Monday, November 30, 2009

cover for scholastic...

A little Scholastic book cover I've cooked up for 5th graders. Bright and crazy:)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

oh tanenbaum...

I love wrapping! Give it here - I'll wrap it up:) I'll make it look so good - you wouldn't want to open it... I mean it. That's the kind of cocky wrapper I am. Half the fun of presents is - presentation... but for me, it's not all that easy to find just the right kind of paper that would say just enough about the season and stand out at the same time. So... I've come up with my own pattern for gift-wrap. I hope it ends up on a roll:)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

chestnuts, turtlenecks and lego...

My 'virtual' absence from the land of the creative blogging could only be explained by mountain of projects that I'm currently climbing. I'll post more often once I'll reach the top and take a good break.
Looking at the pictures above it has become clear to me that my love for turtlenecks has no borders. Somebody stop me:)... Everybody and their cousin (in my pictures) are wearing a turtleneck sweater. Well... at least it's fall appropriate:)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

sneak peek... my first P&B collection...

Just a little sneak peek (of samples) of my 'mod kitchen' collection for P&B Textiles. It wont be available till early next summer... but I was itching to show you:)

Monday, November 16, 2009

mental health day...

Every time I sit down to blog the first sentence that enters my mind is always 'the last few days have been incredibly busy...' - and than I think... well, which few days haven't been incredibly busy? When was the last time I thought 'boy... what am I to do with all this extra time?' The answer of course is... I can't remember. 
Last Saturday I've hosted Margo's little B-day party... and although everything went fabulously smooth and all children left alive and happy... I had to lie down for an hour with eyes closed... before the clean up and other 'to do' items would take over again. How much 'busy' could a girl take...
Turns out... just this much... because, this morning, after I turned on the computer ... I decided to turn it off and take a 'mental health day'. Girls were home enjoying their 'PD' day. Mike was home. My tv was home... we had a good day:)
Tomorrow, I'm going to open my eyes and have a real work day... 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

target giftcards...

I did a few giftcard designs for Target this year. I've noticed that the two above are out and available... and I am exited to share that with you:)
Canada... at the moment... is Targetless, and so, I had no chance to see these cards in action... but, hooray for the internet!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November poppies...

Sweet Poppies for Remembrance day. 

Monday, November 9, 2009

moms like me illustration...

Did this illustration for It's an online community were moms meet with other moms who share the same interests. 
I like the very involved cat and the t-strap shoes on the mom:)

Friday, November 6, 2009

random thoughts...

Always wanted to be a redhead:)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

us? crabby?... no way!

Girls brought home these funny little crab apples from their nature walk. I photographed them and made this little ridiculous collage... to prove that they aren't all that crabby:)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I have finally got to taking pictures of my recent watercolors this afternoon. It was sunny. The kitchen table was clean and the kids weren't home. Mmmm... all has aligned:)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

butterfly berries...

It's been tough to find some time for personal work. My plate has been full and my glass half empty... but nothing brings the good spirits back (for me) like a freshly baked pattern:) A few berries, a few butterflies and a whole lota color. Hope it brings cheer to you too.