Hi! My name is Muffin. Ok, that’s not my real name, but that’s what everyone calls me. My real name is Pauline Grayson. Here are a few facts you might like to know about me.

• I’m  6’1″ and played basketball at Ricks College, back in the day…

• I turn 30 this year. Wow! I’m getting old!

• I grew up on a dairy farm in a tiny little town in southwestern Idaho. Don’t ask where it is because I’m sure none of you have heard of it. But if you wanted to know, it’s called Bruneau.

• I’ve know I’ve wanted to be a graphic designer since I was a sophomore in High School.

• I graduated from BYU-Idaho in 2006 with my Bachelors in Graphic Design.

• I married my husband, Chris, after only knowing him for 3 months. We’ve now been married 6 years and I couldn’t be happier.

• I have a 4 year old daughter, named Charlotte. I love that girl!

• I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as a Mormon. If you’d like to learn more visit this site.

• I love designing and illustrating patterns and really want to get into textile design! I hope this blog will take me there.


Headshot was taken by my amazing friend, Darby Simon.


  1. I found you via pinterest and I love love love your stuff!!! It’s truly inspiring. I’m having fun searching through the archives and checking out your boards on pinterest. 🙂

  2. Hi Muffin – I’m the abode girl! you mentioned that you might be interested in branding us for trade? Email me if you are still available and let’s talk. http://www.abodeabode@gmail.com


  3. Jenny Mathis

    Hi! I LOVE your blog. I have been looking for the PERFECT designer to design some baby announcements for me. I have a pretty specific look in mind, and you seem to really capture the fun, shabby chic style I am after. Do you do individual design jobs? How much do you charge to design one baby announcement? (I am not due until early January, so this probably wouldn’t be until mid-January or so.) Anyway, just curious! 🙂 And by the way, I attended Ricks, too, back in the day!
    Thanks so much for any info! -Jenny

  4. I found you via Pinterest. Beautiful site! I “clustered” in design at BYU—Idaho because they didn’t have a minor, but looking at your site, I feel that perhaps I should have majored in it. This really is a very well done site. Kudos and good luck with textile design! I bet you’ll get into it soon if you aren’t in it already.

  5. Ingrid Johnsrude

    Hi there,
    I love your designs, and my 10 year old daughter loves your printable arrow valentines! However, she goes to a French school (we’re in Canada) and English is “interdit” (forbidden – at least outside of English class). We can’t edit the arrows, can we? Even if they were blank, we could write in our own text (in French)….just speaking up in the interest of international accessibility 🙂
    Many thanks again for your site!

  6. Brynn Ellis

    Hello… We LOVE LOVE LOVE the arrow pencil valentines…!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I have 5 kiddos and they will be in 3 of their classrooms on Thursday. I was curious what you cut the slits with for the pencils… An exacto knife maybe? Again, thank you so much!!

  7. De Morris

    Love the Valentines pencil arrows, they rock! My daughter’s school does not allow candy, so this is a practical and fun alternative. Thank you for sharing!

  8. valerie

    Hi there! I, too, found you via pinterest. Just wanted you to know that I love your site. And you really saved the day for me with your arrow valentines. I wanted something cute and different to put on the dessert table for my son’s “arrow of light” So, I’m using your printable, but I’m putting pixie sticks in, instead of pencils. Thank you so much! It’s the perfect finishing touch!

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