Hi! I'm Melissa Averinos. 

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I'm a longarm quilter and fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. I wrote Small Stash Sewing. I illustrated The Family Doodle Book. I wrote and illustrated DIY Mason Jars and DIY Wine Corks. I am a lifelong painter. I am a Cape Codder, good listener and lover of pie. I love yoga and gardening. Let's be friends!





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471: My new book!

You guys you guys YOU GUYS!

I finally get to tell you about my new book!!!!

DIY Mason Jars : 35 Creative Crafts and Projects for the Classic Container

That's right, I wrote a book all about crafting with Mason Jars!

But wait, I didn't just write it, I ILLUSTRATED IT, which is a dream come true. I can't wait to show it all to you, but for now, here is the adorable cover:


I had a blast working on this with the lovely folks over at Adams Media! They are a division of F+W and if that sounds familiar to my crafty peeps, it might be because they recently acquired  Interweave.

DIY Mason Jars comes out this spring but is available for preorder RIGHT NOW on Amazon, so, you know, go preorder it!

I mean, if you want.




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Reader Comments (10)

Congratulations, Melissa! The cover is adorable! I can't wait to get a copy!
January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbby Glassenberg
Congrats, Melissa! Extra congrats on illustrating the book--I know how much you love illustration. :)
January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Oh my goodness! I cannot wait for this book! I need some crafty inspiration to lift my mood now that it's in the negative temperatures here!
January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna
what a great idea for a book! this is going to be pinned like crazy :)
January 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermjb
Weee! Congratulations. I LOVE the concept and your illustrations are so fun, I can't wait to see!
January 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbetz
Yippee!! It sounds like such a fun book and I love the fact that you illustrated it too. Congratulations!
January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
OMG, this looks awesome! Congratulations to you. I love the concept and I love the preview of your illustrations. I can't wait to see more.
January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTerriaw
January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Dunn
Wowee!!!!! Major congrats!!! I love the cover and the preview... so excited to see more!
January 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathleenC
Awesomeness!!!! Congratulations! Can't wait to see it! :) <3
January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPink Sky

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