Friday, October 23, 2015

Handycrafts and books - side by side at the book signing

Row of Basils waiting to escape the knitting bag and go to the fair

 The latest busy book - busy Christmas... packed and ready for the fair tomorrow at York's Guildhall.


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Exclusive to book signings

Where did the busy books go...?

I've taken my busy books out of my website shop until after my run of Christmas craft fairs. This is to avoid the risk of one being ordered from the website that I've sold at a fair.

Because they are unique, I can't just get another one out of a stockroom. So for the time being they will be exclusive to my book signing events.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Not how I imagined spending my time as a writer...

OK I'm still fighting technology, and I'm not sure who's winning... bits of equipment that are meant to talk to each other are refusing to do so.
Oh well, I'm about to go on a sheep mission anyway - I have a bag full of sheep parts that need assembling before the weekend, which is not how I imagined spending my time as a writer, but we all have to diversify, and sheep have proved to be an excellent crowd puller at book signings, not to mention an excellent outlet for procrastination when a certain book is stubbornly refusing to get over its final hurdles...

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fighting technology one day at a time...

It seems that making  a busy book is easier than getting photos onto the laptop. 
I've managed to get this one here via instagram... it seems my phone is quite happy to talk to instagram, but it's not talking to my laptop, who know why... maybe I need to shut them in a room together and hope they can sort out their differences...  


Luckily my sewing machine has been behaving better than my phone and laptop, so this little festive collection is now neatly bound into a Christmas busy book, ready to go to a fair at York's Guildhall on Saturday.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Book signing in York's Guildhall

The dates are filling up for book signings, the next one being on 24th October at York's Guildhall - I can feel another sheep emergency coming on...

There'll also be some new busy books, I've made a start on a festive one - I would show you the pic of the book in progress, but my phone is refusing to talk to the computer today.

Right, and after all that, I'm retreating into my book in progress for a while to do a bit of tinkering...

Monday, October 12, 2015

Touch and feel busy book - because babies need books too

Because babies need books too
A chunky button and cord fastening open to reveal a treasure trove of textures and colours... 
 There's a furry bear, with a shiny button nose, and satin ribbon bow tie...
 There are balloons with colourful cords,,and a button and ribbon to feel and pull.
 There's a handy zip up pocket for little treasures, or just to play with the zip...
 All bound up in  a soft cover from Lost in a Book.
Now exclusively in my website bookshop

Friday, October 09, 2015

Not your usual stocktake

Counting books is distracting enough, but when a stocktake involves counting sheep, I'd better be careful...

The sheep continue to be my woolly ambassadors, attracting lots of attention at book signings, and filling up my knitting bag, as well as much of my time - they are a clear example of characters taking over; and in this case they've even escaped the page and taken on knitted form, to rampage about...