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The Little Spark: Blog Tour

I am so pleased to be part of the blog tour for Carrie Bloomston's new book The Little Spark:  30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity.  When reading The Little Spark, I felt like Carrie was sharing her secrets for her own success - how she finds her spark amid all the chaos of everyday life.  The book is realistic and understands what it's like to have a million and one things going on, but yet the need to speak your creative voice, no matter what that may be.  Part journal, part cheerleader, part advice, The Little Spark will give you the inspiration and tools to start (or finish) your own creative journey.  I love the interactive element of the book - you can write down your thoughts right then and there.
My favorite spark is "Inner-Kid Care".  As a teacher and parent, I'm always fascinated by and careful with this precious gift of childhood.  It's that sacred time when a kid still has that creative spark where anything is possible.  When writing Sewing School, I wanted to nurture that in children by having the "nothing has to be perfect" rule and "Make It Yours" sections.  When exactly do kids loose this gift and become concerned about others and "perfection"?  Talking with Abby Glassenberg on the While She Naps Podcast, we mourned the loss of creative innocence.  In The Little Spark, Carrie calls for its return and encourages adults to find that wonderful bliss once again.  I think I conjure up my inner-kid spark each time I sew.  In fact, I feel myself getting perhaps a little bit "too grownup" when I haven't sewn in awhile.

So, you need this book - right?!  Carrie is hosting an awesome giveaway on her blog  until December 9.  So head over there and leave a comment.  While you're there, check out her book trailer, DVD, and peek at the posts from all the other bloggers on the tour.

OK, I'm off to sew and tap into my inner-kid spark!

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