Welcome To pen&thimble!

Hello! You’re probably here because you value quality handmade goods that are thoughtfully made, created to last, and not to mention as adorable as the children who use them!

My mom-made business is inspired by children’s creativity, laughter, and curiosity! Check out the short video above featuring my everyday inspirations, because nothing can describe the feeling behind pen&thimble more than real in-the-moment laughter.

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Thanks for stopping by! Now back to work (and making all the snacks)!

Have a bright and happy day!

Gillian
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Amazing! The cloth napkins are perfect for my son in Pre-K. They are so well made, and Gillian is incredibly sweet. We can’t wait to order more!

Emily S, 2018

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These placemats are so fun and just the right size for school lunches. My daughter loves the bright patterns and I love the girl power!

Robyn F, 2017

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