Christmas Market!

2018 cowo christmas market
Dan Springs Collection will be at Covenant Woods this Friday, November 9th from 10 am til 5 pm for their Christmas Market! Come out and see our cloth dolls, fabric creatures, and patterns! Hope to see you soon!


Gallery at First Unitarian Universalist

Hope you’re having a good lead up to Autumn, and were not affected by, or survived with minimal damage from Hurricane Florence. Please take a moment to review new information on the Calendar tab about upcoming exhibitions and markets! Also check the Gallery tab for recent water colors!

Now in the studio – images from Ireland. I had the good fortune to travel with my sister earlier this month on a tour of the south of the country. Photos below: Mound of the Hostages, in the Hill of Tara complex, dates from 3400 BC; Newgrange is from 3200 BC with a narrow entry passage and central chamber; St. Audens is a medieval parrish church much of which has been restored (not this part!); many bucolic fields and vistas; Dungarven is a small town on the southeastern coast, our first night’s stop.  We traveled with Inroads Ireland, along with 13 others and our excellent guide. Based on our experience, I would highly recommend the company.

Artful Healing – Ready!

Artful Healing, a Bon Air Artist Association fundraiser for World Pediatric Project, is this Saturday at the Jepson Alumni Center at the University of Richmond! Come out and see some great art for free! My watercolors will be displayed in the Ballroom near the French doors to the patio. 70 artists are participating.

My work is matted, framed and labeled – ready to go! Above are a few teaser scans – a bit high contrast – come out to see them in their full range of tones!

Very Fluffy


Here’s a photo of our most recent orders! These were follow ups from Christmas markets and I’m thrilled with the new extra fluffy fabric I found – just right for rabbits and elephants!

Meanwhile, the sewing studio has been retooled for January and February as an art studio, more specifically, water color. Works are underway for the Artful Healing show coming up February 25th. This is the fifth year Bon Air Artists Association has done this joint fundraiser with the World Pediatric Project at the University of Richmond. There will be a special preview of the show on Saturday evening, February 24th, from 5pm – 8pm with free general admission on Sunday from 10am – 5pm. Look for my pieces in the ballroom of the Jepson Alumni Center.

Hope to see you there!

Simple Doll and Variation

This Saturday we’ll be at the Science Museum here in Richmond for the RVA MakerFest! It’s free, 10 am til 5 pm. Come on by! We’ll be making rice bags with the young at heart, selling dolls and patterns, and demonstrating how to make a simple doll. Follow the photos above for a preview of the demo! I’ll have complimentary patterns at the event for the simple doll and a variation, but in case I run out of copies, or you aren’t able to come, I’ve included the patterns in the photos above. Hope to see you Saturday!

RVA MakerFest! and New Patterns

b0809170906 Dan Springs Collection has been accepted to participate in the RVA MakerFest which will be held at the Science Museum on October 7th, 10am-5pm. Attendance is free. Come out and see 80+ vendors – “Because things don’t make themselves!”

We’ll be making rice bags with the young at heart, talking about making dolls and doll patterns, and selling dolls, fabric creatures, and doll patterns.  We’ll have two new patterns with us, Superguy/Working Guy, and the Fox & the Little Prince.  Come on out – hope to see you there!

Crafters’ Downsizing Yard Sale!

Coming this Saturday to Richmond, Virginia! Crafter’s Downsizing Yard Sale
July 15, 2017; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm; Southside Baptist Church, 6000 Ironbridge Parkway, Richmond VA 23237

Sale will be held in the fellowship hall
Items for sale will be fabric, sewing supplies, quilting supplies, yarn, scrapbooking supplies, sewing machines and lots of other items.

Dan Springs will have lots of goodies, as well as two new patterns: Boy Flip Doll and Alice and the White Rabbit! Come on out!