this is a painting i did of my sister-in-law, camille, who brought cold watermelon down to all of us on the beach one blazing august day. i’m missing the beach and the waves and the sand and my mom and my whole family. can’t wait to see them this summer down by the sea shore.

spring feels like it’s almost here….

it’s been a while since i’ve written.  christmas has come and gone.  the new year holds promise and a new president tomorrow.  and now, the faintest traces of spring are in the air here in austin.  no new leafy green…but the swell of buds on tree branches here and there.  minnesota girlfriends thawing out in… Read more »

what’s blooming at cherrywood art fair this weekend!

helllooooooogoodmorning! i’ll be at cherrywood art fair in hyde park this weekend. the big event takes place at maplewood elementary school both sat & sun and there will be over 60 artisans.  i’ll be introducing my new flowergal and flowerguy embroidery kits.  here’s a little look-see.  this is the one i’m currently stitching up.  

garden creaturrre + buggy love

my garden creaturrres and flowergals attracted all kinds of buggy suitors at the fair saturday.this little creaturrre, mudpie sue, was bewitched, bothered and bewildered by an ardent fellow…dressed in….you guessed it….chartreuse to match! i think he found his one true love!

a brighter shade of pink!

so, my dear friend, rachel hobson, of has showered me & my pip creations with all kinds of posty praise and sweet crafty goodness on her blog. she featured my new flowergal & flowerguy embroidery kits yesterday. and then launched a laudatory lovebomb at craftzine.comrachel is a darlinki of the first order. we bonded… Read more »

waldorf winter fair

laurie wisbrun of scarlet fig and i set up our tables at the austin waldorf school on saturday.  lots of folks saw our work for the first time and that was great.  laurie and i kept each other in stitches for 7 hours.  conjuring new products and plans and websites.  i love my pal, laurie…. Read more »

we have a winner!!

welcome, welcome to all of my new wonderful shoppers and visitors. i’m so glad to be part of your sewing circle. as a thank you to all of you who entered, i’m having a 15% off sale on embroidery kits until december 17th. (the last day i’ll be shipping for christmas) merry christmas to you!… Read more »

it’s giveaway time here at pippingtooth!

embroidery kit….get your free embroidery kit….right here! Tomorrow morning (12/4) I’ll draw one lucky winner! Here’s how it works:-Before midnight tonight, leave a comment on this post below with lots of glowy praise and let me know whether you’d like the girl kit or the boy kit. (And make sure there’s a way for me… Read more »

Embroidery Kit Giveaway With Sew Mama Sew!

hey kids, grab your needle and thread and get ready to check my blog tomorrow. i’m giving away one of my new embroidery kits as part of Sew Mama Sew Giveaway oh-so-talented friend Laurie Wisbrun of Scarlet Fig fame is giving away some of her original fabric too! so check out her blog

new garden creaturrre wallpockets….

garden creature wallpocket alert! recently seen in the area of pippingtooth studio. these wee creatures are on the loose, completely harmless and really, really cute on a wall with flowers in them.