Around the world and web this week

Ooooooh. I love weekends.Especially today, because it’s really feeling like Spring is here! And this week, looking back, there  has  been some really diverse and special online action that I wanted to share with you! Mostly cause I think you’d really be interested. I don’t share a lot of what happens out there in the web here in this space, but this week really caught my eye.

1) GIVEAWAY:

First off, this adorable nursery is featuring basically everything you can imagine from the Out to Sea collection.

Not just the fabric, but she used the free templates I offered, a few Blog Tour patterns, you name it. It’s adorable! And she’s giving away a free Sarah Jane print. You for sure want to sign up! I haven’t had a giveaway in a while (hmmmmm….that could be fun!) but there is a small pool that I’d love to see beef up a bit to show support for this incredibly creative space. And you could get a free print out of it! Horray!

Click here to enter the giveaway! Ends in 4 days.

 

2) AUCTION FOR CANCER RESEARCH

Next up is this amazing story of a mom and her daughter Charlotte who has been battling the trial of terminal brain cancer. Diagnosed at 3 months, she was given 3 months to live. But she’s now over 2 years old, and such a fighter! This mom has been making quilts to auction off in order to raise funds for the Brain Cancer Research at Duke University, which is where she is treated. This quilt is already sold (darn!) but she’s posting a quilt a week, and all funds go to support the people who are helping Charlotte, and other children with Cancer, fight the fight.

This part of her post brought tears to my eyes. Her whole room is decked out in Children at Play fabric, and she tells her little girl:

“Charlotte, right now, you’re the one riding the pink elephant…”

“But one day, baby, you’ll be the little girl who is waving the flags with both arms up.”

How sweet is this little champ? Love this sweet angel.

Click here to check out her amazing quilts. 

And here to visit the post about her darling Children at Play room.

 

3) News Feature on Art for Kid’s Rooms 

 

This week also, my 3 Chairs Print was featured in a Canadian news station in Toronto, City Line, where they were talking about art for kid’s rooms that keep things interesting and creative. It’s a great post! Check it out. Lots of great art to inspire your children when they are daydreaming in their room. You can see the blog post here. Thanks City Line!

 

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And lastly, remember this DIY project from, oh, maybe 5 years ago? It feels like yesterday that I had my toddlers on my lap making this project to keep them entertained on one of those crazy “mommy” days. I needed to do something with ALL the art they loved to make, and this seemed like the perfect solution. These templates have been circling the web for ages, but Country Living Magazine picked up this idea and shared it this week with their online readers! It’s making me nostalgic. But regardless, it’s a great little DIY. Click here to see the other ways to feature your kids art, and click here to download the templates for the project! 

 

Wasn’t that fun? I love what I do, but getting such diverse feedback….from art prints on a news station to supporting a toddler with cancer to sharing how to be creative with your kids….and decking out a new nursery….I sometimes take a step back and just feel so blessed to interact with some really amazing people and meet so many of you who are able to use my art to share the love even more. Thank you!

 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend! I have a lot of projects that I want to share with you….stuff you can make, and create with….so stay tuned!

And Happy St. Pat’s!  We’re corned beef and cabbage people…but just once a year:)

xo

sarah

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  • Sara Strange

    I jumped over to the blog about the quilt auctions for cancer research and was reading along when I suddenly felt a strong urge to donate a quilt to this mommy,Lauren. I wanted to know where she lived. I went to her About page and read for a bit and then saw it…..she lives in Ft Bragg,NC! I live there! We are both military Army wives and we also both lived in AZ at Ft Huachuca. Small world! I cannot wait to help her out! Just waiting for her to respond back! Thought maybe you would find this finding interesting and thank you for the post!!

  • estela

    Charlotte is beautiful…thanks for the post I will keep my eyes on future auctions.

  • Kim

    I live in Canada and was watching the show (CityLine) when they did the piece on art for children’s rooms. I was so pumped to see your 3 chairs piece -and I picked it out before they mentioned it :) Thanks for the all the other info!

  • Tracy Minyard

    I meant to post last week but thank you sooo much for sharing Charlotte’s story. Lauren was so surprised and encouraged. So excited to see the quilt from Sara. <3