have always loved fall. I don't know if it's the cool nights or the
warm colors that pop up everywhere, but it is my favorite time of year.
Up here in New Hampshire some trees have decided that fall will come
early and have already begun their glorious change into reds, oranges
and yellows. We've even had a few days already where we needed to load
the wood burning stove up and warm the house in the morning.
With signs of fall my thoughts turn to Halloween, another favorite of mine. But before Halloween gets here Faeriecon, a convention for all things faerie happens. This year I will again be joining lots of wonderful artists, musicians and writers at this weekend long event. If you are able to attend please stop by the booth and say hello! For more information about Faeriecon visit their site here. It runs from October10-12.
At Faeriecon I will be selling hand-dyed kits, patterns and original works of art. I will also be accepting custom orders and premiering TWO new patterns. There is a sneak peek of one of them on the top of the page. If you cannot make it to Faeriecon, no worries. I will list the two patterns the following week on my website, etsy and patternmart.
This summer brought a promotion from Faerie Magazine. I am now the fiber arts section editor. That means I'll be scouting the world for fantastic fiber artists, whether they are working with fabric, wool, paper, knitting, collage, sculpting, you name it. If it's a fiber artist that works within the faerie, fairy tale, mythological world, I want to meet them. If you know of an artist that you would like to see featured in Faerie Magazine, please send their information to me!! This fall's issue is the first that I've been section editor for, and I can't wait to show you the wonderful artists I've found. Not only from the US, but the UK and as far away as Estonia. This is very exciting!
A new tutorial !
If you've been hesitant to try making a or goblin baby because of the hair or needle felted eyes check this out. I've posted a cool, full color tutorial on my blog showing you exactly how I do the eyes and hair. I even show you how to do eyelids and brows. See it here!
And another cool tutorial!
My friend Phee Mcfaddell and I teamed up to bring you an illustrated tutorial for dyeing wool with Kool-aid. There is even a cool dragon ornament project to go along with it. Check it out here. There is also a link to PheeMcfaddell.com where you can share awesome fantasy coloring pages, gift boxes,puppets and stories with the little ones in your life. (or even yourself! I love to color!)