Sunday, April 7, 2013


I love to do crafts – nothing is as exciting as finding a fun craft book at the store.  I decided to design crafts to go along with my steampunk novel, COGLING.  (You can read the first few chapters here: 

I selected two of my favorite fantasy species from the story, a foxkin and a tomtar, to create the basis for magnets.  I printed off two of the images, done by illustrator Aaron Siddall, and cut them out to fit inside pickle jar lids. I pasted them inside, then cut enough ribbon to go around the outside.  I attached the ribbon using more glue, and added a bow to one.  Magnets glued to the back of the lids help you to hang them, but you could also use a ribbon loop to make them into ornaments.  

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