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Cover Reveal, Freaks of Nature by Wendy Brotherlin

Most of you know that I edit books for Spencer Hill Press. At the NESCBWI conference in May of 2013, I met this really cool writer when her manuscript was sent to me for a critique. I instantly fell in the love with the story, and after meeting Wendy, I fell in love with the … Continue reading »

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Sully Sloth, New sewing pattern for February 2014

                Sully is 16″ from head to “tail”, but his legs lay out longer. He is made from soft faux fur and is fully jointed. Eyes are needle felted and nose is embroidered. His eyes are shaded with an artist’s marker. Detailed, written instructions with illustrations for clarity. … Continue reading »

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Writing is like a dragonfly…

One of my first blog posts, thought I’d share it again for those you didn’t get to read it before!

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A Day of Magick with the Faeries!

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World Read Aloud Day, March 7th!

World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of … Continue reading »

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How to dye cotton fleece!

So, I just had a new pattern come out in the September issue of Soft Dolls and Animals Magazine and I had promised to get the directions up on my blog to dye the cotton sweatshirt fleece that I used for the Polliwog pattern for those who don’t know how to do it. I apologize, … Continue reading »

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How to spot dye wool fabric…

Most of the creatures I make are made from woven wool that I buy from the Dorr Mill Store in Guild, NH. Wool is easy to dye and you can use any dye that can be used on natural materials. I’ve used acid dyes (Prochem), Flavored drink mixes (ie: Kool Aid) and food coloring. There … Continue reading »

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s. In … Continue reading »

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