20.5.09

BOOK LAUNCH

Finally...... Some pictures from the Homemade book launch. English champagne from Chapel Down in Kent, served by Martha and two of her teenage friends. Homemade Elderflower cordial made in early Summer 2008 in old lemonade bottles in front of a jug of foliage from Elspeth's seaside garden. It was also my birthday and a friend gave me these amazing chocolate buttons. VV Rouleaux, with it's ribbons, bows, feathers and trimmings couldn't have been a better choice.

16 comments:

pebbledash said...

I thought that was vv rouleaux I could spy in the background! I LOVE your book, it's a real treat, and beautifully put together. Well done.. and a belated happy birthday.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

What a delightfully good omen to have your book launch at VV Rouleaux. The best store on earth! And, on your birthday as well! Hearty congratulations and best wishes. I cannot wait to get my hot little hands on a copy!

Ali said...

I am even sorrier than I already was to not have been able to make it.

A belated Happy Birthday. If I could bottle the lovely feedback comments people have given us in the shop about Homemade, they would make the perfect gift - your ears should be burning!

Kitschen Pink said...

Oh I wISH WIsh WiSH my library would buy more copies! Already the queue is so long!! Darn it I shall just have to buy a copy - but I tried - didn't I? I showed thrift and restraint - but heck! 9th in a queue of 14 is no consolation! t.x

jus said...

Happy Birthday!
My order is in and a daily refrain of 'Is it here yet?'
is starting to irritate the postie. x

Tabiboo said...

Happy Birthday, Happy book lauch and Happy days - it all looks fantastic!!

Have a good one,

Nina x

ps. those chocolate are my absolutely favourite as well. I always have to go into the shop whenever we are in Canterbury which thankfully for my waist line isn't that often!

trina said...

I can't wait to read your book, Ros....the photos look lovely. Well done to you all.

Blueberry Park said...

Those chocolates look amazing! As does the whole store and ambience. Congratulations on the birthday and the launch - I'm loving browsing through my copy :-)

OF SPRING AND SUMMER said...

Loved the book. Great!

jus said...

Deep joy...(I think) one of the first copies to make its way around the world has arrived!
It's lovely Ros, well done.

Tracy x said...

happy, happy belated birthday and many congrats on what looks like a truly lovely book launch.....
my copy is a much loved treasure that i am constantly moving around the house from room to room just so it is there when i have time for a five minute peek x
you and Elspeth are a magical duo and i cannot wait for the next book.
t x

Greedy Nan said...

I haven't bought it [yet] but have had the book on loan from the library. I saw it both on Jane Brocket's blog and also in Sherezade Goldsmith's Mail on Sunday column. Unfortunately, there is a queue and it had to go back before I would have liked which may mean I'll have to buy it after all! Beautiful book with lovely inspirational pics.
Word veryfication: remnants!!! [recycling in the forefront or what?]

THE DOMESTIC DAISY said...

I cannot wait to but your book! It looks so amazing! I love your blog!!

bad penny said...

I have ordered your book ...can't wait !

bad penny said...

The book has arrived ! Wonderful. I mentioned it on my Blog today - hope you don't mind.

Sarah said...

Ros
I would appreciated your assistance here. I recently bought a copy of your book 'Homemade' and it is very good for the soul indeed!
In the chapter 'Modern patchwork'(pg 65) there is a photo of a beautiful skirt made from scraps of worn shirts. There is no reference made or any tips on how to piece together this lovely creation. For instance is there a backing fabric, a zip closure or an elasticated waistband??
I think that it was included in the book to show just what can be achieved in patchwork with recycled materials but this would make a really good project in itself and a few guidelines on its construction would be extremely appreciated.
Are you able to provide some tips or maybe direct me to someone who can.
Many thanks
Sarah