This weekend is the last push. I am doing the final edit, check of the design, knitting a pair of slippers and making a skirt (don’t ask!), last minute photographs (including re-doing some of them, again don’t ask), checking the colour and details and proof reading the text (another area of difficulty. You would not believe the debate on how many commas are appropriate we have been having). But there you go! No-one said it would be easy.
But it is close to done and then I can look forward to the party!
I know not everyone can come to the launch of my book – it’s in London and its a Thursday, and some of my friends are on holiday or have commitments. It’s the first anniversary of Grenfell and a number of my friends will be involved in special events in our area. it is a big day for me and I am very grateful so many have decided to come along. If you are still thinking about it, or even if you are not able to attend “in person” I thought I would publish the programme so you can see what is on offer.
I have finally tied down the programme for the launch, which maybe of interest. I am very grateful to my friends, especially other bloggers Giorgia of One Stitch Forward and Marijana of Sew2Pro, who are getting involved in the festivities.
Making Life more Beautiful 14 June 2018
- Pick up or buy your book, with a personal dedication if you would like one
- Get a drink – wine, water, juice, tea or coffee
- Enjoy the garden if the sun is shining
- Food – Iraqui buns (spinach and feta), Samosas (potato and pea) and snacks, home made chocolate cake and lemon buns
- Meet the bloggers, sewists, knitters, international visitors, and my family
- Gus (Master of Ceremonies)
- Kate – why I wrote the book and thank yous
- Response (to be confirmed)
6.45 Colour consultation
Recently qualified Giorgia of One Stitch Forward will demonstrate a professional colour analysis – model selected on the night
Use your Gele with Remi
How to select and wear a Nigerian Head tie with Oluremi (on the right)
Farhana on Making the most of your eyes
Make up artist Farhana shows you how to use the right colours to enhance your eyes.
Lyla’s session on how to make slime
Eight year old expert Lyla shows you how. This is surprisingly addictive and fun to play with. Lyla will provide materials, colour choices and small pots so you can take your slime home with you.
Paper crafts with Marijana and Nhi
Marijana and Nhi introduce you to Origami (using techniques Marijana first perfected with the Brownies), and show you how to use Indian wood prints to make your own wrapping paper. You will be able to wrap a copy of the book as a present and make an origami card!
- Mingle and Network
- Visit the selfie booth. Photograph yourself with our colour boards and decide which colour direction suits you best.
- Use the hashtags to share your photographs
- #fabrickatedbook #truecolours #makinglifemorebeautiful
- Eat some more food
8.15 Workshops close
Final thank yous
And finally if you cannot come in person I will be sending out books on the same day. I will post anywhere in the world, and apologise in advance at the price of postage. It is free in the UK and I have knocked a similar amount off the international prices, to be as fair as possible. I do hope you will consider getting a copy. It is fairly short, tightly written, very colourful, somewhat original and I think it expresses what many people like about the blog – authenticity, style, the friendship and support of the sewing community, diversity, celebration, experimentation, being happy in our own skins, and a fascination with making beautiful things. It is also useful in helping you determine your own colour palette and shape. Here is the link which is now working.