Sneaky Peeky

Hello! I feel like it's been forever since I posted (ok...a week!) The trouble about blogging and working as I do,  is that most of what I do all day is stuff that I can't talk about! It's the nature of producing things that take  a long time to mature and get out the door. Books for instance take a ba-jillion years (well, it feels like it!) and that goes with fabric, products, etc.

But I want to give you a little sneak peek into what's happening oh so soon....

Sneaky Peek #1:


First let's talk PAPER!

Making Memories was in touch with me earlier last year about turning the Children at Play fabric line into a children's paper line. Um...ya! That was an exciting YES!! But I didn't want it to be just ANY paper line. This one has the same feeling as the fabric...playful, and creative. Paper Pinwheel kits, banner kits...even...(eeek!) Paper dolls with clothing that sports the fabric design...etc. Oh! And not to mention paper, paper, paper! (For wallpapering dollhouses of course:)

I won't go too much into detail now (there is so much more to show you!) because it won't be available for another month or so....but I just had to give you a heads up.

You can see more images here on the website if you want! But stay tuned for better photos and DIY's when it becomes more available!


Sneaky Peek #2:


A new Non-fiction I've been working on with Harper Collins...a Fantastic book! So lucky to have been a part of it.

FRENCH KIDS EAT EVERYTHING is such a fantastic book, I had to force myself to illustrate it because all I wanted to do was underline every other line and really read it slowly. It's the story of a Super-Mom (Karen Le Billon) who moved to her husband's native Northern France with her 2 small girls, and emerses herself into the foreign culture of French eating habits. Why do children there eat everything? They stay at the table for long hours! They don't snack?! They aren't afraid to eat new foods and their children are expected to eat it all?  Etc, etc. Principles my husband and I have tried to adopt since we started parenting, we found to be well and alive in the French culture.  And Karen Le Billion outlines how she turned her 2 incredibly picky eaters into food connoisseurs over her year of delving and applying the unspoken rules of French eating. A Brilliant read, and will really make you think about how you feed your family!!! I can't say i'll share more when it comes out in April. But you can pre-order here and hop on over to Karen's blog here.

So...I highly recommend this book if:

1) You have desires to have a better eating experiences with your children (i.e. no food wars, healthy eating & overall happy experience)

2) If you are fascinated with the idea that there are other cultures in the world where cooking, eating, grocery shopping, and feeding your children are central (and very pleasurable) parts of the day

3) Love the growing trends of "slow food" and "real food" but don't know how to bring that down to a family level

4) Want to know more about the WHY behind the often stereotypical French habits with food &  why they make for very happy, healthy children.

FRENCH KIDS EAT EVERYTHING is available for pre-order here.

So, I know none of these will be available until around March-ish....but I had to give you a little peek into what's coming! I have more to share on both accounts, so stay tuned!

Eek! It feels like Christmas in February (February??? Already?) Maybe I'm the only one who's excited here...but I'm just tickled to have been part of some really awesome projects. More soon!