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Red Ted Art, The Book

| June 8, 2012 | 47 Comments

UPDATE!!! Red Ted Art the Book is available for PRE ORDER on Amazon: Red Ted Art – 60 Cute & Easy Crafts for kids!

I have exciting news.. well some of you may know this already… in Spring 2013 I will be publishing my first “Craft Book for Kids” – aka Red Ted Art, The Book. The book will bring you about 60 crafts aimed at children of all age groups – younger children will find plenty to do with the help of a parent and older children will be challenged to sew and try out new crafts for themselves.

You will find many of your favourite and “iconic” Red Ted Art crafts (yes, of COURSE there will be Loo Rolls) in the book, as well as brand new ones (I can’t wait to see what you will think of some of our stone crafts, glove toys, as well as a cute cute cute Advent calendar).

It will be published by Square Peg, part of the Random House Group, on of the largest general book publishing companies in the UK! It has been brewing since late December.. and the planning stages seem to go on forever. But right now I am in the mids of mad crafting and scribbling away.

I have a first draft due at the end of the month (mid June) and there will be a photoshoot in July/ August (exciting!).

On a personal note, I am very excited about documenting so many activities that I have been doing with Red Ted and Pip Squeak.. that whatever happens, this book will be very special to my family and me!

Look forward to keeping you updated!

And now. To be patient. April 2013 is still quite some time away!


27th June 2012:

The FIRST BOOK DRAFT has just been submitted to my editor!! CRIKEY! What a weird feeling! 5 lovely friends reviewed it for me and helped me with typos and dodgey grammar/punctuation. So hopefully, the first draft will be ok. No doubt there will be a lot of work.

Have also been given the Photo shoot dates – 18th July is the first or 4 days! 3 weeks away, one of which we are on HOLIDAY! So I have less than 2 weeks to get all the crafts in order. CARAMBA.

The photographer looks fantastic: do check her out!


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  1. What wonderful news 😀 I can’t wait

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you Cerys!!! I can’t wait either!!!

  3. Rebecca says:

    That is so exciting! Ihope you’re going to need some bloggers to blab a copy, I mean rive a copy for you – hint hint!

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    I am hoping that the publisher (who hopefully is reading this!! Hint hint), is very generous with review copies!!!!

  5. Terri says:

    WooHoo!! I can’t wait!

  6. Wonderful, wonderful news! Congratulations. I know the book will be awesome!

  7. Red Ted Art says:

    *BEAM* thank you @Terri and @Rashmie!!

  8. Maggie, I am so very happy for you!! Congratulations. I can’t wait to read it! Hope all goes very smoothly as you finish it up. :) Kristi

  9. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing it. You’ll have to come back on the show to talk about it.

  10. Jen Fischer says:

    Congrats!! You deserve it!

  11. Jen says:

    Amazing! Well done..can’t wait to see the BOOK!

  12. Rachelle says:

    Maggy, I’m thrilled for you and cannot wait to get my hands on my very own copy. I know it will be amazing. Wish you lots of sleep as you barrel through your deadlines.

  13. Red Ted Art says:

    @Jen believe you me, neither can I!! And thank you @Jen!

  14. Aly says:

    Eeeeeek! Good luck xxx

  15. Red Ted Art says:

    *thank you thank you thank you* ladies :-)

  16. KUDOS and CONGRATS!!!!! I am so proud of you. What an honor and a delight. Brilliant choice by the publishers!!! Hip hop hooray!!!!

    Debbie Clement

  17. Molly says:

    I’m not in the least surprised. You thoroughly deserve to have a book published and I’m sure it’ll be the first of many. And I expect to see you on TV before long too. No pressure!

  18. Carolin says:

    Wow, this is amazing. Well done! I know what I’ll put on my wishlist in spring then. Just in time for when Amy will be able to do some crafts…

  19. Red Ted Art says:

    Sniff. Ladies, you a *wonderful*. Thank you all so so soooo much for your super kind words. *BEAMING* and *SNIFFING*.

  20. northernmum says:

    You are the craft goddess!

    Well done mrs xxxx

  21. So exciting, Maggy, congratulations again! Can’t wait to see it! And as you said – what a special way to document your craft time with your kids!

  22. Yay!!! Congratulations. What a wonderful, well-deserved accomplishment.

  23. Ali says:

    Congratulations. What a exciting and busy time for you. I am sure it will be amazing.

  24. The Monko says:

    that is very cool, congratulations.

  25. Mami Made It says:

    Congratulation! That is wonderful and exciting!

  26. se7en says:

    So excited for you!!! Hard work but so worth, it is going to be brilliant!!! I just can’t wait!!!

  27. How exciting for you! Hope the writing goes smoothly :)

  28. We are so excited for you, can’t wait to see it. Something to cherish forever with your children as well.

  29. This is so fabulous, Maggy! Congratulations! I am so excited for you!

  30. Chelsey says:

    Wow!!! So exciting!!! I can’t wait to see it!

  31. Red Ted Art says:

    Goodness you guys, I am overwhelmed by all your lovely and kind words *thank you thank you thank you*


  32. SOOO exciting!!! =) Congrats

  33. Maggy, that is amazing and so well deserved.


  34. Naomi says:

    Congrats! Looking forward to it!

  35. Lara says:

    Congratulations! Here’s to the next bestseller! x

  36. Mrs C says:

    Congratulations – fantastic news! I look forward to trying the projects out with Little Miss C and her little brother or sister by April 2013.

  37. David Fowler says:

    Maggy, this is wonderful! I’m so pleased for you and I’m sure it will be a great success.

    I kind of dropped off the blogging scene for a while, but it looks like I timed my return just right to see your great news!!

    VERY exciting!! :-)

  38. Congrats Maggy! That’s awesome!

  39. Sian says:

    wow, you must be so excited : ) congratulations!!! handprints included or for a seperate book? (nudge, nudge, wink, wink)

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Thank you Brittany! And yes, Sian, VERY excited.. as to the handprints, I think I will do an ebook.. do you reckon it should be hardcover?

  40. Liz Burton says:

    So excited, am absolutely thrilled for you x

  41. Red Ted Art says:

    Thanks Liz!!

  42. emma says:

    you so deserve this, I can’t wait to pick up a copy xxx

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