Today was the first print run of CraftSanity Magazine, so I asked to go see how the nice people at the Grand Rapids Community College Print Solutions do what they do. It was surreal to watch pages if my magazine slide out of a giant whirring printer.
After daydreaming about turning CraftSanity into a publication for years, today’s print shop visit was pretty awesome. There it is!
There was a slight printing delay, so the magazines could not be bound today. That will happen Monday morning and then I’ll go pick them up and ship them out. I’m addressing envelopes for all of you who already ordered a copy this weekend, so I’ll be able to drop those in the mail right away. (Thank you so much for buying a copy!)
I have two proof copies in my possession and can tell you that after all the nail-biting and restless nights, I’m very happy with how the magazine looks in print and can’t wait for you to see it, too. A very special thanks to the talented contributors and generous advertisers who made this issue come to life. You folks are great!
You can pre-order a copy online and have it mailed to your door. Or, you can buy it from one of these West Michigan retailers on Tuesday:
* Minty Keen, 125 Ottawa NW Suite 170 in Grand Rapids
* Threadbender Yarn Shop, 2767 44th St., SW, in Wyoming
* Schuler Books & Music (28th Street, Downtown Grand Rapids and Alpine locations)
* The Sparrows Coffee, Tea & Newsstand, 1035 Wealthy St. SE, in Grand Rapids
* Clever Ewe, 590 Ada Drive SE, in Ada
* Lizzie Ann’s Wool Co., 54 E. 8th St., in Holland.
We’re going to release a pdf version ($3.99) of the magazine next week, too.
Below is a clip from yesterday’s segment on WZZM Channel 13’s “Take Five” morning show. It went okay considering the fact that I was exhausted and a tad distracted. Amelia was with me in the studio because she didn’t have school. She sat quietly through the segment, but it was one of those situations where it could have gone either way. Ah, the adventures of motherhood. : )