March 27, 2014

(Super) Happy Day 8: Little Fixes (a preview of my book!!)

So, I guess I wrote a book.
Weird!
I've been waiting forever to share it with you and it's finally out for presale! Whaaaat?!?! I can't wait to get a copy in my hands, but here are a few images, and you can see a little bit more in the "look inside" feature on Amazon.com

It's called "Little Fixes" and it's all about ways to alter kids' clothing to make them cuter, fit better, or hide stains, holes and other childhood mayhem. It was born out of necessity, as seemingly from birth Paige has had super special "clothing-destroyer" powers. :O)

This book was sooooo much fun to work on. And I say "work" with much emphasis, because work it most certainly was. Remember last spring when I pretty much didn't blog at all? That's why. I did the creative work, the planning, the shopping, the sewing, the schedule organizing (possibly the hardest part!) the photography and styling, the photo editing, the writing, and some of the manuscript editing all myself....for over 50 projects & photoshoots and 12 child models. Whew!! It was so fun!! Working with the kids was my favorite part. I love those little stinkers so much!

But now that "Little Fixes" is coming out soon (July 1st!) I'm starting to get really nervous. I'm suddenly realizing that other people are going to see this! People out in the real world! Scary!!

But it's a good scary. Working really hard on something and then seeing the results? That. Is a happy thing.

Have a happy day, you beautiful person!!
love,
Disney

42 comments:

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  2. Congratulations! That is awesome! I love Paige's dimples so much.

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  3. this is a beautiful book. I suppose I only see one flaw (and this is probably because of my minority gender studies) but I know your heart.

    I wish you the best of luck!

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    1. I confess that I have no idea what you're talking about :) but thank you!!

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  4. Congratulations! That's so amazing!

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  5. Congrats! That's super exciting.

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  6. Disney I think this is super for you. So excited that you did this. While I already do these types of things myself (knowledge passed down my family for years) it's so cool that you wrote it up in a book so that people who don't have lots of sewing mentors can learn to fix up kids clothes. Awesome girl! Keep up the amazingness.

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  7. By the way, the comment above wasn't to imply that I know ALL your clever ways in the book. Just that it's neat to see you writing a book on these type of thrifty things that I thought only my family did. I'm sure I can learn a thing or two from your great work.

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  8. I have been following your blog since Paige was itty bitty and before I was a mommy. I have never tried your crafts (my sewing machine died years ago) but have so many of your tutorials saved. I just want to say with my deepest sincerity congratulations. You're amazing and I know you will have wonderful success with this new venture!

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  9. What a GREAT concept for a crafty book! Really different and wonderful. I'm glad you had fun doing it, whew, what a huge job. A zillion congratulations, Disney!

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  10. This is awesome. What a great idea for a book. My kids' clothes NEED this. :) Congratulations! I can't wait to see it.

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  11. Good for you!!!! I love the concept of the book. So useful and fun!

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  12. You wrote a book!!!!! Way cool!

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  13. Amazing! With a baby girl growing up so fast I really need a book like yours! Great compliments for the big job you've made, I can only imagine how you may feel so happy and so nervous at the same time! Compliments again!!!!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, super nervous!! But excited :)

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  14. I saw this and all I can think is why are there no African kids? Is this just for white girls? Just wondering why you didn't use any other models.

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    1. Wait, how do you know none of these kids are African? Are you implying that there are no white people in Africa? I'm offended!! Haha, just kidding. Like I'm assuming you are ;)

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    2. But there it's a little half native American girl, one is a quarter-ish African and the half Asian. And ask the boys? Obviously not just for "little white girls"

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    3. I love your reply Disney! :)

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  15. What a great concept! Your ideas are so innovative, not to mention helpful in extending the life of my little one's wardrobe. Can't wait to get it! Congratulations!

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  16. How exciting. I'm amazed at all you did YOURSELF to bring this about. Congrats. I totally understand the feeling of putting yourself out there and the excitement/anxiety that comes with it. I hope it's a great success!

    Ally

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  17. So excited that you did this! The post you did a long time ago about stretching the life of Paige's clothes was probably my favorite and has helped me a lot, so I am thrilled that you have expanded the idea. Way to go!

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  18. Congratulations! I've been follow your blog for awhile and it's been super fun 'watch' how your mind work, thanks for all the inspiration and tips! (it sure have helped me save money with the kids and myself!)

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  19. Just bought it and can't wait to receive it in July! You. Are. Amazing. Keep smiling and remember that people like to throw stones at shiny things....and you are SUPER SHINY!!!

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  20. Dear Disney!
    I'm so happy for you, those are amazing and exciting news.
    The book looks fabulous!!!

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  21. You are amazing! Love the idea behind the book. Definitely reserving a copy.

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  22. How exciting! It's so great to get this sneak peek. I love your little drawing at the end.

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  23. Congrats! I expected a craft book, but sewing is just as fabulous from you!

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  24. How exciting! I will do my best to get my hands on a copy. Well done Disney! :D

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  25. Congratulations from me as well. And oh dear, I love your illustrations of your feeling. It makes sense. I've experienced that with my sister, who co-wrote a book... but not one with so many colourful inspirational photos!

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  26. Congratulations! Both creative and practical, I'm sure many parents out there will say their blessings for you. You should be proud and exhilarated! Enjoy your glory!

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  27. oh disney it looks so great!! what a fun and adorable book, seems perfect to be coming from you! can't wait to see more. :)

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  28. Congrats, Disney. What a fun book.

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  29. Been following your blog for a few years and am always inspired by your incredible ideas. I'm going on Amazon right now and reserve a copy of your book so I can continue to sew creatively for my little grandkids. Don't be so humble, you truly are amazing.

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