Thursday, December 30, 2010

Merry Christmas!

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I hope everyone had a good Christmas! I am on vacation and visiting my family! Here is a picture of my new Jibibuts I got as gifts for Christmas! Aren't they neat?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Getting Ready for the Holidays

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We are getting ready for the holidays this week! We got a little off track cos I came down with a terrible cold all weekend and I am still trying to get better. I hope everyone has a good holiday season! Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Clothes Horse Number Four

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Here is one of my favorite wintery outfits to wear lately! This outfit is a honey-colored sweater that I think I got at Anthropologie a while ago. I love it cos it is so warm and wooly! And I love the ruffle and the color, too. I paired it with some cute copper brown knickers, angora knee high socks, and my white Familevog shoes!

Illustration Friday - Sneaky

I made this illustration for the Illustration Friday I missed when the word was "sneaky." I thought this was a good word to draw, but I missed the date to enter my link! That's okay. I am back on track now, and was so busy for the last few weeks. I hope you enjoy this drawing of me and Nilla being very sneaky! I imagine this to be us sneaking around peeking at our Christmas pressies that await!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Little Ornament

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Here is a little ornament I got at ICE earlier this month. It is made by our friend Sarah. You can see more of her cute creations at the Small Object! I think I am going to put my little guy on the tree, then in my car.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Let's Make Holiday Ornaments

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I made some ornaments using my Christmas card drawings and some iron on transfers.

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I printed them out and ironed them on to some soft white felt.

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Here I cut out the back of the ornament from plain red felt. I left a margin around the image so I can stitch it together.

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I just top stitched the two felt pieces together. There is a ribbon sewn into the top, too. I made sure to go slowly around the curves of the snowman!

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Right before I got to the end, I stuffed the ornament with polyfill, then stitched it the rest of the way!

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Here it is stuffed and sewn up!

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Easy as that - they are ready to hang on the tree!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sweater Weather

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Today was so very cold and windy here in Athens. We went out to run some errands and I almost blew away! Raoul had to catch me! This windy day reminded me of this comic I drew a long time ago. I was going to do a "sweater" theme zine, but I never finished. This is one of my comics that shows sweaters for every season. Do you have a favorite sweater?

Here is Nilla

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Here is our cat, Nilla. She is a sleepy kitty.

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Just look at that sweet face! We love Nilla.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Too Much Food Network

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Do you ever think you watch too much Food Network? Sometimes we do. Here is a comic I made for the cool website, Fierce and Nerdy!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wood Jewelry

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I have been busy at work making some new wood jewelry. I love making these wood pins and hairpins from my drawings. They so remind me of cookies! Cookies you can wear!

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Raoul says this looks just like Nilla when she is asleep. Nilla is so cute. And of course these little kitties are inspired by our beloved pet cat!

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This batch of wood items are made from wonderful birch wood. I just love the light texture in this wood. It makes these things look so pretty!

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These goodies are ready at Shoppe Sugar Cookie and some at my website, too!
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We had some Black Friday fun at the Indie Craft Experience Pop Up Shop that our friends Christy and Shannon organized. The shop is open for a limited time, and it will be changing throughout this time with even more handmade goodness to fill your holiday wishes!

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The ICE Pop Up Shop has more than just local handmade. I saw so many of my favorites from around the country!

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I have some of my handmade goodies at the ICE Pop Up Shop, too. What great displays round the whole shop, too. Will you pledge to buy handmade for the holidays?

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If you can't visit this shop, please remember there are some other shops you can visit in person or online, too. Renegade Handmade, Atomic Books, Quimby's, Nancy, Youngblood, Shanalogic, and Ohh Boy are all fantastic places to find handmade goodies this season! Plus, some of them carry my handmade, too!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sanrio Pop Up Shop

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Yesterday we went to see the Sanrio Pop Up Shop! It was so much fun! Even though it was a little rainy, we got to see the cute Sanrio goods. We also did some shopping, too!

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Inside the shop was really neat, too. The ceiling had the characters all over, just like the trucks that travel with the Sanrio Pop Up Shop.

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Here are some of the Pop Up Shop goodies!

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I was very excited to see Hello Kitty! I even took Gretel, my Blythe doll. She is wearing the Hello Kitty costume. Did you know Gretel and I have matching Hello Kitty costumes? Mine did not come to the shop due to the rain!

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They even had a Hello Kitty Smart Car! It was so cute.

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Later on Hello Kitty made an appearance! I felt so happy to see her and get this picture taken with her!