30.7.12

An Announcement

Dearest all -- 

I have an announcement to make.  My fingers tremble and my heart beats madly 
from excitement, anticipation, joy and a little bit of fear as I type this...


This has been brewing for a year now..


 
It's been exciting and difficult to keep a secret, but I can finally announce that...


In the January 2013 Hawthorn Press will be releasing a book on creating peg dolls... written by... me!

The book will have instructions & patterns for creating a good number of the dolls you've seen on my blog plus many new dolls I've created.  Please stay tuned... I'll be keeping you posted with more details about in-person signing-events, how to arrange for me to sign your books if you cannot make it to a signing-event, plus a blog-tour and give-aways to celebrate the release.

It's going to be a beautiful book (192 pages of peg-doll-love), and worth the wait, I hope!  Are you as excited as I am?

xo
MB

30 comments:

  1. I am definitely as excited as you are! Congrats on a job well done! (:

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    1. Thank you, my dear (and for all your help and support, too!)

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  2. Mazel Tov! and Hooray!

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  3. OMG! I can't wait. I love your peg dolls, and have even bought some peg, but never made any. Can't wait to get a copy!

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  4. Congratulations and thank you! I am looking forward to it!

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  5. I am SO excited about this! you have no idea--i can't wait to hold my own (signed) copy!! where do i pre-order?!

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  6. i may have posted as my husband a second ago--but it was me!

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  7. Oh, congratulations!! I cannot wait to see it!!

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  8. Well done, your dolls are always so inspirational.

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  9. Eeeeek!!! How marvelously exciting, Peggy! Well deserved! You peg dolls are favorites around these parts! My young ones love playing with them, and one of your tiniest angels resides on my kitchen window. Congratulations, I can't wait to read it.
    ~Rachel

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  10. Oh I am really really excited, I am smiling widely, this is so cool, well done Peggy, I will be buying a copy, cheers Marie

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  11. That's fantastic! For you and for me!! Can't wait to see more, everything looks beautiful. Well done and congratulations on all your work. Very excited for you : ) Best, Stacey.

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  12. Congratulations! So very exciting and sure to be my first new book purchase of 2013! Yay! Well done!

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  13. Mazel Tov, Margaret!
    I'm so excited!!!! Can't wait! Got my credit card ready. :)

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    1. Thanks Tanya -- you are so sweet! Keep checking back. I hope to have more accurate details about the release date soon...

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  14. I am VERY excited! Your blog is a dream and I will be sure to want this book!

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  15. How exciting!!!!! Can't wait to get my hands on it!!!!

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  16. Hurrah Hurrah Hurrah. Bang the drums, trumpets bells and whistles galore. Oh yes and lots of rainbow coloured balloons to be released especially for wee Bloom who has been such a good boy letting Mama think/write. And Big Bloom what a wonderful helpful boy road testing the creations as they leap off the bench. Mr Bloom you are so kind to tolerate absent mindedness of Ms Bloom while she steers her creative energy to fruition. I'll join the queue now as it should be a long one before long. Big big big hug and a smoother of kisses from all of us here, well maybe not the fish! Well done mon cherie. How are you going to celebrate? love Clare Ross Huon Thea xxxx

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    1. Oh, Clare, you are utterly delightful in your enthusiasm (and I'll even take those kisses from the guppies!) Yes, indeed... this is all thanks to my wee Bloom and his long afternoon sleeps, the kind company of my little Mr. as I painted away the afternoons, and the patience of my Mr. through the general craziness during the months (and months and months) we worked so hard!
      xo

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  17. Not very observant am I. Just noticed the pin cushion. Thankyou for the honour. By the way the Blue birds are soo tweet.

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    1. Yes, my dear, you do have a most photogenic pincushion...

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  18. Congrats so exciting! Can't wait to see it!

    BECCA

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  19. Can't wait to see it!! I love your peg dolls so much.

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    1. Thank you my friend! I've seen layouts and proofs but also can't wait to see the real thing. Perhaps when I hold a copy of the book in my hands I will be able to stop pinching myself for reassurance that this isn't just a a happy little dream...

      :-)

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  20. Dear Margaret,
    Congratulations.
    I will certainly be looking for it. I love making peg dolls.
    BTW where do you buy your dolls in Australia. I find them difficult to get and I have yet to find those sweet little ones like on the cover of your book
    Blessings
    Gae

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  21. way to go!! how delightful, to look forward to all of your work and ideas and photos coming out in one beautiful package to share with others.

    i'm thrilled for you, and can't wait to read your book!

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  22. congratulations! I cannot wait and I am sure it will be well worth the wait, your dolls are so wonderful!

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  23. hearty congrats from here. how darling to have such loveliness in one place. Not only a how to, but some great eye candy!
    All the best.

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  24. WAHOOOOO! Hooray, Bloom! Sign me up for the Blog tour and publicity and whatever else will spread the love. I can't wait to see it in print! Yay! Yay! Yay! We're clicking our dancing heels over here for your happy news!

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