I’m taking a break from the blog next week, but I’ll meet you back here in 2012. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
Archive for December, 2011
Just one more chalkboard porcelain paint project, and then I’ll give it a rest. I promise. How about… a chalkboard serving platter? It’s perfect for serving cheese, cookies, or any other goodies you might need to label. you’ll need: a porcelain platter (mine is from CB2) painter’s tape (optional) Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Chalkboard Paint (available at Dick Blick or Amazon) [...]
A while back I started reminiscing about this awesome rubber dinosaur I had as a kid. I’m not sure why it was so memorable, but I could recall every bump of its reptilian skin and the strange rubber smell it emitted. Sure enough I found one on ebay. I got it into my head that [...]
If you’re a slacker in the holiday card sending department, don’t feel bad. This is the first year I’ve mailed out Christmas cards since… I can’t even remember, that’s how long it has been. I don’t even have a good excuse either, since I make and sell holiday cards! Usually by the time I finish [...]
Naturally when I discovered porcelain chalkboard paint I had to grab some. The inventor must be some kind of genius. Now I have the most amusing coffee mug ever, and you can have one too. This is a much easier version of the hand painted mug project—no drawing or painting skills required! you’ll need: a porcelain mug (mine [...]
I added a couple new prints to the shop today! Hive Inspired by our awesome yellow hex tile bathroom floor from the 70s. Love Triangles Inspired by my current infatuation with triangles. (Remember seeing the pre-color illustration in my sketchbook a few weeks ago?)
Here are some of the sketches I did while creating this year’s holiday cards. Maybe I should work on my 2012 holiday cards now, that way I won’t have to get into the Christmas spirit in July again!
I absolutely loved reading about your most memorable gifts. They all sounded wonderful, and a few of you even made me tear up. Thank you everyone for sharing! If you didn’t check out all the comments you should. There’s some great gift giving inspiration there, and just in time for the holidays too. Rather than spending [...]
My impatiens were looking scraggly, so I replanted my window boxes today. At the garden shop I had so many winter flower options to choose from—pansies or more pansies. I don’t even like pansies! I think my pansy aversion stems from my hatred of the pansies in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Tips on other annuals [...]