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The Big Acorn Race Update: We’ve Got a Cover!


This has been an exciting month! It’s also been extraordinarily busy. (Isn’t it funny how the two always seem to go hand in hand?) I promise to write a separate post about designing and creating all the new patterns, working with pattern testers, choosing fonts, and hashing out what will go in the techniques section. But for now I just really want to share with you something near and dear to my heart, something I’ve dreamed of for over two years now… we have a cover for Squirrel Picnic’s very first story and pattern book!The Big Acorn Race by Jennifer OlivarezBig love and thanks go out to Sylvie Abecassis for designing the graphics and working her magic on my photos. I am always amazed by the talent she possesses. She has a big heart, a wealth of design knowledge and skill, and a generous and caring spirit. I can’t thank her enough for this beautiful gift.

Now that I have a cover, expect to see it everywhere! Speaking of which, I’m working on a website for the book where you will be able to find news and updates and any interactive features I’m able to create. That all may be a little ways down the road, but I’m excited about this next step in the adventure. Thanks as always to every one of you. I hope you are enjoying this journey. I’m sure happy to have you along for the ride.



14 thoughts on “The Big Acorn Race Update: We’ve Got a Cover!

  1. I love the cover, and I’m happy to see an update on this venture! Those faces alone would sell a lot of books! Keep up the great work!

  2. The cover for your book looks great! To get this far you need patience, talent, fantastic ideas and a crochet hook – it seems like you have it all 🙂

  3. Wahoo! I am SOOOO excited for you!!! Your friend has done an excellent job designing the cover. Can we pre order the book yet?? I can hardly wait to get this book so I can read it to my granddaughter. She will be 2 years old July 10th and books are her favorite toys! 🙂

    • Thank you so much! I am working super hard to get the first 10% done so that I can put it up for pre-order. I also need to get the patterns to the pattern testers too. I’m very close. We’re shooting for the beginning of August to make it available for pre-order. I have to say, enthusiasm like yours is what keeps driving me onward toward getting this out as early as possible. I can’t wait to get this book into your granddaughter’s hands. That’s so very sweet! And thank you for sharing this post with your friends. That means so much to me!

  4. Reblogged this on Life in the Whole and commented:
    Squirrel Picnic has been one of my favorite blogs for some time now. Jennifer has been working on her very first book and has announced her new cover. Hop on over and see what this is all about and give all the team at Squirrel Picnic some lovin’!

  5. The cover looks amazing. Congratulations 🙂

  6. It looks wonderful! The aussie cheer squad are cheering you on. Oi Oi Oi! 😀

  7. The cover is awesome! I love your adorable squirrels! I can’t wait to follow your new adventure! Hugz Lisa and Bear