The Cottage Mama ~ BIG News!!

Do you see what it says in that picture right above my name?  

It’s the big news I’ve been wanting to share with you all ~ I’m officially an author!
I’ve just signed a contract with a major publishing company for a book that will be released in October 2013.  I know it seems way off, but my manuscript is actually due by the beginning of this coming January 2013.  So what does that mean?  It means I’m going to be one busy lady over the next six months.
Now I wish I could tell you all the details about the book, but I think we are going to save some of that until we get closer to the book release date.  What I can tell you is that it is a sewing related book and it will be filled with incredible photography and lots of inspiring ideas.
It has always been a dream of mine to write a book, it’s just hard to believe that I am at this point only 2.5 years after starting The Cottage Mama.  It’s kind of surreal, really.  The fact that someone wants me to write a book and publish it is so incredibly flattering, to say the least.  I woke up the other morning and totally forgot that I am writing a book…….like it was a dream or something.  But apparently I am writing a book and I better not forget it because I’ve only got six months to get it written!
I have always believed in dreaming big.  It’s just quite amazing when those dreams turn into reality.
As cheesy as it may sound…….dreams really do come true……that, I know.

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  1. Congratulations, Cottage Mama! You are going to be a fantastic author!

  2. Many, many congratulations. How thrilling.

  3. Congratulations! that’s exciting!

  4. oh my goodness – I am so excited for you Lindsay!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! WOO HOO!!!

  5. Unbelievable what you have accomplished since you began sewing such a short time ago. You are amazingly talented and it is no surprise this was the next step on your fabulous journey. God has blessed you with amazing talent, family, and passion! The best to you–I enjoy seeing your work–you have a true gift.

  6. That. is. FABULOUS!!! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see it. I can totally relate to your dream and I’m thrilled it came true for you.
    <3 Christina

  7. Sounds fantastical! and exciting hope you have lot and lots fun writing it:)

  8. Congratulations! What a blessing to see your dream come true…that’s just “sew” exciting! You deserve it, for sharing your passion and creativity with the rest of us. You are inspiring and in my prayers as you complete this journey! Can’t wait to purchase the book! =)

  9. I’m a newish reader of yours, and I am so excited to buy and read this book! I have a little girl to sew for, so fingers crossed that it has some little girl duds. 🙂 I’m always so pleased when a favorite blogger gets a book deal.

  10. Huge CONGRATS!!!! I am sure it will be a wonderfully creative, packed with ideas publication……cuz that is so YOU!!!!! Hugs, D

  11. how exciting!! congrats and im hoping it is a sewing/craft related book and not some juicy romance novel…then again maybe i would read one of those too:) no really, i am so happy for you!

  12. Wow!!! How exciting 🙂 Congratulations on this great accomplishment, can’t wait for the book.

  13. Yay! That’s so exciting! Congrats!

  14. Congrats, Lindsay!! I’m so happy for you & excited all
    Of your dreams & goals are coming true! Everything you do is wonderful, so I know your book will be no different! I’ll go ahead and put it on my wish list! 🙂

  15. Awesome – that is huge! Congrats! I can’t wait to read it, I’m sure it will be amazing; just like everything else you do! 🙂


  16. First of all HUGE congrats!!!!!! Can’t wait to see it!! Also I’m writing a book so any advice you can give along the way would be awesome 😉 congrats again!!

  17. I’m so happy for you and your family! Your work is definitely inspiring and worth sharing with the world.

  18. Lindsay, this is great news! Congratulations! You’ll do a wonderful job on that book. Looking forward to it.

  19. Congratulations!!! Such awesome news! Best of luck in the whole process!

  20. Very exciting! Can’t wait to see all the fun ideas you come up with!

  21. Enhorabuena!!!

  22. Anonymous says

    Congratulations!! You have worked very hard. GayleB [email protected]

  23. Congrats! Looking forward to it!

  24. Awe im so excited for you & i cant wait to be one of the firsts to buy it. You’ve for sure got a knack for sewing and teaching!

  25. That is exciting! Congratulations!!!!

  26. Congratulations! So exciting 🙂

  27. You are so talented, you deserve all the accolades and luck that come your way….Good luck.

  28. How exciting, Lindsay! You are an inspiration! Congratulations!!!!!

  29. Congratulations!!!!!!

  30. Anonymous says

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you.

  31. Congratulations Lindsay! So Exciting! I’ve so enjoyed “hanging out” with you here on your blog and can’t wait to see all the wonderfulness (is that even a word) that you will be coming up with in your new book!!

  32. Congrats! What an exciting new challenge.

  33. AWESOME news CONGRATS! Can’t wait to find out more!

  34. Congrats. Can’t wait to buy it.

  35. Congratulations, I’m so happy for you 🙂

  36. Anonymous says

    Congrats! You so desrve this with all the passion & hard work you put into all you do! Can’t wait to buy your book!

  37. Congratulations on your happy and exciting news!!!

  38. Congratulations Cottage Mama! You’ve worked hard to make your dream come true.

  39. way cool Lindsay, you’ll be one busy mama!

  40. Congats!!! That is so exciting! You are such an inspiration to me. I have been loving your homemade business series and everything you do really. I hope to some day get the courage to start sharing some of the things I create and can only hope that I am a fraction as successful as you are when I do. Keep up the good work and take some time to reward yourself for all the hard work that is paying off!

  41. Congratulations! This is truly thrilling and I hope you enjoy the process as much as we’ll enjoy the finished product.

  42. Wow Lindsay – that is fabulous! I just sat down at the computer to congratulate you on the fat quarter bundle thing once Lisa explained to me the significance of it. The book deal makes that pale in comparison. Both are wonderful!!!
    Congratulations! Can’t wait to see it on shelves!

  43. So incredibly proud of you Lindsay! Congratulations a million time over. Enjoy the ride girl. It’s going to be filled with lots of stress but will be so worth it in the end when you see that first book arrive at your doorstep with YOUR name on it I’m sure.

  44. Congratulations!

  45. Congratulations on the boo deal Lindsay! On a similar note, I received my August issue of Sew Beautiful in the mail yesterday, and as I flipped through it a certain section looked familiar…. Congrats on the spread for your designs!! (I felt very in the know being a RSS subscriber of your blog and recognizing your work!)

  46. Wow! Wow! WOW! big hugs on the big event!

  47. Totally awesome! con grads!!!!!

  48. This is wonderful news – I always like to say “Believe In Your Dreams and They Can Come True” and today I read your blog post and it inspires me. Well Done!
    🙂 May You Stay Creatively Blessed Always – Much Love coming to you from East London, UK – Debs*

  49. Not surprised at all! So excited for you to be in print!

  50. So happy for you! That is awesome. I’ve always had that dream too – as a very young child I was writing ‘fairy tales’!! I pretty much always figured it was just a dream and I hadn’t thought much about it for years. But lately I’ve been thinking that just maybe I will eventually see that dream realized?!! Happy writing!

  51. Congratulations! Now you tell us the news, we can’t wait for the book. May be we can order a signed copy? 🙂

  52. Congrats! Your hard work is paying off! Now, sit back and take a breath, the real work is about to begin! Can’t wait to finally see your accomplishment!!

  53. Congratulations! This is so exciting! I can’t wait to hear more about the book.

  54. Congratulations! that is so awesome.

  55. Congratulations!! That’s well deserved and exciting!!

  56. Congratulations!!!!

  57. Congratulation! I am so happy for you and pray much success.


  58. Big smiles for you! You will have such fun with the process – enjoy each step of the way!

  59. Congratulations!