the winner and the pattern…

it is so exciting… drum roll please.

The winner is, #38, Katie Agnew! Congratulations!

When I hear back from her and she picks her prize, I will put the rest of the available fish into my Etsy shop. I will update this post when that happens.

*Update* She picked this one. The other 8(!) are now in my Etsy shop.

In the mean time, the pattern is ready, available, and in my shop- right here! And, I have started another flickr group for posting finished fish. It is so much fun to see what people create with my patterns- really, I get all choked up when I see the wonderful creations. Check out the other groups– there is some amazing artwork.

And, 2 fresh fish-

Hey! It’s a Giveaway!

Do you know what day it is today? It is my BLOG BIRTHDAY! !6! Oh the places I’ve been, the people I’ve met, the friends I have made, um, the stats I have gotten totally obsessed with. Yes, six years. I won’t be linking back to early posts though. Somewhere along the way, during some computer or server change-over, the early years posts are a big mess so I try to ignore them.

In celebration of 6 years of blogging and launching the fish pattern out into the world- I hope it will be finished in the next few days- I’m having a giveaway. Pick a fish! Any fish!

My school of fish is growing even larger as I work on the pattern. The winner of the giveaway will get to choose whichever one they want before I list the rest in my Etsy shop. All you need to do is leave a comment of any kind on this post. The giveaway will close on Wednesday night 2/17 midnight est. Random number generator, announce on Thursday, you know the drill. Anyone can enter the give-away, but if you win and are not in the US, I will need to ask for a contribution towards shipping which might be around $32.

Here is my desk now, as I work on the pattern-

Still taking Photoshop baby-steps.

Other news of the week- the second meet-up was just as fun as the first. There were dire predictions of snow, but none materialized. There were 2 new people- Hi Linda and Trisha! As always, all are welcome- 2nd Wed, Starbucks, Davis Sq. Somerville, 10am. Kerry’s report here.

tiny world pattern- it’s now available!


My testers finished it quickly- Thank you! The feedback was mulled over, tweaks were made and here it is!

For your info- here is the description-

Make your own Tiny World Make-do Pincushion! This PDF pattern is 21 page and includes pattern templates, written instructions and over 40 step-by-step photographs.

Supplies needed for this project include- a tea cup, wool fabric and felt, basic sewing supplies like needles and thread, stuffing and glue.

This project is suitable for anyone with basic hand sewing skills.

Upon purchase, instructions for downloading the pattern will be emailed within 24 hours. I will send it to your etsy email address unless I am instructed otherwise in the note to seller.

This pattern is for home use only. This pattern is copyrighted and cannot be re-sold, reproduced or shared without permission.

This pattern is in Adobe pdf format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this pattern–available free at

Here is a link to my etsy shop.

Purl Pattern

I feel like I’ve been bursting with this news since January! My doll pattern is up at Purl Bee– I am so excited!

This is the only photo I have of the finished dolls- I was in such a tizzy before I delivered them back in January. I remembered at the last minute and took a quick pic in the shop. I love how the people at Purl wrote up the directions- they are so clear with the photos and the explanation. I can’t wait to see what people do with the pattern!