Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Working On My New Book
Oh My Gosh, Sandwiches!
I'm working on my new book with the craziest of deadlines. If you could see this apartment right now. 2:46am. A mug of 'Cafe Use' coffee in my hand. Craft stuff literally everywhere. I've had to join up my dining table next to my studio desk, and add a makeshift table constructed from some pegboard balancing on craft storage boxes. It is utter craft chaos. I found some mt on my t-shirt when I was cleaning my teeth the other day. And I spotted some Avril string in the corridor of my apartment building. Oh, dear.
When I take a moment to register what's actually happening though, it's pretty incredible for me to think that I'm able to live in Shimokitazawa, make craft all day (and night), and at the end release my very first English language craft book.
I can't tell you how much I love making books. Making the grid. Mocking up layouts. Selecting paper stock. Making craft samples. Shopping for props. Meeting with my photographer. Researching ideas for styling. And then, my favourite part, the photo shoot days!
Goodies to use in my book have been arriving via courier. Look at these divine stickers from Blank!
And mt sent me a box filled with their new Summer range. The mt fab tapes are super special, some are flocked! I'll be jumping onto a shinkansen armed with a little ekiben and a bag full of craft supplies, and heading to Tohoku in a few weeks to host a workshop at the mt school. I hope you can come along!
In between crossing off pages from my book grid I've been hosting workshops for my company. Our latest workshop was at one of my favourite craft shops, Wrapple!
Shopping for props for my book. Crazy fun!
Well, Sandwiches, this Sandwich better get to bed soon. Tomorrow is a big day. I have to hide all of my craft book mess tetris style somewhere in this apartment before the Japanese TV crew come to interview me on Thursday! Once, when a magazine came to shoot my apartment, I hid so much stuff in the bathroom! Ha ha.
Hope you're all having a much more relaxing August!