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Tagged With: new projects

Bedtime for Little Owl

I am working on a new project, because I wasn’t busy enough (joking!) This book is a new challenge I’ve set for myself though. The story is about a little owl who wants to stay awake during the day and explore because the world looks so beautiful in the sunshine, but he discovers that there … Continue reading »

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New, hand sclupted OOAK faeries

The new hand sculpted faeries that first appeared on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago, have finally been listed on Etsy! Here are some more in progress.                                                     … Continue reading »

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Upcycle me! Snowmen from vintage oil cans

If you are like most creative people, you scour the flea markets and garage sales during the summer for great items that can be recycled or “Up”cycled. Last year I found an old oil can at a junk/antique store and immediately it spoke to me. It said “Don’t I look like a penguin to you?” … Continue reading »

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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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Meet Priscilla Peony Longhill, fully dressed!

Here she is, dressed and ready to meet the world! I’ll be working on writing up the pattern, and she’ll be available soon!

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A Great Kickstart!

Wow! only 24 hours in and my project on Kickstarter is 1/3 funded! I’m amazed and grateful for the fantastic people I have in my life.  Perhaps you’d like to help me reach my goal of publishing my second book, Hapenny Magick too? Just $10.00 will get you a copy of the book and some … Continue reading »

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The Hapenny Lullaby

Sometimes projects take on a life of their own. Like my newest book, Hapenny Magick (coming out around Thanksgiving this year–2011). Being involved in an artistic community really has its perks. For example, my friend, singer/songwriter Jenna Greene of Greene Lady Music bartered a song for a stuffed pegasus a while back, and I recently … Continue reading »

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Softie of the Week, Seahorse Softie

In honor of summer finally arriving in the northeast this week (and what an arrival it was–55 one day 84 the next and no end in sight),  I designed a seahorse pattern for you. I’ve always found seahorses to be very interesting and magical creatures. This little gal is made from a pale batik with … Continue reading »

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The Beginning of the Softie of the Week…

Since returning to college in January my creative life (including my blog!) has really felt the pinch of time. Between homework, family and orders, there just hasn’t been much (and definitely NOT enough) playtime. So, from now through August I am going to post a new softie of the week, every week, on Tuesday, with … Continue reading »

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How I Write…Beginning a New Project

Beginning is always tough, but it’s the most important part. When I begin a new project I’m starting with a little kernel of an idea. It might be just one scene or action or word that has captured my imagination. It is my job to decide how I’m going to get to that point–and what … Continue reading »

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