omg... OMG... O.M.G!!!!!!

Guess what?? Oh, I am so rediculously excited to show this to everyone. Do you know what this is?

Yes, it's a craft book about repurposing tea towels... Why haven't you seen it in stores yet? Because it doesn't come out until the 2nd of March... How did I get an advance copy of it? Because I wrote TWO patterns included in this book! BOOYA! That's my paintbrush roll in the center!

YAAAY! Seriously, though, I am over the moon that I have patterns in a published book! It still doesn't feel real, like some kind of big joke, but here it is in my hands and soon people will be buying it and hopefully making beautiful things with it! I feel honored to be included amongst all the other amazing projects, most of which I have already picked out tea towels for. Here is a sneak peak at the patterns I wrote:

One is a paintbrush roll and the other, which I am particularly proud of, is how to transform a single tea towel into eight (Yes, eight!) tissue cozies, which is great for craft fairs, stocking stuffers, or any kind of little gift! It is available for pre-order right now on Amazon so go check it out!

Okay, deep breath... Man, I am just so happy. I like the way my name looks in print, lol. All of my friends keep telling me I need to write my own craft book, and I do have some ideas floating around my head so hopefully someday soon... Who knows! Anywho, sorry for the long absence, but I have been crafting during my quiet time. I finished my first little quilting project, and I will post pictures very soon. And I have a bunch of neat stuff to list on etsy, so I will keep everyone posted as to when there will be a shop update. Other than that it has been pretty much same-old-same-old around here; still working, getting home at 8 or so, and having no time for anything.
Oh! One new development is that my lover boy will be moving in with me and Angela shortly, which should make things interesting to say the least. We will see how it goes, keep your fingers crossed that we all remain sane!


  1. i am so excited for you !!! i cannot wait to see this whole book next month !

  2. Congratulations! I will rush right over to Amazon and place my order! I have a whole slew of vintage tea towels and am always looking for new ideas.

  3. Thanks you guys! I am still crazy happy about this!

  4. Hurrah! A very deserved congratulations, Chase! (and best of luck with the co-habitating, it can be great but it can be tricky too...)

  5. Anonymous2:35 PM

    i have not been online for a long time...am so excited for you...i have been waiting for this book to come out, your first publishing experience..how excellent!..love you mom!

  6. Congratulations! Sounds like I have a few weeks to stock up on tea towels...

  7. the book looks great and congratulations for being a part of it! so exciting!

  8. Hi Chase! I live in CA also, up in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe.

    Just thought I'd let you know that I have linked two of your crochet tutorials to my AARP Crochet Group - "Crochet: Legal Hookers" bulletin board page.


    Yes, we're old women, I'm 63, and the 34 members in my little group think you're the greatest!

    We liked your coffee mug cozy and your crocheted bowl so much that we nearly drooled all over ourselves... wait, we did drool, but that was just lunch dribbles.

    *hahahah* Please know that you're crochet work is seen nationwide, perhaps world-wide now, too!

    You're a bit too young to be creating such a large stash of craft supplies, but at least you're not collecting men, or drugs, or nasty stuff. Maybe we could swap...errrmmm... extra craft supplies (not men or drugs, we have plenty of drugs and need any more men).

    Hope you know that I'm laughing and thorougly enjoying your blog site.

    ((( hugs from old women )))

    Chris Dabis (aka LadyPhiddler)

  9. Aurajoy10:14 PM

    Got it...read it....doin' it! Love you sis....You're famous!

  10. Aurajoy10:16 PM

    Wait...Mom just called you Mom?