Fall is in the air.
Can you feel it? I can.
There's a nip in the air most mornings now. It's getting light later and dark earlier. The crabapples on my tree have turned red, as have the berries on my dogwood.
When I look at the big picture, I see green and more green. It doesn't look like fall yet.
But when I look a bit closer?
Leaves are changing.
Just a few here and there. But I know the rest will follow soon.
It's an exciting time for me. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. But I have an extra reason to be excited this fall.
I've just finished writing a book about fall crafts and recipes. It's the first in a series of e-books that I'm titling The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons and Holidays with Arts and Crafts.
It's also the big project I alluded to last week when I apologized for not posting as often as usual. I had to buckle down and focus on finishing up the book so I could send it off to my review team (a group of folks from my newsletter who agreed to read an advance copy and provide editorial and design feedback). Once I get it back, I'll have a round of editing to do, but the goal is to have it ready for sale in two weeks—on September 18th.
I was aiming for a 50 page e-book but ended up with 75 pages full of ideas and activities for fall crafts and recipes, including a chapter on Halloween crafts and another for Thanksgiving.
I am so excited to share it with you!
We've been in full crafting and Halloween mode around here to get everything ready for the book—testing crafts and taking photos. You should see our living room! My kids love it, but I may be getting them a bit confused. They're going to think we have an awfully long Autumn and Halloween this year.
I'll share more about the book soon!
For now I wanted to explain why I haven't been posting as often and to tell you what I've been working on.