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Giveaway: Art That Makes You Smile

Just one look at “George the Silly Sparrow” by Etsy shop, Isabell’s Umbrella and I want to swoop him up and keep him safe in my child’s room for a rainy day.

“George loves to make people smile – it is what he does best. Based off of one of my favorite illustrations, this little guy will brighten any space. George is perfect at spreading happiness” – Ashley . Created by hand with felt, George measures approx. 2.5″ and is enclosed in a wonderful shadow box frame (5.5″ off-white). The frame can stand by itself or hang on a wall (including hardware).

Graphic Designer by day and doodler by night, owner Ashley Giessing has created a line of stationary with the magic to clear the clouds on a rainy day and revitalize the lost art of handwritten correspondence. We wholeheartedly agree with Ashley when she says “There is nothing that means more to me than a kind, heartfelt, handwritten note from someone I love”. Here’s a peek into her sweet stationary designs.

To learn out more about Ashley’s recent work, check out her blog.  To make Silly George the Sparrow a part of your life and room decor…

1. Share with us the last time you took the time and energy to hand write someone a sweet note. Or, let us know if you were on the receiving end of this kind gesture. And okay, if you have been inspired to hand write a note because of George and this post – that counts too!

2. For extra credit, subscribe to Project Nursery via email for our daily postings and your name will be entered twice.

3. A winner will be selected at random using

4. Contest ends 11:59pm pst, Friday, August 15th.


Congrats to Rockin’ Mama Caryn B.!

Ashleys Furniture

Wednesday 23rd of September 2009

I visit a lot of sites and blogs and normally they fail to deliver, but this one is different. It's the real deal! Thank you, I am very grateful to you and it has helped me, particularly the post - Art That Makes You Smile | Project Nursery. Mary Jane

mel h

Thursday 21st of August 2008

I have a very special lady who sends me cards to encourage me.

Donna Kozar

Friday 15th of August 2008

I got inspired to write this.

Donna Kozar

Friday 15th of August 2008

I was inspired to write a note for this.


Friday 15th of August 2008

I adore the Herold the Faux Prince print.

I used to write to my best friend all the time and still have those letters but they've fallen wayside because of e-mail.