We interupt our regular program.....

TOMORROW AT 10 AM EST I'm going to be having a STUDIO SALE!

(I know my posts have been dominately about stuff to buy...but the truth is...I'm trying to get rid of stuff!)

I'm going to be selling flat rate mailer boxes full of left over Studio products...fabric, fabric, fabric, patterns, stationery, scrapbook paper, you name it. Products I haven't sold in years, other's that never made it to the shop, and products that I have now, but will no longer be selling any more! Mostly Sarah Jane products that I've been holding on to, but don't have room any more. Want some?

But they are mystery boxes...meaning you won't know EXACTLY what you will get...but I can promise you you are going to love it.

Come by tomorrow and take a peek of what's going inside! Check back here in the morning! 7am PST/10am EST

Here's another peek:

OK! Now back to the giveaway......





This time last year was super exciting, as I was debuting my first picture book. It's a labor of love to illustrate a picture book....one that I consider awesome and amazing and something I'd do again and again and again.

Today, I'm giving away THREE signed copies of A CHRISTMAS GOODNIGHT!


This sweet story was written in the style of Goodnight Moon, where the reader is saying goodnight to all the Nativity characters....first to the real life story, and then to his own Christmas surroundings.

It's a sweet, simple lullaby text, not complex and narrative, but one that makes for a perfect bedtime story.

You can read reviews HERE




1) Leave a comment below

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

3) Giveaway Closes THURSDAY at 10pm EST

4) I'll announce the THREE winners Friday


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

2) Sign up for my newsletter (on the sidebar) and comment below to tell me

3) Follow my Pinterest page, and comment below to tell me

4) Commit to reading as many Holiday books to your children this season! (no extra comments here...just a good idea :) 



Good luck!


Congrats to Freja, Janet & Michelle! Winners have all been contacted. Thanks so much!

it's live!!

It's LIVE! 

Come and get some AMAZING quilts, pillows and aprons featuring the OUT TO SEA collection. 

You just need to sign up for ONE KINGS LANE to see the event. It's a great site. Promise.

My favorite items are all the decorative pillows with real vintage trims.

And then these canvas pillows with hand stitching....LOVE!


And the quilts are to die for. They forgot to open up the quilts to show the full design (oops!) but I promise, they are amazing. This one for instance, is rows of chevron, alternating with white.

These aprons are reversible, which I Love!! We have a few reversible aprons at home, and I think they are adorable.

Quilts sewn and quilted by the amazing April of Prairie Grass Patterns, Pillows sewn by Sachiko of Tea Rose Home and Susan of Lil' Tulip and Aprons by Gina of Party of Eight.

They lovingly worked together with me while I designed all the products and they sewed them together....they turned out amazing.

What a treat! I'll be shipping them from my studio with lots of love!


(you need an account, but it's worth it! No Spam, etc.) 

Holiday Roundup and Sale

It's December!

Wow. It sneaks up on me every single time!

Today, being the beginning of December, I wanted to just recap on some fun holiday DIY projects, books, and art you might want to get your hands on again.


My picture book debut from last year, available here.














And lastly, because you can't have the holidays without a new recipe.....



This week, please enjoy 15% OFF ALL HOLIDAY ITEMS IN THE SHOP!


I'll be sharing more holiday downloads and projects this month, I can't wait! But please enjoy this holiday round up!

And don't forget: Tonight at 6pm PST/9pm EST the ONE KINGS LANE event will be launching! I can't wait to have you all stop by! 






Saturday Giveaway: 83 West



Today I'm super thrilled to be giving away something for the ladies.

Nicole, of 83 WEST designs these amazing clutches from designer fabrics.

This is an amazing gift for the ladies.




One foldover clutch with vintage brooch accent as well as $25 shop credit.

Also, they are offering 15% off to Sarah Jane readers with coupon code SARAHJANE15.


Here’s all you need to do: 

1) leave a comment below, one entry per person

2) make sure to include your email in the comment section

3) enter by Sunday at 10pm Eastern Time (USA)

Good Luck!

hey, hey....

So, I've been dying to let you all know about this awesome collaboration!

If you don't know about One Kings Lane, here's the 2 second definition: online flash sale site site with the top brands in upscale home furnishings.

It's pretty amazing. I've basically done most of my Christmas shopping from there. It's pretty amazing what you can find. Much of it is super high end designer products, vintage uniques, and home goods all marked down for 72 hours.

So, this monday night, One Kings Lane is featuring my fabric in a super awesome way! I've designed about 60 items, all handmade, that will be for sale. Pillows, original art, children's aprons, and crib quilts. These have all been designed by me, sewn by hand and feature the Out to Sea Fabric collection.

Yahoo! So, mark your calendars:

Monday December 3rd at 6pm PST/ 9pm EST -Thursday December 7th at 8am PST/ 11am EST

Can't wait!!

Have a LOVELY weekend, and come back Saturday for another wonderful weekend giveaway!



Paper Doll Tins

We love paper dolls at our house. I'm thinking of making some more for Christmas, and I came across this really darling idea from Alanna's Blog who blogged about magnetic paper doll tins. I had to share!

She took the paper dolls, and made their own boxes, and lined it with the Children at play crafting paper. So so darling.

She used the smaller, pre-cut Making Memories Dolls that I designed.  But you can also use the Paper Dolls I have in the shop as a PDF download HERE.

(The set has 6 dolls and 30 outfits!)

I'm starting to feel the "crunch" time of getting my handmade gifts done for this Christmas. You? I'd love to know what you are making this season. Do you have any handmade gifts you just can't wait to give?



PS: Sorry my blog has been so slow. We're working out the glitches.

PPS: Come back tomorrow for some super exciting news!


Updates and such.


Oh wow. What a week it's been! I'm still so overwhelmed by the response to The Portrait Project.  I honestly had no clue how much enthusiasm there would be. Really.

It sold out in less than 24 hours (all the slots I had available for 2013) and there are a couple hundred on the waiting list. If I had known how popular this would be, I would have been a bit more prepared. Well, the truth is I care about getting everyone of you art work...but I'm kinda short on time and hands...so I'm still figuring out how to make that work. But good news is, I think I'm making a lot more room from artwork in the future for sure!

If you are on the wait list (you know, cause you emailed me) I'm going to be in touch shortly. But as it stands, I'm going to be doing what I can this year, and then opening it up again by maybe the summer, or more likely a year from now.

But thanks to all who purchased! I can't wait to get started!

On another note, we have a few more things up our sleeves here that I'm super excited to introduce to you. So be on the look out. I think Friday I'll have an announcement that will be super exciting. So stay tuned!

Love to you all!