Just before Christmas 2010 Tanya Whelan of Grand Revival Design contacted me if I was willing to help photograph and style her first sewing book Sew What You Love and also if she could use my home as a set for her book. I've known Tanya for years through blogging and as I love her designs and aesthetic I replied with a firm yes. Tanya and her family are American expats living in the south of Belgium so a 2 hour trip to my home (twice) was actually doable and fun as we could meet.
Working with Tanya is a delight as we share the same taste and ideas. Things moved fast and swiftly and with lots of fun. She has a great eye for beautiful things, she works hard and is a total no-bullshit person. I feel very privileged to work and be friends with someone like her.
After months of waiting (on my side, while Tanya did the hard work) I finally have a copy of her beautiful book in my hands, I love it and I know you'll love it too. It's perfect for beginners as the instructions are so well written and so clear, you can't go wrong. The projects in Sew What You Love are very diverse so there's something there for everyone. As an extra bonus you'll recognize a lot of my home in this book.
I'm allowed to give a signed copy (by Tanya and yours truly) to one of you. And a second price of a free downloadable Grand Revival Design pattern. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and next Thursday, January 19th) I'll draw the winners.
If you go over to Tanya's blog you'll find an interview with me and other great giveaways.
Thanks for participating xox
This giveaway is now closed. You can find the winners here.