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Make Baby Stuff Newsletter, Issue #021 -- Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures interview
March 21, 2013

Hi! Is anyone still out there?

Wow, it has been a L-O-N-G time since I sent out one of these newsletters.

Why such a long absence? Well, I've been working on my biggest, longest project to date. A book. I wrote a book.

Is it a baby crafts book? Well, no.

Is it a different kind of crafts book? Um, nope. Not at all.

But it DOES have to do with parenting. And humor. Since you are probably a parent you will probably like it. Well, unless you don't like laughing. There's that.

Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures (The Book!)

crappy picturesYes, indeed Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures was written by yours truly. So since you know me from Make Baby Stuff you can say cool things like "I knew that author before she even wrote a book!" to other people at cocktail parties. Do you go to cocktail parties? Me neither.

Really, I just wanted to say hey and explain why I've been so quiet on this site lately. Writing a book was brutal and fun and now I'm almost on the other side of it. My book comes out March 26th! Next week!

Why yes, you can already order it from here and from a variety of other places that are listed at the bottom of the pre-order page I linked to above.

Plus! Since we're a crafty bunch here, you can get a FREE limited edition and autographed bookplate sticker if you pre-order between now and next Tuesday. There are only a couple hundred left and there are almost 10,000 of you on this mailing list so unfortunately I can't promise we won't run out. My reaction to a sticker is like a dog's reaction to a squirrel. Sticker!

Just follow the instructions on the bookplate page right here to get yours.

And that is it! I hope to be back here soon in a normal crafty way! I HAVE been crafty lately, I just haven't had time to take photos and make tutorials about any of it.


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