Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
First I have to say "thanks" to everyone who left nice comments yesterday & sent tips. I really appreciate it. I've actually had my artwork "stolen" several times, but this is the first time I haven't been able to find the company to contact, so I was really frustrated. Anyhow, I've been eying this clock on Etsy for some time now. I love how simple it is. You can choose from a variety of trendy colors as well.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I found this card while pursuing blogs. This card is sold at Fenwicks on bond street in London. If you notice, the Matryoska doll used on the card happens to be my illustration that someone else has used, and put a snowflake onto. I've been searching the web forever trying to find the company who produced this card so I can kindly tell them not to use my copyrighted illustrations on their future products, but since it looks like it was made in the UK I'm having trouble tracking down the company. If any of my readers recognize this card and could point me the right direction. I would really appreciate it! I try hard to protect my copyrighted images, as I've worked hard on them, and when other companies use them without my permission it ruins my credibility as an artist. I've gotten several emails in the past of people accusing me of stealing artwork from other companies, when in fact it was a larger company stealing my artwork. It is a difficult and expensive process to prove that I in fact created the artwork first, which is why I try so hard to protect my illustrations.
Thanks so much for any help you can provide! I would be happy to send some free vinyl to anyone who can provide me with useful information.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Here are the rules for the giveaway...
1) Post my snowflake tutorial as shown below (with pictures) to your blog. Be sure to include a link to either this blog or to this website, then leave a link to your blog post in the comments below.
2) for another chance to win, post a link to my blog or this website on your facebook or twitter account, then leave a comment below with your facebook or twitter account name.I'll pick a winner on Wednesday, December 2nd.
I guess you'd probably like to know the prize? The winner will receive a Little Owl stamp & a bundle of vinyl decals.
UPDATE: You can now find this tutorial and downloadable pattern HERE on my new blog.
This snowflake Garland is very inexpensive and easy to make. You will need some "Stiff Felt" in white or your desired color, some ric rac or ribbon, sharp scissors, a hot glue gun, sequins, and a needle with thread.
2) Cut out the paper snowflakes for a pattern.
3) Trace Pattern onto some stiff felt.
4) Cut snowflakes out of stiff felt.
5) Use a hot glue gun to glue sequins or embellishments to the center of each snowflake.
7) Find a fun place to hang your garland and enjoy!
Monday, November 23, 2009
I signed up for the Shop Swap & Blog event. It was a lot of fun. My swap partner was Bambu Earth. I received some wonderful Lime Coconut Body Polish along with some Chocolate Chopstick. They both smell so great. They came packaged so nicely too. Unfortunatly I don't have a picture of how nicely they came packaged, as my 2 year old destroyed it before I could make it across the room to stop her.
If you are looking for a nice gift for a friend or family member, be sure to check out Amber's shop and blog.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
If you’ve tried to purchase a print or piece of jewelry from my shop the past few weeks. I was finally able to fix the payment buttons. I was stumped at why they didn't work until tonight my husband looked at it and was able to fix it. Hooray! Sorry if you've unsuccessfully tried to purchase something.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
1. Using the basic $1.50 snow hat from Wal-Mart, measure how it will fit onto your head, then cut off the excess area.
2: Cut some petals, little circles, & a leaf out of your felt. They don't need to be perfect (it's part of the charm.)
3: Place pieces onto the hat to get a general Idea of how you'd like your hat to look.
4: Stitch your pieces onto your hat. I used the left over gold floss from my leaf banner to stitch the flower onto my hat.
5: Finish your bottom edge. I plan to fishes the bottom of the hat off with a simple stitch using a thin yarn.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I will be adding a few necklaces to my Etsy shop this week. The pendants & charms I used are my original illustrations & I only have a few of each of them, so get them while they are still around. They make great gifts, or would be fun to wear to a holiday party.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
3: Trace Leaf shapes onto felt. I chose felt in 4 different fall colors. I used a white pencil to trace the leaves onto the dark felt colors.
I used a gold colored floss which I thought was a little thick, so I pulled 3 strands out of the floss to make it easier to stitch. You could save some time, and use a gold glitter glue or fabric paint to make the leaf veins instead.