Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New partner - Frecklebox!

I'm so excited to have signed on with Frecklebox! It's an adorable company that specializes in personalized gifts for kids. They are offering a puzzle, lunchbox, coin bank, stickers and a coloring book featuring my Greetings from India collection. Just in time for holiday shopping! Here is a link to the site: Frecklebox.

Thanks for reading!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Greetings from India!

Well, I'm not exactly in India right now..... but here is a collection I created that is inspired by everything India. Elephants, monkeys, tigers, little girls in saris all floating around in hot air balloons.... really the only way to travel. And cute houses too... although I cannot guarantee the architectural accuracy as I've never been there. I hope you enjoy it.... I may expand on the series with some other favorite, far away places to visit in my imagination.

Thanks for reading!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Dream a Little Dream Fat Quarter Giveaway!

Camelot Fabrics is having a little contest and giving away a fat quarter of my fabric collection "Dream a Little Dream" to a lucky winner! Pop on over to their blog here for all of the details!

Here's a little preview:

Good luck!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

New things I've been working on

It's been a busy summer, so of course I'm been neglecting my blog, poor baby. Here are a few little tidbits I've been working on, so you see I haven't been whiling away all of my time....

This collection is inspired by my daughter, she's playful and sweet and happy.... she really is my sunshine.

I've been experimenting with a new technique as well.... if it comes out how I imagine I'll be using it for my next collection.... we'll see.

Now I must go pick-up my little firecrackers.

Bye for now,

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Collections!

I have a couple of new things to share today. Camelot Fabrics has my new collection Frolicking Forest on their website here. I had so much fun creating this collection. Lots of cute forest animals combined with subtle texture and graphic backgrounds. Really fun! Here's a mood board that the designers at Camelot created.

Here's a preview of the collection:

And Whoo's Cute? is coming out in cotton! Can't wait to see these samples!

Here's the mood board for that collection:

I also recently illustrated a fun collection with monsters playing hide-n-seek:
Here's the link to the fabric collection: Monster Mash

Thanks for reading!

Friday, May 24, 2013

May Papertrey Blog Hop

The May Papertrey Blog Hop was all about flowers this month and a pretty open color palette (yay!). I was supposed to choose my favorite floral stamp set, but I really like the textural quality of using dies and felt, so that's what I went for. I also improvised on the color palette, but I did try something new. I have no idea of where that blue/gray came from (could have been Paper Source) and I have no more of it, but I really like it with the chartreuse.

Since my time is limited, I decided to kill two birds with one stone on this one. I made the card both for the blog hop and to give to my son's AMAZING 3rd grade teacher. She really connected with him and he thrived and was so happy all year! It was just the best year and I'm so sad to be moving on.... but maybe my daughter will be lucky enough to get her in four years!

Most of the other supplies are Papertrey, my favorite paper crafting e-store.

I have some of my faves here, including Tin-type Backgrounds, Postmarks Backgrounds and Wonderful Words. The "You" is actually a die from the Wonderful Words collection.

Here's a close-up with my newest little obsession: the Tiny Tags collection. Boy, that felt was fuzzy! It looks much better in real life! The twine is from Papertrey. I don't know where the buttons are from though....

Here I just hand cut a leaf, since I don't have a die and stamped a teeny-tiny "Enjoy" I used pinking shears to cut the blue paper. I always use Glossy Accents to glue my felt and buttons. Glossy Accents is great to add a three dimensional quality to an image, but mostly I use it as a glue. I've even used it to reattach the padding in my son's baseball batting helmet!

Thanks for looking!


Friday, May 10, 2013

It's show season!

It's almost time for Surtex, then Licensing Show is right around the corner! You can contact my agents Julie at or Tiffany at to see my library of work. They'll be at booth 412!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Super easy no-sew fabric book covers

 Here's a quick, no-sew project to make your desk and book shelves much prettier!

 Here are the basic tools you'll need:

• some fabric you love
• iron-on adhesive (I used Heat-n-Bond, you could also use Wonder Under or any other fusible web)
• an iron
• sharp scissors
• a book of any size

1. Place the book you want to cover and measure (or eyeball) about two inches larger all around.
2. Cut fabric to size.
3. Fold down top of fabric and fold up bottom of fabric to match book size. (see below)

4. Iron to make creases at these points.

5. Now repeat for the sides of the book (see below). Iron to make creases. Put book in book cover to check that size is perfect.

6. Take book out and spread out fabric flat. For top and bottom of book cover estimate the size BETWEEN creases and cut fusible web the same length. Place the web in the pink areas indicated below (below the crease). 

7. Fold top flap down and bottom flap up and iron to make fusible web bond to fabric.

8. Now repeat for the sides of book cover. Measure from the side creases out to edge of fabric. Cut some fusible web to this size and place the web in pink areas indicated below. 

9. Fold left and right flaps in and iron to bond fabric. 

You are basically making a pocket to put the book cover flaps into. Remember making those book covers in grade school with grocery bags? These are like those, but with more style!

I hope I didn't make a simple project too complicated! It's actually pretty easy, I made a few and I got better every time! 

Thanks for joining me!


Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Just wanted to wish everyone out there a Happy Earth Day!

Teach your children to appreciate the little guys (the pollinators, of course) and see this amazing movie that came to DVD last week, here's the link:

Here's a preview to my newest collection Frolicking Forest that will be at Surtex in a couple of weeks:

Enjoy your day!


Friday, April 5, 2013

Stitched Garden and Tiny Menagerie Fabric!

I got my fabric samples in the other day from Camelot Fabrics and I couldn't be happier! I spent the last few days trimming all the fabric down to fat quarters and last night until 11:30 pressing it so it could make its debut on my website and blog. I have more to photograph including Naughty Puppies, Whoo's Cute and Umbrellaphants. More to come!

I've also been updating my site (including a boutique!) in preparation for Surtex and Licensing Show which are just around the corner... so much to do!

Here's Stitched Garden:

and Tiny Menagerie:

I'm planning on posting some easy (read: no-sew) projects with these collections soon. Just the fabric, some fusible web, spray mount and my trusty iron. Stay tuned!


Monday, March 11, 2013

Umbrellaphants Party and Tiny Menagerie booties

I have a few images to show today! I got a great surprise on my front porch the other day... samples of my Umbrellaphants baby shower party collection that I did with Unique Inc. came in. There were two giant boxes filled with paper plates, napkins, cups, invitations, balloons, banners, gift bags and all kinds of decorations for a boy or girl baby shower. here is just a small sample:

Then I got an email from my fabric licensee of some photos that a very talented designer took of some baby booties she made with my fabric line Tiny Menagerie. You can see the whole fabric line here as well as some of my other collections at:

These are so sweet! I wish I had them when my kids were babies!

Have a great day!

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