I should tell you that the opportunity to write this book (a dream job for me, if ever there was one) came at a pretty unfortunate time, with my Mum seriously ill, and 86 year old grandmother suffering not 1 but 2 bad falls and subsequent hospital stints over the 7 or so months that I had to write it. To top it all off, Audrey had pneumonia for 6 the weeks of the Christmas break. It was a complicated time for our little family, to say the least.
The folk at Penguin have done a really beautiful job putting it together. It's bound in a hard-back, gatefold-type arrangement, with full size patterns in a pocket at the back. There's a variety of toy projects for different skill-levels, and a ton of information about scourcing environmentally-frendly fabric to make them. It will be in stores October 31st, but you can pre-order now at Readings or Fishpond.