maggie smith's Profile

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I have loved fabric and have been busy designing and making stuffed animals and dolls for as long as I can remember. Now that I'm nearly drowning in fabric (favorites are vintage cotton prints from the 1940's - 1970's) I'd love to get more things out into the world!
I am the illustrator (and sometimes author) of more than 30 children's books--I guess I just love all things in the child's world. To see my books please visit www.maggiebooks.com.
Right out of college and before getting into kids' books, I was living in NYC and worked for a few years sewing for various costume shops and also for Jim Henson's Muppet shop. I learned a lot from the incredibly talented and schooled artists and designers there, and was exposed to seriously awe-inspriring levels of craftsmanship. I also freelanced part time for years in NYC as a pattern maker for soft toys & decorations, for a leading fabric company…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 4
  • Joined May 19, 2006

Favorite materials

vintage cotton prints, wool tweeds, colorful plaids, quality felt, cotton velvet

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maggierama
Sewing patterns for whimsical soft toys

About

I have loved fabric and have been busy designing and making stuffed animals and dolls for as long as I can remember. Now that I'm nearly drowning in fabric (favorites are vintage cotton prints from the 1940's - 1970's) I'd love to get more things out into the world!
I am the illustrator (and sometimes author) of more than 30 children's books--I guess I just love all things in the child's world. To see my books please visit www.maggiebooks.com.
Right out of college and before getting into kids' books, I was living in NYC and worked for a few years sewing for various costume shops and also for Jim Henson's Muppet shop. I learned a lot from the incredibly talented and schooled artists and designers there, and was exposed to seriously awe-inspriring levels of craftsmanship. I also freelanced part time for years in NYC as a pattern maker for soft toys & decorations, for a leading fabric company.
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