Happy Earth.


I’m late on posting this for Earth Day, but as my daughter reminded me this morning, “Every day is Earth Day.” Happy week, all!

Made this little Earth to fit in the palm of a hand, with lovely dyed wools in different blues and greens. Added those whispy little clouds on last. My friend Bethany Kohoutek shot this image in front of a watercolor backdrop.


Heart POP.

Couldn’t make a Leia without a Chewie!


We made POP-up cards over the weekend¬†and the kids really got into it. LOVED all their awesome self-expression. Our¬†daughter turned herself into girl Rambo. ūüôā


Neon paper + glitter hearts + glue + googly eyes + super creative kiddos = V Day FUN!

Hello, January.

Hope¬†it’s been a cozy, lovely start to 2017 for you all!

So excited to be asked to be part of¬†Beaverdale Books’ “We Heart Local Authors” event February 11th,¬†for Pearl & the Whale. More details to come!

Also thrilled to be teaching another needle-felting class¬†January 28th at Knitting Next Door. We’re making¬†little heart whales, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

This little sweetie was made from leftover tufts of cherry red wool. Thought she might fly right out of my hands.


PJs, Crafts¬†&¬†Storytime will¬†happen again soon. !!! Thanks to Ephemera’s Karen and Arin for opening up their always¬†sparkly shop downtown¬†to host the Pearl & the Whale¬†reading!


First Print.

Hot off the press, FIRST printed copy has arrived!! Opened the box up with our five-year old, who is learning to read. Loved watching her try to pick out some of the sight words they’ve been learning about in Kindergarten.

Just a few minor color shifts to do before printing them all. !! (Like getting the title shifted to the right to get it off the spine!)  Looking at a BOOK RELEASE by end of November.