Monday, September 21, 2009

The crib is GONE...and few other new things

Some wee little thank you note I made today. Depending upon how the making of more goes...I may makes some to sell??? We shall see for now they are for me to include in packages.

I have ordered 2 different thank you notes on etsy to include in my packages and finally decided to try some of my own. Seeing what works and what doesn't I can't wait to make some more and play around with them. The picture above are my 3 favorites out of this batch.

Over the weekend we packed up London's crib and crib tent. Acutally the crib was bought used and had some issues after a while. When Scott took it apart one side cracked so we had to chuck it. There was no turning back.

Here is Scott packing up London's big boy bed to move it over to the side where the crib was. We also brought down his fort that has been up in attic for lack of places to put it. That is now in the corner where his bed used to be.

London and I playing around with my new camera. The top photo was supposed to pick up the blue in our eyes but I think it was too over cast out. And below we set it to pick up black...I think London's eyes look cool.

And now for a custom piece I had the pleasure of working on this week. I really have the best customers and many turn out to be great friends too!
This piece was a larger version of the smaller piece "Content with being Alone - Golden Moon version" - which is still in my shop.
With the great eye of my customer we changed out a few fabrics and I think the end result turned out great!

"The Light that Shines on Me" is 20" x 20" and turns out has a beautiful story behind her.

Sometime I think some of my best work is when I have a little bit of direction from a customer. All of your ideas and input are so important and help me step out of the box in my mind to see things the way someone else does.

I am so happy that tomorrow is Fall.
Crunchy leave are on the way...which I am sure is going to drive my father in-law crazy since he told us the other day he finally got rid of all of last years leaves- hee hee. Take care everyone and start mixing up some apple cider and pumpkin spiced things- LOL

Friday, September 11, 2009

Haircut for a little boy

So I finally admitted to myself that I did not have a clue what I was doing when trimming London's hair. Not to mention he is not one to sit still when he sees the scissors coming. As the bowl cut started to get out of hand, I had to do something. Last week we took a spontaneous trip into Charlotte and stopped by the ubber expensive Doolittles. They have quite the circus going on in there. After driving the steering wheel in the little car, 2 suckers and a movie playing on the flat screen right next to the mirror...his hair was finally cut. What a handsome little guy he is I might add. And if a haircut to make him look like a big boy wasn't enough, he is now sleeping in his big boy bed. We are saying bye bye to the crib this weekend and hopefully will be putting in a teepee real soon!

My folks came by the other night to see Londons new do. We had him up late b/c he took like a 5 hour nap and didn't wake up until almost he had a second wind of course. One of our favorite little songs to sing is "Moon Moon Moon" and when it is dark out and he is still awake he goes moon hunting. Here he is with my mom out front looking for the moon. It was hiding that night but sure was fun to look.

Pre-haircut - He acutally did not want us to take it out so we snapped a few shots. bye bye summer blonde.

Fall is in the Air - new original in my shop the original sketch on wood below

Can not wait for Fall and pumpkins and sweaters and colorful leaves and hot apple cider!

Here are two custom kitchen pieces I did for a wonderful friend. I will never tire of coffee and grits!

And Finally here is another new piece in the shop, Brown Hare Brown Hare
I love drawing new critters and I used the same grass stlye here as I did in a recent custom wedding order (in a few posts below)

It has cooled here quite a bit and I am so ready for the crispy air. It is times like this when I really really miss being in Boone, NC. Anyway, good bye summer...hello Autumn!