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Stop by and see me at WaterColor's 10th Annual Art in the Park Saturday, March 21st from 9am-5pm.  I've been working hard creating unique goods like my new t-shirt designs for the whole family and seaside inspired beach totes, my latest ukuele "make a joyful noise" carving, fun aprons, and my popular flour sack towels, pillow covers, table runners, napkins and bath mats just in time for this fresh spring weather!  Check out www.facebook.com/annehalldesigns for updates about the event.

A news editor at Mollie Makes contacted me this summer about featuring my lobster napkins. I was thrilled! Mollie Makes is an awesomely cool craft magazine that spotlights up-and-coming designers. (You can buy it at Michaels and find the online version at www.molliemakes.com.) Anyway, I finally got my hands on the August issue. Check it, folks: my lobster is famous!

My seaweed pillow cover is a featured item on the Etsy home page! I’m so excited! To see more of my goods, check out my shop at www.annehalldesigns.etsy.com.

Take a behind-the-scenes peek at my work, my life, my inspiration and my art! Follow me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/annehalldesigns.

One of my sweetest friends commissioned me to carve a bee stamp. She is using the carving on tags for local-harvested honey. This bottle was given as an end-of-year teacher appreciation gift.

To welcome in a fresh new season, I’m giving away one of my Pineapple Pillow Covers! The pineapple is the traditional symbol for welcome and hospitality, so what better pillow design for your front porch or entry bench?

To enter to win, go to my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/annehalldesigns and LIKE, COMMENT or SHARE the contest post by the end of day Sunday. I’ll randomly select a winter Monday, March 24.

I just had to share this amazing piece of kid art! We needed a product to be raffled off at my daughter’s school silent auction, so I enlisted the help of my daughter and her talented classmates. I was AMAZED at how well they drew their versions of each fruit. Check out those sweet grapes! I carved their drawings into stamps and created this “Fruit of the Spirit” corkboard.

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He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. (Psalm 147:4)

I’ve created a second piece of art to highlight and support the amazing work being done at Forgotton Children’s Ministries (FCM) in Honduras. A little over a year ago, I created my first poster-sized print for FCM. I hand-stamped and lettered more than 100 prints for sale by the ministry. All proceeds went to the benefit of their programs. With the start of the new year, I’ve created another commemorative print, this one featuring the night sky over the gateway to Grace Farm, the tranquil property where Honduran street children are given a new lease on life.

To learn more about FCM or to purchase a print, please visit http://fcmhonduras.org.

Anne Hall Designs will have a booth at a wonderful fair this weekend. Come out and visit me! I’ve been hard at work making a bunch of new holiday merchandise. Look for my booth on the first floor.

St. Simon’s on the Sound 39th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair

Friday Nov 1 (9am-5pm) and Saturday Nov 2 (9am-3pm)

St. Simon’s on the Sound Episcopal Church

28 Miracle Strip Parkway SW

Hurray! Today, the Anne Hall Designs Facebook page reached 100 likes. Thank you to all my loyal Facebook followers! As a token of my appreciation, take 10% off purchases made now through August 31, 2013. Use promo code FBTENOFF at www.annehalldesigns.etsy.com. (Locals, for free pick-up, please contact me prior to ordering.)

In addition to being a local pick-up site for Anne Hall Design orders, Design Avenue now carries Anne Hall Design merchandise for sale. Ashley Harkins, owner, is a licensed interior designer. She stocks her shop with a unique fusion of design and gift items. Stop in the next time you’re cruisin’ 30 through Destin to see some of my items up close and personal.

Design Avenue Destin
(located at Shoppes of Paradise Isle, next to Ulta)
34940 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Unit 114
Destin, FL  32541

Visit the Design Avenue Destin website for business hours:
http://www.Design-Avenue.com

I was thrilled when my vintage fishing lure prints were featured on the online retailer Bourbon & Boots’ website last month. Now, they have made an appearance in @ Urban Magazine’s Father’s Day Gift Guide. Yippee! www.aturbanmagazine.com/magazine/2013-june.html

For these prints and other great Father’s Day gifts, visit my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/annehalldesigns

I made up some vintage fishing lure prints a little while back. They are bright and whimsical and were a lot of fun to draw. Anyway, Bourbon & Boots—a cool online retailer of stylish, handmade items appealing to a Southern lifestyle—is fond of my prints, too, and just featured them on their website. I feel oh-so-honored! It’s great timing, too, since Father’s Day is just around the corner.

Check them out on Bourbon & Boots! www.bourbonandboots.com/store/products/fishing-lure-prints/

Lookey-lookey…now you can buy AHD goods on Etsy! I just opened an Etsy shop and filled it with loads of my latest creations. I love Etsy’s easy shopping experience and their promotion of unique, handmade goods.  

Stop on over and take a look at my shop: www.annehalldesigns.etsy.com

I still love doing custom projects! So, if you don’t see what you’re looking for on Etsy, please email me your ideas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I have been carving & printing & sewing my little arms off lately! But I think it will all be worth it. Tomorrow is the Seaside Community Yard Sale in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. I’m really excited! Our booth is set up and chock full of Anne Hall Designs goods. C’mon over tomorrow from 8am – 1pm and say “hello!” Check out my newest pillows, kitchen towels, apparel, table runners, placemats, napkins, prints, notecards and more.

The Seaside Community Yard Sale is located at the Seaside Amphitheater on Scenic Highway 30A. Admission is free. Nearly 100 vendors from across the country will be featured.

One of my favorite local boutiques has graciously offered to be a pick-up site for local Anne Hall Designs orders! Design Avenue Destin sells really cute, sassy gifts and unique furniture. They are right off Highway 98 (Emerald Coast Pkwy) in Destin.

Just comment that you would like free local pick-up on your next order and save on shipping cost & time. Plus, you’ll love looking around at all the great items in the store when you stop in to get your order!

Design Avenue Destin
34940 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Unit 114
Destin, FL  32541 

Visit the Design Avenue Destin website for business hours:  www.Design-Avenue.com

Just looking at this print warms my heart. At first glance, it’s a seascape. A closer look reveals girls’ names written in the waves and Psalm 19:1 around the sun. These are the names of girls who have had a ray of light brought into their lives through Forgotten Children Ministries (FCM).

I met FCM missionaries Michelle and Pat Corley recently and was really touched by the work they are doing in Honduras’ poorest areas. Their ministry rescues girls from life on the streets, provides for their basic needs and helps educate them—all while sharing Christ’s loving message.  They are making a real difference every day for these special girls. Can you imagine the impact their work will have on the girls’ futures’ and their children’s futures?

I knew immediately that I wanted to help.  This poster-sized print was the result. I hand-stamped and produced about one hundred of these cheerful, personalized prints. FCM is selling these and 100% of the proceeds is going to the ministry. FCM also has a ministry for the forgotten boys of Honduras located on Grace Farm.

Please visit their website for ordering info:
www.fcmhonduras.org/limited-edition-artwork-available

Read the Northwest Florida Daily News article on my work for FCM!
www.nwfdailynews.com/faith/local-artist-creates-artwork-to-benefit-girls-home-in-honduras

Recent Custom Projects Created with Hand-Carved Stamps