About the Author
Dena is an artist, illustrator, and designer whose best-selling collections for babies, kids, tweens, adults, and the home are sold worldwide. As the hands-on head of Dena Designs, Inc., Dena creates and licenses designs that are consistent bestsellers at national retailers including Costco, Target, Barnes & Noble, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and Babies ‘R Us. Dena works personally with her clients to design products such as stationery, wallpaper, fabrics, rugs, bedding, and dinnerware-anything, really, that can be enhanced by one of her playfully chic designs. In 2003, Dena’s life-long passion for collecting old “bits and pieces” from flea markets and antique shops blossomed into a television show, Embellish This!, which ran for 26 episodes on the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Network. Dena’s happi characters have appeared on children’s bedding and as a line of plush toys by GUND. They are now springing to life and embarking on new adventures in their very own series of books!