Category Archives: Wit & Whistle

Design Process: Sketchbook 1.23.17

It has been ages since I posted my sketchbook pages here on the blog! I released new cards this month, and here they are with some of the original pen and ink illustrations from my sketchbook.

Here are the finished cards…

wit & whistle sketchbook design process

wit & whistle sketchbook design process

And here are some of the initial sketches…

wit & whistle sketchbook design process

wit & whistle sketchbook design process

wit & whistle sketchbook design process

wit & whistle sketchbook design process

And this is what it looks like when you need to hurry up and take the photo because the baby monster is coming to terrorize your sketchbook…

wit & whistle sketchbook design process

Hot Tea + Mugs for a Cause

We’re deep in the heart of hot tea season! What are your current favorites? I can’t get enough of these three from Tin Roof Teas—China Golden Yunnan, The Ambassador, and Tiger Eye Chai.

favorite loose leaf teas

Of course you can’t have tea without the perfect mug! My friend, Jon, has partnered with MudLOVE to develop a line of handmade North Carolina inspired products to raise funds for Hurricane Matthew victims. 50% of every purchase will support North Carolina Community Foundation and their disaster relief efforts. There are two handmade mugs and bracelets to choose from. You can purchase them and help people in need right here. These would make great Christmas gifts, don’t you think?

favorite loose leaf teas

favorite loose leaf teas

New Stuff + Black Friday Sale

Happy Thanksgiving! My obligatory Black Friday sale is starting now—a little early just for my loyal blog readers. You can use the coupon code YIPPEE30 to take 30% off everything at witandwhistle.com through the end of the day Monday.

I’ve added some new stuff to the shop, too!

Two new holiday cards:

funny christmas cards

A set of printable gift tags that I’m totally in love with:

digital download printable gift tags

Lady Power patches (in collaboration with Band of Weirdos), the cactus Not a Hugger enamel pin, and the Silence is Golden enamel pin.

lady power patch enamel pins

Happy shopping! :)

Nepotism

This week I hired an office manager! I’d like to introduce my first employee ever, Shawn Nichols. She’s amazing, and she also happens to be my mom! I gotta say, it’s a huge bonus to have an employee that loves your baby as much as you do and doesn’t mind changing a few diapers.

Balancing baby and business has been quite a challenge. I’ve been able to keep up with order fulfillment, but I haven’t had time to do much creating over the past 9 months. With my mom taking over packaging, shipping, inventory management, and more, I should be back to my sketchbook soon.

Here’s Fern helping the Office Manager package today’s orders…

nepotism

nepotism

Kidding… the baby is not allowed to drool on outgoing shipments. ;)