A friend of mine approached me the other week asking for a custom order for a sibling set for a couple brothers who are expecting a new brother. After throwing around a few ideas, we settled on a set of trains: one engine, one boxcar and one little caboose!
I sketched up some images and we went back and for a little to make sure that things were exactly what my friend was envisioning. She asked for blue shirts and left the colors of the images up to my “artistic expertise”. Here’s the end result:
I’ve been busy playing with yarn and felt the last few weeks and here are some of the fruits of my labors!
Great Nautical Waves; Wide-Mouthed Vase
Single-bud Love Vase:
And, my favorite:
Sing with Joy – Jewelry Dish
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and have great plans for the New Year! It’s been a busy few months on this end. Lots of family, lots of travel and lots of food; the best way for the holidays to be. Though, while I enjoyed it all, I am very glad to be home again with time to play in my Etsy shop!
For a while now, I’ve been toying with the idea of opening a second shop. I’ve always been a fan of upcycling and reusing old things to make new wonderful ones. In my MoMoPics shop, I had several car seat canopies which were made out of upcycled and reused fabrics. However, they’ve not been doing super well. And then, a few months ago, I started experimenting with wrapping empty bottles with yarn and then embellishing them with eco-felt and old buttons. It’s been really fun! So, I’ve officially decided to make a sister shop for MoMoPics. It will be called: Dazzling Do Overs!
In this second shop, I have yarn-wrapped pencil cups and glass vases and I’ve moved the car seat caonpies over from MoMoPics. It’s pretty small as it’s starting out, but I’ve been having a wonderful time. Hopefully it finds traction in the Etsy market.
I’ll be using my blog here to offer updates for both the new designs from MoMoPics and new offerings from Dazzling Do Overs and any awesome treasuries or other news that may come along as well.
Happy New Year and all the best wishes to you all for 2014!
A friend of mine is having twins, due sometime in the next few weeks. Babies are always exciting, but twins are double the fun! So, being me, I decided to put together a custom design for the new little ones. Since her in-laws are from Poland, my friend and her husband are planning to teach their kids Polish.. this was the first time I’d done shirt in a language I don’t speak when I came up with the text myself. (Hooray for Google Translate!)
I decided to go with onesies in the newborn size, and added the text “Love” and “Joy”, respectively “Miłość” and “Radość”.
I love the way the rays turned out and how they’re mirrors of each other.
My friend also has an older son, who’s going to have to adjust to these two new additions to his life. For the older siblings, I always like to give a little something too, since they are bound to notice all the new fun presents are going to these little guys and may be feeling left out. So, I made a shirt that says (if my Google Translating is correct): “Best Older Brother”.
Here’s a recent treasury of mine that I think is particularly lovely. Hooray for Autumn!
Coming into motherhood (I’ve been here almost a year now), I knew that babies were prone to putting things in their mouths. Hubby and I work pretty hard to keep things in our home fairly safe for our little guy, but I wasn’t quite prepared for the reality of it all.
My babe’s tenacity and inquisitiveness (while wonderful and good traits that I do want to foster and grow in the long run) lead to my regularly fishing all sorts of strange things from his mouth! Books and paper, ok, I sort of expected that. Shoes? Well, ok then. The other day I fished a half eaten Q-Tip from his mouth (happily it was a clean one), but then last week, he took a chomp out of our wall! Then I knew: he must have the soul of a Billy Goat.
Thus this new Billy Goat design was born. Inspired partly from my child’s strange eating habits and partially because I have fond memories of the Billy Goat Gruff story, I decided this excitement needed to be immortalized in this new, very cute, design:
He certainly keeps me on my toes! But I do love him all the more for it :)