#showyourwork, Updates from the Dragon Charmer Studio

I know. It’s been a really long time since I’ve visited. This spring was so busy with the production of Hapenny Magick, and then I got really sick. Pretty much the whole month of May. And did I mention that I started a new job in March as well? So…now you know why I’ve been hibernating off line.

While recharging my batteries and settling into a new schedule,  I’ve also been working on some new projects, one of which I’m particularly excited about, so I’ll show it to you first.

I’ve always wanted to illustrate a story with my dolls. This spring I discovered a illustrator who was doing exactly what I wanted to do. I love her book, Hank Finds an Egg. You can visit her at http://storywoods.blogspot.com. Anyway, she’s my current inspiration for Ducky and Spike, a new story I’m working on.

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Ducky and Spike–Two new characters for a new story!

I also found 50 vintage hand sewn quilt blocks at a flea market in  Vermont in July. Of course, I had to rescue them! I combined the vintage squares with some new squares and a hand-painted panel.

Bunny napping in weeds

The panel about halfway painted.

 

 

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Finished panel

The finished quilt

The finished quilt top

While I was waiting for my quilts to be machine quilted, I embroidered this pretty lady:

Summer Coat, embroidery on cotton and wool felt, 2016

Summer Coat, embroidery on cotton and wool felt, 2016

Last, but not least, I’ve been working on a new pattern too! Here’s a peek:

IMG_0391I’m picking up my Graveyard quilt at the machine quilter tomorrow too! I’ll share it soon!

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See for Yourself if the Rumors are True!

Warner-TrollSightingHapenny Magick, the musical, opens tonight! Opening night show begins at 7 PM, Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3 begin at 2PM! Join us at the Warner Town Hall, 5 E. Main St. Get more details here:https://www.facebook.com/events/174541879598291/

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Are you #TEAMTROLL or #TEAMHAPENNY?

Choose a team and share!

#TEAMHAPENNY1_INCH_ROUND

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Page to Stage, the making of Hapenny Magick, the musical, take 3!

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The making of Hapenny Magick, the musical, take 2!

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Article published in Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine

Cover FINAL.inddOne of my goals for last year was to be published in  this beautiful magazine. I completed three projects last April based on bioluminescent animals for a fall issue of the magazine with the theme” Into the Dark”. However, the magazine had to cut the article for room–but, next month, you’ll see one of the projects, “Fish Face” in Cloth Paper Scissors! Here’s the cover for the issue my project is in!

 

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Suffering from the midwinter blues?

Make yourself something fun!! I’ve got a 25% off coupon active in my Etsy store right now. Save on anything in the store! Use code: MIDWINTERBLUES. Happy creating!

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Kits and Fibers–New selections listed on Etsy!

a little badger-- all hand sewn!

You can find the free pattern for this cute little badger here!

Have you wanted to make one of my patterns, but weren’t sure where to get the materials? You can find kits and those eye fibers I use for beautiful eyes in my Etsy store. I’ve recently listed kits for Swirly Turtle, Tibit Hapennies or Trolls, owl barrettes and the newest kits, Fergus MacTavish Goes to London and Fergus MacTavish A gift For Momma. Check them out here!

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Fergus MacTavish project patterns are now available!

The first three Fergus MacTavish patterns are ready!!! I’ve listed them in my Etsy shop and will be adding them to Craftsy and Patternmart tomorrow. Each pattern contains not only the project but a colorful watercolor illustration and part of Fergus’s story. Collect all the patterns and don’t miss a bit of Fergus’s adventure!

As a bonus, send me a SASE to Attn: Fergus MacTavish, PO Box 386, South Sutton, NH 03221 and I’ll send you a Fergus MacTavish pin! Click on the photos below for the Etsy listing!

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Fergus MacTavish, new sewing pattern series

Fergus-whitebackgroundI’ve been working on special illustrations for my Fergus MacTavish line of sewing patterns. I’m almost ready to debut the first three patterns! Here’s a sneak peek at one of the illustrations. Each pattern will contain part of Fergus’s story and I’m really excited to share them with you guys!

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