Monday, November 21, 2011

I'm about to get crafty, folks!

When I was younger, say late teens and early twenties, my sister in law and I started a small business called the Kat and the Kanary. We would decoupage just about anything we could get our hands on, and then set up shop at craft fairs around town.  The two of us have always been crafty and artistic, and she is one of the people who has most inspired me to be the DIY chica that I am today.


I am working on a new project.  Something totally different than anything I've ever done before, and it is very exciting. I'm writing another cookbook. Well, I guess that's not totally different than anything I've ever done before, but the book I am writing IS totally different than anything I've ever done before. 


I am writing a combination craft and cookbook. Namely vegan food gifts. It's tentative working title is Vegan Food Gifts: Spread the Vegan Love DIY-Style with 100 Inspired Recipes for Homemade Edible Gifts, Baked Goods, Preserves, and More. I finally get to put two of my favorite things together...crafts and delicious vegan goodies!


PB Balls
Vegan Peanut Butter Balls in a home made truffle box.


Of course, the wonderful and talented, Celine will be adorning the pages with her gorgeous photographs. And, I am really close to nailing down a really awesome vegan artist to do the illustrations, who I know you all will be as stoked about as I am.


I just wanted to tell y'all how much I appreciate your overwhemingly generous support of my and Celine's books over the years.  Without you guys, I'd still be self publishing my own books that I wrote on Powerpoint.  Ha!  So, yeah, thanks guys.  


Keep spreading the vegan love.  



16 comments:

  1. What a great project! I love the concept of gifting homemade vegan food with that crafty, uniquely DIY touch--totally a practice worth promoting. :)

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  2. This sounds like an AWESOME book! I'm so excited to see the ideas you include. Can't wait to see it out :)

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  3. Exciting! You and Celine write and photograph so beautifully. Can't wait for another one (:

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  4. Oh yay, this sounds great. I figured out a couple of months ago that my parents had come to terms with me being vegan when they bought me 500 Vegan Recipes! Which, I must say, was an AMAZING find in a little vineyard in a tiny town that no body has ever heard of, in a state that very few ppl have ever heard of in a country that gets forgotten about! In little old Tasmania, Australia there is very little in the way of vegan anything, but my folks found your book! So I can not wait at all for the next one! xo :)

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  5. Ooh, this is an AWESOME idea! I can't wait to see this book come to fruition.

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  6. Good for you! Two things you love to do and make money doing it....awesome. I am one who makes food gifts twice every year for the teachers at my son's school. They all love it. Looking forward to reading more ideas.

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  7. Sounds like a great idea! Good luck with it! :0)

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  8. This is such an awesome concept, I love the idea of giving food as a gift. I can't wait!

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  9. Oh Joni--this is so exciting. I can't wait, you crafty vegan!

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  10. I can't wait for this book to come out! I've been peeking on your Flickr page for some sneak peek shots & it looks so freaking cute!

    I would like to remind you that I still have a sun decoupaged hat rack from The Kat & Kanary...I'm letting Dominic borrow it right now. :)

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  11. This is awesome! Can't wait :)

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  12. I cant wait for your new cookbook to come out already I have all your otherones and enjoy your recipes, What a great idea vegan food and crafts, have a great day!!

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  13. Those peanut butter balls look yummy! Nice blog!

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