Wednesday, February 22

New items in the shop

I've been absent for a little while around here. I was busy getting a lot of product together to apply for my first craft market. I'll be posting a lot of new items in my shop soon, I just need it to be a little brighter outside so I can get some decent photos.  A little more time to create the listings wouldn't hurt either :)

In the mean time, here is a new linocut printed on plywood that is ready for purchase.

Here are a couple of others I've been working on too!

Saturday, February 11

Need a last minute Valentine for the kids?

Now, I am not claiming that this is an original idea, but it is a cute one! It's easy and inexpensive too.
All you have to do is go to the dollar store, target, walmart, etc., pick up a pack of small dinosaurs and attach them to the tags. I did these one year with my son and I hot glued them. The hot glue is great because it holds the dino to the tag, but rather easily comes off the plastic. I've seen others where people punched a couple of small holes and tied with bakers twine. Pretty easy no matter how you attach them. You could have your kiddo write their name at the bottom and voila, done!

Best of all, I've created a free printable for you, how's that for roar-some! 

Here are some other versions I've seen of this, both with printables!

Friday, February 10

Aargh, Pirate Snack!

Thought I'd pop in today to share a fun little pirate themed snack that's healthy to boot! My son's preschool was doing pirate week and he was lucky enough to be snack leader one of the days. Or maybe I'm the lucky one, I love sending in a fun snack for all of the kids!

The original idea came from here. I decided to make it a touch more fun and add little pirate flags to the top! What do you think, cute... right?!

They are super simple to make too. All you have to do is slice up some apples, some cheese (I used colby jack), stick a tooth pick in and if you want, add the jolly roger! I found it easiest if the cheese slices were a bit thick so they didn't break when I was putting the tooth pick through. I did have a bit of trouble getting them to stand up. You have to be careful to balance the cheese properly. It was easiest if it sat a bit lower, closer to the apple. Best of all, I've put together a free printable of the little flags!. I printed them on full sheet label paper, cut them out and folded them around the top of the tooth pick. They would also be super cute as cupcake toppers!  Download the free printable here.

Easy, fun and healthy. Not a bad combo :)

Wednesday, December 3

web design

I just finished designing and programming a new site for one of my clients. It's a spa in the Cleveland area. I'm really excited with how it turned out! You can view it here.

It's a great place. If you live in the Akron or Cleveland area you should definitely check it out!

Monday, December 1

I'm still here!

Yes, I'm still alive! Sorry it's been so long... again! The last few months have been insanely busy. Between teaching two new classes at Kent State, two online for the Art Institute, a boat load of freelance and my two year old, I haven't had a lot of time for posting. I've been struggling to find time to sleep!

I have lots of exciting things to share, but no time to photograph them. For now I'll leave you with this infographic I did a little while back. One of the many projects that have kept me busy :) I'm hoping to get a shop update happening soon to sell some new goodies! Fingers crossed.

Friday, August 15

where has the summer gone?

Oh that's right, it was spent waaaaaay overdoing it on my son's second birthday party, having the party, recuperating from the party, going to Washington for a dear friends wedding, recuperating from the jet lag, then catching up from being gone for a week. Which brings us to the middle of August!!! I can't believe how quickly it all went by. I fully intend to share all of the goodies from the party, but haven't had a chance to photograph some of it yet. Hopefully in the next week or so.

In the mean time, I leave you with a couple of quick photos I snapped during a short trek to Mount Rainier. Our friends got married near there on July 26th, which also happened to be me and my hubbies 6 year anniversary. We were so fortunate to be able to share in their beautiful wedding in such a magical place. I've never seen a bluer sky or so many stars at night... simply breathtaking!

Monday, June 30

new love... pom poms!

Sorry I've been absent the last couple of weeks. My main sitter has been on vacation and what seems like every spare minute not spent entertaining my little man has been spent on either design work, house work or preparing for my space party!

While scouting some more party ideas on pinterest last night, I came across these great ideas for pom poms! I don't have any spare time now, but I can't wait to try these!
pom pom push pins found on Sarah Hearts

pom pom pens found on the casual craftlete
pom pom flowers found on happiness is creating
 Happy last day of June!