Sundry Mumsy: A Sketchy Situation

A year ago,
almost to the day,
I commissioned a piece of art 
to be made for our house 
before it was shot for Apartment Therapy.

I paid (too much) for an illustrator
to draw our almost family
to hang in the girls' nursery.

The picture was of Tyler & me
in our standard kissing pose...
but each holding a little baby
in a tiny yellow blanket
and a little gold headbands
in our arms.

I was really excited for it to arrive
and when I opened it...
I was just really confused.

It looked nothing like us.

Tyler had big baggy jeans and huge shoulders.

I'm wearing big, clunky boots that I would never wear.

The best part of it was the cute little pair of babies...

Today that picture
of the unfamiliar couple
holding a pair of twin girls

 sits half-hidden on a bookshelf.

It bums me out pretty much every time I see it.

So when Hannah surprised me with this gift,
my heart swelled big time.

A year later
and I finally have a family illustration
that will make me smile
to have hanging in our home.

I love it.

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Thank you, Hannah!

hannah carpenter of sundry mumsy

You can enter to win
a custom illustration
and a lineup of other cool gear
in the giveaway she's hosting.

Check out more of Hannah's crazy creative work
on her cool blog, Sundry Mumsy.


  1. Throw the other one away! You will never miss it. xoxo Happy Valentines Day!

  2. perfect family! you deserve a perfect drawing! love you lots! xx

  3. LOVEEE this illustration! it is perfect.
    xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. Aw the illustration is so cute, and such a different idea!

  5. okay, that is pa-RECIOUS! what a sweet surprise! happy valentines, pretty lady!

  6. So disappointing that the first illustration was such a bummer, but this one is simply the cutest! What a special treat to have in your home!

  7. Your family illustration is the cutest thing I've ever seen!!! I'm going to check in with her on one for Luke & I. Seriously the best!

  8. This is perfect, it looks just like you guys! It's so adorable, thanks for sharing! :)

  9. What a great illustration of your cute family! It is spot on!


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