Puppy post! Until today I had never had Mabel professionally groomed. I always just did my best with her incredibly thick fur and had plenty of fun along the way. Sometimes I totally butchered it and made her look ridiculous, but whatever. I was saving money, and we both enjoyed the time spent together on puppy spa days. Sadly, with the baby taking up all my time, Mabel had turned into a complete mess over the past 5 months. She looked like one of those “before” shots you see of abandoned dogs. See? (cue sad violin music)
I finally gave in and had a mobile groomer come to the house to work her magic. I am totally smitten with Mabel’s new look! Eeee! (Not pictured—her huge fluffy pom pom tail awww.) Somehow she smells minty too, which is pretty great. Here’s hoping that lasts, hah.
(For the record Oliver’s fur is thinner and easier to maintain, so I’ve been able to keep up with his grooming myself. Also he hates strangers, and I’m quite sure he would eat the groomer’s face off.)
Oh my gosh, check out my new Little Truths Studio print!
It is so so perfect, because here is my A-frame house…
Here are my 3 chickens (except they’re way bigger now)…
And here are my woods…
A long while ago I was trying to decide what color to paint my front door. I couldn’t commit so I left it brown. Clearly the print is telling me yellow is meant to be! Don’t you think?
I thought it would be fun to round up a handful of my favorite makers on instagram. Man, I really need to step up my game. I don’t know how these ladies come up with amazing photos so regularly. Bravo!
Jessica Helen of Hawk House Designs creates the coolest electroformed jewelry. I’m totally smitten. Visit her on her website or on instagram.
Lindsay Emery of Suite One Studio amazes me with her pottery and photography. I have a small collection of her work, which is quite a feat since her shop sells out fast after her weekly updates. Here’s Lindsay’s website and instagram.
Sarah Benning embroiders these mind blowing botanical pieces. You know I have a weakness for houseplant art, right? Gah! So cool. Here’s Sarah’s instagram and Etsy shop.
Dinara Mirtalipova never fails to amaze me. She’s a gouache master, for sure. Here she is on instagram, and here’s her website.
Andrea Lauren makes the most intricate hand-carved block prints. Check out her unbelievable work on instagram and on her website.
So, who have you been insta-stalking lately?
At some point during maternity leave my one-handed internet browsing led me to Gimme Flair. I was overcome by the desperate need to buy all the enamel pins, but somehow I refrained and redirected my energy into making my own.
I have a buttload of ideas for enamel pins, but I’m starting with just one to test the waters. I mean, I don’t want to fill my shelves with a zillion pins if nobody else wants them. I only have one jean jacket to fill after all. If my “lady power” uterus pin is a winner, you can expect to see a lot more Wit & Whistle pins in the near future!
Mother’s Day cards are in the shop! I have two new ones this year. One for your mom friends who are up to their necks in dirty diapers (me), and one for your mom now that you’re a grown up and appreciate her more for her friendship than for her butt wiping skills.
A little behind the scenes sketchbook process…
In other news I’m on snapchat, and I’m kinda loving it. At first I was totally confused, but my hip little sister gave me a tutorial. Now I’m posting completely uncurated photos and videos without caring if they look perfect together and fit my branding, because they disapear in 24 hours. It’s the social media where you can let your hair down. I feel so free.
My username is witandwhistle—come follow me or friend me or heart me or whatever snapchat calls it!