Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Another new book, this one in a loosely Philadelphia/New Jersey theme (with a little hockey and cheese thrown in for good measure). And I couldn't resist adding that little phoebe on the front! (look out for a bird alphabet coming soon....)

Monday, August 24, 2009

physics for babies

If I had one single scientific bone in my body I would have been a physicist. Really, how cool is physics?

So you can imagine my joy in creating this book:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

time flies

Has it really been a week since my last post? Sorry about that, but you know I've been busy. Both kids are home until school starts (on September 14; kinda late, eh?) and Skye's incredibly busy. And I've been sewing up a storm.
I've got lots of new work to share! Here's the tip of the iceburg:

Sunday, August 16, 2009

working weekend

The family went off on a little camping trip this weekend so I could get completely caught up on my custom orders. I hunkered down in my studio all weekend (just a couple brief outings to tend to the chickens) and, despite working pretty much constantly, didn't get nearly as much done as I had hoped.

Working straight through a weekend is just too much. My brain hurts, I can't force creativity for 48 straight hours! But I did make some serious headway and will be finishing up a LOT of things this week. Somehow.

Until then, here's a book I finished up last week:

I love the name Tadhg.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

little pickin' quilt

I was really excited to give this one a try: a little quilt for draping on your leg to cushion the weight of a banjo. This 5-string is a new design; being partial to tenor banjo I've only ever made 4-strings. I am so happy with the result!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

on location

It's been a very busy week but somehow, amidst all of the chaos, a couple of movie scenes were filmed in our house!Grand Street Community Arts runs a filmaking summer camp for teens called Youth FX out of the Free School next door. The kids write, direct, act in, and edit a movie every summer, and they asked us if they could film here. We do have a pretty awesome apartment!
I can't wait to see the finished product!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

weekend sale!!!

To celebrate the return of custom orders, I'm offering 15% off your entire order this weekend! Now through midnight (EST) on Sunday, 4/9 just enter "WEEKEND DEALS" in the message to seller at checkout and you'll receive a refund of 15% off the total cost of your purchase.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

new custom work

A take on the monogram book, a Ch book for Charlotte:

Two monogram books for Lucy and Milo:

Monday, August 3, 2009

all kids are cute

... but get a load of these two:

naked with guitar and straw hat, singin' the blues

eating the blueberries she picked

...even the sour ones

Those two are quite a pair.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

so thankful for my patient friends

My friends are amazing, awesome, kind, inspiring, and, most of all, PATIENT. All of them who have ordered anything from me have had their patience tested--as much as I love them I always seem take forever to finish their books!

It certainly doesn't help that I've been experiencing a bit of sewer's block lately; though I'm definitely still producing lots it's been more of a struggle to get it done. But, look Katie! your order is done!! And they'll be on their way to their respective new homes first thing tomorrow.

horses banner

an R book

And to all of my other friends who are awaiting something from me--this is the week, your wait is almost over!