Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sunday Suppers

Have you been to Sunday Suppers yet??? It is one of my favorite blogs. Ive been perusing their site this morning for the first time in a while. Basically its a blog about a cooking class.
karen Mordechai does all of the photography and food styling. Someday I'm going to take a week off and make five recipes I have been dying to make especially the biscuits and jam butters! These pictures are of Tomato and Cantaloupe Salad the link is to the recipe. Yummy!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Things to come

I took a good look at my analytics this past weekend and let me tell you they are frightening!
So I know I better start a bigger fire under my butt!
So I present you a sneak peek at some items coming soon! Cotton totes in turquoise and red.
There are also some other designs so you will just have to stop by my shop December 1st.

I have also printed some more turquoise cahiers small and large ones. I was surprised how quickly the first ones sold. I am also working on some wooden tile necklaces. So we will see how that works out!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Creative Process is So Slow

Well it has been my 2 year anniversary on Etsy. I signed up but took a year to really work out what I wanted to sell. I sketched, made some really labor intensive cards, made linoleum blocks, and painted designs for fabric.( the picture above is part of a series of watercolors for fabrics that need to be photoshopped...whenever that happens)
I actually posted in my shop in January of this past year. I was so excited...staying up until 3am experimenting with block printed textiles. I figured I was devastedly tired due to my new hours and taking care of a house and a one and a half year old that is until I figured out I was pregnant.(the above picture is a sketch I pinkified on photo shop...my husband was like"whats up with those cheeks?"...she reminds me of puck)

Oh yes the morning sickness was delightful and lasted until mid April. I basically put a lot of ideas on hold. Then when I was feeling better...my computer died. I also had 2 really sad deaths in my family too and did a bunch of floral design jobs.(this is a pencil sketch of a pagoda...dude I love pagodas...I mean I REALLY REALLY love them. I spent the better part of my early childhood watching costumed Asian dramas on channel 18...no I'm not Asian and I had no idea what they were saying.)

I guess all this pondering is about the fact I cant believe its almost the end of the year and I thought I would have so much more done. Then I think give yourself a break...you have 2 kids now...what am I crazy?...also I guess I accomplished a little bit I mean I am not a machine or Martha...that could be the same thing though.( these are some sketches of lanterns also pinkified...I also love lanterns a lot maybe not as much as pagodas but they are high on the list of things I love. I wanted to see that movie Australia because of the commercial that showed a party with all those lovely silk lanterns and I love the teacup ride at Disneyland at night because of how cool the lanterns above look!)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pretty Bunting

How simple and fun is this DIY bunting project from Project Wedding. I love how easy this is too! I really like to make garlands and such so this is right up my alley. Click HERE for the directions. Really I should be working on finishing cahiers and photographing little sparkly birds. Oh yeah and I should be silk screening but instead here I am thinking about party decorations. Yeah...I'm a total procrastinator...don't rub it in...I need Amelie to come yell at me!