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Let's peel back these layers!

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juliannlaw Here is a closeup of the endpapers in my debut picture book, THE WORKD’S LONGEST SOCK. I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop but the program doesn’t do it all for me! I knit all the pixels by hand! Haha! I do have things I do to help me work quickly and efficiently, though, like using layers. Here you get to see me take off those layers one by one till we are back at nothing but a background. The World's Longest Sock is now available on  Amazon ,  Barnes and Noble ,  Target , or wherever you  buy books !

christmas countdown

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Here is a little something to help you count down to Christmas! An advent calendar designed by yours truly and available at makeandtakes.com . Print one or a dozen. . . why not? They're free so feel free to share! Merry Christmas.

updates

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November 27? Seriously? Where did November go? We've been too busy to notice time flying by around here. First of all, I've been working. A lot. Teaching. Freelancing. Contracting. But we've managed to have some fun as well. Here the girls are joining me at the counter to draw. The first day of snow came at some point. It started out happy. . . and ended kind of sad. . . but things got brighter after some pancakes and hot cocoa. This is one of my projects for Today's Mama, a Thanksgiving bunting . I love the picture Lucy drew of Emmie, with "girl eyes." We put up the tree this weekend. Remember this chart? This is how you decorate a tree when you have a 16 month old running around. . . Emmie cannot keep her hands off of those shiny, sparkly ornaments. Lu has it all figured out, though. She is in control. Bedhead + favorite blankie + snuggly pajamas = cuteness The only pictures I took of Thanksgiving were of the girls dancing afterward. It also = cute

halloween pics

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Lucy took this pic of me. . . I kind of like that it's fuzzy and out of focus. It adds to my witchiness. This is Lucy's Halloween Costume #1, a Halloween Clown. . . worn to a church party where masks are not allowed. This is Halloween Costume #2, Violet from the Incredibles, complete with action pose. She wore this one to preschool wear she couldn't wear a mask either. Can you spot Lucy in Halloween Costume #3? Yup, the ghost. This is all she really wanted to be but we had too many parties where she couldn't wear her costume! There was no talking her into any sort of a ghost costume that didn't go over her head and have eyes cut out so she could see. When people asked what she was going to be, she'd say, "A floating ghost!" Her buddies are Josh and Jack and she is so glad they moved back from Wisconsin just in time to go Trick-or-Treating together. This is their third year in a row! A fun tradition we hope to keep. Emmie and Layla were just as exci