Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Amazing mandalas by Judy Moffatt!

My friend Judy Moffatt has magical powers. Recently she has turned her considerable talent for design & whimsy to creating totally unique mandalas. Look at those little birds!! I can't get enough of the chickadees & nuthatches. And the tinier little fox, deer, and bear! I keep mine next to my bed, because it makes me seriously happy. Check out this & her other amazing designs in her etsy shop!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

a little more sparkle...

one last christmas pic before january is over - this the the main tree that i never posted about, because the small fat table-top tree sort of took over. but this tree was plenty pretty too!

Friday, January 24, 2014

On their way...

2 bunnies & 1 elephant en route to boston!
to be raffled off in houghton mifflin's social media campaign for my new book 
My Blue Bunny Bubbit. stay tuned for a chance to win one of these cuties!

A conversation...

Bunny: "This is my new favorite book."
Elephant: "That's because you're on the cover."
B: "You're in it too."
E: "Really? Then it must be good."
B: "I'll read it to you."
E: "You can read?"
B: "I can. I have magical powers."
E: "Wow. It must be fun to be you."
B: "It is. Now listen up:
'I have a bunny--he's made of soft wool fabric. He has silky ears, a fluffy tail, and a special row of X's on his foot - '"
E: "Hey, I have that too!"
B: "Shh, I'm reading:
'My bunny's name is Bubbit, and he's almost just my age. That's because my grandma Nonni made him for me way back when I was teeny-tiny..."

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Mini website for Bubbit!

The fab folks at Houghton Mifflin publishers have put up this adorable mini-site for Bubbit - check it out at
There you can download the patterns to make these easy felt hand-sewn versions of the book's stars - a felt bunny and elephant. I hope you will!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014


I'm sewing up 2 Bubbit bunnies to be raffled on Clarion's social media for My Blue Bunny Bubbit's book release.
I had the perfect blue nubby wool fabric in my stash, and altered my usual bunny pattern to get it looking just like my illustrations in the book.
The book comes out this Tuesday Jan 7, so I'll post back with raffle details when I get them. xo

Thursday, January 2, 2014

My new book

My Blue Bunny Bubbit will be in stores Jan 7th!
The story was inspired by a stuffed bunny I designed and sold in my Etsy shop from 2005 - 07. I sold many of these bunnies and customers really loved them.
 I felt it was one of my best pattern designs ever.
 While I was making bunnies, this story came to me about a girl and her grandmother sewing together. Nonni made Bubbit for her when she was born, and now they are making something for the new baby! For the fabric, they cut up the girl's "old favorite jacket that Nonni made me" that is now way too small.
I hope readers will enjoy this story about grandma/granddaughter togetherness, re-purposing materials, and creating wonderful things together!