Friday, November 14, 2008

plastic is for goldfish

Planning on making re-usable grocery totes to put in the Etsy shop and give as Christmas gifts. This is the design.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

sneak peak

A little sneak peak at what I've been working on...

I'm getting ready for a BIG update in my Etsy Shop after Thanksgiving - just in time for holiday shopping. I have a long list of things I'd LIKE to be making, but little boys are keeping me from staying on task. So while the shop won't be metaphorically stuffed to the rafters, there will be some new things and a few old favorites for you to browse through once you're back from hitting all those Day-After-Thanksgiving sales. I've continued to get e-mails inquiring about the fabric for sewing the bibs I demonstrated on The Martha Stewart Show. Some of you will be happy to hear that there WILL be fabric in the Etsy Shop - so please be sure to check back after Thanksgiving. (this should leave you with enough time to sew up your own bibs in time for Christmas!) Something else to look forward to: 2009 Calendars, Fabric Booties, Hand-Painted Wood Blocks, Christmas Ornaments... and, hopefully, much more.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I'm just so giddy over these personalized stamps from I couldn't resist having them made for Robbie's birthday party invitations. True, I decided to make postcard invites to save money on postage. (we're all trying to save wherever we can, right?) But then what did I do? Ended up spending exactly what I would have spent on regular postage by having stamps with my dino design made. The thought of making my own stamps is so tempting... I just may take up written correspondence again so I have an excuse to design more personalized stamps.

Thursday, November 06, 2008


A week overdue... but this is how the dino costume turned out. I loved working with fleece to sculpt the headpiece. My little dino insisted on being a triceratops and not the generic dinosaur that the pattern instructed. By Halloween the headpiece was completely fuzzy like a well-loved teddy bear... he'd been wearing it nonestop since I completed it.

And the dino-mania is far from over. Coming up... a birthday party for my soon-to-be 5-year old paleontologist. I designed these postcard invites and will be sending them out for our big dino bash.

Next up: a stegosaurus (his new favorite dinosaur) pinata, dinosaur decorations, a prehistoric cake and dino-tastic party favors.