Life, Links and a Giveaway


I’m not entirely sure why but I’ve had this extreme need to nest. I want everything to be clean and look nice. I’ve been sewing, gluing and ironing for weeks now. It’s been fun but exhausting all at the same time. Maybe one of these days I’ll have the guts to take pictures of my humble abode. When I say humble, I mean humble.

I got invited to participate in a craft show on Boathouse Row here in the city! It feels really good to be recognized for my work and have someone reach out to me to be a part of something like this. I struggle in the self-confidence department but slowly I have been learning to open up and get over my fears. So Happy!


I think it’s really important to support other people when they are doing something good or inspirational and there are so many bloggers out there doing phenomenal work. Here are some of my current favorite post and projects.

An Excerpt by Chynna at
Scalloped Cake Edges by Cat at
Blogging 101 by Stephanie at
Offically A Green Belt by Amy at
Craft Corner by Mija at

The Giveaway **Open Worldwide**

If you don’t know, I took a leap of faith and added art work to my Etsy, Whimsical Joy Studios, and I’m really excited and encouraged by the support and interest I’ve been getting. I wanted to host a giveaway for a little while now so here’s your chance to win a 4 In Moon and Stars Art Hoop from my Etsy.

Winner: Richard @

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will end on March 7th 2014 and I will announce the winner sometime Saturday. So, be kind and tell your friends. Thank you very much!

24 thoughts on “Life, Links and a Giveaway

  1. love your artwork! can’t wait to receive my hoop art in the mail. i look forward to seeing new creations in your shop. best of luck with your future endeavors, you are very talented!

    would love to see artwork with these quotes/phases-
    adventure is out there
    you are loved
    dream big baby girl
    dreams that you dare to dream really do come true
    looking forward to purchasing more of your work.

  2. Congrats on the crafty adventure chance! I’m not surprised you’ve been invited to something like that because you’re so crafty!

    Quotes —
    “Owl see you tonight!” (Okay, cheesy. 😡 BUT OWLS.)
    “Needle in a haystack.” or “I’m a needle in a haystack.”
    “Cute as a button!”

    I’ll probably think of more later. 😡

  3. What a nice giveaway you’re doing. Hopefully the art you’ve added to your shop will sell like hot cakes! Really love the art hoop too. How nice of you to open it worldwide! I’m going to make my giveaway worldwide as well. So many are exclusive to the continent they’re on & then the rest of us can’t play 🙁

    Congrats on the boat show gig!

  4. Your artwork is awesome. I am into digital artwork. I wish I knew many other forms … And I absolutely ADORE owls … White Barn Owls are my favourite …

  5. I would love to see pictures of your place! The living room photo you posted on Instagram already looked great 🙂 I get in that mode on and off, where I just want to clean and decorate my house. Congrats on getting invited to participate in another craft show too!

    Aw, thanks for linking to my cake post!

    I love the Moon and Stars design, so I’m entering your giveaway 😀 I hope your etsy shop is going well!

  6. I’m really happy to hear that you’re invited to participate in a craft show! That’s just amazing! 🙂 Congratulations 🙂

    I really love your give-away, so I entering for sure 😉 I really love your designs from your store as well, they look so soft and lovely!


  7. So gorgeous!! I’ve followed you and your shop on Etsy. 🙂 I don’t use it (I use storenvy instead, because it’s free… X’D, but I figure if I can give support to fellow crafters, why not! 🙂 Good luck!!
    Your givewaway is adorable, too.

    Thanks for coming by my blog, and wishing you the best with the craft fair!
    And my favorite quotations… Oh my gosh I have so many.

    One of them is probably this:
    Though I definitely should start keeping a quotation journal to jot down all my favorite quotations…

  8. I love that you link the blog posts that you find interesting or inspirational. It’s been cool to read them and see what you value and what others value! Very great idea. 🙂

    Also, one of my favorite quotes is “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” by Anais Nin. I think it would make a cute illustration as well.

  9. Wow your work is really amazing and chic. I’m happy to see Chynna up there as one of your inspo’s! When she’s being nice, she inspires me too, but only sometimes lol.

    Thanks for the burger recommendation! Definitely will be hitting the states in June,

    My favourite quotes of late are
    Rise and rise again until lambs become lions
    In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King
    Also a biblical one is
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

    Hope you liked!

  10. I entered the giveaway. That art is too cute to be missed! Haha.

    I really like these quotes and it’ll be cool to see them illustrated:

    “I love you to the moon and back”
    “Whale you be mine?” “Dolphinitely” (Haha! :P)

  11. I’m so proud of your etsy store, everything looks amazing! And congrats on being invited to the show, you totally deserve the recognition!

    As for which quotes I’d like to see illustrated, I’d love to see anything from the film ‘Cashback’, it’s such a beautifully written script. My favourite is: “Within this frozen world I’m able to walk freely and unnoticed.”

  12. I love your artwork! It’s so pretty!!

    I like ‘Smile’ quotes because it makes me feel happy ^^ Something original like, “Smile everyday and radiate sunshine.” hehe

    All the best with the show and most importantly, have fun!

  13. P.S. Thank you so much for featuring my post! It makes me so happy that someone is enjoying my blog and my so-so life hehehe *warm hugs*

  14. That is really awesome that you have been able to do a lot of things around the house, hopefully you will have some time to rest. I would love to see pictures of your house, because I can imagine that regardless of size you would make it really lovely. 😀

    That is so cool you were invited to take part in that. 😀 I hope it will be a lot of fun.

    The giveaway was such a great idea. The things you make are really beautiful and lovely and feel really personal and special. It is no surprise to me that people really like them and will continue to do so. 😀

  15. Aw, congrats on getting invited to participate in a craft show! Has it happened already? How was it?!

    Thank you so much for including a link to my excerpt! I’m glad you enjoyed it enough to link to me 🙂 Made my day!

    I’m sad I missed the giveaway but I glad that you’re working on your Etsy, etc. Can’t wait to see what else you’ll be adding!

  16. I am so upset I missed this contest! That is so pretty! If I had won it, I would have given it to my brand-new 1-month old niece to keep in her bedroom!! You are great at what you do! I hope you keep going and going and become very successful!! Can’t wait to see what else you going to come up with next!

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