November news

I really should start a newsletter. It’s on my list for someday when I have time! Here is some news and some fun things I’ve been enjoying.

I will be in Rollinsford, New Hampshire this weekend at the Open Studios for artstream studio. This is their brand new space and I can’t wait to see it! Susan Schwake, artstream’s owner, invited me to come up and enjoy some time in the new space. 11-19-weekend - 1

I will have lots of goodies and hope some of you can make it. It is Saturday and Sunday, 10 to 5, 20 Front St, Rollinsford, NH.

Speaking of Susan, have I mentioned her new book Art Camp: 52 Art Projects for Kids to Explore (Kids Art)!!

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Yeah, it’s actually a bit of bragging since I am one of the profiled artists <3 What I love about this book is that it is for kids. Not kids and their parents or teachers. It is projects they can do on their own. I had a book like that when I was a kid- it was called the Make-It Book. Actually, I still have it, totally falling apart but oh how I loved that book.

I have a mini-feature in the Holiday issue of Sweet Paul magazine. I designed 2 ornaments for them and they will put the directions up on their website but I don’t think they are there yet. I will keep you posted. But, in the meantime, here is a link for free access to the online version of the Holiday issue. Enjoy!

Here are some things I’ve been enjoying lately-

I know I mentioned Miss Fisher. Such glorious eye-candy! I have finished Season 1 and 2 but before I started Season 3, I got distracted by The Great British Baking Show (or Bake-Off as it is known everywhere else except the US). So, so good. And I am not normally a reality, contest show kind of watcher.

I’ve just discovered the Dear Sugar podcast. You might not know this about me but I love advice columns. The problems of life in a few paragraphs, get their answers. Or something. Anyway, I read/listened to Cheryl Strayed’s book Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar a few years ago and loved her voice, how she thought and talked about hard questions. I am thrilled that I now have a whole years’ worth of episodes to listen to!

Okay, one more photo of some things that will be coming to NH with me. Hope some of you can make it!

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I love when people send me photos of what they’ve made from my patterns. Look what I got in the mail yesterday- 50 whales!

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I love how they look all together and it reminds me that when I was making mine, I thought they’d make a fantastic garland, a pod of whales, across a room. When I published the pattern back in the summer, it wasn’t exactly the time of year for thinking about ornaments so this is a reminder that maybe you might want to make some now! They are all available in my etsy shop, instant download. I’d love to see some more photos of finished ornaments.

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