If you’re in New York, there’s really no better place to introduce a book than the . There was added significance for Grace and me because I was working at NYPL when we met and collaborated on the series , which lead to me writing this post today! Just three hectic days after our big Library crafting event, we had the official launch party at . Then the next day we took the show on the road, crafting and meeting people in Boston, Philly and D.C. Staying pretty close to home, we felt like we were just getting our feet wet – the real test would be this week’s big West Coast stint! Sometimes I think the book happened just so that we’d have a reason to go on tour. Since we spend most days in front of the computer, there’s really nothing better than connecting in real life, with people we talk with everyday. So far, we’ve found new friends in every city! I hope you come out and join us as move through the U.S.! –Amy A.
Images above: at the New York Public Library, September 10. All images by
Image above: Launch party at West Elm, September 13. illustration in the window of . Image by .
See more images from the book tour after jump!
Image above: The visual design team at did an amazing job with the store! Image by .
Image above: Artists and designers whose homes were featured in , customized West Elm products, which were auctioned off to benefit the Clockwise from top left: , , , and . Images by .
Images above, clockwise from top left: Corbett Marshall and Jim Deskevich of , , Lauren Smith & Derek Fagerstrom of the , Erica Domesek of . Images by .
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Images above: Launch party at West Elm, September 13. Images . Backdrop created by with wallpaper by (additional photos on – there’s five sets – , , , , )
Images above: Our first away-from-home event – West Elm in Boston! Crafting project from . Craft backdrop created by . Images by Casey from ! (Smilebooth in Boston – Album & )
Image above: Craft backdrop created by . Images by Casey from !
Image above: Launch party at Anthropologie in DC. The photo back drop was created by . Images above by .
Image above: Cocktail party at one of our favorite stores – in Philadelphia on September 16. At the party, Terrain raffled off the tablescape above and one lucky person won the whole shebang! (You can see the whole setup in the at Terrain)
Image above: It’s the moment of truth! Will the wax seal stamp work? Images above by
Images above: Sunday morning crafting at in Washington DC on September 18. Big thanks to Sarah Baline for organizing this! Images by . (More photos on !)