Gift Ideas

Fall Themed Pillows

Fall Themed Pillows
Fading summer blooms on Main Streets across Canada are being replaced with gold, red and purple mums and asters, often planted by volunteer gardene...

Update: my totes come in 2 sizes

Update: my totes come in 2 sizes
Last summer I sold my very first "Off To The Islands" tote bag to Amanda. "I love it!" she said. "It's too big for me, but I'll take it to my tailo...

Meeting my customers

Meeting my customers
The best part of owning and operating  Pen Jar Productions, my online store, is creating the product and meeting my customers. Here is my interview...

The Mom Pillow

The Mom Pillow
THE MOM PILLOW: When a client asked me to draw their family home and put it on a pillow for her university-age kids, it got me thinking about reme...

A cure for homesickness

A cure for homesickness
I got homesick at university. This is me on the left with my good friend, Kelly. Every time I went home, I would pinch something — a blanket, a fr...

New Floral Summer Designs

New Floral Summer Designs
"They're such a happy flower," my mum said of daisies. This summer I am sprinkling her fav flowers on my Summer Collection of throw pillows, phone...

Pen Jar Productions teams up with Jane's Walk Toronto

Pen Jar Productions teams up with Jane's Walk Toronto
Pen Jar Productions teams up with Jane's Walk Toronto and Another Story Bookshop for Jane's Walk Toronto, 2019.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Valentine's Day gift ideas from PenJarProductions.com

Customer Appreciation: Tale No. 1

Customer Appreciation: Tale No. 1
When one of your treasured customers buys a new couch from Roche Bobois and decides to show you how your pillows are getting along with it. Thank ...

Seven things my customers taught me in 2018

Seven things my customers taught me in 2018
Last summer, the initial delight I felt in seeing my sketchbook drawings on a digital pillow template inspired a new design business in 2018 called...

Holiday Gift ideas For Writers

Holiday Gift ideas For Writers
Holiday Gift Guide Video: Something For The Writer in Your Life - If you know someone who collects Underwoods and Remingtons, or gets lost in ol...

Get your holiday discount code!

Get your holiday discount code!
In this video update, I wanted to briefly share my pivot story to illustration, but also solve some of your gift hunting conundrums for the holida...