Author and Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo has temporarily put aside her glitter glue gun and picked up her Swarovski Crystals to fashion a new and sparkly novel: Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing, due out today. I am excited to be part of a tour sweeping the blogoverse.
I was caught in the glitter of this story from the first pages. Having previously read Kathy's first novel Waking Up in the Land of Glitter and absolutely adoring it, I expected no less from this book and wasn't dissappointed.
Scarlet is attempting to teach five students how to sew without sticking rigidly to a pattern. She wants them to work 'outside the box' and take a chance. I love this concept. I want to work right along with them and make my duct tape body form. It sounds like such a fun activity and a great way to get to know each other.
I want to tell you more about the role of patterns in this novel, but that would give away too much. You'll have to read it for yourself and find out the pattern you are using for your life.
For further glitter, crystals and fun, visit Kathy's site CraftyChica.com.
As an added bonus, I am offering a set of Kathy's novels to one of my readers. You could win a copy of Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing and one of Waking Up in the Land of Glitter. If there are more than 30 entrants, I'll offer a second set of books. To enter you must leave a comment and tell me of your favourite craft supply. Be sure that I have a means of contacting you, ie: put your email in the comment. You don't have to be a follower, but I'd love it if you decided to follow me. Prize will be mailed directly from the publisher. One prize per mailing address (you can't win the book set at more than one blog) Canada and United States only.
Contest closes March 14, 2011 at midnight.
Thanks to Hachette Book Group for sending me a review copy and for generously supplying the prizes.
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