January 2009

3 articles in January 2009

Today is the day, 21 weeks and counting. We find out what kind of baby we’ll be having: girl, boy or monkey! Here’s a digital screen-shot of a *little* something (honoring little people) from the debut line I’ll be launching in about 1 week to retailers. I really wanted to go to NSS this year, but baby #3 decided that it won’t be happening that way, which is proably quite smart considering that I’ll probably be in labour the week of the show. If you know of any shops you’d like to see my stuff in locally, comment away with shop name and city it’s located in. I’ll be sure get a press kit their way and keep my fingers crossed. Keep in mind, most buyers like to buy stuff that is similar to the type of inventory they already carry. Most …

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I just love strawberry shortcake (for you food connoisseurs out there, angel food cake)! Also, did you know that strawberries contain almost NO carbs (in diabetic terms, this is a very good snack for not raising your blood glucose levels: translation to a 4 year old – no shots for strawberries unless one want’s to eat a whole pint). Upon seeing this great recipe from Gourmet magazine with drizzled ganache I just had to try to create an illustration of it for a recipe card.  As you can see, the result is as follows. One lucky commenter can win a set of 10 of these, 2 color (red/brown) recipe cards measuring 4.25×6″. The deal? Tell me your favorite kind of cake or cupcake and if you have carb info on a serving you’ll get an extra entry (I’m a nerd I know …

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I have finally started to recover from last quarter’s events. As you may have known, my 4 year old was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in December and we’ve been learning some new things about parenting we never knew before! As far as getting back into a routine, I feel like it’s starting to finally happen. I’ve gained back all the weight I lost at the first of my pregnancy (a whopping 18 lbs.) and a few extra to boot. The baby is kicking around regularly, and we have the ultrasound next week! My mom is recovering miraculously and doctors say she’ll make a full recovery, how blessed we are! As I think about work, and printing and design now that I’m out of the woods again, I find that one of the main things I’ve been afraid of getting back into …

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