Unicorn Books Unboxing

I authored and self-published my very first three children's books. Enjoy my very raw and emotional unicorn books unboxing and keep reading for the story.
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The Dream To Write A Book

When I was 10 years old, I remember having a friend visit for a weekend sleepover. At the time I was so obsessed with writing a novel, that I made her read a book while I plunked away at my typewriter.

Yay for focus, boo for not being a better friend and host.

I never did publish that book, but I recently found my typed pages. It’s safely tucked away for a future project.

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The Reality of Authorship

The Always Be A Unicorn Collection is my first collection of original knit and crochet finished hats and patterns where each character’s story is told in a book.

It was a true labour of love to intertwine my crafting, writing, and reading passions with my life-long dream to be an author.

The Unicorn Books Unboxing

If you watched the YouTube video at the beginning of this post, I share the unboxing experience in real-time with you.

Many emotions surfaced for me as I share that the first book was dedicated to my Nonna (Italian grandmother). She introduced me to the world of crochet and knitting when I was a young girl. That was also when I was 10 years old. Coincidence or destiny?

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A Family Project

My mom, daughter of Nonna, illustrated the books for me. Artistic talent definitely runs through the family.

I’m thrilled with her paintings and grateful we worked on this project together.

More Than A Story

Not only do the books include a beautifully illustrated short story about the character and their adventure, but there are also two activities, plus the crochet and knit patterns so you can make the character hat.

My hope is that the hat becomes more than something to keep your head warm. I wish for it to be a costume where a child can become the character and act out their story. Or perhaps a puppet where they embark on new, untold adventures.

Want to check out the books and hat designs for yourself?

Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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