Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Flickr Favorites - Keeping Time

Since I had my little boy life has been an evolving schedule.

When he was born our days were segmented into two hours time slots. Change Baby. Feed Baby. Have an hour to clean or sleep. Repeat.

As he grew the time in between feedings grew, and we are in a good groove. My child was born without the need for naps so fitting in time for work on etsy has been tricky. I'm lucky if he takes a 20 minute nap these days, so most work is done once the other half comes home and can take care of the wee one.

The main thing I had been focusing on was actually time related as well! Finishing the calendars for my card shop was my main goal. I went all out this year creating five different calendars. And because I am so happy with them, I decided to offer free shipping on them for this week only. You can read all about it here!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

2012 Wall Calendar

This year I made not one, but five different Wall Calendars for my card shop.
I decided to try out some new sizes and themes (all birds, all flowers, etc.) instead of just using a mix of images.

I am so pleased with how they turned out!
If you like them as well now is the time to get one. For one week only I'm offering free shipping to anywhere in the world on my 2012 Wall Calendars.

Here are your choices:

Click on any of the links above to go to my card shop to see more pictures of each calendar.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


The other day I mentioned I was updating all the tags in my print shop. I've been going section by section and updating photos and tags. It's dull and tedious work, but necessary work none the less.

One thing I've really wanted to do amidst all the updating was edit the colors for my wild & woodland animal prints. As my shop has evolved I began using the same set of colors for my prints thus making them easier to mix and match. The Wild & Woodland prints mix and matched with each other, but not with anything else. So say you wanted to get a 123's print, and a hippo print they would not match.

But now, they do! Some of the color changes were minor, and others were not so minor. I really went back and forth about doing it, but in the end I felt it was a change for the better.

The Before Colors:

The After Colors:

All of the animal prints that were altered:

Livin' Large

A Hardy Fellow

Teeny, Tiny, Hoot

This is For You

Prickly, Bristly, and Full of Love

The Weather is Nice Up Here

Spike & Curly

Steady as We Go

The T-Rex, The Brontosaurus, The Triceratops, The Apatosaurus, & The Stegosaurus

Up Up and Away

What do you think of the change?
Do you have a favorite animal? (mine is the Rhino!)
Have any ideas for another animal that would look good with these wild and woodland critters?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Flickr Favorites - Tedious

1. xoxo., 2. Spiral Staircase, 3. Math is teeeedious. [24/365], 4. Week 39/52: Imaginations come and sweep the shores of my mind

I've been spending the last couple of days updating the tags for the listings in my print shop, as well as updating some of the prints themselves (more on that, with photos, tomorrow). I feel like I am going blind from staring at the computer screen for hour after hour. But it is worth it. Some of these listings had the original tags I used, and desperately needed updating!

Speaking of which, I should be getting back to it while the baby boy naps.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ornament Love

I'm so happy to see all the happy little ornaments back over at Pine Hill Forest. I love all of them and am happy to say a little collection of animals makes its home on my tree every year. We have a possum, squirrel set, some foxes, and one rabbit. I love looking at all the embroidery on the dresses and vests. It is something I wish I could do, but just do not have the patience for.

Here is the complete collection:

And my top three favorites:

Do you have a favorite?!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Flickr Favorites - Common Things

"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things"
- Henry Warn Beecher

Taking time to enjoy these last days of autumn before winter comes sweeping through! Lots of bike rides, walks in the woods with the dogs, and watching our little boy discover more and more every day.

Life is good.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

(Another) New Birth Print

This is actually more a rework of a birth print I already had, rather than a completely new birth print. Still, I love the new options and wanted to share it with you on here!

Originally I had designed a dinosaur birth print using only the stegosaurus. I liked it, but felt over time that the stegosaurus was too small on the print. After going back and forth for some time I ultimately decided I would be happier with a different layout. And while I was at it, why not offer more dinosaurs to choose from?!

The finished prints:

The stegosaurus is still my personal favorite, but I love offering up the option to have any of the four dinosaurs be on the print.
What do you think?!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Birth Print

I'm so excited to get back to sharing my new work with you!
After a super busy 2 months, things are finally slowing down around here. I couldn't be happier about that. I'm ready to get back to enjoying the quiet moments with family, instead of jam packed days leaving me wondering where time is going.

So back to the new work.
Today I have a brand new birth print to share with you!

This print features a pretty little butterfly, and would be a lovely addition to any nursery or playroom don't you think?

This is not to be confused with my Butterflies Birth Print, which is a more modern take on the butterfly. I wanted this one to be a happy, cute, little animal since it has been a while since I could sit and draw a happy little critter.

What do you think?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Flickr Favorites - Bright

It's the first Tuesday of the month so Miss Artmind has selected a theme for us to go with. She wanted to see a bright colorful group of pictures, and the ended asking if we like to wear said bright colors.

Yes. Yes I do.
There are a couple things I love when it comes to clothing.

1) Dresses
2) Color

Light, bright, dark, patterned, you name it. I own it and I love to wear it! If only the weather allowed for year round dress wearing!

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