A copy of my book arrived! 著作本が手元に届きました♪


A copy of my book Zakka Handmades has arrived in the mail...! The book is scheduled to be released on June 1, 2013.

 I had been waiting for this day for the past months and now the book is finally in my hands... Eeeeek! What a feeling!

6月1日に出版予定の私の著作本 Zakka Handmades が一冊、手元に届きました。 この日を心待ちにしていたので喜びもひとしおです♪



I am truly blessed and I can't thank enough to all the kind-hearted and positive people around me who helped me go through the gratifying but hardworking nights and days of writing this book!   I might be saying the same thing over and over on this blog about my book making process, but I'll say it again... Thanks everyone for your support!!

私の著作本が無事に出版までこぎつけることができたのも、周囲の皆さんの暖かい励ましと応援のお陰です。 皆さんどうもありがとうございました!



Although, to be honest with you, I am starting to feel quite nervous and uneasy about how my book will be received by the sewists and crafters out there... I'm trying to keep my spirits high and positive as much as possible, but it's not always easy for me :o

 改めて自分の著作本を手にしてみると、実はかなり複雑な気分です。嬉しさ半分、不安な気持ちも半分、といったところでしょうか。 手芸を愛好する方々からどんなふうに受け入れてもらえるのか・・・。><




The book contains step-by-step instructions with helpful illustrations of how to create twenty-four projects of practical everyday zakka items. Of the twenty-four projects, three zakka items incorporate simple crocheting (Crochet Doily and Linen Pouch, Crochet-Edged Scarf, and Cotton Flower Bag Charm).

本には24点の手作り雑貨の作りかたが、全ページ英文で、イラストとともに掲載されています。24点のうちの3点はシンプルなかぎ針編みを用いる作品です。(ドイリー&リネンのポーチ、かぎ針編みのふち編みスカーフ、かぎ針編みのお花のバッグチャームなど)。


 I just hope from the bottom of my heart that you get inspired to make Japanese zakka projects from this book!

この本を手にとってくださる方々に、日本の手作り雑貨を作る楽しみを少しでも感じてもらえたら・・・と心から願っています。


Thank you very much for visiting my blog today!  I hope you have a good, relaxing weekend!!

今日も当ブログに遊びに来てくださってありがとうございます。 
どうか良い週末をお過ごしくださいね。

  
Image of: randomly crocheted granny hexagon that I made this week. 

今週何気なく作ったモチーフ編みの六角形(ヘキサゴン)の写真とともに・・・。


With lots of love and appreciation,
たくさんの愛と感謝の気持ちをこめて。

 ***Amy***







12 comments:

verykerryberry said...

how exciting for you after a huge amount of work! The birdie purses are so cute

Núria R. Motjer said...

good luck with your libro.personas well received. I'm convinced.

cocostitch said...

改めておめでとうございます。6月1日の発売が楽しみですね。私もアマゾンでプレオーダーさせていただきました。届く日を心待ちにしています。

Amy DeCesare said...

Your book looks just charming, and I think I'm going to have to add it to my growing collection of zakka books!

Oh Sew Liz said...

I'm s very excited for your book!! I love your blog and have been reading for a long time! Your projects are a
Ways so lovely.

Amy Morinaka said...

Thank you very much to the lovely ladies for your warm and encouraging words about my upcoming book!! Your comments really help me to continue what I enjoy the most - zakka making! I wish you all the best in whatever you're up to... Happy zakka making!!

Sam said...

If these little glimpses into your new book are anything to go by, I don't think you need to be worried! It looks beautiful :-) xoxo

etsu said...

おめでとうございます~♪
楽しみですね。。。

わたしも日本の発売日を楽しみにしております。

私事ですが、5月初旬に引っ越すことに・・・
バタバタとあれよあれよと決まりました。

また新住所 お知らせしますね~♪

Amy Morinaka said...

Thank you, Sam, my dear Australian friend, for your warm and encouraging comments as always! Oh and thanks again for sharing the link love ;)

Amy Morinaka said...

etsuちゃ~ん! 
いつも心優しいコメをありがとうございます。お引越し、5月初旬とはもうすぐではないですか!楽しみですね♪ また落ち着いたらいろいろ教えてくださいね。 Take care!

ayumills said...

There is nothing for you to worry about! Look at those cute projects on the cover and the back! We all know we'll love your book!!

Amy said...

Awww...! Thank you Ayumi, for your sweet comment :)

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