Showing posts from March, 2012

Let's peel back these layers!

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 !

no drama diorama

 Inspired by an old Martha Stewart Kids mag (Winter/Spring 2003), Lu and I made a dinosaur diorama. Martha's examples can be seen here. Ours may not get hung on a wall or passed on to Lucy's grandchildren, but it was a fun project to do together and maybe she'll keep the memories around longer than the diorama. Her preschool's theme for the week was Dandy Dino's and she was assigned to do a "Show and Teach" so this was perfect to take. We sorted through the bag of cheap dinosaurs we'd picked up at Target a while ago and found her favorite ones. We hunted in the yard for rocks and plants that might look like little trees and cliffs. We cut and glued pics from magazines and we hot glued it all in place.

can you dance?

Emmie and I stayed home sick from church one day and I thought I'd catch her on video without her big sis around. This is one of those sweet everyday moments you just want to hold on to forever. . . and then I had to say something. I didn't know I'd ruined the video until I watched it weeks later when I downloaded it. I ruined the video and ruined the moment with my creepy voice. Just watch.

a little leprechaun

Good thing Lucy is not camera shy. She gets to be the model for a lot of my projects. . . she's even cute with bushy eyebrows and a beard! This is a fun little St. Patty's Day craft project. . . print the templates on paper, cut out, tape together and play dress-up. Oh, and finish it up with a photo-shoot. We had a lot of fun working on this together. And if you don't have orange and green paper laying around, just print it on normal white paper and let your little leprechaun color it herself. Link for free printable Leprechaun Hat and Beard (and Buckles!): here on

st. patrick's day printables

I've designed two St. Patty's Day printables for the nice lassies over at . They're free! Go ahead! Download and print the Shamrock Tags and the Shamrock Pennant Garland and make your March a little more green. . . uh, er, that's the classic form of green. The color kind.