clearance-sale-paper-goods Well, folks. Today is the day. I will no longer be selling any more paper goods out of the shop. As of tomorrow, I will ONLY have my prints, jewelry and PDFS available.

So, if you were thinking about purchasing, but forgot, get them today!  

I'm refocussing my efforts on more art making next year (more fabric designs, custom portraits and book illustration) and cleaning out the shop is prepping me to be more able to focus on what's most important for me right now.

It's all in the CLEARANCE section right now, so grab it while you can!

I'm sad to close out of this phase, but happy to move forward. Thanks for all your support over the years! It's been good fun.


Washi Tape Christmas Card Tree

washi-tape-tree Here's a quick Christmas Fix if you are needing one. I went to my local fabric boutique (Harmony & Darlybird) and they had this adorable washi tape tree on the wall. So cute! We've added presents (one for each of us) and we're displaying our Christmas Cards on them this year. We've run out of room, and so tomorrow I think I'll make a few more.

Super easy, and a great way to use up the tape. I love that won't ever damage the walls, and the kids help put it up. Are you a washi tape geek like me?



Happy Less-than-a-week-till Christmas day! Horray!!

And PS: Thanks so much for all the amazing donating for the Sandy Hook Cards. We're up to over $1200 of funds donated (and that's just approximating the numbers from 2 days worth) $5 can go a long way! I'll be collecting funds all through the holiday.

PPS: Tomorrow is the LAST DAY for all my paper goods in the shop (sigh.) Grab them in the clearance, or never more!

Off to make some peppermint Cocoa now:)

Sandy Hook Donation

peace-on-earth-blog Like every one of you, I've been shattered by the horrible tragedy on Friday, and have been holding my children closer, praying more fervently, and more aware of how fragile this world is. There really are no words, and I've found myself utterly speechless.

All I can do is pray, love my children more deeply, teach them to love and respect and honor one another, and serve the children in my community with more awareness. But in this moment, I'm spreading my support with a simple sketch of hope, and faith.

This is a downloadable folded card for you to print, share or display in your home this Christmas Season. 100% of the funds will go to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund which is set up with Newtown Savings Bank to support families of the victims and community needs.

Of course, you can just donate's all going to the same place. But I thought this way, you could get a illustrated card out of it, that would share the message of Peace in a more personal way.

I'd hope that you would purchase one (or two or three!) and spread the word of Peace, hope and love. I'd be lying if my first response to all this was utter horror and loss of hope in this world we live in. But while the grief remains, my renewed hope is in the children and families who will continue to spread the message of love and renew peace in our homes, communities, nation and our world.







Click here to Purchase $5 printable cards





(your cards will automatically be sent to you after your purchase)



100% of proceeds will go towards SANDY HOOK SCHOOL SUPPORT FUND (the community fund helping families and individuals affected) and will be donated in full on January 1, 2013


Last Holiday Giveaway: Ella Jean

We are having our last lovely sponsor giveaway of the year!


Ella Jean is gifting one winner a package = $116.00

All items are machine washable and Made in the USA.


Baby Blanket:  This blanket combines Sarah Jane designer cotton fabric (Find the Narwhal) with soft & luxurious Cuddle Fleece fabric, resulting in a baby blanket that's both stylish and super soft!  Sure to become a favorite for both Mom & Baby! $46


Soft Blocks:  Soft Blocks are made with coordinating designer print fabric and soft minky. Made to stimulate baby's senses. Great for nursery decor, and fun to play with too! Stuffed with soft foam. Blocks are 5 inches, 4 inches and 3 inches square. $30


Ell Jean Bib:  Featuring Sarah Jane's Pirate print on one side and soft, absorbent chenille on the other. This bib is a great size for both babies and toddlers; longer and wider than the typical bib to offer better protection. Snap closure at the top. $16


1) Visit Ella Jean's online shop here and have a look around!

2) Leave a comment below here on my blog

3) Make sure you enter your email address in the location asked in the comment box

4) Giveaway Closes SUNDAY at 10pm EST

5) I’ll announce the ONE winner Monday


1) Like Ella Jeans facebook page here, and then comment below to tell me

2) Follow Ella Jean on Twitter here.

Have fun! And have a lovely weekend!


CONGRATS TO  Jennifer #22!!

Happy St. Lucia Day!

Print available here.
I love this holiday. Do you celebrate it? I think we'll be making wreaths for the girls tonight. Happy St. Lucia Day!