December 22, 2011

jeni ballerina


i know little kids might not appreciate getting a drawing as a christmas present, but i do it anyways! i made this little ballerina for my niece, jeni who is 3 and in ballet. i recently saw some videos of her in class and it was so cute! all the little girls love looking at themselves in the mirror while they dance around in their tutu's. adorable! 

December 21, 2011

heather mcadams


I just discovered the art of Heather McAdams, among her broad collection of work, creates country star portraits. This illustrations make me want to pick up the banjo that is sitting in the back of my closet collecting dust!

Check out this interview I found.

December 20, 2011

peek a book!


It's been on my to-do list for awhile now to create designs for textiles. A few weeks back Spoonflower was hosting a "cloth children's book" contest and I felt what better place to start? I submitted my design and made it to 4th place! Not too bad for my first time! I'm waiting for a sample of the fabric to arrive so I can actually make the book, but promise to show you updated images of the final project.

In the mean time I'm waiting patiently for this book to arrive in the mail. I can't wait too start creating more fabric in 2012!

December 19, 2011

a pocketful of riddles




Came across this riddle book at the thrift store. Too bad I can't find much information about William Wiesner, the illustrations are pretty cute! 

December 18, 2011

eat & enjoy!


I'm heading to a friends holiday cookie party today and like the nerdy illustrator that I am - I designed these recipe cards to go along with my cookies. Vegan, gluten free and sugar free - try finding a cookie that is all of the above and actually tastes good. Well, I did and if you want to make some for your holiday cookie party - check out Nikki's Healthy Cookie Recipe on  (and if you want to print out the recipe that I made send me a message and I will email you the pdf!)

Eat & Enjoy!

December 09, 2011

baby diary (25 weeks 6 days)

finally gave in and started going to a Chiropractor for back pain. apparently the hot water bottle I used all the time was making things worse, ice packs from now one. good thing it's winter..

heart burn and acid reflux are in full swing and it's not fun. the most relief i get is when i drink papaya juice. (yep i spelled it wrong in my drawing haha)
dear feet, i haven't seen you in weeks. how are you?


so, as i approach my third trimester, i'm starting to feel more pregnant. all the
miserable symptoms i've been reading about are actually true! 

December 06, 2011

a little girl


How is it already December? So much happens during the Holidays - I can't seem to keep up! 

We found out we are having a little girl and the due date is creeping up on me way too fast. I could not be more excited! I've already thrifted striped, polka dots and vintage onesies like there is no tomorrow. 

And I just finished creating our Baby Shower invites - they are in the mail! 

ps. I updated my blog layout thanks to Pugly Pixel! Lemon Meringue, isn't it delicious?!