hope it flies this way soon!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
This is my new map puzzle part of the JM kids line. Each state has been lovingly die cut to it's actual shape, another special detail to help little ones to learn. The capitals have been labeled along with a couple other fun facts. Making geography exciting & engaging was the goal. You can find the puzzle here or in a variety of boutiques across the USA.
I am also offering this print in my Etsy shop. A fine addition to a playroom, bedroom or classroom. You never know when you'll learn something new! I know I did :)
Monday, February 24, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Today I'm showing one of my new board books, part of the Jill McDonald baby & kids line.
This is a puzzle book that features the special bond between a mommy & her baby.
The baby character is a removable piece that pulls out from the mother. They are nestled together differently on each spread.
The baby characters are numbered on the back of each (1-5) & puzzle one more time together to create a parade of animal friends. This is a great exercise in dexterity, matching & sequencing for little ones.
Here's my baby after snacking & playing with this new book.
*The 2014 samples arrived from my gift line just in time. He got to spend his snow days exploring all the new products!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Over the next couple weeks I will be posting some of my NEW 2014 products that are part of the Jill McDonald baby & kids line. I am starting with my "Boy, Oh Boy" collection. This is the perfect gift for a new parent! Packed full of sweet, enduring art with lots of room for photos & documenting those first special years.
I love the opportunity to create collections of art. I think of it as a story that unfolds in a fun, surprising way. I am also so pleased that my art gets to be a part of such special beginnings. It really is a beautiful thing!
Here's the Boy, Oh Boy collection overview.
The memory book & calendar have many
pages full of enduring art & pattern. Here are a couple of my favorites from each.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
I made this painted Valentine several years ago. It was in an accordion fold format. I gave it to friends & family with a plate of good old fashioned chocolate chip cookies using my illustrated recipe.
It was a hit but hey... Can you really go wrong with warm cookies?
Friday, February 7, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
On Track was my last fabric collection with P & B Textiles. This collection was geared towards little boys but, don't worry girls allowed! As a mother of a little guy it's been my design challenge to make compelling, fun art for boys that has a cuteness factor that stands up to the girls designs.
My On Track collection is about all the places & ways you get from here to there. Over the Christmas break I recruited some sewing help from Lindsay Ramon (seamstress extraordinaire). She helped me take on some shilouettes I was afraid of. I stuck to the pillows & the personalized organizer for Luca.
Lindsay took care of the rest. (thanks again!)
If you've got a project in mind for a special little guy or gal... check out the line.
You can get a complete list of where it's sold here.