September 6th, 2016
Published in: Book Release, Illustration with
We’ve had an amazing summer but are happy to welcome back our school routine today. We’ve had family visiting, gone on lots of road trips, enjoyed fun times at camp, basked in many beach getaways, and also savoured some lazy days at home! It’s been a fun and busy summer. I will miss having the kids around the house but I certainly welcome the quiet and a bit more ‘me’ time to get drawing again! Having said that, in all the hustle of summer, I was able to finish off a very sweet book with Orca publishers. The book was written by award-winning poet Lorna Crozier and is the perfect bedtime story for any little one! I am very happy with the final result and am excited to see the final product which will be released in Spring 2017.
Lots more on the horizon with Gabby and fabric.. excited to hear more? Be sure to stay tuned!
April 25th, 2016
Published in: Illustration, Personal with
Believe it or not, this sweet and sassy girl turned 2 on Saturday! She loves to drink tea so we had to have a pretty little tea party to celebrate her 2nd birthday. Time flies and this little one is growing up fast!
I might be starting a little tradition of illustrating her with her favourite interests each year. You can revisit her 1st birthday illustration here. Year number one was all about our favourite stuffy ‘pinky’ but for year number 2, we love our tea parties, dollies, accessories, books, and make-believe!
February 6th, 2016
Published in: Downloads, FREE Printable, Illustration with
So apparently I just jump on here for special occasions.. from Christmas to Valentines we go!
My son’s grade 2 teacher requested I come into the class and teach an art lesson. A little intimidated at first, I couldn’t say no, especially since my son was VERY excited at this idea and proud to show off his mama! I will be heading in this week with my valentine printable posted here. For the class, I am giving them this same handout but without the colour. I will give a quick demonstration on how to work on shading and colouring and have the kids colour the valentines themselves. But for all of you, I am offering this free printable that is all ready to go! Download your free valentine printable here. Happy Valentine’s Day!
November 6th, 2015
Published in: Etsy, Holidays, Illustration with
Christmas is pretty high on the list of things I love! Having my kids get as excited as I to marvel at the twinkling lights, falling snow, and pretty gifts makes my heart happy. I am more excited than ever this year to pick out our tree as we’ll have three very elated kiddos to share in the enjoyment. This will be the first year that Isla will see and understand the magic of the season!
I’ve surprised myself and totally stayed on top of things with our annual Christmas card. The illustration is all done and available in my Etsy store. I’ll be adding some fine gold glitter and stars to the cards that I’ll print for our family and friends. But if you’re interested in ordering a print to decorate your home, now is the time to get one :)
September 25th, 2015
Published in: Book Release, Giveaway with
The Little Sewing Series’ Gabby’s Winter Jammies is now available for purchase. This is truly a sweet little book perfect for any young boy or girl. If you loved Gabby Quilts for Friends, you’ll have to get your hands on our latest release!
When the first snow falls, Gabby and Bear rush to the dresser to pull out their favorite matching jammies. But Gabby’s are too small! Bear is sad. Winter just won’t be the same without matching jammies. Will Gabby find a way—with a needle and thread—to solve the pajama problem and make her friend Bear happy too?
To celebrate the release, I am going to give away a signed copy of the book! In order to enter, please head over to ‘like’ my Facebook page and comment back here to let me know you’ve done so. I will make the draw Oct 2 at 9pm EST. Contest is open to local and international readers :) Good luck!