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Tagged With: ideas

Playing with PheeMcFaddle, How to dye felt with Kool-Aid

This tutorial is generously illustrated by my good friend Phee McFaddell! Please visit her online at for wonderful faerie projects, coloring pages and stories!! To find the free dragon ornament pattern that goes along with this tutorial there is a link on the bottom of the page. These images are copyrighted by and … Continue reading »

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How I Write, Idea Creation

For me, stories feel almost “remembered”. Like I’ve lived my characters life before and only now am I having the chance to write it down, to put into words what happened so long ago. Like an ancient bard who has just now learned that all those funny symbols the scribes make, actually mean something if … Continue reading »

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Writing is like a dragonfly…

I  know, some of you are thinking, this lady is crazy! How is writing like a dragonfly?  Well, I’m going to tell you. My family and I went up to Pittsburg, NH this Memorial Day weekend. The three older boys were fishing with my husband and I was on shore with my youngest, having paddled … Continue reading »

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