Thursday, February 20, 2014

Spring Wardrobe

It's actually been warm here in Texas for the past few days, but I'm sure another cold spell is just around the corner.

I'm so excited for Spring! Cropped pants, cute tees, and floral prints galore! Landsend has a pretty awesome line up for Spring, I'm loving the printed tees.

And all the floral prints, I'm a sucker for a happy floral print.

And this scallop perf belt is adorable!

I know when you think Landsend the 1st thing that comes to mind probably isn't on trend fashion but they have really stepped it up with their prints and colors for Spring and the quality is great. You get what you pay for that's for sure.

all pictures from here

I'm so excited I think I might have to get back into doing outfit posts :)
What Spring fashion are you excited about?

 Also new happy hippo items in my society6 shop :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I think you're a hoot

Hi, just a quick Valentine's drawing. I've been experimenting with different brushstrokes.
Of course it's my go to animal....owls :)

I'm enjoying experimenting with procreate all the fun brushes and pens. I painted the girl owl first and then painted over it with blues and greens for the boy owl

i love bright colors


I kind of want to do some Valentine's themed baking, like these heart shaped pies maybe?
But possibly with a different take on the icing.
photo and recipe here

 We are getting small break from the winter weather here in Texas.

Never realize how much you miss the sunshine until you haven't seen it in a few days. I'm tired of a chance of ice every week.....I'm dreaming of a spring wardrobe.. more on that later :)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Show and Tell- Week 2

One of my goals for 2014 was to open a society6 shop and I last week I did :)
I was waiting to share because I was hoping to add more items but, as some of you know things sometimes take longer than you think ;)

 I'm kind of a sucker for mugs and I'm pretty excited that they have this customizable option. With a happy mug you have a happy day :)

Not to mention the tote bags

And everything looks better on canvas YAY :)

I think it is really cool to see your artwork in so many different forms, it's kind of addicting, so I'm excited to see how I can rise to the challenge to create work with a different final form in mind.
I'm already working on some ideas, but it's kinda hard to stay focused with personal projects for friends and loved ones and Valentine's day just around the corner.....I keep thinking of adorable little animals and stuff covered with hearts that I want to draw this week.

bashful skull

I've added my society6 shop link on the page but don't worry I have exciting plans for my etsy shop in the near future too. Launching my shop was my show and tell for last week my friend made a lamp shade out of fabric strips similar to this but with cuter fabric. I should have taken a picture last friday but I didn't I will be better prepared next week.  Jenn is also working on new quilt patterns so that is pretty exciting it's really fun to see how she interprets things completely differently than I do it makes me see things differently too. I'm really loving this show and tell and speaking of which I got to get started on this week! Happy Thursday!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Show and Tell- Week 1

My friend and I decided that we would start working on projects during the week and then have a "show and tell" on Friday. I don't know about you, but I always love to see what other people are working on, it's great for inspiration and you never know what will come from bouncing ideas off each other. My friend came up with this cute pillow cover with an X & 0 pattern just in time for Vday! I have been in a rut lately, but this challenge has really made more driven during the week even when I'm tired I'm pushing myself just a little bit harder to get a little more done each day.

sometimes thin mints help too ;)

Last week was our first week and I had a special child's bday coming up so I had to make them something fun! Of course I wanted to make a cute little plush creature, that's my go to gift for kids. I found some fabric that I had put to the side and just started sketching a pattern on the fabric, I knew I wanted to use felt legs like I had in the past.  I drew the face with fabric markers and sewed her up and completed the plush all in one night.  I also included a little notebook to record adventures with space to draw and lines to practice hand writing and story telling :)

Meet Ollie the Owl

What projects have you been working on lately? do you have any crafty friends to share progress and frustration with? Happy Weekend to you!

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