Friday, April 13, 2012

The Really Big News!

I wrote a book!
I sewed a book!

It is truly a most exciting moment for me to be able to finally share with you, my lovely readers, what I have been working on for over 6 months!

Simple Sewing with Lola Nova,to be published by Mitchell Beazley is a labor of love. I can honestly say that my heart and soul has gone into this book and I am positively giddy with the news!

It was awfully hard to keep it under wraps for so long, but now I can shout from the roof tops that little old me wrote a book!

Simple Sewing with Lola Nova by Alexandra Smith is scheduled to come out in the UK this coming September! The US edition will be published Spring 2013!

The book contains 25 step by step sewing projects for family, life and home. A handcrafted compendium sure to provide a little something for everyone, for all skill levels. This book truly celebrates a handmade life!

I will be certain to keep everyone updated on release and all the nitty gritty as we go along.

Oh, but wait! Looky here, it is available for pre-order on Amazon UK! Oh my goodness!

I want to thank you, yes you! my wonderful friends. My readers really are the best and without you, this book never would have been possible, so thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I wish you all a gorgeous weekend!

55 comments:

Catherine said...

This is a wonderful news! Congratulations! Now I can't wait to get a copy...

Gill said...

Congratulations!!!
I'm off to Amazon now to have a look!

charlotte said...

oh wow this is amazing, well done. You must be super proud. Any chance of a few sneak previews then?

vintage grey said...

Yay Lola!! This is great news!! Congratulations and what an accomplishment!! I can't wait to get one!! It looks like such an inspirational and creative book!! Have a lovely weekend, too! ;) xo Heather

Jennie said...

Congratulations! I can't believe I have a cushion made by a published author.

MJL said...

I will buy when available, love your work - all the best and congratulations =)

silly old suitcase said...

Oh wow! congratulations!
I'm looking forward to see what's in!!...it will be very pretty i
think :-)

Maartje

Peony and Thistle said...

Well done! It looks fab!

Sherri B. said...

Yippeeeee !!!! Congratulations my friend, I knew you would be famous! I can only imagine how hard is was to keep this big news to yourself...I am clapping my hands for you right now!

I went to The Book Depository and pre-ordered, they are doing a count down for us... 143 days!

My heart is very full for you! xo

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Yay!!!!!
Congratulations, no doubt it will be a huge success. :)
Happy weekend,
Vivienne x

JunqueMagnet said...

Congratulations! What simply wonderful news. Enjoy the process!

Mom L said...

This is absolutely the most fantastic news! Congratulations!

Nancy in Iowa

Wendy said...

Congrats! I had an inkling it just might be a book! Love the cover!

Kath said...

Oh em gee! That is just TERRIBLY EXCITING NEWS! Congratulations, you clever thing. Going to preorder it right now!

chris said...

WOOOOHOOOOOOOO!

diane said...

Will you sign my bear and elephant??? So exciting!!!!

Rosa said...

Awesome news.congratulations!!

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

That's amazing! Well done on all the hard work and congratulations :)

Sandra x

Mare said...

Oh My Goodness! This is incredible news! You are AMAZING my friend! Congratulations!

Colette said...

WooooHoooo! That is so exciting - congratulations, enjoy all the glory that is sure to be coming your way! x

mel @ loved handmade said...

WOW!! Hooray for you, that's brilliant!! Very excited for you & busting to get a look! x

Tania said...

Oh WOW! See you have been busy birthing something after all! Heartiest congratulatories on your labour of love! x

Catherine said...

congratulations! this is really big, exciting news! hope you have a wonderful weekend x

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Such wonderful great news!!! I needed to see something just like this today :) Can't wait to get my hands on a copy ♥ Congrats!!!

willow and moo said...

Congrats Alex! :-)

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

OH MY GOD!!! that is so exciting and awesome and well deserved! look at our name in print!!! hugest congratulations to you for the book and managing to keep it a secret!! Yay you!!
xxxxx

CurlyPops said...

OMG that is the coolest surprise ever! Congratulations!

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh OH OH my goodness!! Clever clever you! how exciting!! xo

Katiebee said...

i'm so excited for you!!!!!

xo

katie

Nancy Craig said...

Yea! What a wonderful accomplishment. We are so proud of you.

Gabriella Buckingham said...

How wonderful - I can imagine how happy and excited you must feel :)x

jennie said...

AArgh - been out all day and only just seen this!! Congratulations Alex! I can't wait to get a copy when it comes out here! You must be over the moon! Loads of huge hugs from us, XXXXOOOOJ

liz said...

Wonderful news. Can't wait to read it. Liz xx

Vic said...

I broke my self-imposed everything bloggy ban just to come over here My Love; again, I am SO FRIKKIN PROUD OF YOU, happy for you, excited & just generally just snobbishly chuffed that MY friend is going to be not only a published author but a published author of the very best, crafty kind!

This is not the beginning, but it's not even close to the middle of the awesome Lola Nova. *mwah* x a bajillion. xxxxxxxx

gemmipop said...

Absolutely fantastic! Congratulations!!

Kylie said...

Congratulations - what a wonderful achievement for you.

andrea creates said...

oh wow~that's super great!!
congratulations, can't wait to see it :)

Sabrina said...

Yeah!!! Happy dance going on over here!! I'm so happy for you. I know you put your heart and soul into it (like you do everything), and I'm sure it's just the beginning of your crafty empire. Yeah, yeah, yeah!!!!!

Lola Nova said...

Oh my goodness, see I knew I had the best readers! Thank you all for your encouraging comments, I could not have done this without you!

yardage girl said...

Congratulations ~ that is truly brilliant news!!

june at noon said...

Wow, look at you! Congrats!

Tors said...

That's brilliant news, congratulations!

Christine said...

Congratulations! Off to Amazon to check it out

Deb Robertson said...

Yay! that's fantastic. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I love your style.

silverpebble said...

What completely stupendous and extremely exciting news! Hugest congratulations to you, you must be THRILLED!

Lululoves said...

How lovely - congratulations what an achievement. You have a lovely blog can't wait to have a read - I will hop over to amazon now.x

Fledgling said...

The world is in for a HUGE treat!!

From what I know, this book is a gem!

Congratulations, Alex, ENJOY the ride! You deserve all the best in world!

*traipsing off to Amazon UK...Do I "order" a book? Or "ordre" a book? "Ordour"?*

XO -N.

Lindsay Jewell said...

Very cool! Congratulations!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Found you of all places on Instagram. Congrats on the book. How exciting!

Tas said...

You go, girl!

How chuffed and excited you must be right now.
Congratulations.

emma lamb said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!
That is such amazing news Miss Alexandra, congratulations! I can't wait to see more... :)
Huge hugs,
Emma, x

Kate said...

Ohmygoodness!!!!!!!!!!
That is just the biggest and bestest news.
I am so very thrilled for you Miss Alex.
And so very excited to get my hands on a copy.
Well done. xx

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

How did I miss this ... utterly, utterly chuffed and thrilled for you :D

m.e (Cathie) said...

yay!!! awesome, awesome news Miss Lola Nova, such a cool looking book.
well done, so much love has to be in that book, as with everything you do.
Can not wait to get a copy!
yay, YAY, YAY!!!!
BIG squishy hugs ♥

Millicent James said...

what a wonderful journey to go on in writing a book - well done and I say that there is always room for another craft book :)