The most wonderful time of the year

Or maybe it's the busiest, craziest, most stressful, and most hyped up on sugar time of the year. But I choose to ignore all that because otherwise I would never enjoy myself. And I'm bound and determined to enjoy myself at Christmas dammit! It's been a long time since I've been on my blog because I've been so crazy busy. In October/November I was doing the Make Art That Sells (MATS) Part B course, which I promise to do a post about and show you what I was working on. Now I'm right in the thick of Etsy shop holiday rush, which I will absolutely not complain about because it's a great thing to have a lot of orders coming in. I wanted to share with you some of the things available in my shop because they're selling fast and I might not be re-stocking some of the items.

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There are five 2016 calendar tea towels, including three new ones for this year: A Street for All Seasons, A Year to Bloom, and Teatime. I also have two desk calendars this year: one is an updated version of A Year of Flowers with new colors and the other is A Vintage Year (as a printed calendar this year instead of a digital download). I also still have some stationery sets in the shop, both blank folded cards and some postcard sets, which make nice stocking stuffers, if I do say so myself. FYI the holiday shipping deadline is next Friday, December 18. After that I can't guarantee Christmas delivery but you can certainly still order for yourself! Visit my SHOP to browse. New products will be coming soon too!

Finally, in the spirit of the season I'm trying to make time to create some new Christmas art that I can add to my portfolio. Below you'll see some of my new art. Follow me on instagram to see the most recent updates on what I'm working on.

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I hope you're enjoying yourself this holiday season! I'll be back next week with some free Christmas gift tags for you!

Free Summer Printable and Butterflies in Bloom

There are only three (three!) weeks until school starts here so our summer is rapidly coming to a close. I teeter between "School can't come fast enough!" and "I want more summer!" on a daily basis. Everyone is a little frayed around the edges, a little bored, a little excited about a new school year, and a little sad to say goodbye to endless days of doing whatever they want. I will miss the late mornings and late dinners. I will NOT miss the whining. Last month, in celebration of this bright yellow season, I created this free printable of an Emerson quote for my newsletter subscribers. You can pick up this freebie below and I hope you enjoy whatever remains of your summer. If you don't already, you can subscribe to my newsletter (see the signup form down at the bottom of the page on the left) and each month you'll get a new free printable: cards, stickers, quotes, gift tags, scrapbook paper, and more. The August newsletter (coming soon!) will feature some back to school sticker labels, so sign up today!

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Download Emerson Summer printable

* This print is 8x10" and will print on standard letter size paper.

Finally, while we're talking about summer, I have a new collection called Butterflies in Bloom that I created for the Spoonflower contest this week. This is a fun theme because we designed four coordinating patterns that will fit together on one yard of fabric, essentially giving you four coordinating fat quarters all on one yard. My fabrics will be available in my shop soon. Voting starts on Thursday, August 13 - check out all the beautiful butterflies and I appreciate your vote!

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