i get by with a little help from my friends...

Just thought I'd share a smattering of cool stuff some of my cool friends are doing...

Jen Renee knit this gorgeous cotton/silk wrap/scarf out of lightweight Noro Taiyo yarn. The 'To Japan, With Love' wrap/scarf is up for sale here. Go bid! Proceeds from this auction will go to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami efforts. Pass it on. And feel free to re-blog this and use any of the images in this post.

My friend Dana came over yesterday to use our heat seal machine to make custom shirts for Asa's 4th birthday. The shirts turned out adorable and the dogs and I got to spend a few hours with Asa and his little sister, Starling. (Both are family names btw, how cool).

Silvia from the Netherlands ordered this tee for her adorable daughter. Love the layering and the look on her face. Precious. (digital elements from Pugly Pixel, paislee press, and fuzzimo)

Collaborations are happening, and it's super exciting. We made these Studio Calico shirts (photo taken from KP's blog) just for the design team, but there is interest building from subscribers to get their hands on the limited edition shirts. Hmm... we might just have to do another run of them, so stay tuned.

Kelly Purkey is now offering the 3rd installment of her successful Sketchbook classes, and it's sure to be another hit. She's got an amazing group of contributors to go along with her super fun sketches. For more info, or to sign up, go here. If you'd like to win a spot in her class, just leave a comment below. If you've already signed up for Sketchbook 3, no worries - if you win, Kelly will either refund your money or gift it to a friend of your choosing.

Kara Haupt recently launched Out of the Blue, a mini-class/workshop created to inspire and bring a dash of color into your art journals and scrapbook pages. All rolled into one 20+ page printable PDF document are 7 original art journaling prompts/ideas and a printable embellishment page for only $10.
The class is designed so you can work at your own pace. Out of the Blue is perfect for a weekend away journaling and, being a PDF, something you can start or end whenever.
And for you wonderful friends out there, Kelly & Kara have generously offered to give away a spot in their self-paced classes. Just leave a comment and I'll announce the winners on Friday, March 18 at 10am PST. *Edited as we're participating in For Japan With Love, and we'll announce the winners on Monday, March 21. Thanks!