On Saturday night, a crew of fabulous guests came to The Sewing Studio to help me celebrate my book release. It was a grand time! Above you'll see me and my parents, who came all the way from Arizona. Attendees raised $800 in donations for Pets Alive!
Mom put all the gift bags together, which had goodies from sponsors The Sewing Studio, Kollabora, Creativebug, Coats and Clark, and STC Craft.
I set up a little display at the entry with my half-scale dress form, which I draped in rose fabric. My publishers sent me the lovely flowers! I completed the effect with a bowl of Coats and Clark thread in the color "Lipstick" (how appropos!).
Jeff set up the bar.
Here's me and the fabulous Ava from Creativebug getting ready.
Some dresses on display. I wore the strapless party dress from the book, which is embroidered black organdy with a silk taffeta lining. Festive!
Jeff bought me a cake with the book cover on it!
It got crowded! Dad says I never shut my mouth the entire party, as evidenced in the below shot.
Friends came from near and far.
There were lots of super cool bloggers there. I wish I had pictures of all of them to show you. Speaking of which, if you were there and got some pictures, please send them my way! I was apparently too busy running my mouth to get good shots. Oh, and signing books!
Thanks to all who came out; you made it an amazing evening!