If you’ve been to my store on Etsy lately, you might have noticed that there is a new option! Now you can digitally download your pattern purchase directly from my Etsy store, and you’ll always have access to them. So, if your computer crashes or you accidently toss the file when cleaning out your hard drive, all you have to do is log in to your Etsy account and it is waiting for you. Cool, huh? The only drawback, some patterns are too large of a file to include in this service, but most of my patterns meet the file size limit.
The cover of Beyond Bears
I’ve received my proof of Beyond Bears and I’m combing over it to make sure that I have caught all the little oopsies that happen when you lay out a book. You can pre-order your copy from my Etsy store and it will be mailed out to you as soon as I receive the final copies, which should be in about 2 weeks. Be the first of your sewing friends to own Beyond Bears and 6 new sewing patterns– which won’t be sold separately!
I’ll be drawing the name of the lucky winner of the Sunshine Dragon soon too, so keep watch on the blog!
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The first 30 pre-orders went so fast that I had to add 10 more! Now there are only 6 pre-orders left, and that means, only 6 chances left to win the sunshine dragon! I will not be adding any more chances to win after this, but you can still pre-order the book and receive it before any of your sewing friends.
The next 10 pre-orders will be entered into a raffle to win the actual Sunshine Dragon sample (photographed to the left). Don’t miss your chance to win! Pre-order Beyond Bears!
The patterns to make these amazing animals will be included with the book on a CD.
Book contains 6 never before published soft animals including Grandall Gryphon, Russ’s Tiger, Sandula the Elephant, Sunshine Dragon, Pearl the Piglet and Charley Chriacus.
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The cover of Beyond Bears
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The cover of Beyond Bears
My design book, Beyond Bears, is finished! For a year I’ve been working on putting together all the information that I’ve learned from my 7 year journey of drawing, designing and sewing my own stuffed animals and creatures and now I’m showing you how to do it!Beyond Bears contains 76 pages of need to know information, illustrations, tips and great suppliers. Plus many full color photographs to inspire you. The book includes a CD with 6 never before published sewing designs to practice your new skills on. Patterns are full size. No need to enlarge! Just print the pages for the animal you want to make and you are on your way.
The first 30 pre-orders I receive will also receive a coupon for a free pattern from my Etsy site and be entered into a raffle to win the actual Sunshine Dragon sample! Don’t miss your chance to win! Pre-order Beyond Bears on my Etsy Site.
Here is a PDF sneak peek at a couple of pages. Beyond-Bears-sample
The patterns make these amazing animals:
Pearl the Piglet
Kandula the Elephant
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Hapenny Magick, one of Reads-4-Tweens, favorite reads of 2012!
The Reads-4-Tweens blog posted their list of favorite books that you might have missed in 2012 and Hapenny Magick was on it!
The Reads-4-Tweens blog, a site dedicated to book reviews aimed at the adults who care about the books that kids aged 8 to 12 (give or take a few years) might be reading. While there’s no reason kids shouldn’t explore the site, the reviews are full of spoilers— intended to inform caregivers about content. The site is also intended to provide a place where parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares can talk about the issues that arise with young readers. You can even add your own reviews!
If you’d like to check out what Reads-4-Tweens had to say about Hapenny Magick, visit their website, here.
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Lovina– from fragilemuse.org
Rose Red Review is published online four times a year, in homage to the passing season. In fairy tales, the future is unknown, often summarized by the vague phrase “happily ever after,” but each character is influenced by his or her past, and we, like the characters, live in the moment as we read their story. Rose Red Review publishes art, photography, fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry that best reflects the magic in the every day–work that honors the past, the moment, and the uncertain future.
Read my short story, The Knight in the Winter 2013 Issue!
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