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If you've noticed the crickets chirping around here, it's cuz I've been cooking up something big. Er, em, something little. We're expecting our second little one towards the end of November or early December. While I've been fortunate with both pregnancies to not deal with the morning sickness so many women suffer through, I have been a tad exhausted. Hopefully now that I'm in the second trimester, that'll ease up a bit and I'll be able to find my way here more often.

While we're talking about "labors" of love, I thought I'd give you an update on what's happening with Polymer Clay 101. I'll admit I was terrified that people wouldn't like it (creative work can be so scary that way), but the reviews have been great. Just this morning, Jenny of Craft Test Dummies reviewed it and showed some of the beautiful pieces she made based on the book's instructions. We've also gotten positive reviews on Amazon, from Chica and Jo and from the Library Journal. Thanks to all of you who have helped with the good words!

And the big news in the polymer clay world is the upcoming International Polymer Clay Association (IPCA) Retreat, to be held July 13-16 near Chicago. Oh, how I wish I could be there... but we decided travelling pregnant and with a 2-year-old was a bit prohibitive. I look forward to reading lots of reports about it.

Hope you're doing well & that your lives (or at least your clay tables) are full of your own little labors of love!


Congrats to you on the new little one on the way! Sounds like Polymer Clay 101 is doing well too. All sounds right in your world!

Yay!! Such exciting news :-) Congratulations!

Thanks for the kind words -- they really mean a lot to me! :-)

(((Congratulations!)) Hope everything goes well with your pregnancy.

The book looks great! I've put it on my shopping list :).

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