Amy Wadsworth is a Janeite and DIYer extraordinaire and among other beautiful things she creates she put together the most adorable Jane Austen Tea Party. Then she decide to put it all together in an e-book and better yet give one of you a copy.
Tell us a bit about yourself…
Hello, I’m Amy Wadsworth and I feel as though we’re already friends because we have at least one thing in common, Jane Austen! By day I’m a designer/decorator and DIYer for my blog (804sycamore.com). I use power tools almost daily and wear all the hats for my business. By night, I enjoy reading, especially Austen and inspired novelists, and watching period dramas. I was first introduced to Austen at 21 years of age, I’m 43 now.
A friend was showing me her library (at that time I didn’t read for enjoyment at all) and her Austen novels caught my eye with their beautiful covers. She went on and on about Jane Austen, and I knew I had to know this author for myself. The best thing to happen to me since discovering Jane Austen is becoming a wife and mom. I have now created my own little Jane-loving tribe, they have quotes from the movies memorized, can do pretty good British accents, and my daughters now want regency dresses in their sizes!
That sounds so much fun! Now tell us about this gorgeous book you made…
Recently, after moving to Northwest Arkansa, I met two lovely ladies who share my love of Austen, period dramas, vintage treasures, reading, and tea. The idea to design a tea for us took hold, and the rest is history. My two friends sewed their gowns, hair adornments, and cinch purses. I included the DIY craft because it seems fitting of Austen’s time to do an activity together, and we all love creating things. I put so much effort and work into our tea that I decided to document the event in an ebook to share with others. The ebook shares all the details that went into my party including printable files to use for your own. I’m planning two more tea parties, Emma later this month, Sense and Sensibility in November, and hopefully it will be a Pride and Prejudice Christmas!
Ooohhhh… can’t wait for that! But before you go tell us which one is your favorite book?
My favorite book and movie are Pride and Prejudice, but Sense and Sensibility is a close second. I have read her books many times, and love all of the movie adaptations because they were inspired by Austen just like many of us are. In seven years I will celebrate my 50th birthday, so we’re saving funds to do a Jane Austen tour in England. Even though it’s seven years away, I’m so excited and think about it constantly. For those of you who have been, I’ll take all the tips I can get.
You can count on All Things Jane Austen and Austen Without Prejudice for that! Anything else?
I hope the winner of my ebook enjoys the full-page photos and is inspired to plan her own tea party. And although costumes aren’t necessary, they sure are fun!
I heard you have a newsletter for those of us that like beautiful DIY projects. How can we subscribe?
Just go to this https://804sycamore.com/ and subscribe at the bottom of the page.
Where can we buy the book (for the ones that don’t win)?
What do you do to enter the giveaway?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and telling me what you would like to celebrate with your Jane Austen Tea Party.
Rita L. Watts