Monday, April 23, 2012

New Color Palette

My ballerinas have a new look! I really like the way this more subdued palette (with a pop of magenta) turned out. $20 each.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

- Owls -

I'm about to make my newest group of prints available: owls! Who doesn't love owls? They never seem to go out of fashion, despite the fact that we really should all be sick of them by now. So here is my contribution to the owl pool. Each of these will be 8X10" ($20 each), but I will make larger versions available if there is interest (8X10's always sell the best).
I've also decided on some new color options for my Mermaids. The single baby girl with the Mom is the best seller, so I've made those in a few palettes: taupe/yellow, pink/orange, coral/olive, and lavender/blonde.

There are still boy options available. And, as always, lots of giraffes. I will be putting up 5X7" sizes of my ballerinas as soon as I can get them photographed. Also, I've put my "Octopus Garden" 12" square print back in stock.

Friday, March 2, 2012

- Pick Your Fave -

Since I am having to do away with custom color options on my prints, I'm trying to decide which color options to have in stock. Here are a bunch of options for my mermaid print. Please leave a comment and tell me which are your favorite (meaning, if you were going to actually buy one to match your decor, which would you choose). Click on the image to see it a lot bigger. Thanks much.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

- Wall Stickers -

These super cute wall decals are from Chocovenyl, a UK based shop that sells fabulous fabric wall stickers on Etsy and now has their own site. They are make my alphabet letters and some cute sets by one of my favorite designers, Helen Dardik: Princess and the Pea and Little Red Riding Hood

Saturday, February 25, 2012

More Giraffes

When I re-open my shop I plan to add some more giraffe prints to compliment the original. Now Available! 4X6" single giraffe and 9X16.5" Giraffe Trio.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I've decided to completely empty out my Etsy shop. I am flushing out all my current inventory (everything is on sale) and as soon as its gone I'm going to close the shop for an undetermined amount of time. I'm currently working on illustrating a children's book with my Aunt, and I want time to create new art. I haven't even filled a sketchbook in a long time! So someday I'll open up The Paper Nut again, but now is not the season. In the meantime, I'll be showing any new work on this blog. If there's ever anything you wish you could buy, just let me know and we'll work something out.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

- Helen Dardik is My Hero -

I practically broke down and cried when I saw these beautiful pattern designs by Helen Dardik. They were made for her Tuileries collection available on high-quality gift cards from Lagom. These are amazing (this isn't even all of them!). I'm getting some to frame as art in my house.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

( coin purses )

These are from Misala Handmade. Really, a cute coin purse is one of the great simple pleasures of life. Every time you pull it out to retrieve a coin, you get a little happy feeling.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

< custom prints >

I have had soooo many requests for custom versions of my prints that I have decided to make a special custom section with listings to outline all the options. Now you can make your print exactly what you want! All kinds of options, including a personalized name.

Monday, January 23, 2012

~Oilily Spring/Summer 2012~

Here are some pieces from Oilily's Spring/Summer 2012 girl's collection. Such adorableness. Oilily will always be my favorite kid's clothes. Jewell has several pieces (she pulls it off so well with her red hair), none of which were purchased full price. Shop the store for the sale rack, try eBay, or watch Zulily (they offer about half off the previous season when they feature Oilily, but they go fast the morning they post them so prepare to wake up at 6 am). This stuff is so quality, so in my opinion one Oilily dress is worth at least 4 other dresses.

Friday, January 20, 2012

< Kate Spade Dresses >

I can't afford these dresses, but maybe you can! Or just get inspired. I will always love Kate Spade.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

( Vintage Animals )

How cute are these? I just had to share. The little figures cost $30 a piece at Austria Brass on Etsy. I just discovered them because I am looking for different animal shapes to inspire a new children's book I am working on with my aunt (a Noah's Ark story aimed at toddlers).

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

• My New Logo •

This is my new logo for my graphic design services. I'm still playing around with it, but I think I like it.

Monday, January 16, 2012

= Mermaid Print in Action =

I was sooo excited to get a message from one of my customers sharing a link to her baby's room featured in Ohdeedoh (now part of Apartment Therapy). And there's my mermaid print! Woohoo! I made this mermaid print to go with Heather Ross's Mendocino mermaid fabric line, which I also have in my daughter Ivy's room (the pink version). So here's some pictures of that as well.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

< Jason Wu for Target >

Here we go again! Another designer making affordable stuffs for your local Target. Designer Jason Wu has some adorable little numbers coming out (see the entire collection in the official Look Book here). These will be in stores February 5. So pencil that in if you see something you like.