I FINISHED WRITING MY BOOK!!!! FINALLLYYYY!!!!!!

Yes, it has happened. It’s true. I finished writing it. I finished shooting and editing and uploading all the photos. All the samples have been sent to the tech editor. THE BOOK IS DONE.

Obviously, there will be edits, and I still have to work on this big marketing questionnaire for the marketing team, but I am so relieved to finally deliver the manuscript. I was way overdue on my contractual deadline, and I felt really guilty and stressed out about it. It was my own fault, and I underestimated the time I would need to write it. I remembered how quickly I was able to bust out all those patterns for Michaels.com, but I didn’t think about the toll it would take on me to do 20 projects all at once rather than 12 projects scattered throughout the year. I got kinda bummed out and measured my self-worth against how long the book was taking me to write, but I also knew that with each project, the wait was worth it. Everything came out sooooo cute. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen quite a few sneaks of some of the projects. I am SO proud of the patterns in this book, and I hope you love them just as much as I do.

Now I’m trying to talk myself out of buying a “You’re a freaking badass” present, like this totally amazing gumball machine purse from Betsey Johnson!!! SHOULD I!??! AHHHH. I tend to impulse-buy novelty purses and then never use them…. BUT GUMBALLS!!!!!!

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I also finished all my 2014 bookkeeping in 3 days, right after delivering my book, and I drove all my paperwork to the accountant this afternoon. What will I even do with my life now??!?! Oh yeah. Actually finish re-arranging the new craft room, re-open my Etsy shop, keep making YouTube tutorials, and whatever cool stuff life throws my way. At least I can hang out with friends more without a cloud over my head. Elysse and I went to see The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and it was super cool. I hope you guys have a great weekend!!! xo

Oh. P.S.!! In case I hadn’t mentioned it, the book is potentially coming out April 2016.  Since I delivered the book late, I’m not sure if the publishing date has been pushed or not, so I will keep you updated as I find out. Don’t worry, though. I have a LOT of fun patterns up my sleeve to tide you over! Am also talking to a certain craft website about shooting a few video tutorials in an actual studio!

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Come see my cupcake shoes from Mimibun and enter to win a custom pair!

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I’m so excited to share Mimibun‘s adorable cupcake flats with you! And you can enter to win a custom pair of your very own!

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I felt like a magical sprinkle pixie running around in these flats, and they kinda fit perfectly  amongst the pastels in my bedroom.

Shoes9smShoes7Shoes8smI couldn’t take a full outfit photo with them yet because… I got permanent eyeliner tattooed on my face last weekend, and I’m still healing and can’t really wear any other makeup, and I feel super haggard and 8 million years old! But I can’t wait to put something fun together with these cuties!

I also have to show you this doodle of me and some of my closest friends that Mimi posted! 😛

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Enter to win your own custom pair of cupcake flats! You can choose the shoe color, frosting color, and sprinkles colors! Just follow the Rafflecopter widget below!

Giveaway is open worldwide, for ages 18 & over, and will run for one week, ending next Wednesday night, September 2, 2015, at 11:59pm PST. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter/Random.org, and winner must reply to my email within 24 hours or I will randomly choose a new winner. No purchase necessary. If you live outside of the United States, please note that while my blog sponsors will cover the cost of the item and the shipping, any customs or duty will still be your responsibility. P.S.  NO giveaway accounts will be chosen as a winner.  A giveaway account is a social media account that you use exclusively for posting about giveaways. P.P.S. The ONLY way I will be contacting winners is via email, so please make sure my email address, twinkie at twinkiechan.com, can get through your spam filters.

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August Blog Sponsor Giveaway!

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Hellooo!! It’s blog sponsor giveaway time! Sorry this is a day late! I was at a wedding all day yesterday and came home exhausted! Thanks always to my wonderful sponsors for contributing to this giveaway. ONE LUCKY WINNER will receive:

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I’ll be your crochet instructor at IGGPP Summer Camp!!

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My buddy Stewie is a co-founder of International Geek Girls Pen Pal Club, and starting tomorrow, August 13, until Tuesday, August 18, IGGPP will be running its 2nd annual online summer camp! She asked if I would film a how-to-crochet video for camp, and I said sure! But guess what: I have never actually attempted to teach a beginner’s crochet class before, like the actual basics of crochet. So, I have no idea if I’ll do a good job or not, especially while trying to keep the video from being 3 hours long! My video goes live on Saturday, and I’ll be taking over the IGGPPCamp Twitter on Sunday (time TBA) to field some crochet questions from campers! The beginner project we’ll be making is a cozy camp cowl!

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It is unfortunately too late now to register for a troop, but everyone can still join in on the activities! Here’s the FAQ page which directs you where to go! Don’t miss out on the fun!! I have a fun sorta-summer-camp themed project I have planned for my own YouTube channel….. I am a mere few days from being done with my book, and then it’s video-tutorial city!

(p.s. I wonder what was happening in this screencap…. Tune in on Saturday to find out!)

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Unboxing & Giveaway: Japan Candy Box!

It was my birthday today! I’m 39! Yikes! To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to show you guys an unboxing of Japan Candy Box, a monthly subscription service from your friends at Blippo.com and Kawaii Box, filled with Japanese snacks! Japan Candy Box is also giving a free box away to one of my lucky readers!

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 3.14.46 AMJapan Candy Box is $19.90 per month, and slightly less if you sign up for a 6-month or 12-month plan. Each box will contain 8-10 treats, both savory and sweet! PLUS, shipping is free, all over the world! I have to say, I’m personally pretty excited about subscription boxes that you can EAT!

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Let’s check out what’s inside! I taste moooost of the items in my video.  If you like what you see, please enter to win your own box with the Rafflecopter widget below!

Giveaway is open worldwide, for ages 18 & over, and will run for 21 days, until next Thursday night, August 27th, at 11:59pm PDT. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter/Random.org. Winner must respond to my email within 24 hours or a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. If you live outside of the United States, please note that while my blog sponsors will cover the cost of the item and the shipping, any customs or duty will still be your responsibility. Good luck! P.S. Please make sure my email address can get through your spam filters! I will only be contacting winners via email. twinkie@twinkiechan.com

 

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