Thursday, July 31, 2008

Half Way There!

Well I am finally just a bit over half way finished with the alphabet series. This has been quite a bit more challenging than I had anticipated, but I love love love it! The hardest part about keeping up with them is the fact that I've been really really busy getting ready to move! Goodbye apartment life!! Thank god our new home is a mere 5mins from where we live now! I am going to finish these animals before we move. That means I have until the middle of September. Oh boy. Here is what I have finished so far:
I just have to add that I am so PROUD that the letter X is finished! And thank you to whoever decided to name a fish an X-Ray fish. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fantastic Felt

So Monday was all about knitting, and today is going to be all about felting! I have tried to felt on and off for a while now, and all I make is a mess. Luckily there are people out there who can make the most magical felt creations I've ever seen (made even more impressive to me after my many horrible attempts to felt). You need to go check out the shop of, Artmind, felt lady extraordinaire! I am the super proud owner of this beautiful olive green growth neckalce:

And I mean SUPER PROUD owner! I wear it pretty much all the time. Not only that, she is one of the nicest Etsians I've had the pleasure of getting to know. So go check out her shop, immediately, and grab up one of her necklaces. They come in different styles and a million different colors. I will probably own one of everything. Just give me time. :)

And if you're into felt, but not wearing it, then go grab up one of her cards! They are truely original and would make such a fun surprise in the mail! And don't hesitate to purchase that beautiful new home card and send it to me, as my husband and I just purchased our first house this week! ;)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Knit and Purl

One of my favorite relaxing activities is knitting. I only learned how to knit about 1year ago, but I've come a looooong way, and I'd say I'm a fairly good knitter now (not to toot my own horn. ha ha) For any knit or crocheter's out there I hope you have all joined ravelry. If not, get on the waiting list. It's soo worth it. While I was on Etsy I was scoping out different knitting related prints, and I ended up getting this amazing print by Stephanie Fizer:

(Knitty Girls in Blue and Green)

Not only does she have a vast assortment of awesome prints and other paper goodies in her shop, she will gladly work out a custom order for you. I prefer square prints for absolutely no logical reason what so ever, but she happily turned this awesome print into an even MORE awesome square print for me. Check out her shop, and her blog too. She has some great entries pertaining to owning your own business. And now for a couple more examples of the fabulous work Stephanie makes:

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Showing The Alphabet Some Love

I've finally been able to start my new series (I'm sorry to talk about ANOTHER one!) for my
animal prints. I've been wanting to do an alphabet series of animal prints for quite some time now, and have finally taken a break from my notecards in order to work on it. So far there are 2 of 26 completed and in the shop, and I'm hoping to add at least two alphabet animals per week until
all 26 are completed.
I've got a couple more letters in progress, but the bear is by far my favorite so far.
Check them out here!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Jungle Fever

Another new card set! I can't help but make 90 different series of things. I'll find an animal I like to draw, or maybe flowers, (me draw flowers?) and once I start one I end up making a million! Anyway, I started a Jungle series of notecards. So far I've got a tree frog, and a giraffe.

And I haven't abandoned the other series either! I added a grapevine card to the "Eat Your Vegetables" series (I know, I know, it's a fruit.) as well. I've also got a little something planned for my animal prints, and yes, it will be a series :) I just can't help myself! So if you have a second check out the newest, or the older!, series in my shop.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Now The Choice is Yours!

Over the last few months I've really added a lot of cards to my Etsy shop, and I finally decided it was time for a mix-n-match option. I use my cards for all sorts of occasions, and I like picking out which one I want to use at any one time. I figured the rest of the world might enjoy having that same option as well! Seriously, I am a sucker for sending and receiving letters in the mail. If I was still a kid I'd probably have a million pen pals! Sadly, the one pen pal I ever had as a child abandoned writing to me after only 2 letters!

So head on over to my shop and take a peek at all the cards you can choose from! The messages might take longer to get to the recipient, but these are waaaay more fun than emails : )


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