Ok, so as promised I'm back tonight with something cool! I hope you think so too!
Back in January of this year, I had a good ol' time having a bit of show and tell with you, because for Christmas 2009 I had challenged myself to make all of my Christmas gifts by hand. I had never taken on a handmade challenge before, and this was a lot of fun, as well as a lot of work. I had some pretty late nights back in December pulling it all together. One of the things that I especially liked was the Twilight pillow that I made for my niece, Ana. Remember?
This was also about the time I discovered Flickr (I know, late to the game as always) and had started loading my pictures there as well. So, just for shits & giggles I added this pillow into a Twilight Craft group on that website. I thought it might be helpful to other people, because when I set out to make this pillow I searched and searched for inspiration. I found nothing. All I could find when I Googled "twilight pillow" were silk screened pillow cases with giant Edward faces, not that there's anything wrong with that, but not exactly what I was aiming for either.
Anyhoo, a couple of weeks after I'd added this picture to the group, I got this email...
...I'm contacting you on behalf of ECW Press, a Canadian
publisher currently working on a book called Love Bites: The
Unofficial Saga of Twilight. The book will have a section on
the fan response to Twilight, part of which will focus on
Twilight crafters and the ten best Twilight crafts. We'd
love to include a picture and short description of your
Twilight related pillow. It's fantastic! You would be fully
credited in the book and would receive a copy.
Well of course I was like, beyond flattered! So I replied yes! I would be happy to have them use my picture. OMGosh, like so totally radical! But really... on the inside I thought, well maybeee... and didn't hold my breath. Other than my immediate family, I didn't tell anyone because I didn't want to have egg on my face if nothing materialized.
In a subsequent email from ECW, they said that the release of the book would coincide with the release of Eclipse, which as you Twihards know, is fast approaching... yesterday I came home to find this in my mail.
At first I thought "hmm, what's this? I haven't ordered anything... Canadian post mark? weird"...
(yes, I converse with myself, just like that. Often.)
Then it dawned on me.
!!!!!!!!!! I know what this is!!!!!!!!!!
I ripped open the envelope!
Oooh, glossy! Lots of fantastic pictures!
Aww, isn't that nice??
Ok... where is it?!? Flipping to the back... Aha!
Yeah baby! Team Twilight!!
There it is, page 196!! Woop! Woop! Raise the roof!
(insert totally immature squealing, maniacal giggling, and awkward happy dance here)
So yeah, I'm immortal now.