update : my next book!

October 12, 2011  in news

I’m done. Hooray! Six months of planning, making, styling, shooting, drawing and writing has drawn to a close. My deadline has been met and now everything is with my publisher to work their magic. They’re at the Frankfurt book fair at the moment with the blad (a small draft sample of the book) and I can’t wait to hear how it’s been received by everyone there.

It’s a lot of work producing a book, but I love coming up with ideas, making things and shooting them. To help me through the last bit of writing I would laugh to myself imagining I was Carrie Bradshaw, sitting on my bed with a laptop writing Stitch in the City!  I don’t know as yet how much I can share about the details of the book but as soon as I do I will let you know. If you liked my last book I hope you’ll like this one too.

I took these photos in my studio. This embroidery is a test sample I made for the embroidered window panel project in my last book, The Homemade Home. Please have look out for it if you haven’t seen it yet!

My other work has been on hold while I have been concentrating on the book but I’ve jumped straight back into the deep end with a commercial shoot last week, an editorial shoot next week and I’m also taking the Blogging Your Way course to try and get a little more knowledgeable about this whole big social interweb thing. It never stops!


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  1. sue says:

    Oh… I’m so looking forward to your new book. I just love, love your last one! 🙂

  2. Jane says:

    Oh Sania, this is pleasing news! I adore your other book so can’t wait to buy this one. You’ll love BYW – I did the last course and was blown away by the ideas and the gorgeous friendships I formed with classmates. Enjoy! J x

  3. GawgusThings says:

    Congrats! Can’t wait for it to be out!

  4. First of all we are never stop learning, good to know that you join BYW. I enjoyed the course so much. Second I can’t wait for you next book. I love your latest book a lot.

  5. Kate says:

    Congratulations Sania, I look forward to your new book, your last one was inspirational, and I can’t believe it only took you six months to put together! Good luck!

  6. Suzanne says:

    A big well done on the next book, hope it does well.

  7. Fabulous news, Sania. Good luck with it all. Can’t wait to see it! x

  8. elisa says:

    so exciting, i cannot wait to see it. enjoy the class x

  9. machteld says:

    Hi Sania, nice to meet you via Blogging your way! This embroidery is absolutely lovely:-)

  10. Jo says:

    That’s great news! I can’t wait to hear all about it! Jo x

  11. Very exciting news, Sania! I love your first book, the ideas are so inspiring, they make me want to get crafting. Can’t wait for your next book!

    Meera xx

  12. Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment! Very inspiring!
    LOVE the title!! 🙂

    So nice to meet you through BYW.
    All the best,

  13. Gudy Herder says:

    Sania, I have not read your 1st book, honestly but will definitely order the 2nd as I have heard already a lot about your work. I do love your styling photos and would love to publish some on my blog. Congrats on your work and hope to see you around at BYW.

  14. Heather says:

    congratulations! that’s great news! I have your first book and it is very much a favorite 🙂

  15. leah says:

    i am so excited! i loved your last book! i am surprised you are doing the byw course, your blog is so interesting and polished. I’m doing the course too but i’m a total beginner. i look forward to reading your new book xxx

  16. Sania Pell says:

    Thank you so much for your comments everyone! I will let you know more about the book soon and see some of you on BYW! x

  17. Kinga says:

    I love this embroidered window panel and want to put it in a frame….it would be perfect in my living room!!
    Wanted to say hello and wish you well on the launch of your new book…and I’m loving this blog!
    Best wishes and see you in BYW “class”…

  18. Evren says:

    Lovely photos! Good Luck with your new book. It would be great if you can share your views about the byw. Thank you. Evren x..

  19. Juliette says:

    I’m so excited about the new book and am totally kicking myself for not going down to the Frankfurt Book Fair this year! I usually go down b/c of my editing work, but this year I held off b/c we had guests. Oh well, I’ll just have to wait for sneak peeks here! =)

  20. How are you Sania? I hear I missed lots of great fun with Les and Holly when they were over last:( BIG congrats on your book and being finished it, what a good feeling after all that hard work. I adored your last book and can’t wait to set eyes on the new one esp since I have a budding 6yr old crafty daughter:) When do you expect it to be ready? Hugs across the miles to you xo

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Sania Pell freelance interior stylist London.

Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, art/creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 20 years, and is well known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for architects and property developers. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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