Custom Design

Whew! It’s been a busy summer so far. Hubby and I moved to a new place (which is amazing and wonderful, and I may or may not occasionally look around and wonder how I’m Grown-Up enough for this!). Turns out, unpacking with a toddler around takes a little longer than before. However, we’re making good headway and my work area is starting to take shape. It still has a ways to go, but I can get things done now, and that’s a start.

So, a friend commissioned me to make two onesies for some of her friends who are Croatian. This means I get to play with foreign languages again. Happily, Croation uses an alphabet similar enough to the Latin Alphabet, that I could just type up the fonts in Word to use as a template.

Mali Mado means “Little Bear” which is a play on the friend’s last name. And Prva Velika Gospa means “My First Velika Gospa” which is a big, annual Croatian celebration.

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I love how they turned out!

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Sibling Set – Trains!

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:

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So cute!

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Dazzling New Items!

I like to call myself an armature seamstress, I picked up a few tricks while growing up from my mom. Now that I’m off and on my own, I’ve gotten my own machine and have been playing around; learning new tricks. My latest accomplishment is installing zippers! Once I got the hang of it, it’s not nearly as scary as I’ve always thought.

I combined the hand-painting from my MoMoPics shop with some repurposed fabrics to make some really cute zipper pouches for my DazzlingDoOvers shop!

Leafy Green zipper pouch:

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And also a shiny star pouch, with a little bit of a retro feel:

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Also, to showcase my love for road trips, I made this great little box which is decorated with vintage road maps and an artsy highway ribbon which would be perfect for organizing a desk or a dresser:

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Dazzing Do Overs!

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

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Single-bud Love Vase:

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And, my favorite:

Sing with Joy – Jewelry Dish

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New Happenings!

Hello hello!

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!

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Custom Design

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”.

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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”.

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Cool and Crisp as Autumn Air

Here’s a recent treasury of mine that I think is particularly lovely. Hooray for Autumn!

Autumn Air

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