Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

What did the ghost say to the cat?
Halloween is such a BOO-tiful night!

*Wishing you a fun, safe Halloween filled with a few tricks & even more treats!

Friday, October 28, 2011


Did I scare you???
I can't believe Halloween is just a few days away. Like bats... time flies! I found this piece I made in 2009. It was a sketch for Halloween felt finger puppets. Perfect fun for little fingers this time of the year. Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chalkboard Paint

We painted one wall in our kitchen with chalkboard paint. I think we are all enjoying it. We post or grocery list (no more loosing it). Luca loves to draw on it. His shapes are getting more complex & I like seeing what he's interested in drawing. (all those things in his little head) He never ceases to amaze me!

Friday, October 21, 2011

What A World Fabric

Hooray it's FRIDAY! Things have been moving fast around the studio. I'm hard at work with New JM crib bedding updates. My Jill McDonald Baby & Kids (stationary, albums, puzzles & more) will hit the market this January & I'm starting to work on new products for the summer launch. And on my free time I'm hard at work starting an Etsy shop.

Next week my first line of fabric What -a- World with P & B Textiles will debut at the International Quilt Market. Makes me a little tired & happy just thinking about it all. I don't want to portray the idea that all this stuff is easy. I've been hard at work for well... years now slowly making things happen. I often think that's the problem with blogs- it seems like *poof magically a designer or artist has conquered a market. But like all good things it takes hard work, putting yourself out there & specially perseverance. OK- now that that's over on to the fun stuff!

I've dreamed of having a fabric line for 5 years now. P & B textiles contacted me about a year ago & I was thrilled! My collection What -a- World keeps with my love of mixing art & touches of education. One of my fabrics is a giant world map packed full of fun facts & cultural icons, another is how to say "Hello" in over 15 languages. For another I illustrated a group of international kids. Each world kid can be cut out individually backed with another fabric & sewn together to make a doll. (This idea still makes me SO happy!-and they turned out really nicely) There is also a large panel print called "City Blocks" were in each square I explored a different city.

I hope to show more of this collection soon. For now here's a sneak peek.
I think this will be fun fabric for both parents & kids- Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Things have been busy lately. Here's some of the FUN things I've been up to.
1. A annual family weekend outing to Weston Missouri
2. Picking out the perfect pumpkins
3. Planning the spooky vampire costume for Luca
4. Cutting out Halloween shapes out of black craft paper
& decorating them.
5. Making soup on cold days
6. Finding an amazing old weathervane for the car port
7. Like a squirrel collecting nuts. I'm busy gathering warm cozy items.
8. Soaking up any outdoor time I can get. It'll be cold soon!

Hope you're enjoying the fall season too.

Monday, October 10, 2011

What to Be?

It's the big question this time of year. When they're babies it's easy- you decide. When they get a little older they decide & then change their mind about 5 times. Either way it's fun! Have you started thinking about a fun or fancy Halloween costume? Do share...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Floral

Liz made this pretty fall floral today. Ewww, Pretty! Would make the best wall paper.

Monday, October 3, 2011

P is for Park

We've been enjoying some beautiful fall weather. I keep reminding myself to take advantage of it.
Like all good things it will come to an end. So after work we're headed to the park. *I still love to swing. Now with my little one in my lap :) Life is good!