Monday, December 3, 2012

My Ornament Is Here

I was so excited to find a package in the mail today from my ornament swap partner. I was even more excited to see what was in side. I love my sweet new ornament and I think it is feeling right at home on my tree.
Happy Monday everyone.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Ilustration Friday

I haven't posted an illustration for awhile because I haven't really been following along with the words of the week. This weeks word was stretch for which I drew....

"With Arms Out Stretched"
That there is a family portrait. I am thinking of making it our Chirstmas card for this year. We will see.

And for an extra bonus here is another little guy I got done just in time for the holidays.

Happy Friday Everyone

Life Lately ...

According to my phone.
Christmas decorating, picture time with my littlest little, cute kitties,  yummy food, and making dolls.

Those are the happenings around here.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ornament Swap Send Off

So this little guy was all packaged up and sent out last week before the holiday. Hopefully he will make it safely to his new home in New York. He is my first gift of the season.

Happy Early Christmas

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Getting Into the Spirit

 So the other day I came across this post on a blog I like to visit from time to time. I have never done an ornament swap and thought that it sound like fun. So I signed up and today I just got the name of my partner. I am looking forward to making a special ornament to send. I will post pictures as soon as it is ready.

I know Thanksgiving isn't even here yet but I think I am starting to hum a Christmas melody or two.

Happy Hump Day Everyone. :)

P.S. the ornament swap is originally from here

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday Phone Dump

Lately Life has been filled with... Christmas Parades on a rainy night, New hair cuts, Cute Kitties, New Bathroom Floor, Lovely Weather, and Lots of Sewing in prep for the up coming craft fair.

Happy Hump Day Eve.  <3

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ummmmm...I Am Here!

Life has been a bit crazy lately. Family has been battling the flu, my sister got married, we all ended up sick again with some pretty nasty colds and respiratory stuff, and I signed up for my very first craft fair that is being held next weekend. So my time has been spent trying to get stock and display things together for the show. Once things settle down a bit regular post will be coming, hopefully. ;)

Hope all is well and we will be seeing you soon


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Illustration Friday

TGIF or so I wish, but to make it feel like it is Friday here is my Illustration for "Book"

Whooo's In The Mood For A Good Book

Happy Tuesday :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Just A Little How To - Hand Printed Kids Leggings

So I have been seeing leggings like these all over the place and I am head over heals in love. I so wanted my little Rae to have a pair but the price tag on most of these sweet leggings are a bit over my children clothing budget. So I thought to myself, I bet I could make these, and I did. I am pretty excited how they turned out and wanted to share.
These awesome leggings can be found here I will more then likely be getting a pair of these also. They are just to cute.

Here is what you need...
 *Fabric paint in 3 colors (I love Tulip Soft paint it doesn't get stiff like some fabric paints)

*A home made stamp 
(I didn't take pictures of this step but really all you need is a small block of wood, and some sticky backed foam. Cut out two of the shape you want and stick them together and then stick them onto the block, and you have your very own custom stamp.)

*Paint Brush

*Pair of leggings you want to design. Mine where from Target for 4 dollars.

*Some Cardboard for putting inside the pants so the paint doesn't soak through to the other side.

First take your cardboard and place inside of your pants.

Now you can start painting. Here I have a pair of pants I already finished and the pair I am starting to stamp. All I did was paint the color of paint I wanted onto the stamp with the paint brush and start making a kind of patten with them on the pants. Depending on the color you are using you may need to apply paint on the stamp after every application, but if you like a bit of a faded shape then you can stamp two to three times before you have to add more paint.
Finish with the first color and then wash your stamp and start with the next. I only did this step for a total of three colors, but really the possibilities are endless. After you finish your third set of shapes let it dry, then flip it over and do it again on the other side.
And there you have it, a super cute pair of custom printed pants. Unfortunately I don't have a picture with my little Rae in her's but I will have to get one up so that you can really see how cute they look.

Happy Wednesday :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Life Lately

Rae Rae just started her Ballet classes

Have been taking photos and getting some patterns ready to get sold in the shop

Our littlest baby is getting bigger every single day.

Enjoying homemade pizza nights

Getting some pictures done for a do it yourself post coming soon.

Getting some nice outside time and enjoying the fall weather.

Making lots of Usagis for the shop.

Just a few photos of what things have been looking like around here.

Happy Tuesday. :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Illustration Friday

This is such a fun concept and I had to give it a go. I don't draw half as much as I would like and this gives me a weekly excuse to do so. So hopefully every week I will be posting at least one illustration. So for the word Crooked this is what I came up with.

Mr. Usagi and the Crooked Pumpkin 

You can also view my picture on the Illustration Friday website at It is fun seeing all the different interpretations.