the book is here!

I was talking to Emma the other day and she called to tell me that she had seen my book!  Well, you know it’s not my book, but I’m in it!  She was at Barnes & Noble and there it was:  Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase.

So, I loaded my kids into the car, promising hot chocolate and a cookie if they were good.  And I found the book right away, found my pages and saw my name.  What a thrill!  I wanted to tell everyone in the bookstore :)  I ended up just telling the cashier when he noticed that I was buying two copies of the same book.

One copy for me and one copy for a book giveaway!  Just post a comment and I will be sending off this Craft Challenge book to one lucky person.  Who I hope has a great pillowcase stash of their own!

And here are some photo’s of my own, the one’s in the book are a ton better of course!

coaster made with vintage pillowcases

coaster made with vintage pillowcases

This one was fun to make using misc widths of cut up pillowcases.  The back is also pillowcase fabric.  It’s like a little tiny quilt!

pillowcase covered box

pillowcase covered box

The book publisher sent me Martha Stewart pillowcases to use for this project.  I also used some Martha Stewart decorative tape that I bought at Michael’s and of course in pure Martha spirit, it matched perfectly.

my vintage pillowcase stash

more stash

Here are a few pictures of my stash.  I think each one is beautiful and precious.  They are also in the book.  We were asked to share some of our collection.  I was kind of afraid to part with some of these!  But they took such great photos and did them a wonderful justice, making them look so pretty and prestine!

Well, I am sure you will love the projects in this book.  Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy of your own!  Or head over to the bookstore to pick one up.  Have fun sewing!!

p.s. the book giveaway will be going on until February 28.  Then I will announce the winner.



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37 responses to “the book is here!

  1. Congratulations Katie! Very exciting!

  2. Very nice, if I don’t win I will have to go buy one for myself.

  3. Yay Katie! Congratulations!! This is just the beginning of book credits for you ;)

  4. Urban Craft

    Super cool, I am in, please. Thanks!

  5. Congrats Katie! I would be beside myself. What a sweet giveaway!

  6. Awesome Katie!!! Congratulations!!!!!

  7. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I am going to go and buy one today! I was at Borders yesterday and did not even look at the books. I was busy looking for magazines that I did not already have.

    I am so HAPPY and PROUD OF YOU!!

    I love you! Oh, if I win can you sign the book for me???

  8. Congratulations! That is so exciting! If I don’t win, I’ll have to buy a copy at the next IndieSac so I can review it on the Pimp Stitch blog. Hooray!

  9. Congratulations, how exciting!!!

  10. Wow, that would be my dream…to go to a bookstore and see my name in print!! Congratulations, the book looks lovely, as do your photos.

  11. Congratulations! I have a stash of my own, smaller now, but still my stash. I also have a couple of vintage ones VERY similar to your pictures. They were made and given to me by my MIL. She was VERY handy with a needle, (much better than I am)!

    Again, congratulations!!

  12. Ooooh! How pretty! I want a copy of this book sooo bad!

  13. Congratulations! And I want an autograph too!!! (I’m so sorry I had to break my promise about taking your photo at IndieSacramento for my blog. My fractured foot was not cooperating…)

  14. A huge down under CONGRATULATIONS Katie!!! This is sooooo exciting and you must be completely and utterly over the moon. The book looks lovely and I hope it is the start of many exciting things to come. Bravo!! =] Melly

  15. Katie,
    I’m so proud of you, and so happy for you, that everyone everywhere is going to see how talented you are!
    Also, your little skirts are so cute! I love the color combinations. I want to wear one, too!
    Hint, Hint!!

  16. how exciting…I think I might have promised the kids 2 cookies!!

  17. Congratulations, Katie, on your book! It looks wonderful! :)

  18. amandasue

    Yay! That must of been neat to see your name in the book! And it sounds like a terrific book!

  19. Cindy Schultz

    Well, look at you!! I am so,so,so PROUD of you!

    You go girl:)

  20. Jennifer

    Congratulations! The book looks beautiful, can’t wait to check it out!

  21. How wonderful, congrats! Love those embroidered cases.

  22. I have about a dozen pillowcases, waiting for my granddaughter to get tall enough for a dress!

    Congratulations! The book looks amazing!

  23. I came here from Diane…that is so neat for you! Sounds like a book I’d enjoy:-)

  24. Your book looks wonderful!

  25. YAY!!!!!! WOOOOHOOO!!!!!!!!

  26. Can’t wait to see this book!!!

  27. Jennifer Guthrie

    Congratulations on the book Katie! Oh I feel so motivated!
    Hope to see you again soon!

  28. How exciting for you to be in this book! Congratulations!

  29. Congrats! I would love to have this book!

  30. I’ve been wondering…. I LOVE linens – bed, table, all of them. Are you ever torn about repurposing a pillowcase?

  31. This is a precious idea. (a friend told me about your site)

  32. Jeanne

    Hi Katie-
    Remember me and Kim (Peterson). Terri Barnes Smalley sent a note to me with this contact info and it is exciting to see that you have a book in print. I have my own idea for a book, now the discipline to get it organized. I also have my grandma’s stash of vintage linens. I love them and wish I had enough spaces to display them all at once. Isn’t it fun to work with fabric? I love quilting and recycling too–just picked up a throw away piece of furniture to repaint–fun! Nice to make contact with you after all these years. Congrats on your finished product–a book in print!!!!!!!

  33. Congratulations! I would love to have a copy of the book and to see you in print. :-)

  34. Wow- thank you for the comment, I will make you a skirt- I really will- I’m not sure when, but I will try, Or I could make you a sarong, as they’re easy! :)

    Anyway- Wow! On the book- that’s fabulous.
    I might email you, as I have a million things I’d like to know about writing a book, if that’s ok?

    You have a fabulous blog, I love it already!

    Have a nice creative day.

    Laura from Haberdashery and Home / Robson & Mason

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