Category: Crafts


Snap up our artists’ beautiful gift items on Etsy! Part 1

Every year, we love to provide our readers with a curated sample of our gorgeous artists’ products for sale on their very own Etsy shops. Dive in, buy art, support artists!


Check out Flora Waycott’s stunningly beautiful wall calendar, Kay Wolfersperger’s kitchen dishtowels, and Kendra Binney’s dreamy fairytale wall plaque. Be sure to order now to ensure that the artists can ship them out to you so you receive them for the holidays.


Stay tuned for more Etsy goodness in Part 2 coming in a few days!


Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!
This enchanted illustrated calendar features delicate florals, plants and charming creatures, intertwined within celestial settings. Find yourself in a world between asleep and awake, where magic and wonder is found.


Small reusable, drawstring gift bag with fun message. Great for Christmas gifts under the tree.
Colorful and detailed artwork featuring hand painted Moroccan bowls and highly patterned scarves and Arabic coffee cups.


These 100% cotton kitchen towels measure 17″ x 30″, feature a corner loop for hanging and an original illustration by Kay Wolfersperger.


Wooden painted white birds with ribbon and button


Plant a little forest on your desk!
This calendar is a seven panels concertina. There are six months on each side and both sides are illustrated.
It is printed on a thick paper, so it can stand on the table as a decoration perfectly.


Fairy tale wall plaque. Limited edition 4”x 4” art print mounted on wood with resin and a border of gold leaf. Arrives ready to hang.


I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells

Social tips from the agents and books and games to keep you entertained

Wow. What crazy times these are! Hope you’re finding things to do to keep you happy.


Social tips from the Agents
I just got off a Skype with my fabulous agent colleagues Susan and Kim. I asked them what they are doing to get their social fix. Here’s their advice:
Susan’s Social Tip:
“Call a different person every night. Go down your list. It might be a neighbor, an old friend. Reach out to someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time.”
Kim’s Social Tip:
“Make a virtual dinner date with a few friends or family. Set a time to FaceTime or Zoom, and enjoy your dinner and drinks together.”


Business learning for creative people
I’m absolutely blown away that over 9,000 people (as of this writing) have signed up for my MATS MBA (Money Bad Ass) course which co-founder Beth Kempton and I are now offering for free. We wanted to do something to help our community and this course felt very timely. It’s a robust course with videos and downloadables to help you both negotiate this phase and be ready with your big dreams when this has all passed, as it will. Read more here.


Bootcamp Flash Sale
Tired of reading the news? Need a creative focus? Join me every Monday for creative lessons in Assignment Bootcamp now through the end of June. More info here. Sale ends Thursday.

Here are some books and products to keep you entertained while holed-up at home.
Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!


Maybe it’s time to do some comfort cooking with the family. Check out this wonderful recipe book of comfort foods by Quarto with cover by Clairice Gifford.


This book of beautiful butterflies is full of press-out designs intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to color in. By Nosy Crow.


Fabulous family fun in a box! These bright puzzles by Galison/Mudpuppy will keep you (and the kids) happy and entertained any day.


Don’t forget to get out into nature during this time–breathing only at socially acceptable distances–and record your observations in this lovely journal.


If staying inside is more your scene, this might help you cope. Gorgeous packaging by Helen Dardik
for Seattle Chocolate.
If not chocolate, then maybe enjoy some Chardonnay with a
beautiful label by Mara Penny
for Chateau Ste Michelle winery.
Available now
at your local wine shop.



Together we are facing an unprecedented, challenging time. In the face of this, we want you to know that the MATS community is here for you. We know we need tools and innovation to allow us to imagine a new kind of future, where we can be creative in the way we generate money to support our families, pay the bills, and help keep our local communities thriving.
That’s why we are gifting every single person in our community a free place on our online course MATS MBA (Money BadAss).
Please share this with anyone who needs it, and invite them into the MATS family.
This course is usually £179 (approx. $220) but you can access it for free right now.
CLICK HERE to secure your free spot.
I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!




You are about to see the cutest dog-in-a-chair illustration.

We’re delighted to show you work one of our busiest artists, Rebecca Jones. Below, enjoy her newest books, illustrated toys, games and tableware for kids, and the even her latest fabric collection.

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!


Rebecca Jones

Illustration for puzzle by Crocodile Creek
Animation by Natasha Dewitz


I love to drink tea, stare out of my studio window and draw and paint the imaginary creatures that wander by.
–Rebecca Jones


Doggies! Available for license as of this writing



Campbell Books
Just released! Buy it here.


Series of coloring books for Nosy Crow
Buy them here


Stationery & other fun products!

A mix of greeting cards for various companies


Fika packaging


Galison/Mudpuppy unicorn puzzle
Buy it here


Rebecca Jones’ work is applicable for so many types of products


Tableware for Crocodile Creek/Petit Monkey


Illustration for puzzle by Crocodile Creek


Puzzle illustration for Galison/Mudpuppy
Buy it here


Bolt Fabric Collections

Clothworks “Dreaming of Snow” Collection available now


Clothworks “Oceans Away” Collection
Available Spring 2020


Clothworks “Dreaming of Snow” Collection
Buy it here


Beautiful birds

Available for license as of this writing



I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!

Check out our artists’ fabulous Etsy items!

Every year, we love to provide our readers with a curated sample of our artists’ products for sale on their own Etsy shops and through some of our favorite clients. Check out these stunning resin ornaments, lovely fabric, funny socks, prints and more, to help you with your holiday shopping.

—>We’re excited to announce our Holiday Gift Giveaway. Win a Lilla Rogers Studio tote bag chock full of our artists’ yummy products. Take a look at the video below to see the goodness.

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!



LRS Holiday Gift Giveaway!
How to enter: Follow us on Instagram and tag a friend.
We’ll select a winner at random on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019. You’ll be notified if you’ve won.

Win all these LRS artists’ products shown in this video:

Flora Waycott – Everyday Offerings (Chronicle Books)
Mara Penny – Practical Witches Spell Book (Running Press)
Katie Vernon – Practical Magic (Running Press)
Daniel Roode – A toi de jouer! — Musical Board Book (Editions Milan)
Helen Dardik – Perles en bois (Editions Auzou)
Clairice Gifford – “Joy” greeting cards (Papyrus)
Helen Dardik – Big Click magnet! (iPop)


Our artists’ online shops are open for business!

Kendra Binney

Magical holiday ornaments
Buy them here


Anke Rega

Art print of a watercolor illustration.
Inspiration for your everyday morning routine.
Buy it here


Zoe Ingram

Super charming fabric for your next sewing project
Buy them here


Carolyn Gavin

Little But Fierce Riso Limited Edition Print
Buy it here


Katie Vernon

Quirky prints and originals
Buy them here


Rachael Taylor

Custom jackets
Buy it here


Julia Parker – our very own LRS lady!

Cute bears, pouches and tote bags by our Financial manager
Buy them here!




Hsinping Pan

Signature Advent Calendar for L’Occitane En Provence
Buy it here


Sarah Papworth

Fully illustrated picture book for Fleurus Éditions
Buy it here


Helen Dardik

Charming gift bag and ornament deer for Roger la Borde

Buy it here

Buy it here


Sarah Walsh

Proud Plant Mom shopping bag and socks by Blue Q

Buy it here


Buy it here


Beth Kempton

My fabulous co-founder of Make Art That Sells and brilliant author Beth Kempton’s latest book on keeping your cool and enjoying the holidays all wrapped up in this precious volume.
Buy it here



I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!

Peek inside the Studio, my garden, and see our artists’ Show and Tells.

We recently showed you highlights from our 3-Day Annual Retreat, and now I’d love to show you a few photos of the activities that the artists participated in, from our Sketch Scavenger Hunt to Vintage Bingo.


Thought you might like to see photos of the Studio and back patio set up and ready for the arrival of the artists, Day One.

Above: Breakfast on the patio.

Attending Artists, from front right, moving clockwise around the table:
Kendra Binney (in light pink top) (Portland, OR)
Åsa Gilland (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Jennifer M Potter (San Francisco, CA)
Bambi Ramsey (California)
Erica Root (Philadelphia, PA)
Anke Rega (Berlin, Germany)
Kelly Anne Dalton (Montana)
Mara Penny (Oakland, CA)
Sarah Papworth (England)
Julia Christians (Germany)
Jessica Allen (Barrington, Rhode Island) (not pictured)


After a Studio update to discuss all of our exciting new plans for the future, it was time for a vintage Bingo break.

Above: Vintage Bingo break!


Below: Our Snoop Groups. The artists broke into small groups to discuss a particular topic. Then, they reported back to the larger group with tips and thoughts.

Sarah Papworth, Anke Rega, Åsa Gilland, Jessica Allen


Erica Root, Mara Penny, Kendra Binney, Bambi Ramsey


We devote a load of time at the Retreat for the artists to do teach-ins, where they show something like an art supply that they love, share a tech hack, or anything else they want to share.

Above, artist Kendra Binney (Portland, OR) shows some of the ‘cheap’ art supplies she uses in her art, which was surprising to all of us, because her work is so elegant and fancy. For original art that she sells, she covers the work in light-fast resin.


Artist Anke Rega demonstrated how she incorporates digital work with her traditional media work.


The Sketch Scavenger Hunt was new for this year. I gave our artists a list of things to look for in my garden (like “Draw an unusual leaf” or “Draw something purple”) and then they were free to roam and sketch.

Anke Rega, left, and Sarah Papworth


Julia Christians


Thank you, artists! See you next year!


I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!

From a letterpress 2018 calendar to hand-painted wooden ornaments

Every December I like to share with you some items my artists have for sale on their Etsy shops. Buy handmade!

These stunning wooden ornaments are actually hand-painted by Clairice Gifford. You can find them here.

Check out this lovely set of 4 cards by Flora Waycott. Great for that hard-to-buy-for friend.

Imagine enjoying Hsinping Pan’s 2018 letterpress calendar all year long. Get it here.

Going to be in New Hampshire on the 9th? Definitely check out Jenn Ski’s ceramic trunk show!

Want to sew up something from very cool fabric? Here’s a link to Helen Dardik’s collection for Clothworks.

Looking for a tote to pop everything in? Use this instead of a disposable gift bag. Snap up Marenthe’s lovely bag here.

Hope you enjoyed the show. Lookin’ for some great art? Contact us to license, buy or
commission art for your fabulous project. We are happy to help you!


P. S. Art Directors: Watch your inbox for our newsletters in January featuring our newest extravaganza, Lilla’s Art Menagerie, launching January 5th. Read more here.

Follow us on Instagram @lillarogers


Make Cool Tote Bags with our Artists’ Art

We are delighted to be partnering with Spoonflower’s newest service, Sprout!


Sew tote bags and zipper pouches that have been beautifully designed by our artists! The fabric comes to you already printed with cut lines, so that means no paper patterns to lay out.



Zipper pouch and tote with Katie Vernon’s art



Tote bag with Tara Lilly’s art




Tote, zipper pouch and fabric design with Zoe Ingram’s art



Tote and zipper pouch with Rebecca Jones’ art

All Photos by Sprout and Caroline Okun

Order yours today here!  These will make a special gift for you or someone for the upcoming holidays.


What happens when I get a craft kit from Hallmark?

Hallmark sent me this kit “Handmade Hallmark” to play with. It’s my idea of a dream job. Here’s what the kit contains: 4 wooden ornaments, 4 embroidery floss skeins, 1 needle and 4 adhesive felt backers.IMG_4424

First, I wanted to cover the surface with color, and as I love embossing powders, I started with a good red one. They make a shiny, thick coat and are fun to use. So I first stamped the wood with Versamark pad which is sticky.


I sprinkle the powder on the sticky wood.IMG_4426

Next, the fun part which is melting the powder (which is like a waxy resin) with a heat gun. It takes about a minute.IMG_4429

To rubberstamp on top of the melted embossing powder (which is now shiny and water resistant), you need to use a permanent ink pad like StazOn. It’s like Sharpie ink. (Note: The melted powder is actually shinier than it appears in this photo. See end of blog post for other examples.)IMG_4430

How many different media can I use? I select Martha’s glitter which is really vivid and fine. First, I painted glue onto the piece and then sprinkled glitter.IMG_4431

I want to add an unexpected texture so I rummage through my trims and find tiny fuchsia pom poms which I glue on with Aleene’s tacky glue.IMG_4432

Let’s try sewing some of that thread into the holes. It’s quite fun. Then, I stick on some self-adhesive gems.IMG_4437

Let’s look at the mess as a whole:IMG_4449That was really fun. Here are some more pieces I made. I’ll go ahead and sew into the holes later.IMG_4457

It was fun to carve into the paint on this piece below.IMG_4482

For more inspiration from Hallmark artists, check out their blog, Think.Make.Share.  Purchase kits here.




Art Speed Dating + an intimate micro retreat

We’re busy getting ready this week for our exciting artist retreat #LillasRetreat that we’re hosting this Friday Sept. 25th and Saturday Sept. 26th!

We’re putting some of our top artists with top editors and art directors so they can play together and pitch projects in our gorgeous studio.

We call it Speed Art Dating.

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Lilla Rogers Studio

Lilla will teach two innovative creative workshops, art directors will share how to dazzle with hot pitches, and our artists will pitch their ideas directly to these hot decision-makers. Throughout, there will be yummy eats and yoga too!

Lilla will also be video streaming on Periscope, the newest live interactive video app. During the scope, she’ll be interacting with those that tune in while she interviews her artists as they make art.

And what art they’ll make! They’ll carve block prints which they’ll print onto linen to make patterns.

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Next, they’ll learn how to digitize their custom artwork to make embroidery with our state-of-the-art Janome 15000 machine embroidered onto linen! She’s hipping up this new technology!

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We’re thrilled to welcome VIPs from these companies to our retreat:

In addition, these top artists will be attending:

Here is a sneak peak at the Creative Retreat Itinerary! Be sure to stay tuned and follow along live with #LillasRetreat.

Workshop 1: Block Printing
The artists will carve large rubber blocks and then print onto lush silks to create fresh patterns.

Workshop 2: Mod Machine Embroidery
Lilla will teach her artists how to create innovative designs using Embrilliance software that they will then stitch onto gorgeous linens with our state-of-the-art Janome 15000 embroidery machine.

Speed Art Dating
Each artist will meet with each art director for ten minutes one-on-one, when they’ll be able to pitch their book projects or home décor collections, show new work, or just plain chat and ask their burning questions of these powerhouses.

Periscope Video
Lilla and team will be live video-streaming interviews of the artists and art directors, and engaging the viewers to ask questions of these inspiring folks. Watch @lillarogers on Periscope.

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Three free quilt patterns using Susy Pilgrim Waters’ fabric from P&B

Using Susy’s Always Blooming collection, three designers came up with these 3 free quilt patterns found here at P&B Fabrics (scroll down to the bottom 1/4 of page). You can purchase Susy’s fabric online here and here.

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