Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Store Section!

So after crocheting beanie after beanie, hat after hat, I finally was able to get the sizes right. So I've listed my first couple of crocheted hats in my etsy store. Yay! I'm so excited about it. They have been well received so far, lots of hits in the first day, and got some good comments from my fellow Homefronters. (Thanks ladies!) Now I just need to get a good selection going and see how they do! Check 'em out.

Off to make another one now. :)

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Dynamic Duo

I love my kids, but they are crazy. I get the camera out and they really just lose it. Banana sandwiches crazy. But at least I got my daughter to leave her new hat on long enough to let me take a couple of pictures! I think it helped she saw her brother was also wearing his hat. Okay, so it's a tiny bit big for her...I'm still learning about how to get the size right for the right age, but it still looks cute on her and she has room to grow. And she'll need it if she ends up with a big ol' noggin like daddy. For some reason the angle of this shot makes the flower look too high up and really big, but in real life it is in a good position and isn't very big. Weird.

I had planned on having another one done this evening, but I fell asleep on the floor with Ava at 8:30! I'd say my sleep deprivation caught up to me. Normally as soon as it's bedtime for the kids I suddenly get a burst of energy to get me through some alone time. I slept for four hours on the floor with Ava and woke up starving. So rather than having another hat to share, I'll share the little cell phone pouch I made myself last night. More practice for making different things. And an easy one to make in any size, love that.

And last, but never least, my son dressing himself like five year olds tend to do. Nuts crazy mad, but I love them!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Kyle's new hat

The many faces of Kyle while sporting the new hat Mommy made for him. Can you guess which ones he calls his rocker face? He really likes the hat and says he looks like a skater. Now he wants more hats. Yikes, I've created a monster! (I did pick him up some camo yarn, but he doesn't know that yet. shhh) This is only my third hat, so I hope for them to get even better. I've picked up a few patterns to try and have another one for Ava about 1/3rd done. I'm loving it so far, let's just hope this next one fits her. If not I know lots of little girls to give them to. ;)

More pics, he was being a ham. That last one is for Daddy, his idea.

Monday, June 9, 2008

I'm a walking advertisement

Okay, DRIVING advertisement. I got some decals done for my vehicle to advertise my little business on Etsy. They turned out pretty good. Not too much but they stand out enough for drivers to read. Mark even put a little one on the back of his car. hee hee Now I feel like I'm advertising my biz whenever I go out, cool! Makes the gas money worth it? Not quite! But I hope it at least drums up a bit of traffic. Please excuse our dirty cars, ahem.

I got the decals made from

Friday, June 6, 2008

Commission Finale!

I finally finished this commission that has been stressing me out for so long. Thought I'd share the completed piece just for the heck of it. It's 16x20 and all graphite. Please excuse the poor photo of the drawing, I packaged it up for shipping and then realized I hadn't scanned it or photographed it. After the luck I had with this commission I decided rather than risk damaging it by exposing it to any elements again I took the picture in the plastic I seal it in for shipment. Better than nothing I suppose.

Also shown is the one reference photo I was given to work from. I thought the composition of the photo didn't flow right, so I took some artistic license there. :)

UPDATE: I got word from the customer and they are in love with the portrait. They said it was beyond their expectations and can't wait to get it on the wall. The husband said his wife just stared at it with an open mouth for ten minutes. I'm so thrilled they like it! I can breathe now.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

More Treasuries!

I'm honored to be included in the following treasuries: Please click on them to see them full view and be able to visit the great shops included!

From EllaBearBowtique:And one I put together: