My name is Anna Denise. I am a Dutch illustrator, freshly minted mommy, and avid keeper of journals. I also work for a little marketplace called Etsy.com. I ride my bike around London, where live with my husband, baby boy Jacob, and cat Miso.
I quietly launched a new line of customizable baby announcements, check 'em out!
I am not sure about you, but in my world the months between June and September are Wedding Central over here. Which means I've been busy and did a few commissions for wedding invites!
You guys know I love my stationery and I love sending people cards. Often, however, my cards or letters never make it to their intended recipient because I'm too busy (lazy) to go to the post office. So when Paperless Post approached me to try their services, I was intrigued. Here's my review!
You probably thought I was too busy partying and enjoying summer to draw or blog much. And you would be right if by 'partying' you mean 'sitting in a corner crying' and by 'enjoying summer' you mean 'living through a seemingly endless sh*t show'.
If the Universe is trying to tell me something, it's not being very subtle about it. Ya coulda just WhatsApped me, you know?
These illustrations seem to be doing well on Instagram, so I thought I'd repost here!
Jacob is generally an easy baby - smiley, social, not completely adverse to naps. But that all that changed - he was fussy, cried suddenly and louder than I'd heard him do before, needed constant attention, resisted naps. "Teething," said the health visitor. "A cold," said our GP when we rang him. "Just give him some paracetamol to bring the fever down". I canceled my birthday plans and we spent a quiet weekend at home, but on Monday he still wasn't well, and what's worse, I discovered a lump in his ear canal.
I am not sure when (if at all) I'll get over the fact that we made this perfect little boy who has become the center of everything. I have never been more grateful for my healthy body that somehow knew how to pull this off. However, I've not always had this good a relationship with my body, and being pregnant threw me a curveball.
How our house has changed since Jacob joined the scene and the joys of co-sleeping.