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creativity

Getting to know Huldfreyja–My writing process for the sequel to Hapeny Magick

My writing process for Tangled Magick, the second book in the Hapenny Magick series, was much different than writing the first. For one thing, I already knew my characters through and through, so there would be no surprises, right? Wrong! My characters threw me curveballs while I was writing—especially Leif. I do plan for surprises … Continue reading »

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New sewing pattern , Avril, the Goblin Traveller

Avril, The Goblin Traveler. I caught this guy trying to steal eggs from our chicken coop! Luckily he only got away with one and a nice black feather from the rooster. I don’t think he’ll be back, but I’ll be on the lookout for those red boots! Avril is made from hand-dyed wool, but you … Continue reading »

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Think Spring! New pattern for an easy to sew felt bunny

Inspired by a wood carving of a rabbit I just had to have! Now I have a soft version too! He’s easy to sew, no joints, with a cute as an Easter bunny embroidered face, nose and tummy. You could even put your own Easter or Spring message on his tummy. Directions are written and … Continue reading »

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Free sewing pattern, primitive rabbit

I made these adorable bunnies from a baby quilt I found at a vintage/junk store in northern New Hampshire. They have rusty jingle bells for eyes and a scrap of homespun for their bow with an embroidered nose, ear and leg. Fill them with lavender for a cute sachet or toss them in a chair … 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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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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New sewing pattern, Lavender Babies

Lavender Babies are soft babies for you to make in the Waldorf style. This lavender baby smells as good as she cuddles with dried lavender inserted into the body. Double-seamed for safety and so easy to make you’ll be making one for every new baby on the block! Baby is approximately 16″ long. Directions include … Continue reading »

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A new hand-sewn faerie has arrived!

Tidbit Faeries are only 3″ tall, the perfect size for a pin, ornament or tiny doll. The basic doll is child-friendly, made from wool felt and cotton knit with embroidered features. This pattern has detailed written directions as well as illustrations to guide you on your faerie making journey. Inspired by Waldorf dolls, this little … Continue reading »

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Book Signing at The Beehive, this Friday!! With a make and take craft =0)

April 19, 2013 • Book Signing with Jen Carson (posted to BEEZ in the Belfry Blog) Join us at The BeeHive on April 19th, from 5-8pm, for a Book Signing with Jennifer Carson. Jen is excited to present her newest book, Beyond Bears – How to draw, design and sew your own stuffed animals. She’ll … Continue reading »

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Swirly Turtle, a new hand sewn pattern

A new turtle to hasten the days of summer in! Enjoy! Swirly Turtle, hand sewn from felt, PMRT Swirly Turtle is made from felt and hand sewn together. He is 6 1/2″ long and about 6″ wide. Easy … Price: US$3.00

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