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d*s book tour

book tour: midwest + texas

by Amy Azzarito


To celebrate the release of Design*Sponge at Home, we went East, then West and then it was time for the Midwest and Texas! This trip was extra special for me because it fell right on my birthday. Grace took me out for an amazing dinner at The Bachelor Farmer, followed by a day of crafting in Minneapolis. (See the dog stamp below for one of the most detailed wax stamps I’ve seen yet!) We saw old friends — the BBB Craft sisters in Chicago and Matt Pierce in Austin — and we met many, many new friends along the way. (Grace even managed to keep up with our book tour diary for Minneapolis, Chicago & Dallas and Austin.) Thank you to everyone for coming out and saying hi. We had such a great time! — Amy Azzarito

Image above: Minneapolis backdrop by Meghan McAndrews & Rae Danneman of Mighty Swell Vintage. Images by Adrienne Page Photography


Image above: Wax seal stamps in Minneapolis on October 10.
Images by Adrienne Page Photography. More crafting images on Facebook!


Image above: Party time in Minneapolis on October 10.
Minneapolis backdrop by Meghan McAndrews & Rae Danneman of Mighty Swell Vintage. Images by Adrienne Page Photography. Many more party photos on Facebook!

See D*S in Chicago, Dallas & Austin after the jump!


CHICAGO, 10/11/11

Image above: Wax seal stamping in Chicago at Anthropologie on October 11! Images by Avery House


Image above: Amazingly beautiful Chicago backdrop created by the BBB Craft sisters. Images by Avery House


Image above: Chicago backdrop created by the BBB Craft sisters. Images by Avery House. More Smilebooth photos here.

DALLAS, 10/13/11

Image above: At West Elm in Dallas. Samantha Reitmayer (her home is in Design*Sponge at Home!) created a sparkly backdrop with some amazing Texas-inspired props. The Smilebooth photos can be found on Facebook album 1 & 2.

AUSTIN, 10/15/11

Image above: Our candy-colored Austin backdrop created by Michelle at Redstart Design Studios was inspired by the Texas sun. Images by Mel Ferro Cole of I Heart Photography


Image above: Party time at Anthropologie in Austin on October 15! Backdrop created by Michelle at Redstart Design Studios. Images by Mel Ferro Cole of I Heart Photography. More images of the party and crafting on Facebook!

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Comments

  • 4th largest city in the nation… I’m *so* sad that Houston didn’t get a stop! (Especially since I couldn’t road trip to Austin that week.) Bummer!

  • Is that Sharon Chen from sharonlovesthis and Kathy Phan from kathyphantastic at the Austin book signing? Looks like a great turn out for DS – so much creativity in one place at one time!