Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas: Jane Jacobs Tote Bag and Tee

Holiday Gift Ideas: Jane Jacobs Tote Bag and Tee
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: What to get the Urban Planner - The Jane Jacobs Tote Bag, of course!   Comes in 2 sizes, premium and standard (starting at $28...

Holiday Gift Ideas: Festive Laptop Art and Throw Pillows

Holiday Gift Ideas: Festive Laptop Art and Throw Pillows
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: Merry Laptop Art! Show your festive spirit the next time you’re working at your corner coffee shop. Dress up your laptop with ...

Holiday Gift Ideas: Floral Scarves

Holiday Gift Ideas: Floral Scarves
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: Don’t feel bad about your neck (sorry Nora!) Throw a neck party and accessorize! My colourful silky scarves come in 12 diffe...

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: For Your Florida Condo

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: For Your Florida Condo
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: What to get a snowbird for their Florida condo: splashy floral throw pillows from PenJarProductions.com! This one-of-a-kind Pa...

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: For A Little Girl's Bedroom

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: For A Little Girl's Bedroom
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: What to get the budding feminist in your life: a pillow emblazoned with Canada’s favourite feisty red head. The “October Pillow...

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: What to get the watch lover?

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: What to get the watch lover?
Why have one watch when you can have ten? ⏰ 🕰 ⌚️ The “Watches” Throw Pillow or Laptop Skin from PenJarProductions.com is my nod to the watch fan...

Fall Pillow Designs For Kids

Fall Pillow Designs For Kids
"I'm so glad we live in a world where there are Octobers." Happy Thanksgiving Canada from your favourite feisty red head. Featured: "The October ...

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...