Oh hello!

Welcome to Alistrations! My name is Alison and I am a children's storybook illustrator. I live in Canada with my sweet husband, Jon, and my two adorable kitties, Clara and Grilled Cheese (yes, that's his real name)!

I've been creating my own crafts, toys & games ever since I can remember. When I was little, I had a pretend kitchen that my Grandpa built for me, and I loved to play restaurant. I invented many restaurants - each one had a theme and a carefully designed menu; my dad was a regular customer (although he always jokingly complained that the food tasted like plastic)!

I also had a movie rental shop (the movies were little pieces of paper, and my cousin and I made a movie player out of a kleenex box!), a hobby shop (where I sold pipe-cleaner worms as fish bait, and marbles made out of modeling clay), and - one of my favourites - the Symmetry Shop (where everything I sold was symmetrical - can you guess what I learned about in math that week?)!

Now that I have a real shop, I hope each item in it will inspire children to use their imaginations, too - especially because technology today can make it too easy not to.

In the Alistrations shop, you will find one-of-a-kind paper dolls that come with way more than just clothes: each set comes with other fun accessories - like furniture and pets - for hours of fun! Paper dolls are perfect for play time, craft time, quiet time and rainy days. They are also the perfect travel game for long car trips!

Other items in the shop include printable nursery decor with cute animal illustrations, and a funny storybook (written by my husband) about some pigs that go on a crazy bus ride to the moon!

Each item is carefully crafted by hand and designed to bring a smile to your face! I hope you have a lovely time browsing the website and shop. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send an email to hello@alistrations.com - I would love to hear from you!