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/
One of my goals for last year was to be published in this beautiful magazine. I completed three projects last April based on bioluminescent animals for a fall issue of the magazine with the theme” Into the Dark”. However, the magazine had to cut the article for room–but, next month, you’ll see one of the projects, “Fish Face” in Cloth Paper Scissors! Here’s the cover for the issue my project is in!
Make yourself something fun!! I’ve got a 25% off coupon active in my Etsy store right now. Save on anything in the store! Use code: MIDWINTERBLUES. Happy creating!
Have you wanted to make one of my patterns, but weren’t sure where to get the materials? You can find kits and those eye fibers I use for beautiful eyes in my Etsy store. I’ve recently listed kits for Swirly Turtle, Tibit Hapennies or Trolls, owl barrettes and the newest kits, Fergus MacTavish Goes to London and Fergus MacTavish A gift For Momma. Check them out here!
The first three Fergus MacTavish patterns are ready!!! I’ve listed them in my Etsy shop and will be adding them to Craftsy and Patternmart tomorrow. Each pattern contains not only the project but a colorful watercolor illustration and part of Fergus’s story. Collect all the patterns and don’t miss a bit of Fergus’s adventure!
As a bonus, send me a SASE to Attn: Fergus MacTavish, PO Box 386, South Sutton, NH 03221 and I’ll send you a Fergus MacTavish pin! Click on the photos below for the Etsy listing!