Thursday, June 11, 2009


"Family, Love" Here is a custom 16" x 20" fabric on wood piece I just finished. It was ordered by the bride who is getting married this month and will be surprising her family. I hope it goes over well and it feels good to know that somehow I was part of her special day. She will be getting married in the Adirondacks, which just sounds amazing and having a lake with a dock in the piece was very important to her. I had to rework things a few times but in the end I think it turned out quite nice! I really love custom orders and fulfilling someone else's vision.

So I have been eyeing this Owlie Owl toddler sized backpack for a while now. I just ordered it so it has not arrived yet but I can only imagine it is going to be perfect for London this fall as he will be going back to the same preschool 2 mornings a week. You can find one for your child here in bratsacksbaby's shop. She makes her things from salvaged and recycled fabrics...which means they are truely all one of a kind and eco-friendly! I think this is the coolest thing and if you look at her sales and feedback you will see she has many many happy customers!

Since Summer is here London and I have been going to the pool almost everyday. As soon as I chase him down with the sunblock...he starts saying "Gutter Gutter Gutter" b/c he is just fascinated with them for some reason. It has been hot and sticky out and the mesquetios eat the heck out of us when we play in the yard, so the pool has been a lifesaver!

Here is London in his sunglasses which we have yet to take with us to the pool. He likes to wear them in the house and flip the lights on and off.

(yep armed with an aquadoodle pen- hee hee)

Stay cool and have fun!!!


ZudaGay said...

Just beautiful, Shellie!! The backpack is so cute! The mosquitoes are terrible here in IL, too. Nasty little buggers!!

shellieartist said...

I know... we put the sunblock/bug spray on London and they get his face...where we don't apply it. I want to take him out to play but sometime I just can't take them.
Thanks you dear :)

Alicia said...

We have a bratsacks backpack too. LOVE IT! Hope London likes his as much as Mason. He thinks he's such a big boy when he has it on. :)