Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Special Snowflake

Playing around in my sketchbook today.
You're a special snowflake...
Yes, you are!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Hanukkah!

I am not Jewish but I do have a great deal of respect & curiosity about the religion.
Over the years I've been commissioned to create several Hanukkah pieces.  This year I bought my first menorah as an opportunity to discuss the Jewish religion with my son Luca.  As a child I had wished for a better understanding of other religions. I've checked out a couple children's books about the holiday to read as bedtime stories.  So tonight at sundown we'll light our first candle.
Wishing you a Happy Hanukkah!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Woodland Tree Skirt

Today I'm showing some sections of my Woodland tree skirt.  This is made of felt & a variety of other fabric.  To finish off the rustic, woodland look I found some wooden buttons & stained a couple in some earthy shades.  I love to cut & sew & enjoyed working on this.  Next step, some woodland ornaments... for next year maybe!

Bear with bird friends.

Raccoon meet Sparrow, Sparrow meet Raccoon.
How do you do?

Bunny loves berries!

A few of the fabrics I used in this Woodland tree skirt.
That's another fun part- picking the palette of fabric & special touches!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Fun

             He's Been Nice!

Getting Ready for Christmas

Decking the Halls!

Monday, December 8, 2014


Some holiday art to start off the week.  The helpful snowman. (he has a birdhouse hat)

The JOY of giving & getting!

Friday, December 5, 2014

He's Coming -2- Town!

This is my "He's Coming -2- Town!"  mini puzzle available at Barnes & Noble stores
& Barnes & Noble online.  Super cute stocking stuffer!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Holiday Guide

I've been hard at work on my gift line Jill McDonald baby & kids with C.R. Gibson for a couple years now. I so enjoy adding to the line and watching it grow!
Today I've pulled together some of my holiday items in a gift guide.

My personal favorites are the memory match game & Chrismtas Choo-Choo puzzle book.
There are mini puzzles, little holiday books (3 x 3") & festive felt finger puppets all perfect stocking stuffers!  You can purchase any of these items here.