Fiona has been hard at work on a LOT of things! As mentioned in our last post, we finally have our website up and running! www.grannyfi.com and it's beautiful!
We're working on more toys, stories and a way to sell knitting patterns so that they can be downloaded instead of posted...watch the website for details!
While the website has been building, Fiona has finished the illustrations for her first picture book, written by the magnificent Kate Forsyth of Bitter Greens fame. Two Selkie Stories from Scotland will be published in May by Christmas Press Picture Books (you knew that Fiona started her own publishing company with some friends, didn't you?). This is the beautiful cover she's done! I'm so proud of her!
She's also been working madly on a proposal for a book on the history of Voodoo... she has a wide variety of interests! Plus working on picture books and her fiction works.
In her down time (ha!) Fiona has been knitting up some 'woodland folk' to be a new range of toys and patterns. She has been forced to watch 'The Labyrinth' (if you haven't seen it, you should!), 'The Dark Crystal' and 'The Princess Bride' for inspiration. What a hard life!
We meet for lunch almost everyday and watch our favourite episodes of Escape to the Country and dream of where we'll live once we're rich and famous!
You can follow her (and me) on pinterest if you want to see more of the things we dream up or about! http://www.pinterest.com/beattiealvarez/ and http://www.pinterest.com/123fionadolls/