I had enough posts to cover the Design*Sponge guest blog for another week. This week interviews with Alicia Paulson, Susan Beal and Amy Karol have gone up. Later this week is Cinnamon from Poise and Daria from Glamscience.
I wanted to do a little follow-up with what is going on with the lovely ladies of the interviews, in order of appearance:
Suzy‘s Frock Shop was a Finalist for Peoples’ Pick of Best Boutique at nwsource.com and was listed in Seattle Magazine’s issue of Best Shops. I absolutely love this hearts and horses scarf even though I wasn’t a horsey girl, and I’m still going through that flat wallet-love so this checkerboard wallet is calling to me.
Kristen announced that next year’s Plush You show will be so big it needs to be held in two places next year. Also, she is having a signing for her Plush You book at Elliott Bay Books this Saturday, Nov. 3rd.
Paola put up a fantastic post about taking product photos, with some extremely helpful before and after comparisons. She edits photos using Picasa which is free and owned by Google. Also, this mid-century modern interiors coloring book which she has in her shop looks amazing.
Susan has announced her new jewelry making book Bead Simple which will be available March of 2008 but you can pre-order it on Amazon now. I got to peek inside the book and it’s beautiful, starts with the basics and has a friendly tone. It’s probably going to get me into making jewelry for the first time. There is more information at beadsimple.com.
Amy will be having a signing for her book Bend-the-Rules Sewing (which I love) next Thursday at Bolt fabric shop in Portland. There will be gifts for those who bring a finished product made from a pattern in the book!