Mankind is like a garden of blossoming wild flowers, beautiful as a whole, yet stunning with its unique parts and individual differences. May we continually see the beauty created by our differences and love with open arms. My watercolor study of Danielle Donaldson’s art.
It’s spring break, the kids are home from school, and writing is NOT happening. I should be throwing myself into book 2, but have decided to instead show myself grace by giving myself permission to do a few other creative things, like catching up on thank you notes. I followed a Danielle Donaldson tutorial to create this card, which combined my creative hobby loves – watercolor painting, sewing, and mixed media layering. It was fun! And through it all, I… Read More
Meet Violet Dahlia Princess, pixie, fairy, sprite, or heroine… I haven’t decided yet. I had a tremendous amount of fun sewing this whimsical character, with her purple hair and big eyes. I could definitely see her in a children’s book. As of now, my daughter holds the key to her magical world. She even convinced me to add eyelashes. You can find this sewing pattern on Etsy at Fancy Dolls.
Penelope Bloom dressed up as her favorite bunny for Halloween. Cute or creepy. You tell me. Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna
My daughter has been asking for a rainbow and pink Penelope Bloom Bunny for over a year. Yesterday, I decided it was time to fulfill on my promise and make her one. I checked on my daughter late at night, and noticed that she slept with her new bunny snuggled tight in her arms. That made it all worth while!
Haakon picked this handmade, small brown Penelope Bloom boutique bunny to be his friend. It is the perfect size for his three-year-old hands. His big sister Asti picked out the medium dark pink bunny. And…big pink bunny with sweethearts has also found a special home. Oh happy day! Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna
Medium light brown Penelope Bloom boutique bunny. Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna
I love this light purple- pink 11 inch bunny. Soft and feminine, she is perfect for little hands. Medium violet Penelope Bloom bunny adopted by Linda. Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna
Large grey boutique Penelope Bloom bunny adopted by Diane. Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna
Would you like to win this beautiful “Sweetheart by Janna” boutique 18″ gray bunny? Visit Penelope Bloom Bunny Giveaway | Penelope Bloom for details. The contest is available from 10/23/2013 to 10/27/2013 (Sunday 10:00 PM) Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna
Meet Big Pink Boutique Bunny At the insistence of my children, I redesigned my existing bunny pattern to create the “BIG” bunny and I am thrilled with the result! This beautiful 18 inch, bright pink bunny, is made with ultra soft minky (the fabric used to create upscale baby blankets). Her limbs and the inside of her ears feature three coordinating floral cotton fabrics. Her hand embroidered face includes tri-colored brown eyes and a cute green nose. Taking only a measly… Read More
I love the bright colors in this little hat. It’s just perfect for a three-year old sweetie. With butterflies, flowers, and a soft fleece band. This hat will keep ears warm for hours.
Poor pink boutique bunny. With your ouchies and boo boos galore. Hopefully some hugs and kisses will heal your accidental scars, and detract from your rather distorted head. But you’re beautiful just the way you are. Medium, light pink, Penelope Bloom boutique bunny. Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna
For sweet little Norah! This teal newsboy hat’s just for you! It features a cute butterfly with a very special message. Pure laughter, pure happiness, pure joy, pure and simple…pure love. All that you are.
Adopted by Chloe. Molly the dolly has been sitting too long on my daughters’ dresser, unfinished and forgotten in the midst of the craziness of life. Her blonde tresses and blue eyes beckon, begging to join in the fantastical play of house and make belief that my daughter loves so much. A fuschia bum-ruffle adds a splash of happy color. Remodeled arms allow for a more natural look. A lovely pair of knee-high shearling boots are in the works…her redesigned feet allow for a… Read More
My daughter has spent the last several months begging me to make Lily (our Maltese puppy) a princess dress. We’ve perused countless Etsy websites, sewing blogs, and pattern sites together, looking for just the right outfit. When we stumbled across Julie Ahn’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/julie.ahn.129 we were both captivated by her designs. Julie is an incredibly talented Korean artisan who designs the loveliest dresses for small show dogs. My daughter was delighted and immediately suggested that I make Lily an outfit just like hers. The… Read More
The weather is changing. Fall has arrived. My drive to make hats has returned. I couldn’t resist making this eye-popping red corduroy newsboy hat with an embroidered Canadian flag. Nothing says patriotism more than displaying one’s national flag. And why not do that in style? This newsboy hat can be worn straight… Or to the side for a trendy, modern look. And of course, the inside features soft fleece and gorgeous cotton Canadian fabric…. Read More
Meet Yellow Bunny Adopted by Chloe My three-year-old daughter has been begging me, for the past several months, to make her a yellow bunny. The request came at unexpected times over the course of any given day, which meant she’d obviously given it some thought And how could I resist the pleas of this beautiful little girl. I’d make her the moon if she asked…a stuffed plushie of course. She needed a friend… Read More
My Lily loves to chew, especially dog beds with zippers and foam. I decided she needed a more durable, chew-proof bed. 🙂 Erin Erickson has a free fleece dog bed tutorial on her web site (Dog under my Desk). www.erinerickson.com Instead of fleece, I used a soft, red-rose petal minky. I think she loves it!