Passion Project: The Friendship Bracelet Book

A few months ago, when my friend and colleague Koko came up to me saying she had a project for me, I had no idea that I’d end up with a book. With my hand on the cover!

That’s me, Mikko, and Alessa on the cover. Well, our hands at least. Haha! We’ve been working on this for months and I’m so glad we can finally show everyone our baby. It was my very first time to work as EIC on a book and I learned a lot of things from it. It’s not as easy as I thought it would be, but I’ll chalk everything up to experience. I actually can’t wait to work on another book! Haha!

I let out a squeal when Bianca set a copy down on my desk. We’ve been waiting for a sample for weeks so imagine my joy (and later on, Mikko, the master bracelet pattern maker, also got to share my excitement) when I flipped through the actual book?

After all these years of working in publishing, I still get kilig when I see my name in print. I’m so happy I got to work with an awesome team. Thanks to Jaykee who made the book look super cute (bet you didn’t guess that a dude made our layout), Alessa who did awesome watercolor illustrations (I love our watercolored letters on the cover!!!), Pat for making the bracelets and projects look great in photos (and for letting us invade his condo for additional props haha), Mimi for helping me edit the text last minute (I owe you tons of bracelets!), and Mikko for coming up with such cool, unique patterns and projects. And of course to Koko and Bianca, for asking me to do this project. (: Can’t wait for the next one!

Don’t forget to grab a copy at all leading bookstores and newsstands nationwide. It’s only P150 and you get 30 patterns, tons of fun projects, and free thread in TEN colors. If that isn’t a good deal, I don’t know what is. Let me know if you already have your copy and what your favorite bracelet pattern is. (:

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