The Ellie Bag

Ellie knows all to well what it’s like to be forgetful and lose track of one’s baubles and little necessities in life. She does not want you to suffer this same fate. At just the right size to carry your notepad and lip balm, Ellie is here to save the day.

I thought I’d blog here and there in the next few weeks during the blog tour about some of the projects in the book. Maybe share some sketches, … More

here we go yo

The blog tour for the book starts today! Here’s the itinerary. I’m starting today at my pal Amy’s house with a giveaway of an autographed book so head over and sign yourself up!

September 27: Angry Chicken  Interview

September 29: My Paper Crane  Review/Image Gallery

October 1: True Up  Review/Vintage Fabric Giveaway

October 4: Ohdeedoh  Review/Q + A

October 6: Inchmark  Vintage Toys

October 8: House on Hill Road  A Wee Wonderfuls Project/Q + A

October 11: ReadyMade “Make Nice” More

the wee wonderfuler

August 1, it’s official, the book is OUT! Amazon shipped pre-orders pretty early and I’ve received so many kind, wonderful emails from you guys. Thank you so much! And look, even two cuties in the flickr group already! This is exciting!!

Tim and I put together this little “instructional” video to show just how easy it is to make yourself a little pal.

And here are some of the beautiful photographs from the book which were done by the amazingly … More

want a peek?

So this is very exciting to say –  I can actually point you to that bear pattern from the other day and also 23 other patterns that I've had to keep under wraps for months. He's in here! The book! It doesn't come out until August 1st but you can preorder here if you're the planning ahead type.

This here below is the blad (the only piece of industry-speak I managed to pick up and I overuse it with abandon) … More

Ottobre magazine giveaway & a bonnet

This week has been a very exciting mail week. A few days ago the Spring and Summer issues of Ottobre Design sewing magazine arrived and I have been marking pages and picking fabrics in preparation for today, my free sewing day. I just had to start with this killer cute bonnet. I want to make the matching dress too.

I was going to go with gingham just like the picture but at the last minute grabbed this vintage cheater quilt … More