It's getting closer...

15 May 2009

I don't think I've even mentioned this here, but my book is now available for pre-order on Amazon!

To celebrate, I thought I'd share an image from the photo shoot that happened about a year ago. (Wow! Really?)

One of my favorite parts of doing this book was that I got to hire my Mom to do the step-by-step photography. Over four days, we shot just under 300 process photos. (About 285 of them made it into the book, too! Yay!)

It was so great working with Mom because she totally understands crafting. So I could hold a project up for her and say, "Okay, Mom, this photo has to convey doing this thing and this thing."

And she'd say, "Hmmm. Okay then - move your left arm over there, hold that piece like this and - WAIT! STOP DOING THAT WITH YOUR HANDS!

By "that," she means this. Over and over again, I'd be posing for a photo, and start thinking about how huge this project was and how worried I was about screwing up. And then my hands would tense up into these clawlike nightmares.

Thanks entirely to Mom's diligence, I can promise you won't see anything like this in the book. :-)

Oh - and once the book is out, I'll tell you some stories about that crazy tea cozy.

Comments

I love this behind the scenes story and that your mom was your photographer. The clenched hand is too funny!


I am so freakin' excited for you I can hardly contain myself! And that cover is stark raving gorgeous. Congratulations, and hugs, and I hope your book becomes a best seller!


Hey Diane!
How thrilling it is to see your name printed on a book cover...and such a lovely cover it is! Can't wait to see the book in person. Congratulations and thanks again for all the inspiration; you are a hero. And a big YEAH to your mom too!
xo
Pam


I find taking pictures for my blog holding things is super hard--I can't imagine doing it for a book. I think all craft bloggers need some hand modeling lessons.


Hey Sister D! Congratulations on your book. I'm just back from Amazon to preorder and I can hardly wait! You've been so inspiring and generous with your time and brain through your delightful podcast. Thanks for keeping me company on rainy crafty days. Best of luck, all the way from PA.


ConCraftulations Diane !!! my best wishes with the book, hope to see it soon. Love


Fabulous Diane! Didn't know you were undertaking this big project - it looks gorgeous. How have you managed to fit it in with all your other projects!? And how lucky are you to have such a talented mom! Not only is she a hugely talented crafter, hugely talented photographer, she's clearly a great art director too with those tips to get rid of "claw-like" hands.

Wishing you heaps of success with this lovely new book,
Joanie x


oh, this is so GREAT! I'm v. excited.

I didn't even know those were your hands. I thought you had a hand model for your blog? Huh.


the cover looks wonderful :D


How cool that you got to hire your mom! My sister is also a professional photographer... hmm.


HAHA - I can just hear that whole conversation playing out. Mom's are awesome. *YOUR* mom is awesome :)


Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!


Yeah! Your book! How awesome. I can't wait to see it! I'm still a very faithful Craftypod listener. Thank you!


Hey Diane - I am so excited about Kanzashi in Bloom coming out! I have been reading your blog for about a year now, but it just dawned on me that it's YOUR book...I actually am the art director at Sew Beautiful magazine and was working on laying out the review of your book today that's going our next issue! Then this post of yours popped up in my reader this afternoon, and it clicked. I am so excited about your book - when we got the proof copy at the magazine, I was absolutely in love, as was everyone else, not just for work purposes but for my own crafty love as well. :) Can't wait to see the final product. Congratulations!!


Wow, the cover is gorgeous! Like gasp-in-delight-upon-seeing-it gorgeous. Congratulations on its publication!!

Do you have a post somewhere about getting into book publishing? I'm so interested and would love to read your experience. Thanks!


Are you sure that guy isn't doing something weird with those photos?

just sayin.


I can't believe, after all I did to make sure your hands looked perfect, you posted this!!! I should have NEVER turned that unedited file over to you!

Photographing this book with you was one of the best adventures of my life! You did a beautiful job on it and I can't wait until it is available and everyone can see it!


ha!! That hand is hilarious. I actually didn't see anything wrong with it until you said... but yep. I was just thinking today that it isn't long til the book ships!


Wow, I am so looking foward to this book, and I'm definately putting it on my amazon-shopping-list!


Hey Diane - I am so excited about Kanzashi in Bloom coming out! I have been reading your blog for about a year now, but it just dawned on me that it's YOUR book...I actually am the art director at Sew Beautiful magazine and was working on laying out the review of your book today that's going our next issue! Then this post of yours popped up in my reader this afternoon, and it clicked. I am so excited about your book - when we got the proof copy at the magazine, I was absolutely in love, as was everyone else, not just for work purposes but for my own crafty love as well. :) Can't wait to see the final product. Congratulations!!


Wow, the cover is gorgeous! Like gasp-in-delight-upon-seeing-it gorgeous. Congratulations on its publication!!

Do you have a post somewhere about getting into book publishing? I'm so interested and would love to read your experience. Thanks!


oh, this is so GREAT! I'm v. excited.

I didn't even know those were your hands. I thought you had a hand model for your blog? Huh.


Are you sure that guy isn't doing something weird with those photos?

just sayin.


the cover looks wonderful :D


I love this behind the scenes story and that your mom was your photographer. The clenched hand is too funny!


I am so freakin' excited for you I can hardly contain myself! And that cover is stark raving gorgeous. Congratulations, and hugs, and I hope your book becomes a best seller!


HAHA - I can just hear that whole conversation playing out. Mom's are awesome. *YOUR* mom is awesome :)


Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!


Yeah! Your book! How awesome. I can't wait to see it! I'm still a very faithful Craftypod listener. Thank you!


I can't believe, after all I did to make sure your hands looked perfect, you posted this!!! I should have NEVER turned that unedited file over to you!

Photographing this book with you was one of the best adventures of my life! You did a beautiful job on it and I can't wait until it is available and everyone can see it!


ha!! That hand is hilarious. I actually didn't see anything wrong with it until you said... but yep. I was just thinking today that it isn't long til the book ships!


Wow, I am so looking foward to this book, and I'm definately putting it on my amazon-shopping-list!


How cool that you got to hire your mom! My sister is also a professional photographer... hmm.


ConCraftulations Diane !!! my best wishes with the book, hope to see it soon. Love


Hey Sister D! Congratulations on your book. I'm just back from Amazon to preorder and I can hardly wait! You've been so inspiring and generous with your time and brain through your delightful podcast. Thanks for keeping me company on rainy crafty days. Best of luck, all the way from PA.


I find taking pictures for my blog holding things is super hard--I can't imagine doing it for a book. I think all craft bloggers need some hand modeling lessons.


Hey Diane!
How thrilling it is to see your name printed on a book cover...and such a lovely cover it is! Can't wait to see the book in person. Congratulations and thanks again for all the inspiration; you are a hero. And a big YEAH to your mom too!
xo
Pam


Fabulous Diane! Didn't know you were undertaking this big project - it looks gorgeous. How have you managed to fit it in with all your other projects!? And how lucky are you to have such a talented mom! Not only is she a hugely talented crafter, hugely talented photographer, she's clearly a great art director too with those tips to get rid of "claw-like" hands.

Wishing you heaps of success with this lovely new book,
Joanie x


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