Tuesday, September 22, 2015

'Let's Go Camping! Crochet Your Own Adventure' - a look inside the book!!!!!

Now that pre-orders of 'Let's Go Camping! Crochet Your Own Adventure' are turning up in mailboxes around the world, I thought it was time to show some more photos from the book.
I can't believe that this project began mid January and now it is in my hands. 
One of the things I enjoyed most about writing this book was the little anecdotes I share at the beginning of each chapter. All of the projects come from different elements of my life - the cabin above was based upon a holiday house we had when I was tiny, the colours of it though, coming from my granny's house.
 The photography by Keiko Owikawa still takes my breath away each time I look at it. And as for the styling, I still can't believe how lucky I am that Christine Leech joined the team.
 So here are a few more photos for you to look at - I hope you like them!


We were also very fortnuate that Playmobil came on board and gave us permission to use my vintage Playmobil toys in photos - they bring such magic and scale to the projects. As I look at this photo I can't help thinking how funny it is to see the tiny binoculars that Mum gave to me at Christmas - neither of us knew they were going to be starring in a book this year. Goodness me.
Having received a copy a few weeks ago, I have been crocheting my way through the book to quadruple check each pattern. To my chagrin (a word I never get to use - it almost makes it worthwhile), there were some small mistakes that I have remedied with a printable errata page found at the top left hand side of the blog.  
I've also changed my commenting system I will now be able to reply to your questions!
A book! Yippe Yay! Whoot!
Lots of love,
Kate. xxx

43 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Gillian - it's all very exciting!

      Delete
  2. Well done - a huge amount of work and effort and with amazing results. I just love the ice cream van and inside the caravan. So very clever!
    Sara

    ReplyDelete
  3. How exciting! the books looks amazing! what an imagination you have, love the ice-cream van with the penguin, dinosaur kitted out for the cold....

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very exciting for this book! I already pre-ordered it,Cant wait for it to arrive on my mailbox.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, it's just fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Kate. Just letting you know that I've placed my order and can't wait to get my nose stuck into your awesome book. Well done you! ~ heather xo, Brissy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HOpefull it won't take too long Heather! I can't wait to hear what you think about it. Love Kate. xx

      Delete
  7. Hi Kate. I love Stanley and the Hot Air Balloon and am keen to add your new one to the collection. Is the full pattern for the caravan and all its accessories (ie the kitchen sink, bunk beds etc) in the book? Thank you, Melanie.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It sure is Melanie! I hope you like it. xx

      Delete
  8. Right! I am off to find myself a copy! AMAZING!!! Cant wait to add it to Stanley - congrats!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I received the book yesterday and it is really beautyfull!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I received the book yesterday and it is really beautyfull!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hiya I pre-ordered let's go camping and received last week it's so sweet I AM going to make it all!:I hope. Just wondering where to get the Stanley book? Many thanks, I stumbled across your blog from attic24 and now check daily

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Charl, I am so pleased you like the book! I sell the Stanley book through etsy. There is a link to it on the top left hand side of the blog. Love Kate. x

      Delete
  12. it looks really great! good luck with it :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I have seen your Let's Go Camping book featured in all sorts of places. You are definitely onto a winner and it is very happy to see such enthusiasm for both crochet and your style. I love the pictures. To be honest, I don't think I have the patience that you have to actually create all of those sweet crocheted pieces but your book is worth it just for the pictures and fun factor - anyone looking for a smile will find one in your beautiful books.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi can you please tell me where I can buy your Let's Go Camping book in NZ? Thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I found it on Amazon.com. just ordered mine.

      Delete
  15. Where can I order the book?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Congrats Kate, it's super! What an achievement, you must be glowing xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh no! We worked so hard to smooth out the patterns. I hope the mistakes are small?

    ReplyDelete
  18. OOOOh, this is amazing. My family love camping! This is great toy for the children.

    ReplyDelete
  19. OMG Kate. You have so found your THING... I LOVE IT!!! Congratulation old girl. Take a bow!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I absolutely love your book Kate! My daughter and I have been busy getting started on the projects. I shared some pictures of our camp and a little review of your book on my blog www.franklycrochet.com - hope that's ok! Thank you for such a beautiful and well thought out book.

    ReplyDelete
  21. This looks amazing and will be going on my Christmas list xxx Cath UK

    ReplyDelete
  22. me encanta!!!!!!!!! Donde puedo comprarlo??????????

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
    2. You can find it on amazon.com or bookdepository.com . Thank you!

      Delete
  23. I am super excited, my book arrived today! I am going to start with the camper :) So many fun projects. Where did you get the adorable people and pets used in your photos?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Christi - they are Playmobil characters. You can get them from toy shops and online. Love Kate. xx

      Delete
  24. I love this! I just have one query - I am working on the caravan and I can't find the instructions for the window on the front panel? Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I cannot believe this book is available on Amazon for $7.50!! That's criminal! Is there a way I can buy it and make sure you get the most proceeds? I want to get a Stanley book too!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi, Kate!!! I would love to buy this book. I'm from Argentina and here is really trouble to get books from other countries. Do you sell it on PDF? Thanks a lot!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I just got your book. I love it. I'm in the U. S. And not familiar with the thickness of cardboard you used. Can you help me out? Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, i am not the author but i have the book and i use plastic instead of cardboard.
      The flexible yet sturdy one, like a folder for documents and such, i cut it up and use it, works perfectly.
      Hope this helps.

      Delete
  28. J adore ce livre, un peu dure à lire car je connais pas l anglais, les schémas aide à comprendre, je viens de commencer la caravane, je me régale Corinne

    ReplyDelete
  29. J adore ce livre, un peu dure à lire car je connais pas l anglais, les schémas aide à comprendre, je viens de commencer la caravane, je me régale Corinne

    ReplyDelete
  30. I am totally in love with this book. I decided to do all the wonderfull things. My 12 year old son wants to learn how to crochet �� but I can't show him - I'm too busy to trie it out myself...

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi,
    Love the book, but some patterns don't add up correctly?
    Also it seems some sections are missing, i am experienced and could work it out by myself, but some people would find this difficult i can imagine.
    I hope i didn't get a misprint or something, although this would explain everything ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't think the author is responding anymore, just have to make the best of it.

      Delete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails