Thursday, February 18, 2010

Craft Hope Book


Lovely Jade Sims is writing a wonderful book based on her site, Craft Hope. I'm honored to be included in the amazing list of crafters and sewers who contributed designs, and it's been a pleasure working with the editors over at Lark Books. There will be more talk about this thoughtful book when it comes closer to its release date in August, but I don't have to be totally hush-hush any longer. Now that the projects are photographed and patterns are complete, all of the designers had the option of donating them to Craft Hope for Haiti. What a perfect culmination to a book whose sole premise is the act of giving. You will find my three designs for sale in the Craft Hope for Haiti shop right now!

In the photo above are the two different versions of the kimono gown I designed for newborns. Each features fold over cuffs, but one is in jersey with an elastic bottom for easy night time changing. The other is made out of flannel and has an open bottom that can be folded over (an envelope) to keep little toes warm. These are the actual items that are featured in the upcoming book, and I really love them! I wish I had created the pattern when my babes were little!

elastic bottom kimono
flannel envelope kimono

My second project is this child's back pack. It's sized for elementary ages with adjustable straps includes a pocket within and on the exterior. I think it would also make a great small pack for an adult. It's made from a rugged unbleached painter's cloth and lined with navy striped ticking... simple, timeless and unisex.



child's backpack


There are lots of amazing items from the other book contributors all waiting for you over at the shop... take a look!

As I mentioned, I'm certain that there will be more details about the book and these designs as the book draws nearer to its release date. For now, this is a wonderful opportunity for a sneak peek! Pin It

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations Maya! Can't wait to see the whole book. I just LOVE, LOVE those kimonos. So sweet!

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  2. Oh how wonderful! I love, love the items you made hun(gorgeous) and congratulations on being included in the lovely book hun!
    xo
    Melis

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  3. What beautiful designs! The patterns will be in the book coming out in August? Can't wait!

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  4. Thanks so much and yes, the patterns will be available in the book in August.

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  5. they are perfect, so gorgeous and so you maya
    congratulations !!!

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  6. Too hbad (form me) and so great (for the shop's donations) the bag is already sold... Really beautiful creations!

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  7. Wow Maya! Those kimonos are great. My little one wears ones just like them,and I find them so useful. What talent you have to be able to sew them up! Can't wait for the book.

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  8. the book sounds good, I;ll definitely be checking it out. What a lovely opportunity. I have always loved this type of little gown for babes. So sweet.

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  9. This project warms my heart, what a wonderful opportunity to help those little ones, looking forward to the book.

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  10. my warmest congrats, Maya !! :) Published once again !
    They are so beautiful, they sold in a wink of an eye, I bet. xoxo

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  11. Maya, the kimono gowns are beautiful and the styling and photography are equally beautiful! Congrats on the book and how wonderful that everyone's efforts will also benefit Haiti! Gloria

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  12. How exciting ~ the kimono gowns are lovely!

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  13. one day i will find joy in being a grandmother and all the babes will be swaddled in darling outfits like these

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  14. Congrats on getting published! Can't wait to see all the other projects in the book, it sounds great.

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  15. Congrats Maya that's such an honor. I love the little kimonos your designs and work speaks for itself.

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  16. These are just so wonderful! Another reason to have another baby for me!!!

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  17. oooh, I hope I can get my hands on a copy of this book and on these lovely patterns before my two babies arrive in August!

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  18. I love both of your projects. I really wish that I had started 'making things' sooner, so that I could have made all those cute baby things for my kids

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