Thursday, December 15, 2011

For Love of the Little Ones (boys, too!)

Maybe it's me being the mom of boys, but lots of products made for little guys are either too precious, or too stereotypical. (Wow, really? Blue boats or trains for boys, and pink for girls?)

This set of cards is my answer. And my excuse to draw monsters and robots and inchworms!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fuzzy Little Love

This is my son's favorite animal - he goes to sleepovers and comes with if there are bad dreams that only I can banish from the safety of my big ol' bed.  Stuffed animals can get pretty raggedy from all the love, so I've immortalized him, and now he is captured in all his cute - without the grime. Hi, Max!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Mothy Little Heaven - Summer Lanterns

Thinking about the changing seasons, cooler evenings, being out on the patio again. There are always a couple of weeks each summer when we just ignore the fact that we have a back door, but there has been a shift in the wind. Not cold for ever so long, but a time for lanterns again.

: )

Friday, August 12, 2011

Wishful Arranging

I have enough dishes and silverware to host lots of dinner parties (which I never do). What I do not have, is one place to keep everything. I'm too darned picky since I was raised with antiques all around me. It was the 70s, that was the cheap furniture. Now I don't like things without dovetail joints and a little quality patina.

But I'll design my own furniture!  This one would look great in a dark stain with faceted glass knobs or a crackled cream with pinky red ceramic handles. Now if I can just find a bored, impoverished cabinet maker who has a nice pile of furniture-quality wood and nothing to make!

Looks good right about...there!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Home Tweet Home!

Got the keys last week! Now I feel like painting (and singing!)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Mouse of July!

Hope you're having a fun/relaxing/whatever you need this weekend to be! I've spent it being productive and happy - fresh corn for grilling later, finished a couple of fun projects, and just put color to this little guy. He's the star of my...wait for it... Book! I wrote it a few weeks ago, and now I'm busy illustrating. Never did an entire book, and with all wonderful ones in my memory and my bookshelves, I'm a little critical of my work. But I like him today, and he's quite happy waving his flag for everyone to enjoy.

Happy Fourth of July, and for all and any of my onlookers in other parts of the world, I hope you have a wonderful weekend - I won't be selfish ; ).

Friday, June 24, 2011

My 38 dollar mistake

I have a six year old camera, and still love it. I keep learning new ways to use it, and make my photos better. Only problem is, it came out before charging things with a USB cord was commonplace. And now I've misplaced/misorganized/flat out LOST the charger. I know it's in this house, but beyond tearing everything up, it is not to be found. Oh, and my printer is out of commission, too. So I'm taking pics of things with my phone. A sad, sad state of affairs.

(between you and me, I think my son, Prince Disassembler of All Things Electronic has something to do with it, but he's not talking, and I'm not fond of going under his bed, also known as Where Technology Goes to Die).

So I got online today, and for the low low price of 38 dollars, I will now make this tiny silly nightmare disappear.  But whaddaya wanna bet that I find the missing object about a week after the new one arrives?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A little something extra today!

Patio shower invite - doesn't it just make you want to pour something from a big happy glass pitcher?

Kitchen Magic

A fun invitation set. The invitation came with recipe cards for guests to fill out for the happy couple, and the only design direction I had to follow was "make it kitchen, fun, and a little vintage!"

Invite, recipe cards and thank you notes all match. If I had been able to, the package would have included mailing labels that also wore happy blue and red.

Monday, April 25, 2011

She can do magic - and I need some right now!

We all have our weeks, (I've had a bunch all stuck together). Somehow, singing the Fairy Godmother's song from Cinderella picks me right up. So here's the incarnation of my guardian fairy - Bibbi Bobbi Boo!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Spring surprise

I discovered last week that a tiny bird has chosen my front door decor as a lovely place to raise his tiny family. Wifey bird is brown-speckled, bright-eyed and does not trust me at all. I think they're house finches, but can't get a glimpse of Daddy bird to see if he's got his orangey red head. The eggs are white and the size of jelly beans.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I should head to the garden center - in the mood I'm in!

Just can't wait for spring! Maybe this year I'll plant a kitchen tub or two on the patio. Hmmm... salsa garden and an herb garden?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Three Happy Friends

All happy in their weird little ways. Like me and my friends!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Missing Doodles - (not exactly a Nancy Drew classic)

Introducing two doodles that have lingered in the sketchbook upstairs for awhile (it got cold, and I don't turn on the heat unless we're up there for awhile, or we have company to stay).

The first one is the actual sketch I did of my desktop. It's pretty much the same, except covered in Valentine's cards and empty envelopes today. Organizing everything neatly is N.O.T. my forté. I try, but it's not always a success.

Sketch numbah two is a drawing of the jewelry I rocked in the 70s. Yes, that is a macrame choker and hand-painted letter bead necklace. I loved the choker so much, wore it until it actually choked me to put it on. A sad day. I've more than made up for it with the jewelry I buy now. Still pretty cheap, though. I come from a long line of costume-jewelry queens. Makes it more fun to hunt down the style I want, and pay beans for it. Or make it myself. : )

Draw on, girl, draw on!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Blooms

Happy Valentine's Day to all my happy valentines!
Scatter smiles, share love, spread joy!

If you feel a little lopsided on a for-two kind of day,
I hope you spoil yourself a little in some fashion. : )

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Better Nate than Lever

Kind of wish I could remember the rest of that joke, because I love the punchline.
This fellow is the long-promised BoogaLou makeover. He is a happy little guy, dancing in the starlight. I've probably watched a few too many bad horror movies for even dancing pumpkinheads that I draw to give me the shivers. Booga doesn't, now.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

This should exist, because I would own it.

I imagine the things I want to have in my house, to sit on, to hang on my windows, to wear. And then I have to go find them. Usually I get close, but not the exact match to my imagination.

This is my latest invention. So... either I dream about it, or teach myself to sew and embroider, so I can have one. Soft greyish periwinkle wool, dark red stitching on bracelet sleeves and edges of everything, and red and blue pretty plaid as a lining.

This is as close as I'll get for awhile... : )!

Friday, January 28, 2011

You must love the little birdies, because you give them this to perch on!

My decor for January is always different, last year it was homes and houses, this year it is little birdies.  One of my favorite blogs is The Graphics Fairy, because she always has such lovely images collected from far and wide, all scanned in for artists and scrapbookers and cardmaking people to use and enjoy! I printed these two pictures on antique grey laid cardstock, for a grand total of $.95 for brand new (old) artwork.

Can't beat that!
Hope you're having a good January - especially if you are up north and buried in snow just now!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A New Year!

Happy January! I've been lax in returning, but all the -ber months speed by me so fast! 2011 has kind of snuck up on me, as if I'm surprised that the day after December 31st starts another year. So my doodle reflects it. Don't think it quite knows what it's going to do, or where it's headed.

Here's to a new year and hopefully, new adventures!