Friday, August 29, 2008

lil' mexico...

Well, it looks like I lied when I said 'no more birds and flowers'. Or, I could say... these just drew themselves when I was thinking of Mexico. Either way, I think it would make a great large print bed spread. 

Thursday, August 28, 2008

birthday card:)

I made a bunch of cards recently for kids birthdays. FUN! Here's one I could show you. Cheery!
Yesterday turned out to be a good family day. Took the whole mishpuha to our favorite japanese restaurant. Than we walked downtown, with our bellies filled with sushi, until it was way pass certain peoples bedtime. It was lovely!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

time flies...

Summer is almost over:( How did this happen? Where did it go?
Next Tuesday Lola and Margo are going to school, and Anais is going to daycare. Time really flies!!!
That's why I'm going to turn off the computer and go watch them play outside... right now.
Picture above is of Mago & Lola waiting for their first yellow bus last year....:)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

little pattern tribute...

This hot and vibrant pattern is my little tribute to one of my favorite artists - Frida Kahlo.

Monday, August 25, 2008

lighters are overrated:)

Here's some matchbox geekery for you! Found all this goodness on flickr - Mid Century Modern - Sticker, Label + Stamp Club (pool). I especially love the pipe smocking cat:)
These make me wish I had a gas stove (although, I remember how stressful it was ,as a kid, to light it).

Friday, August 22, 2008

change of address card:)

I've made this change of address card for a lady who has moved with her 3 boys and a husband to Paris. The new address was written in the clouds, but I took it off for the blog entry.
It turned out really fun! I'd like to move to Paris for a week or two myself. I'll keep on dreaming... for now:)

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Lately, everywhere I look I see pillows. There's such a variety out there... it's hard to choose. Right now, I'm head over hills for Nate Williams pillows (new in urban outfitters - thanks modern craft:), but really... I want them all!
3. PILLOWS on Etsy...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

fun prints on Etsy...

Maybe you've seen these two print stores on Etsy, or maybe you didn't... in any case - they are great!
Hsinping Pan is one of my new favorite illustrators (check that awesome portfolio here) and now she has a store on Etsy.
Amanda Kindregan has been amusing me with her awesome artwork for a while now. I love her gouache creations. The girl with the rats nest on her head (refusing to brush) is exactly what my Lola looks and acts like every morning.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

pass the album, please...

Sorry for such late entry today... I had to prioritize against you and get some work done. Work, mmm... who does she think she is... always getting in between me and blogging... kidding:)
Last week, while googling (researching) some instrument, I came accross this little library of RECORD ENVELOPS. The site is designed and managed by illustrator Kavel Rafferty. I really enjoyed looking through it (being the retro geek that I am), so it is a must share.

Monday, August 18, 2008

there's a pattern...

Birds, flowers and butterflies... I know , I know... you've had enough... last one, I promise. Every time I start... they just come out. I can't say I don't like them, though... I'll challenge myself to do something different next time. What theme pattern would you like to see?

Friday, August 15, 2008

it's apples and oranges...

Ta Da! I finished stitching up my felty woolly pillow! I'm pleased with the way it turned out:) I actually like the side 2 better  (even though that was an unplanned turn of events). It would permanently reside in the green chair. I love the way the colors go together.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

everything is coming up pattern...

mmm...Can I get more flowers with these flowers please? And some more flowers on the side, please. Yes, that would be all:) Thanks.
It's either a cow at the drive through or me and my new blooming pattern:)
I see curtains and  table cloth. What do you see? 

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

inspired by...

These two illustrators inspire me today! Garrett Morin - with his wonderful color combinations and hilarious imagery, and Linzie Hunter - with her funloaded typography (some from lettering sketchbooks).

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

prefab modern for birds:)

I know it's kind of late in the season to be thinking about bird houses... but check out this affordable little eco shack:)
I got two, and the girls had so much fun putting them together and painting them! Now we just need to find the best location for these cardboard (water repellent) sheltaroonies:) 

lil tiny tile dilemma...

I found this little 70th Japanese bird tile on Etsy (fox & found), and had to have it! It just makes me happy to look at it! 
Now that it has arrived (just as pretty as I've hoped), I want to display it, but I can't think of a way to frame it. If you have any advise for me ... do share:) I would really appreciate it.

Monday, August 11, 2008

new collections for CI...

Here's a little sneak peak into 2 new collections I made for Creative Imaginations. One is a school theme collection, and the other is teen girl. They are supposed to be out and available any day now. I can't wait to get the school stickers... That was my favorite part:)

Friday, August 8, 2008

earl grey, please:)

Welcome to my tea party! Mingle, take small sips and be social. After all, it's Friday... 
I think this pattern could make fun upholstery fabric. What do you think? Can you see an arm chair dressed in it?
I'd like to stay and have some more tea with you.... but work awaits. Have a fab weekend!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

pillow in the works:)

I've had a lot of illustration work lately (thank you lucky stars, and please don't take it as a complaint:) that I just couldn't spare any time for "little miss crafty". Lil MC ... if you will:) ... So, I had to cut into the sleeping time to scratch that stitching itch. I put the girls to bed and got to work. A couple more evenings and I'll have a cute pillow to show you! 
Boy, that sleeping thing... really getting in the way of all the things I want to do. Got to get to it, though...