8 May 2014

#LoveAtFirstStitch Day!


Today's the day! My book is in the shops (incl my shop, Amazon UK, haberdasheries and all good bookshops) AND it's the #LoveAtFirstStitch Online Book Launch Party! 

Stitching enthusiasts old and new are sharing pictures of themselves online today posing in their Brigitte scarf, using the hashtag #LoveAtFirstStitch. It's so wonderful to have you join in the celebrations with me! I've started adding the pics to the gallery on Pinterest - everyone is looking fab. How do you wear yours? Do join in! Tweet me a link to your photo and I'll add it to the gallery.



I like to tie a scarf around my neck, but today I'm using the Brigitte scarf as a morning-after-the-night-before-hair solution. Last night I celebrated the launch of my book with the publishers, everyone who worked on it, family and friends. I'll share more on that tomorrow, but all you need to know for now is that today I'm teaming the Brigitte scarf with one of the Mimi blouses from the book plus a whole tube of concealer under my eyes!

Hang on a minute... something is missing from this #online party... what could it be? Oh yes...

WE HAVE GIFS!!!



WOAH!!

58 comments:

  1. congrats!! woot!! I can't wait to get my hands on it!!

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  2. Congratulations!! My copy should be waiting at home for me right now - can't wait :D xx

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  3. Congratulations, Tilly :D

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  4. Congratulations! This is a great day for you.

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  5. Yay! Congratulations!
    Your scarf co-starred in our pirate adventure http://yellowsubmarinetime.blogspot.com Sorry no twitter.

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    1. I love it!!! Looks like you had a lot of fun :)

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  6. The postman arrived before lunch time woohoo! Settling down for an afternoon reading cover to cover. It looks great Tilly, congratulations, can't wait to get started with some sewing, and to see what everyone else makes!

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  7. The whole tube of concealer went this morning. What a brilliant night last night.

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  8. You could fool me about the concealer thing....cause you look radiant!

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  9. hi tilly :D massive congratulations on the book. my contribution to the brigitte scarf sewing party can be found at my blog: http://www.sewingsoothesthesoul.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/loveatfirststitch-party.html?m=1

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  10. Congrztulations on the book, gutted I can't join in but been unable to sew this week to do my scarf :-(

    www.calascrafts.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi Tilly, the book is lovely! Found it in Waterstones this morning :) My Brigitte; http://www.pinterest.com/pin/274086327296983007/

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    1. Thank you! I hope you moved the book to a prominent position ;)

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    2. I did at mine :) Moved it from the bottom shelf to eye level and turned it so the cover was showing.

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  12. Checking my emails every hour to see the progress of my order fromAmazon. Fabric for the Delphine skirt is good to go and I'm making the kids dinner in my Brigitte scarf! Loving Love at First Stitch!!!

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  13. Congrats on your book launch Tilly, my order has been dispatched from amazon!!!. I also had a nice surprise from the postie as my Miette and Mathilde patterns arrived today. Not really clued up on how to use twitter or post pictures but when I crack it or get mini me (daughter) to do it for me will post pictures. Happy sewing everyone x

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  14. At 17.40 I had an email from Amazon to say my Love at First Stitch book has been dispatched.

    Whoop whoop whoop - and lashings of ginger beer!

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  15. It's so nice seeing everyone else's Brigitte designs! Happy book launch day, can't wait to make more things. My contribution is up at http://livjaa.tumblr.com.

    Liv

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  16. Congrats on the book launch! Got to admit I've been hypnotised for the last couple of ins by those gifs - goodness me! :P

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  17. Congratulations on the book launch. What an amazing achievement! Enjoy the moment! Xxx

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  18. Congratulations! Been wearing my Brigitte scarf all day and got lots of compliments. Photo at navybluethreads.wordpress.com

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  19. Congrats Tilly! I'm celebrating your lauch over at http://herecomesthekat.blogspot.de/2014/05/loveatfirststitch.html

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  20. Wohoo! Came home tonight to find my latest Amazon order had finally arrived! The book is gorgeous, a visual delight that is also clear to read. The attention to detail is impressive. I can't wait for half term and the time to really get my teeth into the various projects. Congratulations. An extremely impressive publication. There are definitely several copies going to be wrapped in Christmas paper at the end of the year.

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  21. Congratulations Tilly! I love the look of your new book. The patterns look so simple and like something I would actually wear. And thank you for providing the tutorial for the Brigette Scarf! I think I will have to make a bunch more of them.They are such a fun accessory!
    I blogged about my Brigette scarf here:
    http://somethingeveryweek.blogspot.com/2014/05/checked-shirt-and-brigitte-scarf.html

    Thank you for all your hard work that went into providing us with more inspiration to spark our creativity. It is so easy to feel discouraged and angry when my projects flop, but when I see people like you who keep at it even when it's hard, it makes me willing to take another whack at it. And I think that I am finally getting the hang of a few things now!

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    1. Aw thanks Emily, that's so nice to hear :)

      You look adorable in your Brigitte scarf and ensemble.

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  22. Congrats!! So excited for you!

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  23. Congratulations on the book :) Looking forward to next week when I'll get my hands on it - it takes forever to deliver books to Denmark!

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  24. Congratulations!! I'm very happy for you.

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  25. I think that it will be very amazing when we'll start to share new clothes realized from the book's patterns!

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  26. Congratulations Tilly, I love your style. I have been wanting to start sewing, so maybe your book can ease me in gently. Enjoy all the parties!!! x

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  27. Congratulations Tilly, I can't wait for my copy to arrive! I passed my driving test in my Brigitte scarf yesterday, elevating it to official lucky charm status :-)

    http://justkeepsewing.net/2014/05/08/brigitte-scarf-loveatfirststitch-party/

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    1. Congrats to you too!

      I love the way you've braided the scarf into your hair, it looks so pretty.

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  28. My copy arrived yesterday and I made my first Brigitte scarf and wore it all day! I'll be working my way through all the patterns this summer. lovely x

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  29. Warm and heartfelt congrats dear Tilly.

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  30. Congratulations ! Looking forward to my copy arriving !

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    1. Just arrived ! So I'm settling in for a good read. Thank you :)

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  31. My copy arrived yesterday morning and I went straight to my local fabric shop to get prepped for making a Megan dress. I made a Brigette scarf to match my picnic blanket skirt :-) Loving the book can't wait to start sewing my new dress. Fab job Tilly, Congrats!

    http://littlesewingcorner.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/love-at-first-stitch-online-launch-party.html

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  32. Congratulations on the launch! how exciting....wishing you every success with it!
    May x
    www.walkinginmay.com

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  33. Congratulations Tilly! I'm so happy you've been leading a successful career since the Sewing Bee, and I'm so happy that I stumbled across your site by chance today! I'm literally counting down the minutes till my lunch break comes round and I can go and order this. I'm in the midst of a spectacular weight loss journey and I can't wait till I can celebrate reaching my target weight by whipping up some of these beauties for myself! <3

    Amy xx

    http://sparklesandteapots.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Congratulations officially! Been recommending this to some people who are wavering on the 'should I buy a sewing machine' fence after watching the Sewing Bee... just the ticket.

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  35. Many congrats Tilly, it looks utterly fab!

    One question, is it better to purchase said book direct from you, or try and raise it's profile by purchasing from Amazon?

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  36. Happy book launching! Would love to have it, but I am in the US and it won't be available until October per US Amazon. What would it cost to ship it from you, via Royal Mail, to California? Thanks!

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  37. Today Friday the 9th May your wonderful book arrived. Congratulations you have produced a
    really informative book with lovely patterns! I knew you would go places after seeing you on the
    Sewing Bee. And next week I can pop into Lauren's beautiful shop to purchase some fabric!

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  38. I just ordered your book! I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  39. My signed copy has arrived and I am thrilled! Can't wait to get started on a new project... Thank you Tilly, for being an inspiration and so wonderful! :)

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  40. Amazon US isn't releasing the book until October - will it be different - should I wait?

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  41. Biggest congratulations Tilly. I have it in mind that I will be making every one of the patterns in the book!!

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  42. I made the Bridgette scarf...I am so pleased with myself as it turned out well. Think I may wear it as a low tie round my neck at time too...very versatile!

    I am going to work my way through to its PJ's next...but cannot get to the fabric shop for over a week...not sure how I will cope.

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  43. My copy arrived now :) Congratulations Tilly the book is fantastic :)

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  44. Just got my copy, it's amazing!!!! I think I'll have to buy one for my Mam too, she's just starting to use an electric sewing machine after 45 years of only using an old Singer hand machine, so I bet she'll love it!

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  45. I asked my boyfriend to buy your book for my birthday next week. He ordered it from your website (signed yipppeeeeee!) and it is sat in a cardboard box in our flat waiting to be opened. I'm just itching to rip it open and stare at all the lovely pages but I have to wait a WHOLE WEEK (torture!) Thanks for putting up some preview pictures - it's keeping me going until next week. I might have a go a Coco this weekend to keep me busy, Congratulations on the success of your book, I can't wait to read it all :)

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