Archives: Handmade

Bookwhale

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Book Worm, Etsy, Handmade, Illustrations, Process

I’m sure you have heard of bookworms, but have you heard of bookwhales?  They are a real little subculture and so interesting.  These particular whales gather in their cozy knits and talk about their favorite stories.

They chit chat when they attend their weekly book clubs of course.  Fascinating.

This cute little guy is available in my shop.

I would love it if you would say hi, comments are my favorite.  Have a great day!

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Bunny Invites

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Handmade, Illustrations, Life, Work in Progress

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1st Birthday

I have been killing projects left and right.  One of those projects was getting everything together for my baby girl’s first birthday in a little less than three weeks.  I wanted to do something different and add my own design as well.  Didn’t think I would be able to do it but her birthday falls in spring and then bunnies came to mind and then “Some Bunny is turning ONE” appeared.  I’m happy with the invites and since they are out now, I can share with you.  These were created in AI and I was able to make my handwriting into a vector illustration for the type.

Plans are still underway but I wanted to document some progress.

I’ll tell you more about the other project VERY soon.

My First Fabric!

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Handmade, Prints

raspberry bird and leaves fabric

A long time ago I painted a watercolor of green leaves and someone had suggested I make a print out of it.  There is a great site called Spoonflower where you can submit designs and they will turn those designs into fabric.  So fast forward probably three years later and I have made my first fabric.  I love how it looks and the quality is just better than I imagined.  There is a blizzard coming so I scanned in the fat quarter proof I ordered.

raspberry bird and leaves fabric fat quarter

What do you think?  So now I have one print for sale and I can’t wait to make more.  Whenever I can get more time I want to learn how to screen-print as well.  Never done it and would love to see what it’s like.

Sale!

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Etsy, Good News, Handmade, Illustrations

sale!!

I’m having a 20 percent off sale in my Etsy shop!  Just use the code “BIRTHDAY2012″, the sale ends Monday, August 20.

Red and Green Bird

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Etsy, Handmade, Prints

new print!

Painted a new bird this week and now this feathered friend is available as a print in my shop!

Have a great weekend guys!