Monday, June 24, 2013

Stanley Rabbit.

 Okaaaayyyyy. So I am feeling a little bit shy right at this minute as I'm about to tell you what I have been secretly up to over the past couple of years. Making a children's book, a completely unsolicited, no contract guaranteed story. Even Stanley feels nervous about me 'coming out'. See how he is clinging to his mother.
 I have crocheted the characters, handmade the sets, written the story and have now reached the photography and editing stage. The house is appalling and I am just managing to meet the family's need for nutrients and clean clothes, but beyond that, every spare minute goes into the world of Stanley.
Did I mention that all of the patterns will be included from Stanley as a baby to little mice, hot air balloons, trees, balloons, bedspreads, cushions and of course Stanley and his mother. It has been such a joy developing all of these patterns and I can't wait to be able to share them all with you in this way.
 So hopefully not that much longer and then it will be time to keep my fingers crossed and start looking for a publisher. But in the meantime, I will keep you up to date with how it is all developing.... that is if you would like me to. Gaaaahhhh, I am feeling a little jellyish in the arms now after revealing my inner workings... I had better go and have a cup of tea.
Lots and lots of love,
Kate xxooxx.

45 comments:

  1. It will be a brilliant book. I wish you all the best :)

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  2. Wow, I love stories about people being brave enough to follow their heart and achieve their dreams. I bet your book is delightful and your idea to include patterns is brilliant! I can't wait for it to be published so I can get my kids ( ahem, myself) a copy!

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  3. Kate!!!!
    You're about to complete an AMAZING Project!!! Of course you should have the jitters! Maybe 2 cups of tea will be needed!
    I was wondering what you were up to with those sets & Stanley & carrying on in general!
    You should be SO proud of yourself for following your dream (and crocheting a balloon to hang it on!!)
    I can't wait to hear how this proceeds! I LOVE your posts!
    Rudi O

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  4. Now you've made me feel nervous and jitterish and jellyish! Glad you've now come out of the closet, that makes two of us confronting the 'really want to write a book' thing and actually doing something about it. Love you and can't wait to hold Stanley and co in my hands. Oh, I guess we already have a few real ones here, including the one Sophie poached last year!!

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  5. That's awesome Kate. The pictures you have there are gorgeous and how wonderful to make the patterns available to people so that they can play along with their own toys. Super cute. Best of luck.

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  6. Wow...that is absolutely awesome! So exciting and enviro rating. I'm sure it will turn out to be a gorgeous book and a great idea! Congratulations !

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  7. The story will be amazing I love stanley and i guess i missed most of the little nuances.with your talent I have no doubt you will find a publisher and you already have the audience here that want the story

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  8. Oh wow! That is so amazing! I think Stanley is such a neat character and your book will be a huge hit! Woo hoo!

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  9. That looks great. I love the kids books that have real handmade things in them! Good luck

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  10. That is fantastic news Kate! I am fascinated by your little sets and crocheted landscapes, I hope some smart publisher snaps it up and we can all buy a bit of Stanley love for ourselves! So well done!! Good luck with the next step, Julie xx

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  11. Kate aims, shoots and conquers the world!!! (With a little help from Stanley and friends.)

    Great idea, I love the plan to include patterns as you're killing two birds with one stone - so to speak!

    Good for you.

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  12. then we could have a Stanley of our own! All the best luck to you...

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  13. How wonderful. I think that is a fabulous idea and I wish you every sucess. The characters are so adorable.

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  14. That is awesome! I hope you can find a way to get it published! Good luck!

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  15. Wow!!...just WOW!!! That is totally amazingly wonderful! You clever, clever girl (can't wait to see the patterns :) )

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  16. Bloody Hell Kate!!!!! That's fantastic news!!!! I've no doubt that your book will be snapped up by the best publisher out there! Does this mean that my Stanley will be a celebrity? I'm really excited for you chick xxxxxx

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  17. I will be looking forward to being able to obtain a copy of your lovely book and patterns!!! You are obviously very talented!! Congratulations!

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  18. This is just the bestest news Kate, I love that Stanley is going to feature in his very own story book and can't wait to see the end result. I love your work, it's just gorgeous xox Penny

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  19. What a fantastic idea. My girls would love it and to be able to make some of the things from the book for them... even better.

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  20. Ahh,ahh. That explains your photo shoots. I suspected that you were making photos for jigsaws, Miss Marple I'm not. Ha ha. Good luck with your book, a great idea.

    S xx

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  21. eeeeeee! exciting! I was so hoping that all the wee scenes and shoots were for something like this! cant wait to see your work and dream come to fruition! good luck! :)

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  22. Oh I am SO excited for you!!! wow! You are so very talented - it will be AMAZING!!!

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  23. How very exciting can't wait to see you in print x

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  24. this is absolutely wonderful, Kate, just want to wish all the very best of luck

    I love those still photos so much, also the fact that there will be patterns in the book, how good is that?

    Barbara x

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  25. In case no publisher were interested, you could open an etsy shop where you could sell postcards and patterns of Stanley rabbit, and also open a new blog of Stanley rabbit's stories to make your rabbit "famous".
    Good luck.

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  26. I think that what you are doing is brave and wonderful! I think that peoples talents should be shared with the world. You are doing an amazing job!

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  27. Oooh, how exciting! Your crochet work is so beautiful, it will be lovely to see it all put together in a book.

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  28. Wow, I hope it gets published, I would love to see the finished book.

    Jacqueline

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  29. I hope I can get the book in the U.S.!

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  30. sounds wonderful, I hope you achieve your dream and publish it!! , Pati x

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  31. *jawfloor* this is genius!!
    I hope you know how talented you are!
    amazing, and so exciting!

    Dee

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  32. I'm so excited for you! It's a book I'd buy for sure. Fingers crossed for you and the rest of your book journey!

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  33. Publishers would be mad not to snap this up! I would love to buy a copy, I have been admiring your work and beautiful blog for a long time. xx

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  34. Wow! It sounds awesome :-) Love the pictures, so the book will be brilliant! You should be really proud about being so brave to follow your dream!

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  35. Oh! Oh! Oh my, I cannot wait to see this finished product in my local bookstore. How lovely. What a great idea. Best of luck to Stanley as he heads off into the world! :)

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  36. Oh wow! I hope I can buy a copy some day!

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  37. That looks absolutely, sweetly, adorably divine. I am going to start following your blog so I can find out when you are published. I want one!

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  38. Delightful - good for you! You might need tea and a biscuit! Great idea. If a publisher does not pick it up (the fools) consider self publishing or selling on Ravelry.

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