Monday, September 30, 2013

Halloween Cards & Prints Are Here!

Halloween is my all time favorite holiday so I couldn't resist coming up with some fun new halloween illustrations this year. Sending surprise mail to friends and family is something I like to do, especially around holidays and these cards are perfect for sending along with your favorite candy or halloween stickers or toys.

1. Sugar Skull Card  2. Trick or Treat Card  3. Fortune Teller Witch Card
All three designs are also available as 8x10 prints. Perfect for displaying at your annual Halloween party.
Fortune Teller Witch Print - 8x10
Trick or Treat Jack-O-Lantern & Cat Print - 8x10
Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Print - 8x10

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Inspiration: Suppose You Met A Witch

I've been oggling these illustrations from the book Suppose You Met A Witch illustrated by Ed Emberley published in 1973. The book is out of print now but I found these images on Oange's flickr. She describes the style as "Hippie Nouveau" and I just LOVE it.

Click through to Oange's flickr to see larger scans.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Autumn!

Today is the first day of Fall! While I've been sick as a dog all week I've been poking at this collection of autumn doodles and finally finished with this arrangement while sipping ginger ale and watching The Croods this afternoon. What are you up to this weekend?

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Summer Quilt Project

My friend Michelle had her first baby in August and I took up the opportunity to make her a baby quilt. Her husband's favorite hobby is sailing so I thought this quilt design from Cornbread & Beans Quilting Co. would be perfect for their baby boy. I couldn't find a pattern, so all I had to go off of was the photo I found on Pinterest. Luckily, both my Mom and Gramma are experienced sewers so with their help I was able to create my own pattern based on the photograph.
I am notorious for starting new craft projects and never finishing them - especially when they are larger projects that take a while to complete. When I decided to make this quilt I told myself I had to finish it and made time every week to work on it.
My Gramma is not only an amazing quilter, she also is a fabric collector and has more fabric than most fabric stores. All the materials used to make this quilt I found digging through boxes in her sewing room.
This was a really fun project and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I hope that Michelle and her little one will enjoy it for years to come.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Woodland Critters

This weekend I updated my Etsy shop with a bunch of new goodies. First I wanted to share this new 8x10 print, Woodland Critters with matching Woodland Scout Badges!
Woodland Critters 8x10 Print

Scout Badges - Woodland Collection

Get a set of Woodland Scout Badges FREE when you buy the Woodland Critters print from my Etsy shop!

I also have a new iPhone Case (also available for the iPod touch and Samsung Galaxy S4) and Throw Pillow available in my Society6 shop! All Society6 pillows now come with the option of indoor or outdoor fabric! Plus get free shipping when you spend $50 or more.
Woodland Critters iPhone Case

Woodland Critters Throw Pillow

Friday, September 6, 2013

My Heart Belongs In Issaquah

I finished my very first art commission! I created this watercolor and ink illustration for So, There Clever Handmade Goods. Prints and cards will be for sale exclusively at the So, There shop on Front Street in Issaquah, Washington.

Yes! I'm available for commissions! View my full portfolio here.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Labor Day Adventures

Hello September! I'm always sad to see summer come to an end but Portland is truly beautiful in the Fall and I'm already collecting new soup recipes for the cooler weather we have to come.

James and I spent labor day weekend swing dancing at Camp Hollywood in Los Angeles. We learned some new moves and had a lot of fun, but came home exhausted with sore feet and calves. Phew!
The camp took place at the Marriott hotel near LAX. After 4 hours of dance workshops each day, we dressed up for a night of more dancing and live music. We had so. much. fun!

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