Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hip, Hip Hooray it's the USA

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

Girly Delight

This is my new Girly Delight block puzzle.  Nine blocks, create six different puzzles & lots of fun!

Here's the back pack of the packaging- isn't it cute!

Friday, February 21, 2014

A NEW book!

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

Boy, Oh Boy collection

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

Friday, Valentine

Hope you had a lovely day!  We attended a kindergarten friendship party (A.K.A Valentine celebration)  A perfect way to end the work week!
Remember Valentine boxes? Such Fun

Monday, February 10, 2014

Made With LOVE

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

Boy Friendly Valentines

Yesterday I received some samples of Valentines that feature my art.
I know what Luca will be handing out this year!
You can find them here.
(these were done for Gina B. Designs)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

On Track

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.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


it snowed & snowed & snowed here today.
I think I need one of those sun lamps!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Welcome February

A lovely, little month with the promise of spring just around the corner!