Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Handmade News and Cute Everything

Check out my interview on Handmade News Handmade News. Try this fun project to make for the holidays at Cute Everything

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Haiku Horse

My friend Richarda started a cookie business that has grown quickly in the past few years called Haiku's Luscious Cookies. Studio Haiku is based out of CT and the cookies are sold in CT, MA, RI. I've been lucky enough to try the scrumptious cookies. Look for them soon in New York.

Richarda is not only a talented baker, artist, and animal lover, but she is devoted to her horses. Why Haiku? Read more on the website.

I had fun designing this stuffed horse for Studio Haiku.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Interview with Eva Montanari

Read this interesting interview about Eva Montanari, an Italian illustrator and author. She is not only a wonderful person but an accomplished illustrator, author, sculptor, and teacher. Visit her website for more art and books.

Baba Yaga Beastie Tote

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Beasties at Comic Con

Penguin Books was at Comic Con in October. Watch a fun video that includes my lovely editor talking about Beasties crafts at Comic Con. Can you spot the Yeti?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Check out this lovely Tomte made by Blair of WiseCraft.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Halloween

This past Sunday Halloween morning I woke up at 8:30 am, made fresh coffee, ate M&Ms for breakfast(which I do not recommend) and finished making Beasties sewing kits. By 11 am I arrived at BookCourt in Cobble Hill ready to sew Fairies and Zombies.

Parents and children worked together to make their own unique interpretations of Beasties. I was excited to see some very young crafters learn how to sew.

Zombie experience at Etsy Craft Night

I love how the author, Cambrey Thomas wrote about her crafting experience at Etsy labs for the Brooklyn Ink.