Party Animals – COMPLETE!

The inspiration came a while ago, but I’ve finally finished the trio of Party Animals: Ostrich,  Moose and Llama!

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I am so excited how well these turned out! The first set was gone within an hour of my listing it; that made my day! Here they are, relisted and ready for a new home!

Introducing: Party Animals!

Recently, I was approached by a lady asking for a sibling set for her twin boys. She’d fallen in love with the Party Llama, and was hoping I would be able to expand a little; a sort of variation on a theme. She suggested a Party Goose or maybe an Ostrich. The idea of a Party Ostrich tickled me greatly! And so we went with that.

Since her little guys are turning 4, she was justifiably leery of giving them white shirts to enjoy their party (and cake). So, we opted to dye the shirts. She chose a dusky blue and a soft green as well as individualized colors for the hats and noise makers. In order for the silhouettes to show up on the colored shirts, I made the gray darker than I generally do on the white onesies. And the bright colors for the hats and noise makers sure did pop!

Here they are, all done!

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I love that ostrich so much! My new plan is to make a trio set of Party Animals: Llama, Ostrich and a Moose. Stay tuned for the complete set!

New Design!

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:

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He certainly keeps me on my toes! But I do love him all the more for it 🙂

New Design

This one has been a while in the making. The idea for making stars with stripes has been floating around in my brain for some time and finally I sat myself down and started sketching it out. However, it turns out that this was a more complicated idea than I’d expected; I think I drew it out four times before I got it just right. So, here it is! The great reveal of this Stripey Star design!

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And, what’s even better than a brand new design? A give-away!!

I’m partnering with the wonderful Dominique Cloutier, over at My Work-At-Home World, for a give-away of a onesie with this brand new design! Go here to get all the details on how you could be the lucky winner!

New Design!

Even though it may seem like summer is beginning to wane, there is still time to get out and make some memories with family around a campfire.. especialy with s’mores!  There’s nothing that says summer like the combination of roasted marshmallows, melty chocolate and the crunch of grahams. So, I’ve made a combo set to celebrate the deliciousness!

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Personally, I’m all about patiently turning my marshmallows until they are roasted to golden perfection, though I know my brothers are more about efficiency and burnination. Are you a golden-toasted or a burning-goodness sort of marshmallow fan?

New Design!

Life is busy with a newborn! But I’m beginning to feel like I’m getting my feet under me. This I know because I’m actually finding time to clean my house! Truth be told, having a baby is forcing me to be more organized and deliberate with my time.. I might just be a better housekeeper now than before!

Anyway, amidst all the chaos over here, I’ve managed to get another new design pictured and painted. This one is a cheery, sunny design. I love the simplicity and the swirl that gives it a boost of visual interest.

With this print, I’ve used a blending of two different shades of orange and a spattering of yellow, to give this sunshine some extra texture.

Check it out here!

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Also, recently, I’ve revisited an old favorite: I Heart my ANT-ie, and pluralized it. So many little ones have multiple aunties to love! Here‘s the end result:

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Hooray for productivity!