The Witches of Mountville!

Remember back to that secret project I was working on for the ENTIRE month of August? Well I now have permission by the author and her publisher and can finally write a post to show you all of the work I was doing! These character's are the work of Nancy Fraser (an author from the Toronto area) and artist and illustrator Ric Ward. Nancy asked me to help bring her characters to life by making them into softies! This was a huge undertaking and SO much fun to do!

The book is called "The Witches of Mountville" and will be released tomorrow, November 1st, 2012.

Each softie is about a metre in length and is made with a mixture of fabric, embroidery, yarn and hand painting on fabric.

Be sure to order your book for your Children for Christmas! Links to purchasing/ordering information to come! Below is a picture of the very talented Nancy Fraser!

Pictures of my work in the album "The Witches of Mountville"

The Witches of Mountville! In stores soon!
ISBN 192700389X, 9781927003893


Mr. Butterman!

This is the beloved Butterman!! He is the creation of a boy from Cleveland, Ohio. He is the main character in a book that this artist wrote for his dad for father's day. Isn't he awesome!

Here is Butterman! It's nice and cool outside today so he won't melt.

One of my favourite faces yet!

Warming up in the sun!


Introducing Euta the Pegasus

This is Euta (pronounced "You-ta") the Pegasus! She is a drawing by Sophia who is 7 years old! Pegasus' are one of my favourite mythical creatures so this was such a neat keepsake to create! Sophia asked that Euta's "birthdate" by embroidered onto the softie so she can always remember when it was born!

Getting Ready for Flight!

The date of Euta's 'Birth'
Posing for the Camera!

A Garden Gnome Story!

Ashton from Ohio created this absolutely lovely drawing of a gnome-like creature. She didn't have time to colour it so I was able to choose whichever fabrics I wanted. This softie was a huge amount of fun to create!

Hanging out with the gourds!
Hand Embroidered Flower and bee!

What a Face!


A Princess Ballerina Named Emma

Emma is 6 years old now but when she was five she drew this awesome Princess Ballerina! She is a very very happy ballerina as you can tell from you HUGE smile!

Great Smile!

Ballerina Shoes!

A lace up top and a Tutu!

Pondering by the Mandevilla