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!


  • Joan


    I’m so very happy for you for completing the writing of your book, congrats. I will be getting this book as a treat for me, I can just imagine all the cuteness in the making. Awesome good job.

  • Lee


    Congratulations! And go buy the gumball purse!!

  • Kyoti


    YAY!!. Great Job! Now treat your self. That gumball purse looks pretty cool. I might check it out myself. And as always, looking forward to seeing your fun projects.

  • maria


    Congrats!! You are awesome!! Love all your stuff!!

  • Yay! I’m so happy for you! Now you can have lots of you time and recoop from all the hard word you did! Congratulations!!

  • Pat


    Congrats on finishing the book! I can hardly wait for it to hit the shelves or be offered online. PLEASAE keep us informed, so that all of your followers can get one.

  • Erica


    Good work, Twinkie! I’m so happy for you! I’m also extremely excited to get my greedy little hands on a copy!!!

  • Congratulations.I think that your book will be a success n I love your work. Im a big fan too. Thank you for sharing your work with us. Youre AWESOME!!!!!!

  • Ashley


    Yes! Love your other book, so excited for this book. You are amazing and your patterns are the best! Thanks for all your hardwork!! Get the gumball purse! You deserve it! 🙂



    YEAAAAYYYY!!! Good for you!
    Of course you need that purse!! 🙂
    Also, what is the title of the book?
    Could you tell us more about what kind of patterns we will be able to find in it?

  • Yasmine


    Well done, I’m so excited now! I would definitely go for the purse, you deserve it, treat yourself! 😀

  • Congrats! I know you’re relieved and I cant wait for the book! BUY THE PURSE! It would be an adorable Christmas tree topper…if you end up not using it as a purse ‘;)

  • I love that purse! Ohmygoodness. I also tend to impulse-buy novelty purses, though >_>

    Congratulations on your book!!!

  • Emily


    I am honestly SOOOO excited for this new book! Your first book has inspired me to design my own crochet pattern! I designed an asparagus scarf that I’m still working on writing out and getting photo’s of. Then it also inspired me to design a crochet quidditch sweater. I sometimes forget why I like crochet, but then your Youtube, your blog, instagram, and twitter remind me why!

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