When she’s not working at her library job, Jodie Carleton of Ric-Rac spends as much time as she can making toys, designing toys, thinking about toys and playing with toys.

Jodie has designed over 50 toy patterns and is about to debut her first fabric collection. Titled “Backyard Circus,” the fabric will be released with Ella Blue at Spring Market in May.

Find more from Jodie at Ric-Rac, Facebook and Instagram, and don’t miss her free tutorials and patterns.

We’re excited to have Jodie involved in our Six Weeks of LOVE for Softies series. She’s up next with an adorable free softie pattern, just for you.