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Wendi Gratz
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She's here! Meet Emma Elephant! She's the first in a series of Party Animals and I love her dearly. :-) http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/store/products/emma-elephant-felt-softie-pattern
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My favorite way to mark the placement for the eyes when I make dolls and softies. http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/04/eyes.html
How I mark the position of the eyes when I make any softie.
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All four Happy Eggs are in the shop now as individual patterns. Choose your favorite and stitch it up in a pretty rainbow of colors! http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/04/pretty-easter-eggs-easy-felt-patterns.html
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A little process peek - choosing fabric for the bird quilt. http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/04/choosing-fabrics-bird-quilt.html
A detailed description of how and why I chose the fabrics I used in the Bird Quilt.
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New video - How to Applique with Fusible Adhesive. I demo one bird block from start to finish. :-) http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/04/applique-fusible-adhesive-video.html
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New Quilt As You Go video - this one shows how to quilt interlocking boxes. http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/04/quilt-10-quilt-interlocking-boxes-video.html
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New outfit for the Dress Up Bunch - a cute prairie skirt and pretty top. http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/store/products/prairie-outfit-skirt-dress-pattern-dress-bunch-dolls
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I'm giving away one block from the new bird quilt as a free pattern - and you get to choose which one! http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/04/pick-free-bird-pattern.html
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Free teddy bear pattern! (Designed especially for people who make lots of multiples for donations.) http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/04/warren-charity-bear-free-teddy-bear-pattern.html
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I teach sewing and embroidery to beginners of all ages.
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  • Shiny Happy World
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Wendi Winters
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I'm on a mission to teach people that anyone can sew.
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My name is Wendi Gratz and I'm on a mission to teach people that anyone can sew. I spent over twenty years working in the children's book industry and the experience has left its mark on me - all my favorite artists are children's book illustrators, I believe people are basically good, and I can't abide beige.

Now I live in the mountains of North Carolina with my husband (author Alan Gratz) and daughter (awesome kid Jo Gratz). We read, garden, play games, homeschool, raise chickens, and make costumes for our annual geek vacation to Dragon*Con.

I teach sewing and embroidery at Shiny Happy World. Come join us! You'll find free video tutorials and patterns designed especially for beginners of all ages.

Want to know what content circles to put me in? I like to hear about children's books (new and old), secular homeschooling, geek news, contemporary crafts, good food, and board games.
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Penland, NC USA