Nov 23, 2015

Stitched Up

If you made it to Salmon Falls Open Studios this weekend, it was swell to meet and chat. Thanks for coming by! In between visitors, the above embroidery is something I spent some time stitching. Speaking of which, my mother and I are organizing a beginner embroidery class for after the holidays. If you're in the area and interested, feel free to drop me a line for more information.

And before I forget, Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!

Nov 16, 2015

Elks and Echinacea

A pattern I'm finishing up at the moment.

Nov 13, 2015


Life lately has included illustrating book covers, a Tweed Ride, a whole lot of The Great British Baking Show (see above) and rose tea. So that's that.
Also, goodbye foliage. You outdid yourself, Mother Nature. Fist bump.

Nov 4, 2015

Gather Round

Finishing up a card illustration so that she can go winging her way off to the printer's this week.

Oct 30, 2015

Kitchen Things

I recently took Elizabeth Olwen's "Pattern Design: Bring Your Artwork to Life on Products" class on Skillshare. It's my first Skillshare class and I'm definitely hooked! Anyhow, I chose for my project to design a range of kitchen goods -- here's how it all turned out.

Oct 23, 2015

Days, Weeks, Months and Years

I finally finished up the 2016 tea towel calendar I've been working on! I'm excited to get stitching on these in the coming weeks.

*Edit: if you'd like to sew your own tea towel, I've made the fabric available for purchase on Spoonflower. One fat quarter of the linen-cotton canvas is enough to make one tea towel.*

Oct 21, 2015

Halloween Coloring Sheets

Oh what the hay, Halloween only comes once a year, so I decided to whip up some PDF coloring sheets. There's two designs included here: the pumpkin celebrants (above) and the mysterious lady (below). Happy coloring!

Free for personal, classroom and library use only, please. Abigail Halpin, © 2015.

Oct 20, 2015

Things of a Seasonal Nature

I haven't had a chance to create anything eerie or terrifying for the season, sadly. Assorted projects, "Alfred" and various other things are claiming my attention at the moment. But, fear not (or fear if you want to, I mean, it is October). In the archives here, one can find:

Oct 15, 2015

An Autumnal Addendum


Here and there, this and that. I've been working on two book covers lately, staying busy with that. In the meantime, here's what's occupied the spaces in between.

Oct 1, 2015


Overnight the trees have turned and when I open my eyes in the morning, the first thing I see is a swamp maple gone brilliantly red. And now all I want to do are paint those autumn colors, capturing all of them (or at least as many as I can lassoo) before they fade.