Showing posts with label kids and baby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kids and baby. Show all posts

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Revisiting animals

Dusted off some of my earlier artwork and updated them a bit. Then I stuck them on a few fun products over at Society6. They even offer onesies and children t-shirt sizes!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Product - Bag Tags

I designed these little felt tags for Mudpuppy, a store that sells children's products. When the client said I was designing a robot and an owl tag that would be made out of felt I was like yesss! I love me some felt. :) 

This helpful robot is programmed to make sure your bag is never lost in a crowd! Our bag tags are perfect for lunchboxes, backpacks, or suitcases, and are made of brightly-colored, durable felt with decorative contrast stitching. A metal buckle and felt strap secures the tag to any bag, and transparent backing protects your written information from the elements. A smart way to add personality to any bag, the Robot Bag Tag is also perfect for travel. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Tips for finding treasures

I used to love hitting up the thrift stores but then every time I'd go it would just be junk. So I got discouraged, felt like it was a waste of time and stopped going. Then until recently I started going about 1- 2 times a week hitting about 2 or 3 stores at a time and I've been finding more things. You forget people are dropping off stuff everyday. Frequent visits will help you see how the store cycles out items. You learn how often the staff replenishes merchandise and on what days. 

Also if you plan on selling your finds buy things that you love. Cause if you love them so will someone else.

Today I found a vase marked Germany, a metal nail horse sculpture and a cute turtle rocker. I planned on selling all these items in my booth, but that vase and sculpture are looking really good on my sideboard. I think I will hoard them for now, hee hee.

Friday, November 30, 2012


Totally have quilting on the brain. Above is a quilt made with my upcoming farm fabric with Moda called Oink-A-Doodle-Moo. Not sure who made this blanket, but it's gorgeous! The plans for this quilt will be for sale in March along with the rest of the line.

Also did some searching on the web and found these quilts made with my Mod-Century fabric. I'm really looking for a smallish wall quilt made with this fabric. Would love to have it in my studio, if anyone out there has anything for sale please let me know. Thanks!

Cool quilt from

Awesome quilt

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sneak peek: Oink-a-doodle-moo

Thanks to the lovely people at Moda I've got some great fabric lines in the works. Coming soon this September you can purchase my abstract fabric line called Mod-Century and a new group that's featured above called Oink-a-doodle-moo. The farm fabric will premier at the Quilt Market in Houston, TX this October, and will be available to purchase in March 2013.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Woodland creatures A-Z

I've been slowly working on a new A-Z set of illustrations, and I'm really liking the way they're coming out. Not sure what to do about J or K, maybe I will find some strange bug or even flower with those letters. Trying to focus on north american critters, but I think I'm gonna have to shove a koala in there.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Whale window

Orangepiel is an online store that makes custom printed window shades. I had sent them some of my work for use in their gallery, but I had never really seen any actual product images until now.  So happy to see my whale in that window! Made my night :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Land of Nod: Wildlife Growth Chart

If you follow me on Facebook you know that I've been working on a lot of new kid stuff lately. I've been on a woodland creature kick! Right now I'm working on a new A-Z set. My style has changed a bit since my first set of animals, not as abstract. These newer animals flow out of me a bit easier, the first group was like putting together a puzzle. Stress free is the way to be!

As for new products something that I'd like to share is a growth chart I did for Land of Nod. It's in their new fall line of products. Check it out!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ten Little Things - number book

The latest issue of American Patchwork and Quilting shows a project made with my new fabric line called, Ten Little Things. This fabric will be for sale sometime in March. The number book is a free pattern that goes with the line, designed by Angela Yosten. I found the top image with those two adorable boys from quilter and blogger Camille Roskelley, those are actually her little boys, how cute!

Monday, January 9, 2012

My new children's fabric line with Moda

I'm thrilled to announce my new fabric line called Ten Little Things, which will be hitting the market this March.

I didn't really think of it until now, but I guess this is more of a boy friendly fabric. I'm not really a "pink" kind of gal, so I just never use it, well maybe peach, but no pink. Anyway, If you want to see more click here to see a PDF of all the designs that will be available. Happy quilting!

Monday, August 15, 2011

You can find my new sea creatures over at

Monday, November 1, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Aldo to Zippy

I thought I'd share some beautiful projects made from a fabric collection I did with P&B textiles. Thanks to everyone who has sent me images.

Elephant quilt made by of Tracy Jay for her son.

Burp cloth reversible cotton baby bib set Aldo to Zippy. Made by Etsy shop Our Little Messes.

Quilt by Erin from Piper's Quilts

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Vintage finds

Jackpot! Sunday at the flea market I got a light blue tupperware mold, a really cute wooden abacus and an amazing wooden puzzle (Naef Spiel), all for $1 each. The puzzle is from a Swiss company called Naef. They still make the game today, and it retails for $150. Not bad for $1!

Check out how the game is played below.

Bust magazine

I just found out my animal flash cards are featured in the Aug/Sept issue of Bust magazine. The feature is of Rachel Denbow's home, she is a crafter and artist. She hung my cards with twine and clothes pins to decorate her son's room.
Love it!

Click here to find out where to buy my animal flash cards.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Atomic Ranch Magazine: Modern playhouse

Atomic Ranch, one of my favorite magazines has a really cute feature on a modern playhouse in their latest issue. A dad in Denver builds a modernist backyard retreat. So cute! Visit

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Stuff!

I have a set of four soft shape books now available through innovative kids. The books are for toddlers ages 1-4. The books are made of foam and have pop-out pieces that float in the bath and stick to the sides of the tub.

And also now available is my counting to ten poster (36" x 24"), you can find it on Amazon.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

E is for eel

I just added another letter E to the bunch, check out more of my animal prints on Etsy. ($14 each)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


For those who don't know, I had a children's animal scrapbooking line out last year in Michael's craft stores. Someone asked me about where they could still buy them, so I googled "Actopus to Zelephant" to find sites that were still selling it. Among the results, I found these adorable cupcakes based on my designs. They were made by a fellow blogger that runs Made to Create.

You can still find my Actopus to Zelephant line online on various sites:

Friday, August 7, 2009

Animal Alphabet

My animal flash cards at Michaels were the hot item of the bunch, but all good things come to an end. I've been getting desperate e-mails from so many people that they can no longer find the flash cards and I'm here to report that they will not be restocked. I did get an e-mail from someone searching hi and low and I'm happy to say they can still be found at Thanks Heather!

Oh and this adorable baby photo above was posted over at One of her readers, Lisa, was inspired by her alphabet card display tutorial, that she decided to make her own. Once it was finished she took a picture of it with her adorable little boy. I just want squeeze those cheeks!