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I haven’t talked about books much lately.

And I should. Because I LOVE making books.

But I’ve been in between projects (does having a baby sound like a good excuse?) and I’m glad to be talking about them more.

This week, I signed on with an agent, and I’m so excited!

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Up until this point, I’ve been managing my book jobs on my own, which is actually really challenging to do for many reasons. But I enjoyed it, and I liked being on my own. But I’m really wanting to put more effort into book illustration, and I’m proud to say that I’ll be represented by Emily van Beek at Folio, Jr. 

Some of her illustrators are my top favorites in the industry, so I’m super honored to be there. If you aren’t familiar with artists like Genevieve Godbout , Christopher DeniseAbigail Halpin , Julie Morstad and Erin E. Stead than click on over and have some eye candy. 

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And with that news, I’m linking you to my Christmas book, A CHRISTMAS GOODNIGHT. Every Christmas it gets an anniversary! And this holiday season it will be it’s third Christmas. I’m hoping you are loving it as much as we do here at home.

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And this spring, I have a companion book to my FRENCH KIDS EAT EVERYTHING book, called GETTING TO YUM (April 2014). If FRENCH KIDS was the essay and the story behind the method, GETTING TO YUM is the method of ridding yourself of picky eaters in the house. It’s brilliant folks. And I can swear by it. More on that topic later. But it’s available for pre-order here!

I hope to be talking Children’s Books here more. I have a great passion for reading to and with children. This list (Chapter Books for the Younger Kids) is one of the most viewed pages in my entire blog! The book world is changing dramatically because of this ever growing technology age, but I know that you are all the types of parents and grandparents that are buying books for your kids this holiday season. And taking them to libraries. And reading bed time stories every night.

So plan on hearing more book talk from me. It’s one of my favorite things to talk about!

Back to the studio to work on more books….





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2014 Calendar


I’m so excited to introduce to you a new calendar for this upcoming year! I’ve had flip calendars in the past that I know you all have loved. But I thought I’d try something new, and offer a wall calendar to be up for the whole year.

And if you can see….it coordinates with my newest fabric line that I still have yet to show you:) I’m trickling in little hints….and the wild horses are my favorite. Horses are a mild obsession with my girls. Ok, border-line crazy obsession. Ella pretends to be a horse most of the day actually. Truth.

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These calendars would make lovely gifts as well. Can you believe it’s already November? Where does time go?

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So how about a little discount this week? I don’t know about you, but I’m trying to get Christmas done early this year. (Ha! Early, like before December 20th:)

Use code 2014sarahjane to get 15% off this week only


I hope you enjoy!



Love it? Be sure to add any of these images to your Pinterest Page, Facebook or Instagram feed with @sarahjanestudios 


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Giveaway 5: Sarah Jane shop!

Today is the final day of giveaways!

Thanks for your support of my sponsors here. It really is a great community to be a part of …. this creative neighborhood of sorts. I love it. All of us here who just love making and creating. Sometimes I just feel so blessed to surrounded by so many beautiful people, and the things they create.

So, for today’s giveaway, I’m offering a grand prize!

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In exchange for your comments below, I’m going to be giving away 4 yards of fabric, in 1/4 to 1/2 cut pieces from my OUT TO SEA and LET’S PRETEND line. I’m also going to be adding to that a $50 gift card to the shop!

And as an added bonus, you can get 15% OFF ON ANYTHING THIN IN THE SHOP through the weekend for a mini-pop-up-sale. Enter the code SEPTEMBER15 at the time of your purchase to get the discount


1) Leave a comment below, with a suggestion of what you’d like to see here at SARAH JANE this next year. What would you like to see more of?  Less of? Do you have any suggestions you’d like to share? I’d love to hear your responses!


1) Follow my Facebook page, and leave a comment below that you did

2) Follow my Instagram page, and leave a comment below that you did

3) Subscribe for my newsletter and leave a comment below that you did.


And remember, so go and look back at this weeks’ giveaways! You can enter by Sunday September 15th 2013. All winners will be announced Monday!


The lucky winner is FERN N #213


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GIVEAWAY WEEK: Felt on the Fly

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Today I bring you a rainbow of color…all for you!

I love Felt on the Fly! 100% Merino wool felt in over 100 colors to choose from. Mouth watering eye candy for sure. Yum!




Felt on the Fly is going to be giving away a $50 gift card towards any of their felt sheet color stories! And for all of you, you can get 10% off your order from now until Sept. 18th with the code: SARAHJANE





1) Visit Felt on the Fly and leave a comment below

2)Entries open until SUNDAY SEPT 15th

3) One Winner will be announced Sept 16th

And don’t forget about the discount! Happy Felt Making!


PS: Don’t forget about the other giveaways open all week! More still to come!!



congrats to Tammy #153


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GIVEAWAY WEEK: Fat Quarter Shop


Isn’t this fun? I love giveaways!


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Today’s giveaway is from the Fat Quarter shop. We all love them, yes? I adore their shop! 

They are going to be giving away two bundles of my LET’s PRETEND fabric! 



And the best part? TWO winners!


1) Leave a comment below. I’d love to know your favorite print from this fabric line. Or you can just say HI to FQ shop :)

2)Entries open until SUNDAY SEPT 15th

3) TWO Winner will be announced Sept 16th

Make sure to follow them on Facebook, Pinterest and sign up for their newsletter too! They always have so much going on!

Have fun!! Remember, entries are open all week! Come tomorrow for yet another. xoxo



congrats to Lacey winner #210

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GIVEAWAY WEEK: Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love


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This week I’m hosting some amazing giveaways from some of my amazing sponsors. I’m so excited to share them with you!

Each day this week, you will have the chance to enter a new giveaway! So come back every day for a new gift! Details are at the end of this post.


Today’s giveaway is also a big shout out for a new sewing book!

Do you know Kerry at Kidgiddy? She is a super star crafter, and has JUST come out with a sewing book you are going to love. With a forward by Heather Bailey, this book is full of adorable creative soft toys and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

The book releases October 18th, and so this is an early, signed by the author early copy! You can also pre-order the book here.


I am always on the look out for new soft toy and doll patterns. This is sure to hit the spot!


So fun, right?


KID GIDDY is giving away one copy of the book, and entries will be from the comments below.


1) Leave a comment below


2) Like KIDGIDDY’s Facebook page and leave a comment below telling us that you did

3) Follow KIDGIDDY on Instagram with a comment below that you did

4) Entries close Sunday Sept. 15th

5) USA and International entries accepted


Launching a new book is such a big deal. It’s a labor of love, and I’m so thrilled that I can be part of getting the word out. Kerry is such a talented crafter. I’m so excited to get my hands on these patterns!

And remember to come back daily for a new deal! I’ll go through all the giveaways at the end of the week, and announce the winners Monday Sept. 16th.

Have fun!!




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Say hello and love me some felt!



I want to introduce you to a new sponsor here on the blog, FELT ON THE FLY.  Say hello!



I’m in Color love with this shop, aren’t you? You can’t have enough felt, especially with kid’s crafts and projects. And I’m loving Felt on the Fly’s assortments of colors!




Do you have a favorite felt project? Share below!

Be sure to bookmark their shop, and keep it handy especially for any end of summer projects.

Thanks Felt on the Fly for joining the family here!

And if you are interested in Sponsoring, please feel free to send me an inquiry here! 

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summer sale 2013


Hi everyone! It’s about time for a summer sale…what do you think? I’m loving summer (even being 8 months pregnant with record heat) and July is always a favorite month for me (anyone else with a July birthday?)

So, I’m saying THANK YOU for all your support and love and giving back with a coupon for 25% off in the shop. That includes even the lovely handmade quilts I have ready for a lovely new home!

I made a free print for you as well. I’m always marveling at how children see the world.  It’s always amazing to me, and I consider myself so blessed to create art that forces me to see more of what they see. I created this cloud design with my latest fabric collection, and I’ve made you a little phrase to help us all remember  what it’s like to see like a child. I’ve got a FREE illustrated print for you that will come to your email with your order confirmation. Yahoo!

This is size 5×7, but it’s got lots of white space on the print out, so you are able to frame it however it suits you best! So enjoy:)


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Thank you all for your kind words, thoughtful emails and support…especially as we prepare for baby #4. It means so much!


Happy 4th of July to my friends in the states, and happy summer all around!

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