Monday, 28 November 2011

Find Draw Me A LIon at DILLY DALLY!






Draw Me A Lion has a second local retailer! I'm so happy to say that you can now find pretty much all of our items at Dilly Dally! If you're located in Vancouver it's probably the best way to check out All of our Limited Edition Prints in person and pick one up without having to pay shipping fees!

Dilly Dally is a really awesome toy shop and if you haven't been this might just be the perfect time! It's pretty hard to go in there and not come out with a little something something. Claire & Tyler who own the shop are really cool, sweet and helpful. They have a great selection of toys, prints, stationary, colouring books, picture books and games there ... and now of course also Draw Me A Lion Prints, Colouring Posters, Story Activity Kits and Colouring Postcard Booklets! Here are a few photos of our things at Dilly Dally with Claire and Tyler modeling them.



Sunday, 27 November 2011

Our Dogs Coloured by Miles!


Just got this pic sent from Mile's mom, who picked up our colouring poster yesterday evening. That's some Really Great and very quick colouring Miles! Awesome job! I'm so glad that you guys loved doing this! I hope it will make your room look super cool. I wonder what all of those dogs names are!?

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Check our Facebook Page for upcoming Fairs!

Today Draw Me A Lion was at the I Heart Crafts Fair. It was quite lovely and I got to meet lots of cool new people. I think what I will do from now on is post pics from Fairs and all info regarding markets on the Draw Me A Lion Facebook page primarily. That will allow me to use this blog to post fun things that inspire the collection. I'm also trying to figure out how/where to post some free activities for you to download. I might have possibly made a pretty cool sticker sheet to start it off with. Stay tuned for more!

Hurrah! Collage Collage is our first Retailer!





One of my favorite creative spaces in Vancouver is Collage Collage, and so I couldn't be happier that it also happens to be our first official retailer! You can find a selection of Draw Me A Lion prints, including our cute 1•2•3Duck Parade long format print, cat & dog colouring posters, colouring postcards and of course our Story Activity Kit! Go and check them out and explore all the other beautiful little treasures that are hidden at this wonderful little shop! It's so great for me to see the Draw Me A LIon line up on the shelf along side so many other great things! Here are a couple of pics including Erin, the owner and creator of Collage Collage. Thanks Erin!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Draw Me A Lion at BLIM Market!


Tomorrow is the first time Draw Me A Lion is going to be part of the BLIM Market! Fun!
Sunday Nov. 20th, 12pm-5pm at the Chinese Cultural Centre, right next to the Sun Yat Sen Garden at 50 East Pender Street. There is NO admission fee to this market! :)

Come on by and check out our pretty things! Blim Market is always a good time with lots of cool vendors. Perfect time to start some holiday shopping! You can even pay with credit or debit because we have a terminal at Blim! Even simpler. Hurrah!

I will also be selling a few copies of 'The Day it all blew Away' and 'Paulina P. for Petersen'. Picture books for gifts are nice;)

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Draw Me A LIon is on Cool Mom Picks!


Oh my gosh! We're not even two weeks old yet and we're already being featured on Coolmompicks.com! Check out their super nice post on our Thank You Card Set and Colouring Postcard Booklet! Thank YOU Cool Mom Picks! We just might have to mail you one of those cards now!

Plus I love that the Draw Me A LIon line reminds them of The Phantom Tollbooth, because of course, I also love that book! You guys rock!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

The Lion at the Robert Lee YMCA!


We're part of the YMCA RLY NVN Small Business Showcase!

Draw Me A Lion will be part of the Robert Lee YMCA/New Ventures Network Small Business Showcase this Thursday (that's in 2 days!)

Date: Thursday November 17th

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Place: Robert Lee YMCA Atrium and YMCA Coast Capital Savings Family Development Centre (5th Floor!)


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Draw Me A Lion on Simply Read Books!


Now we're exactly one week old! I can't believe the launch was only one week ago. So much has happened since then that it feels much much longer.
In my other life I am an illustrator and author of picture books. Both of my books Paulina P. for Petersen and The Day it All Blew Away are published by the Vancouver publisher Simply Read Books. Today Draw Me A Lion is featured on their blog. Check it out. It's run by the talented Kallie George who was one of the first people to purchase the Story Activity Kit and who also happened to be my editor for my second book. Thanks for posting Kallie!

Friday, 11 November 2011

First Orders Shipped!


It's been so busy in Draw Me A Lion Land these couple of days that I forgot to say Thanks to my very first online customers! The first batch of orders were shipped out two days ago already! It was the happiest I'd been to go to the post office in a long time!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The Day of The Launch!






Well, the Launch went off without a hitch! Tons of people came out and helped celebrate the start of it all. I really couldn't have been happier! I was great. Posters and postcards were coloured in, cupcakes were had, champagne was sipped and everyone was excited about the prints, posters, cards and the story- kit. I even gave a little speech, at which point I displayed myself as a little less eloquent and a little more emotional than usually, but hey, it was a special day and so I'm allowed a little outburst of confused stuttering;)
Of course in the general bumble of launch-happiness I sort of forgot to take photos of people's postcards and posters that were being coloured in, but still, there are a few.
Again, Thank You so much for coming out everyone who did! It wouldn't have been the same without you!

Friday, 4 November 2011

THANK YOU!



One more day until the launch of my own little shop! It's feels pretty great, I have to say. Almost one year ago now I wrote a business plan for DRAW ME A LION. Now, 8 months later, the products I had dreamed up are actually made and packaged, the website is ready and the invitations have been sent out. It's a bit fantastic:)

Even though I worked really hard to make this happen, there is no way it could have been done without the help from all of the amazing friends that I have in my life! I want to dedicate this entry to them and say "THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME MAKE THIS HAPPEN! I COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!"
Here are some photos of just a few of the people who helped get me to where I am today. All young at heart, I thought it would be nice to see them here, when they were also younger in years. I have also posted some photos the children I know, whom I would like to dedicate this blog to. Thank you all for your imagination!