Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Giveaway with Crafty

CraftyCraftytv is giving away four Beasties books. Enter to win by March 8th. Start off craft month with a new craft book.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day BookCourt Recap

Sunday was a busy day at BookCourt Bookstore. There were lots of excited crafters for Valentine's Day. Some kids were learning to sew for their very first time. I also made coloring pages of the Tomte for those who were too young to sew. Click here to download.

Two reporters from the NY Daily News were in the store and asked me about street fashion. They were even kind enough to point out the unique stripped dress my witch character, Baba Yaga has in the Beasties book.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine’s Day Softie

For Valentine’s Day give a kiss! Make a softie smooch that you can give as a gift. This plush kiss can be made in just a few steps and is very quick. Pick a fabric such as satin, cotton, felt, or velvet.

Click here
for the pattern you can print out.

needle and thread ( two colors, one contrasting color for the inside lip line)

1. Print out pattern at 100% and cut out. Seam allowance is included. Trace pattern onto the wrong side of fabric twice. Trace inner lip line on only one kiss shape. Cut out both kiss shapes.
2. Machine sew or hand sew a contrasting color thread along dashed line on only one kiss shape.
3. Pin kiss shapes together, right side facing in and sew together. Machine or hand sew, leaving about 2 inches unsewn.
4. Turn fabric right side out and stuff with fiberfill. Sew opening closed.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Associated Content

Check out this Besties review at Associated Content.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Stitch London Giveaway

Win a copy of Beasties at Stitch London. You have until February 16th.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Do you ever feel like you take on the persona of your character designs?
This winter is making me grouchy.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Flying Wolf

Here is a Beastie sent by a reader named Emily who is almost 9 years-old. She has already started to design her own Beasties. Emily wrote this about her creation:

His name is FW and it stands for Flying Wolf. He is great at hovering and will fly away from a fight if attacked. He has the power of invisibility. He sticks his tongue out when he's happy, sad, angry, or excited. He likes to stick his tongue out. He doesn't mean to be offensive.

February Giveaway

The tote bag winner is Twizzie. Everyone who particpated email me your address and I'll send a gift.