It’s here! It’s finally here!

When I drove up the driveway, there it was, leaned up against the front door in all it’s red, white and blue glory. I instantly knew what it was. Even though it’s arrival was planned, my heart started racing, my eyes teared up and my smile was so big, it almost hurt my face. I couldn’t believe it was finally here!


I had enough sense to put the car into park as I threw open the door and ran up to the front porch. I wanted to tear open the Fed Ex package right then and there, but since no one was home to share the occasion with, I decided to set up the camera and share those first exciting moments with you.


It’s the advance copy of the book!!!!


Finally finished!

Finally here!


I’m beside myself with excitement and I can’t wait for you to see it! It’s filled with sewing techniques and projects to inspire your sewing adventures.

Even though, it’s still rolling off the presses and not available to get your hands on yet, you can get a sneak peek here and preorder it here at the wonderful and friendly C&T Publishing.

Or you can see it and preorder it here on Amazon.

It’s even available for pre-sale here on Barnes and Noble.

What a fun and wild ride this book thing has been. From the moment I pushed the send button and sent off my book proposal to C&T Publishing, to the trip to Nicaso, California last September for the photo shoot, to ripping open the Fed Ex package to see the final book. I’ve enjoyed every moment. Absolutely everyone I’ve come in contact with during this adventure has been so wonderful and helpful.

It’s my hope that those of you who want to write a book, will push that send button someday and be blessed with an amazing publishing company like C&T.

I can’t wait to share more excitement with you at the upcoming Book Launch Party. Of course, you’re all invited to help celebrate!

I’ll keep you updated…there will be prizes…. 🙂

And thanks for being excited with me!

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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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57 Responses to It’s here! It’s finally here!

  1. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! ! ! I can’t wait to have one of my own 🙂

  2. L in NL says:

    Congratulations! You really deserve all the good ‘luck’ = results of your hard work. I have put the book on my list to buy!!!

  3. vpisu90 says:

    So happy for you Beth! I’ve already ordered my copy. Can’t wait to get it!! Congratulations and best wishes on your book launch and may you continue to enjoy these many successes!

  4. Gin says:

    Congratulations!! I love your blog and have followed you for a good while now. Keep doing what you do! You Create and Inspire! 🙂

  5. Jan Schrock says:

    that is super exciting!!! yey you 🙂

  6. Congrats! That is truly awesome. I can’t wait to tell of my friends!

  7. Janice Shdo says:

    So excited for you! I just recently found you via Pinterest and have been following you ever since. What a fabulous idea! It had never occurred to me to refashion existing clothing, etc. I have been sewing for most of my 58 years and am always looking to learn a new technique. Thanks for publishing this book…I am going to pre-order on Amazon right now!!
    Happy sewing!!! Janice

  8. Melissa says:

    What an accomplishment!!! Congratulations!

  9. Crystal says:

    Congratulations! That is awesome. What a fantastic achievement…you must be thrilled :-). Really, it is such a fun thing to do and you give lots of inspiration to refashion things (reduce, reuse, recycle). Nice Job!

  10. Anonymous says:

    That’s just wonderful! I love that you opened the package on line and shared the excitement with us. Good good good.

  11. Susanna Burger says:

    Congratulations. Your redoes make me happy. Can!t wait to see the book.

  12. Oh my goodness!! How wonderful! Congrats 🙂

  13. Congratulations, there’s something do wonderful about holding your work printed in your hands. Well done you!

  14. Barbara says:

    Congrats!!! This is SO wonderful and exciting . . . and very well deserved!!! Celebrate BIG!

  15. fymichaud says:

    CONGRATS!! Look forward to reading it!

  16. Emmie O says:

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you 🙂 I can’t wait until it’s out so i can buy a copy. I LOVE your site, and I know i’ll love your book too.

    Well done!

  17. Susie Harris says:

    Oh Beth. You just make me smile. I think you are adorable! So happy for you and proud to say, “Hey – I know Beth Huntington!” Congrats friend.

  18. seweverythingblog says:

    Congrats! Looking forward to reading the book 🙂

  19. dragonflyzia says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!!!! I am sooooo excited for you!!!!

  20. alisasibrova says:

    Congratulations – well done! 🙂

  21. Jayne Miller says:

    Congratulations. I can hardly wait to get the book.

  22. zibergirl says:

    Congratulations! You are such an inspiration! I’m looking forward to my copy!

  23. YAY! This is so exciting! Thanks for sharing the moment with us.

  24. Paul Boehne says:

    this is fabulous!!!! congratulations beth! its always nice to see the fruits of your labors !!!!

    glad you enjoyed the cabin……….it was and still is a work in progress……….after 7 years!!!!


  25. says:


    Sent from my iPad


  26. Mama Cormier says:

    Congratulations, Beth. What a wonderful accomplishment.

  27. Marie O. says:

    Yay! Congratulations! You really have a natural gift for putting together all those fun things you are sewing. You have inspired me to do some new projects!

  28. ooobop! says:

    Congratulations Beth. How absolutely exciting and so deserved. And very timely as I’m so due a treat from me to me! x

  29. CherryPix says:

    How fabulous! The cover alone makes me want to pick it up! Congratulations!

  30. Mother Deer says:

    Congratulations, Beth! This is so exciting. Another awesome achievement for you 🙂

  31. Della Bryan says:

    I’m extremely happy for you. Thank you for sharing your excitement with those who follow your progress. It makes us feel like we’re part of the process!

  32. Congratulations, Beth!

  33. Oh how exciting! Yay you!!! I bet this book is going to sell like hotcakes.

  34. Anny says:

    I can only imagine how excited you are!! I would be over the moon! Can’t wait to buy it!

  35. Alison Schmidt says:

    You are so cute! Thank you for sharing the joy with all of us here on your blog! I *know* the people who buy and read the book will feel your joy, too!

  36. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations!!! I can’t believe it was almost a year ago that we shot this book! What a wonderful experience it was to work with you. Thanks for sharing this moment with us, we love watching our author’s reaction 🙂 xo

  37. cathynd95 says:

    congrats! How exciting!!

  38. CraftyStaci says:

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the big opening moment with us! 🙂

  39. frilka says:

    brilliant news !!! 🙂

  40. amy says:

    OH MY GOODNESS!! So happy for you, congratulations!!!!!

  41. Debbi says:

    Wow!!!!! Wonderful!!!!!! So happy for you. Love your blog and I can’t wait to see your book!!!!

  42. Debbi says:

    Just pre-ordered it. Cant wait!!!

  43. Anonymous says:

    Well done you, how exciting! Will it be available in the UK?

  44. Congratulations! Love the preview…makes me want to see and read more,

  45. Judy Carmein says:

    So excited for you Beth! I can’t wait to see it!

  46. Jo H. says:

    You are one hard-working lady who deserves every success, Beth – congratulations!

  47. alwaysinaweofyou says:

    That just made me cry…. and I just pre ordered it too!! Want to give it to a friend for her birthday. You are amazing my friend!!

  48. imhuebsch says:

    Dear Beth,

    Congratulations on bringing your book to the world! How exciting and it has been fun watching you CREATE since I picked up your blog/emails about a year ago – maybe more.

    I am a reuser and focus on activities in the Creative Reuse arena. I try to find creative ways to use materials that otherwise flow into the waste stream. You are doing the same – in a BIG way with clothing. Reuse, repurposing, remaking. I think it is wonderful and that is why I follow you.

    Are you aware of the Reuse Alliance?

    As I’m helping with an upcoming Reuse conference, I thought I would reach out to you to make you aware. Perhaps you are aware and would like to join in? An Upcycle fashion show is also planned if you are interested. What follows below is the official email that went out to the ReuseConex contact list. As a member of the ReuseConex Planning Committee, I would like to cordially invite you participate in ReuseConex 2014, the 3rd International Reuse Conference & Expo being held by Reuse Alliance on October 23-25, 2014 in Austin, Texas (USA) at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown. We welcome your participation and encourage you to join us as an attendee, sponsor, exhibitor, and/or silent auction donor. ReuseConex is a one-of-a-kind event that convenes leaders from the reuse community around the world – including representatives from resale stores, creative reuse and building materials reuse centers, deconstruction companies, consumer reusable product manufacturers, upcycling design firms, online resellers, and economic development and environmental regulatory agencies. Since this year’s theme is “Innovate. Transform. Sustain.”; we would love to have an innovating company such as MonaPaints involved, as participation from all parts of the reuse community are essential to making our vision for the event a reality. ReuseConex includes three days full of professional development opportunities and exciting special events. The two-day onsite Conference (plenaries, roundtables, and workshops) and Reuse Expo (40+ reuse exhibitors, a silent auction, the “Upcycle Challenge”, film screenings, and our ReFashion Show) will take place on Thursday and Friday; and a range of other activities (off-site training, self-guided reuse tours, and more) will that take place on Saturday. The education and networking opportunities alone are well worth the price of registration (our early bird rate of $225 ends soon); and our special events are a fantastic bonus! By joining us at ReuseConex, MonaPaints will gain significant exposure and you will be able to connect with colleagues and other reuse community leaders. If you become a Sponsor (in-kind and/or cash) not only will you will be acknowledged on all of our printed and web materials, you will also receive exhibitor space in the Reuse Expo – the heart of the event. By attending, exhibiting or donating to our silent auction, you are also supporting the event host – Reuse Alliance, the only national association that focuses on promoting reuse and its environmental, social, and economic benefits. Reuse Alliance members include reuse businesses and non-profits from across the nation who come together to divert waste from the landfill, support community, and bolster local economies. If you would like to discuss these opportunities further, please contact me at:


    Phone / Text: 949-636-9254

    If you are ready to get involved with ReuseConex 2014, you can: · Register to attend by clicking this link, · Join us as a Sponsor and/or Reuse Expo exhibitor by clicking this link, · Provide an in-kind donation of your reuse-friendly products and services by mailing your item(s), along with the value of the materials for a tax-deductible receipt, to: Reuse Alliance Texas c/o Rebecca Stuch 6942 Ryan Drive, Austin, TX (USA) 78757 We appreciate your consideration, and hope to work with you in the future! Sorry, it is wordy and long. If nothing else, if you would consider donating one of your books to the silent auction, it would be most welcome and a way to spread the word further.

    Good luck with your books sales.

    Regards, Catherine Huebscher, a fan. On Behalf of Reuse Alliance

  49. SO happy for you, Beth! You rock!!!

  50. Shona says:

    Congratulations! I love it when a plan comes together! 😀

  51. artclubblog says:

    Congratulations.! That’s soooo cool!

  52. Wow- congrats!! That’s really cool to see- I can’t imagine what it’s like to have a hardcopy of my own hard work like that- you must be besides yourself! Congrats!!!

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  54. RE Ausetkmt says:

    So Inspiring to me. I’m working on a book project now and to see your happy face tells me I’m going to be smiling soon. Great Work and I tell you, your tutorials are the best yet. Thanks for keeping me inspired to remake my own frockery. BTW I’ll be featuring you on my blog with your tutorials and your book – over the christmas holidays to hope folks will see the great possibilities in Recycled Frockery.

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