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New Kickstarter Project

If you know me or follow me on social media at all, you know that I LOVE birds. I’ve been a birder for over 10 years, and am lucky enough to live near one of the busiest spring migration routes in North America, along Lake Michigan. I’ve also been a professional illustrator for over a decade, and…

New Cotton Throw Designs

The “Moon Moth” cotton throw blanket I designed last year was such a success that I have decided to add a couple of new designs to my offerings. I now have Moth and Blossoms and Pink Dynastid Beetle designs available for preorder. These blankets are made of recycled cotton fiber in North Carolina by a…

Photograph of a 72" square woven cotton throw with an image of a large sunflower surrounded by swallows and thistle plants

New Cotton Throw Design

I had such a wonderful experience earlier this year working with Fiber Art Weavers on the moon moth throw blanket that I decided to design another. This 62×62″ recycled cotton throw features barn swallows and a golden sunflower. You can preorder the sunflowers and swallows design now in my shop, with an expected ship time of early…

Moon moth recycled cotton throw blanket

Recycled Cotton Moth Throw

I’m very excited to offer these sustainably-made, US-produced “Moon Moth” cotton throws in my shop. Made of 75% recycled fiber and machine washable, they get softer with use and measure 54×72″. I’m only stocking a limited number, so learn more and order HERE.


They’re Back!

Almost ten years ago I created an illustration of the proverb “How Do You Eat an Elephant? One Bite at a Time.” My father had been ill, and in and out of the hospital, and my stepmother quoted it one day when we were all gathered together talking… it’s about realizing that it’s a marathon,…

an image of jigsaw puzzles featuring bird illustrations by Melissa Washburn

New Products in my Etsy Shop

I’ve just found a couple of new production partners, and am now offering 100% recycled notepads and 500-piece jigsaw puzzles in my Etsy shop! You can find notepads HERE and puzzles HERE.