I’m ridiculously excited to announce my newest collaboration – a collaboration with the awesome LoveFresh, the maker of all the best natural body care products. The idea for collaborating with LoveFresh started as Stacey Davis, the founder of LoveFresh,and I talked over coffee about Oscar’s love of after bath time baby massage when he was a baby.
Our first fashion magazine mention – thank you Hello! Canada Magazine!
We have some new products coming out, new stores we’re excited to partner with, new companies we’re partnering with and also, lots of fun things on the home front that I can’t wait to show and talk about (decorating, obviously!)xo Linds
I’m having the best time coming up with designs and products, and with the growing retailer base for the shop as the business grows, it allows me some more creative freedom to come up with new products as we have more opportunities to get them into your hands. This one is for the fellow Torontonians that read this blog – we’re launching #TorontoTotes which are all the neighbourhoods in Toronto (well, not all – I don’t have unlimited funds at this time but let me know if something is missing). Coming in April are all of these beauties.
GIFT WITH PURCHASE!
Get a Free Art Print Valued at $20
How to Order: Add a bag to your cart. Buy it. We’ll ship it when they arrive mid April. The free print is automatically added to your shipment when shipped, so no need for a promo code or anything (don’t add it to your cart otherwise you’ll be paying for it which is no good!) You can tell if it’s a pre-order by the product title. As long as your receipt says “Pre-Order” on it then you’re qualified for the free gift. Once the bags are in stock, the free gift with purchase is no longer in effect.
Ps., See the site for the full list of what neighbourhoods are available – the picture doesn’t reflect all xo
I’ve launched a collection of luxe pillows, that are made with a soft velveteen fabric printed with my patterns. They are made in Canada, ridiculously soft, and made in small batches. You can find them on PennyPaperCo.com and coming soon to some retailers (I’ll post when that is updated!) In my own home I use pillows as an instant room changer, and this is really what the collection is about for kids rooms. It’s about adding a pop of whimsy to a bed, but also some style that appeals to the design-loving parents. Visit the collection here.
Happy New Year!
This season was W-E-I-R-D.I was hit with an awful flu about a week before Oscar was let out for school – and it was a weird cloud that was in my head throughout the holidays. I couldn’t shake it, it started as a fever for a few days (and I just slept all. day) and then it was just sneezing and snot. I’ll take that over a stomach bug ANY day but it isn’t until now that I’m actually feeling better. I have only blown my nose once today. An improvement! I totally need to take better care of myself, I feel that lack of sleep, poor nutrition and everything just made it hard to shake. Oscar goes back to school tomorrow, and for the first time, he said “I’m excited to go back to school.” Halleluja! Once we get back into a routine with school I’m hoping I can get my own routine of taking it a bit easier on myself to build up some health regimes.
Business wise there are big changes – we’ve incorporated the company (it was previously a sole proprietorship) so my head is in a tizzy as it’s all figured out (well, as Aubrey figures it out and he tries explaining it to me). The company has grown and, is continuing to grow, so organization is key in making sure it all works seamlessly. (You can read more about the company overall here.)
The Penny Paper Co. is ridiculously fun because from idea to product completion is a rather quick turnaround – whereas my work on licensed art is TOTALLY different where somethings take a year (or more) from idea to seeing them in the store. The fact that I get to do both is amazing. And I’m hoping to reveal a new product line that you’ll see in stores like HomeSense hopefully in the Spring.
Anyhow, a little update as I clean up my office and get back into work mode! Ps., You can check out the Valentine’s Day collection for The Penny Paper Co. here!
Psst. Did you see? We (we as in The Penny Paper Co. side of the business) collaborated on an awesome product line with Yolanda from How To Cake It! After months of designing and, collaborating with the awesome crew over there – the catalogue of designs in this collection have launched! The Penny Paper Co. x How To Cake It product line is sold exclusively on How To Cake It. com and includes greeting cards, enamel pins, mini cards wrapping paper. I mean, common. Look at that SPRINKLES enamel pin!!!! Ugh. I die. I mean, I know I designed it but seriously, I’m kind of obsessed with that pin.