighted when Lark selected 6 of my designs for this! The wait between submitting the projects and seeing the finished book just makes it even more exciting :)

Janey - thankyou! I don't think I'd ever drawn a parrot before so it was a bit of a challenge, but I'm so pleased with how it turned out!