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!

Friday Feature

One of my favorite things about Etsy is how diverse the items listed there are! And, though it often may seem that way, it’s not all just for the ladies. It’s great fun to peruse the site and be surprised by what pops up!

As it is June, Father’s Day is coming!And Etsy offers ever so much more than the old stand-by gift: A tie. Here are a couple of my favorites that I came across this week:

Ok, I admit that I love all things Piratey, but this little Treasure Chest takes the cake! It’s so clever and creative, I’m sure it would bring a smile to any Father’s face! Check out all the other fantastic kinetic wood sculptures from CartoonMonster’s shop:

This Vegetable Toad House would be perfect if your dad is all about his garden. Be sure to peruse all the many different styles available from PoFu.  I love the idea of making your garden even more welcoming to nature!