Queen Anne’s Lace, cornflower, black-eyed Susans, thistles, those little pink lobed flowers that she never knew the name of—all the wildflowers in this 9 x 12 stencil grew in the fencerow by the swamp by Margaret's childhood home. They made their way into bouquets that she put all over the house.
Margaret's next-door neighbor had a wealth of mushrooms in her woods: different sizes and shapes, glowing against the dark soil and leaves.
Margaret made this 9 x 12 stencil because she needed a stencil that moved —that could twist across journal pages, tie things together, and break up a staid layout—while still being representative of the natural world.
Margaret was inspired to make these 9 x 12 woodland creatures stencils after working on a children’s book about nocturnal mothers and babies and what they are up to in the night while we sleep. The creatures in these stencils are not strictly nocturnal, but she wanted to show little windows into their lives. They would make a cool card set, or a forest-themed advent calendar…