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From Sketch to (almost!) Finished—-The first Illustration for Bedtime for Little Owl

I spent much of this weekend working on the first illustration for my story Bedtime for Little Owl. It isn’t quite complete yet, but it’s finished enough to get your feedback, and show you the sketch it started from. Why did I start with this panel? Well, actually, it was the only one I had … Continue reading »

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Just finished in the studio!

A new faerie and her baby just finished! She needs a name– if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!      

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Work in Progress, more sketches for Bedtime for Little Owl

I’ve been recovering in bed for the past few days after having a stomach bug and then getting a kidney stone on top of that. (Yes, Mom, I’m drinking lots of water!) If you know me, you know that I don’t like sitting still— so if I wasn’t napping I was keeping my hands busy. … Continue reading »

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Bedtime for Little Owl

I am working on a new project, because I wasn’t busy enough (joking!) This book is a new challenge I’ve set for myself though. The story is about a little owl who wants to stay awake during the day and explore because the world looks so beautiful in the sunshine, but he discovers that there … Continue reading »

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My events page has been updated!

Want to meet me in person? Visit my events page to find out if I’ll be somewhere near you! Want me to come to your event? Send me a note through my contact page! Some events where you’ll find me this spring: I’ll be Skyping with classrooms around the country in March to celebrate literacy. … Continue reading »

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New Sewing pattern, The March Hare

This cute little Hare is all dandied up for the season! The March Hare is 9″ tall when sitting and is 12″ long in total length. The directions for this sewing pattern are clearly written and illustrated. Directions are for a fully jointed hare made of soft faux fur with needle felted eyes and an … Continue reading »

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Awesome Creature Maker Monday, Fionna

Meet Fionna! She is my awesome creature maker for this week! Here’s what she wrote me: Hi Jennifer, you don’t know me personally but I have had some of your patterns for a while now and just starting to make them up. I am not a sew-er as such, as I am mainly a Clay … Continue reading »

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New, hand sclupted OOAK faeries

The new hand sculpted faeries that first appeared on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago, have finally been listed on Etsy! Here are some more in progress.                                                     … Continue reading »

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Awesome Creature Maker Monday

I’ve been wanting to find a cool way to show off all the great pictures people have sent me of their creations using my patterns, so I’m creating Awesome Creature Maker Monday! Meet Cindy. She took my troll tot pattern and made a heavy metal troll. Here’s the message she sent me: I just thought … Continue reading »

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It’s official! Hapenny Magick is going to be a game!

      Last Spring I was approached by a gaming company in Indiana about using the premise of Hapenny Magick to make a game about building community. Now, it’s official! Coming this spring to a store near you is Hapenny Magick: A Troll’s Afoot!  from Prospero’s Pen Games. In the game players have to … Continue reading »

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