Tag: the story behind

Adventures in Watercolor: Elegant Mother’s Day Card Designs

Adventures in Watercolor: Elegant Mother’s Day Card Designs

Is there a skill you admire and want to explore… but the thought of trying completely overwhelms you? For me, that big, scary, hide-under-the-covers-because-it’s-too-hard thing is painting. I see fellow artists, friends, and colleagues smearing oil on canvas, and I am totally amazed. I would […]

Sing for Your Supper – A Modern Farmhouse Print

Sing for Your Supper – A Modern Farmhouse Print

I recently read the book The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry. I scribbled a bunch of take-aways from the book, but ONE line in particular grabbed my scattered attention: Successful, consistently brilliant people do the little (too […]

New Mini Ikat Pattern Collection: Tangier Teal

New Mini Ikat Pattern Collection: Tangier Teal

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday break (which, by the way, how was your turkey day?), I booked our tickets for next summer’s big adventure! I know, I know, it hasn’t even hit Christmas yet, and I’m already talking about next summer. Hold onto your Santa […]

Modern Family Crest Inspiration + Design

Modern Family Crest Inspiration + Design

Before, oh, February of this year, I never once thought about a family crest. I don’t have a large, historic, or proud-of-our-roots family. I can’t spin any (true) tales about naughty great-great-great Aunt Edna or boast about the exploits of One-Eyed Grandpa Harry from the […]

Logo Design for Veteran – Owned Businesses + TWO Special Offers!

Logo Design for Veteran – Owned Businesses + TWO Special Offers!

Meet Sonny Sonny served his whole career in the Navy and then retired next door to me. He probably wasn’t expecting three loud, obnoxious boys to interrupt the retiree neighbor norm in our ‘hood. Sorry, Sonny. But, Sonny makes some serious noise of his own. […]

Wild West Pattern Collection: Cody Arizona

Wild West Pattern Collection: Cody Arizona

Pizza Box Art – did you know that’s a thing? I didn’t! Well, not until I volunteered to make some, that is. A local nonprofit hosted a pizza extravaganza and asked artists to donate pizza box art for the purpose of raising funds through sales. […]

Gymnastics T-Shirt for YOUR Athlete’s Biggest Fan

Gymnastics T-Shirt for YOUR Athlete’s Biggest Fan

Serendipity. It’s a word, a movie, and a restaurant (among other things). Sassy and sweet, I tasted my first frozen hot chocolate at the Serendipity 3 restaurant in 2001. I went back to New York for seconds in 2002 with my (now) husband only days […]

Teachers Pay Teachers Store Promo Package – Sweet Peas & Pigtails

Teachers Pay Teachers Store Promo Package – Sweet Peas & Pigtails

Travel back in time with me. It’s the year 2000. AOL is still a thing. In fact, it’s THE thing. If you don’t have AOL, you are missing out — because browsing profiles is THE way to find friends because Facebook is definitely not a […]

Logo: Homeschool Co-op

Logo: Homeschool Co-op

As a former homeschooling mama, I know many people don’t take homeschoolers seriously. We lounge around in our pajamas all day watching Netflix and call it history. We grind our own wheat with a stone, bake earthy bread, and call it science. We drag our […]

I Made That!  Photographing Your Own Flat Lay Product Mockups

I Made That! Photographing Your Own Flat Lay Product Mockups

I nearly named this blog Jack of all Trades and Master of None, but it was already taken. I dabble in so many different creative pursuits – woodworking, watercolor, whipped buttercream frosting – but I never feel like I’ve mastered anything. I don’t think I […]