Monday, March 5, 2012

Fleece Hat Friends

Fleece Hat Friends: 25+ Easy-to-Sew Projects

I am so excited...

Many years ago, I was out on a date with my hubby and I pulled a book off the shelf titled, "Damn! Why Didn't I Write That?" on how to write non-fiction.  I didn't have much extra money so I rarely bought a book but something made me buy this one.  I read it, was inspired, and sat down to write.  My first book proposal was rejected.  Yet, it still felt good to hold that rejection letter in my hand.  At least I had tried.

Fast forward to a few years later after being blessed with a little boy and then a girl, my mind returned once again to writing.  I kept thinking, "Wouldn't it be wild to walk into Barnes and Noble and see my name on a book?"

So, let's fast forward to tonight.  This is why I am so excited...

Just for kicks, I typed in my book title (eeek!) into never imagining that they would have it available for pre-order already... but they did!  I am thrilled!  Fleece Hat Friends will be available on September 4th, 2012.  In my search, I see that the book is listed (so far) on and, too.

I spent most evenings and many weekends last summer in my basement measuring, cutting, sewing, and snipping.  It was quite an intense process... a labor of love!  It feels oh-so-good to see the final product... and to share it with you!


  1. Mary, I have a question for you about the fleece hats, I have already made 4! Could you please email me at Thanks so much!

  2. I just got my book today. I have picked out several that I want to make out of it. A friend wants two of the pig hats!! THANK YOU SO MUCH

  3. I just got your book and LOVE IT! So many Christmas presents to make!

    Thank you.

  4. Hi Mary, I love love love your book. I bought your book last month and already made the pig and rooster. They are super cute. I got lots of compliments from my friends. Thank you so much.