Please be patient as I update the pattern pages of the site. Soon you will be able to download and pay for patterns directly from thedragoncharmer.com website!
I’ve always wanted to make illustrations with my dolls, so this year I decided to get rid of the fear and go for it. I still have some tweaks to make, but I’m getting closer. What do you guys think?
Nori is based on the hairy Scandinavian trolls. She is fully jointed with needle felted eyes and wired fingers. Nori is 16″ in total length. She wears a removable fur collar and is stuffed with love.
Nori, pictured above, is made from hand dyed wool and a premium faux fur. You may substitute the wool for any doll skin fabric of your choice. You may also use safety lock eyes or glass eyes on loops instead of needle felting the eyes.
I used safety lock joints for Nori, if you know how to use other joints, go for it. Please keep in mind who the recipient is when you choose materials.
My sewing patterns are clearly written in English and have illustrated directions. This sewing pattern is best for an intermediate sewer, or a beginner with a more advanced helper at hand.
William Ogmundson and I are at it again! Will is the lyricist and composer for Hapenny Magick, the Musical, and we’ve just finished a new musical especially for kids age 4-8. Here’s a sneak listen (and Will wants me to apologize for his singing, but I think he has a great voice!) the new musical is based on my story from the Fox Hollow Tales series, Wojer and the Wizard of the Wood, currently being shopped to publishers and beautifully illustrated by P.A. Lewis MacDougall. You might remember seeing his cute little face before! I’ll let you guys know more details soon!
I know. It’s been a really long time since I’ve visited. This spring was so busy with the production of Hapenny Magick, and then I got really sick. Pretty much the whole month of May. And did I mention that I started a new job in March as well? So…now you know why I’ve been hibernating off line.
While recharging my batteries and settling into a new schedule, I’ve also been working on some new projects, one of which I’m particularly excited about, so I’ll show it to you first.
I’ve always wanted to illustrate a story with my dolls. This spring I discovered a illustrator who was doing exactly what I wanted to do. I love her book, Hank Finds an Egg. You can visit her at http://storywoods.blogspot.com. Anyway, she’s my current inspiration for Ducky and Spike, a new story I’m working on.
I also found 50 vintage hand sewn quilt blocks at a flea market in Vermont in July. Of course, I had to rescue them! I combined the vintage squares with some new squares and a hand-painted panel.
While I was waiting for my quilts to be machine quilted, I embroidered this pretty lady:
Last, but not least, I’ve been working on a new pattern too! Here’s a peek:
Hapenny Magick, the musical, opens tonight! Opening night show begins at 7 PM, Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3 begin at 2PM! Join us at the Warner Town Hall, 5 E. Main St. Get more details here:https://www.facebook.com/events/174541879598291/