Awesome news about Ducky & Spike

The printer I use for my books has added the size and layout that I needed for Ducky’s New Ball. This means that I no longer have to get them printed in a different country and order 500 copies to make it affordable (which also means that I no longer need a successful Kickstarter Campaign to move forward!) So, pre-orders are back up and I’m going to be able to ship copies for Christmas delivery. If you are local, I will deliver the books in person.  Contact me if you want to be put on a special update list for shipping date of the books. Thank you all for your support. I’m so grateful to have friends like you.

You can pre-order the book below using the buy now button.


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You’re Invited! Artist Open House

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Have you supported Ducky & Spike yet?

Word of mouth is key to funding Ducky & Spike’s new book. Please help me spread the word!

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Drumroll please… Ducky’s Kickstarter is live!

Please help Ducky and Spike spread the word about their new story. The Kickstarter is live now. We have 30 days to raise enough money for the book to become a printed reality. And, it’s the only way you can get your hands on the sewing pattern for Spike!

Want to learn more? Visit the Kickstarter page.

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1…2…3… Kickstart! Ducky and Spike is going live this week!

Want a sneak peek at the Kickstarter video! Just click the link below.

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Did you know? Hand sew your favorite creatures

Many of your favorite Dragon Charmer dragon sewing patterns can be hand sewn from felt. Take a peek at the beautiful hand sewing Atelier Anke has done!

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Introducing Hazel Witch Cottage Sewing Patterns

I have a new imprint name for my Halloween themed sewing patterns! I LOVE fall and Halloween and I wanted a special  name for just these patterns. To introduce Hazel Witch Cottage to you, I’ve developed three new patterns that are ready to download and start crafting now. Just Click on the link below the one you like and you’ll be directed to the page to find out more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Remembering the Magic: Shedding our Skin

Sometimes life gets so busy that we forgot to stop and see the magic around us. I had one of these moments on Saturday evening after a long day at a festival hunched over face painting. The Universe always gives us signs though, and here was mine: a cool little visitor on our back fence that had just emerged from his skin. It reminded me that every once in a while we need to take a look at what we are doing in our creative lives and make sure it still fits. For more magic, and a bit of musing about writing,  see my post on hatching dragonflies.

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Lily Pad Pin, a free sewing pattern!

As promised, since we got a bunch of new Facebook followers this past weekend, I’m giving away  a free pattern for Lily. She is an adorable, wearable art pin. 4″ long from the tip of her flower to the start of her”roots”. Make as many as you want for gifts, but please, since she is a free pattern, the sale of finished items is not allowed.

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Ducky Sewing pattern now available!

The sewing pattern for Ducky, the main character in my new book, Ducky’s New Ball, is now available!

Ducky is a sweet 6″ poseable doll made from cotton knit and wool felt with a wooden doll body.

The pattern is illustrated with photographs and clearly written. There is a list of suppliers included as well. Ducky is a great pattern for intermediate sewers.

Want to learn more about the book? Visit the book page here. Books will be ready for print in mid-September and ready for holiday delivery. I am even giving a special pre-order price through August 5th!

The pattern is immediately available for download once payment is complete.


Materials needed to make Ducky: (Don’t worry- I include a suppliers list!)
One 5-6” tall wooden doll body (with no head or hands)
1” stockinette
wool roving
wool felt in white, light gray, dark grey and orange
gray feathery-looking trim
Heavy thread in white, grey, and black
4mm or 6mm black seed beads (eyes)
Thin yarn in orange
Fabric glue
3 to 4 pieces of 12” long scraps of cotton
¼” elastic
5” long x 2” wide white cotton knit
embroidery floss in white and orange
Basic hand & machine sewing supplies

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