September 10, 2010
On the blog front things have been kinda quiet around here. There was the clothes swap, yes. Which was totally great and fun and had over 400 attendees all told. But other than that, nada on the blog. And while we’re sorry about that fact if anyone out there was actually looking for more, the lack of blogging has certainly not been because of lack of activity over here at Future Craft Collective.
What’s been happening for the past year, (almost exactly) and what is becoming quite obvious that it really, really is going to be an actual thing that you can actually hold in your hands, is that Kathie and I have been making a book. For the past many months, give or take a few weeks vacation here and there and random other gigs too, we’ve been writing, crafting, making, editing, writing, and crafting some more all with this sort of conceptual idea that we were making a book . It’s only really recently though that we see it all coming together and we really see it taking a form that before was only idea.
A couple of weeks ago we turned in our last project, the 24th project actually, which I’ll not divulge just yet but which I will tell you is about family and craft and ritual and love and tradition and beauty too and which you will surely want to make for your very own when you do find out what it is. And we’ve been measuring and remeasuring and checking our lists of steps and materials and going over the text and generally going back and forth with our amazing team at Wiley publishing, making sure that what we’re putting out there in this book of ours really does make sense.
This week we met with our amazing photographer and stylist and found a beautiful place to shoot that fortunately belongs to a very generous couple of friends of ours who are letting us use their space all week and by watching it all come together we are really, really, really blown away and amazed and EXCITED that our book, Make Stuff Together, which has 24 sustainable family projects, should be available to you in April of 2011.
Soon I’ll have a bit bigger of a teaser to offer, but in the meantime, you’ll have to just take our word for it and take a gander at this location shot and just imagine that you and your family will be happier, healthier, more connected and more handsome too when you finally get a copy of your own.
So start saving your burlap and finding some bird seed bags and digging out that ancient wet suit and hitting the thrift store for some vintage bed sheets, because you will definitely want to be ready.