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sewing

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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BABY debuted at Boston Comicon!

Last fall I was approached about making a pattern for a character in George O’Connor’s comic BABY illustrated by Griffin Ess of course I said yes! If you aren’t familiar with this comic it is about a baby sea monster who “stumbles onto the Jersey shore, chaos ensues. Local cryptozoologist, Dr. Trent Headley, sees the … Continue reading »

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Two Country Gentlemen, a new sewing pattern for a dressed up rabbit and pig

These two little country gentlemen are ready to frolic and play. You can make them from a variety of fabrics. The directions include instructions for jointing the head with safety lock joints, but you have the option to joint the legs and arms with thread jointing instead of safety lock joints. Eyes shown in photo … Continue reading »

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Sybil, A Faerie Mother and Her Child, new sewing pattern

Sybil stands at 12″ tall and carries her newborn all swaddled up. Easy to follow directions with illustrations and suppliers list. Shown made from hand dyed wool, but can be made from Dolskin or craft velour as well. Needle felted eyes, dress made from a fat quarter of cotton. Sybil is not jointed. Limited numbers … Continue reading »

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Sir Tenderheart, New sewing pattern

Now available! Sir Tenderheart is a 10″, fully jointed lion. The directions include illustrations and full size pattern pieces. Directions in pattern include instructions for glass eyes, but other methods/eyes can be used. You will find a tutorial for needle felted eyes on my website, www.thedragoncharmer.com. This listing is for the downloadable sewing pattern only– … Continue reading »

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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!      

Categories: art, cloth art doll, Faerie, fantasy creature sewing, fiber art, Jennifer Carson, medieval, sewing, soft art doll | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment

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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Grizzle the Faun, new sewing pattern for January 2014

Grizzle the Faun began his life as a custom order for a little boy who needed a sidekick to fight the monsters that live under his bed. He is fully jointed and made from faux fur and hand-dyed wool with ultra suede antlers. Of course, you can use other doll making fabrics too. Grizzle is … Continue reading »

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Holiday Shows and Events, plus a special thank you to my customers

The holidays are fast approaching. Thanksgiving is this week, and Christmas will be upon us before we know it! This is the weekend where instead of shopping in all the mobs, I like to begin, or finish, as the case may be, all those handmade gifts I’ve been working on for my friends and family. … Continue reading »

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