New & Improved.

The shop is updated with LOTS of new goodies for gifting this year. It's been a bit of a whirlwind getting it all ready, but I am so thrilled about them! It's not that long now until Christmas (can you believe? Where does time go?) and I hope I'm not too late to share with you some fun new additions to the shop!

This new print is making me happy these days. I sat down to sketch out some new Christmas designs, and I wanted to create something REALLY joyful. This is what ended running off my pencil. Well, dancing off my pencil. They honestly make me smile. There is so much JOY to be had.

Item #2...(insert giddy squeal)... This is what I have been secretly so excited about! I love books. I love journals. I love blank journals. I love blank journals with the kind of character you'd never find at the office supply store. And so here they are: My version of the perfect blank notebook.

These are 96 pages long (you could write 1/2  a novel folks!) and 5x7 inches. They make the perfect stocking stuffer this year. AND....drum roll please...they are completely GREEN. They are printed on 100% recycled paper, printed with soy based inks, and printed with zero chlorine in the printing process. They are just so wonderful! I want to keep them all for myself!

I am reminded of the first journal I ever received. I was eight. to an 8 year old, it was a "dairy." It even had a lock and key. My aunt gave it to me, and that is what started my long love affair with journal writing. I don't think you are ever too young to own a journal. I love looking back at the things that intrigued me about my 8 year old world. Third grade was a hoot.

OK....This print is another indulgence....created very much from my magical memories of being snowed in and cozy during Massachusetts' winters. Well, truth is, I just really want to live in this house. The only problem with this print is that the house doesn't have a "For Sale" sign in front of it. I know...a big fat REMAX sign would make it pretty tacky and non-holiday-ish. But would make me very, very happy. So go ahead...pretend YOU live there. But me? I'm going to pretend I live there. Hope the owner's don't mind.

The inspiration for this print comes from a favorite Christmas Carol: In the Bleak Midwinter. Haven't heard it? Listen to this version and this version (and this new favorite version.)  You'll want to curl up with a candle and Hot Cocoa. It's just gorgeous, and one of my favorite lines is:

Snow had fallen,

Snow on snow, snow on snow.

This little cottage is having happy memories inside with the "snow on snow" outside. Peppermint sticks anyone?

I have also brought back a dear favorite of mine...."Wellesley and Winslow Christmas Post." We'll be getting a few more cards in the shop next week...more on that later.

I know. You've seen enough paper dolls lately. But I had to let you know that now you can get them mailed to you so you don't have to print them out yourself! New clothing designs still coming...but you can get them as they come in the shop.

And more bookplates: there are three designs now...and this is a new one. I didn't make the connection when I drew this, but it's now called "Bike Reader," as apposed to "Bike Rider". She can read and ride! Get it? Your CUE: dry laughter. I know. I'm really funny.

And I won't spend too much time here about all the new gift labels in the shop, but there are lots, and more coming. Both in printed form and PDF downloads (which also include flat card printables too!)

Whew! That's a long list! All this talk of Christmas is really making me wish I had the energy to stay up and make cinnamon rolls tonight. That'll have to wait...

So enjoy!

And don't forget: Free christmas cards are hiding in all orders through the holidays!


sarah jane