Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy Holidays

Hello everyone, I know this is a bit late since Christmas is past, but I know some of you are probably still celebrating and with New Years coming right up I wanted to send some warm greetings your way. I hope you had a magical time with family, friends and loved ones. I hope that you are filled with hope for the new year ahead. I pray for myself that the reality of the gift I’ve been given – Jesus – will continue to change me and cause my life…my art, my work and ministry, my motherhood, and my marriage…to bring glory to Him.

PS These are silhouettes I did in Illustrator of my two dashing young men, who are now 3 and 1.5 – they made Christmas so fun this year!

Want silhouettes of your little kiddos? Send me an email to, I’d be happy to do them at a special rate for you, my readers – my gift to you. Happy holidays!

Illustrations: For the Makers

When Janet asked me a couple weeks ago to do some project illustrations for the December box of For the Makers, I jumped with excitement at the chance. I absolutely love the concept that her and Katie have come up with – a box of goodies shipped right to your door to get all crafty with. The projects and tutorials they provide are cute and stylish. Getting the box each month has been so fun – it’s like opening a little box of treasures.

Creating the illustrations was great. I can’t wait to do it next month! If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do that here. They make a great gift for the creative person in your life.

Photo courtesy of For the Makers


There is something so heartwarming about knitting for me.

Every year since having babies – when the weather dips down and I’m found wondering what to do in the long winter months, I pull out my yarn and get to clicking away on the needles. I can be found in my bed with blankets piled on top of my lap with a nice fluffy hank of yarn and a quiet house while the babies nap.

I don’t really knit for myself these days, I usually get the failed projects. When I knit, I knit for the people I love and mean alot to me. And with most every stitch, I’m thinking about (warning: sappy stuff here) how special they are and how thankful I am to have them in my life. Of course I hope that they will love it, but I suppose part of it is selfish too. I love doing it, and it really does get me through the horrible winter cold – and then I inevitably lose interest in springtime.
What about you? What gets you through the long winter months?