Thursday, November 11, 2010

2011 Calendar!

Here are two quick little shots from our Halloween this year. London finally understood trick or treating and got to go. He also helped pass out candy. If you can see from the picture above he was Brobee from YoGabbaGabba this year. So cute!

Scott carved our pumpkin for the front porch, I made the pumpkin seeds and London held the candles until we needed them for the pumpkin. Family fun!

Introducing my 2011 Wall Calendar - I have sold all but one, and I kind of hope that I get to keep it. lol Above is the cover which was one of my favorite custom pieces I did a year or so ago. I am really surprised at how quick these sold. I did have someone order 8 of them to give as Christmas present for friends and family. I can always do a special order for anyone interested, just let me know!

Here is the listing for the one I have left ....HERE.

Below you can see what piece I picked for each month. They are not the greatest pictures but in real life each one is super glossy and pretty!

Now below are a few 4D pictures of our little girls face. So cool to look to see while at the doctors on Tuesday. She is 4 lb and 4 oz according to her measurements. We are just shy of 33 wks right now so the count down has begun! Whooo hooo

Maybe she will come a wee bit early and give us the greatest Christmas gift of all!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A few new pieces

Finally the heat has been lifted and Fall seems to be settling in. With the cool down I feel like I finally have some energy and a bit more motivation to make some art. The piece above is a custom wedding portrait I have been slowly working on. I am just waiting for the final approval and it will be done. :)

Here is another new piece that I personally adore. I sometimes get a phrase or line from a song stuck in my head and I want to illustrate it or make a piece that fits the phrase. This piece is called "She felt small but alive" and it is bigger then most in my shop. You can find her HERE in my etsy shop!

The beginning of the summer my mom came across a handful of 4 x 4 canvas's at a yard sale. She of course picked them up for me b/c she is awesome like that! This is the first one I have painted on. I sat outside one early evening when the air was cool and painted. It is called "We camped among the stars" and you can find it in my Etsy shop HERE.

And last but not least is a custom piece I made for a friend. She is called "I am Enough". I may offer archival prints of this one in the next few weeks so keep an eye out.

Yay for Fall and cool weather. I have an art show tomorrow so keeping fingers crossed it is a good one!
Ta Ta!

Monday, September 13, 2010

400+ sales and an Art Show!

Tell me this isn't the cutest little guy. He pulled all the toys out of his old room and yelled for me to come take a picture of him. So cute, he is just keeping us laughing these days with all the funny things and phrases he comes up with.

I just got back late Sat. night from a show in the very small town of Ninety-Six, SC. Wow, was it an adventure. I went with my youngest sister (pictured below) and my childhood friend recently reconnected Courtney. We really did not fit in with the crowd or should I say the locals but had an absolute blast while there. For the most part we broke even. lol Pictured above is my booth. I just bought those new tray organizer things and I think they worked out really well.

Here is Angie's booth- she sold the most out of any of us. All those little girls coming in B-lined right for her booth. We got a good chuckle out of that.

Courtney of really has a great work. Her set up was fantastic as usual. I don't know how she does it but I take pointers every time I see it. Plus I have warned her that she must do every show I do so that I can get her expertise and help with my own booth. She supplied the raw white material I used under my blue table cloth. It really looks nice when you cover up the legs of the table!

Here is one more shot of my booth from an angle.

And the 3 of us. We put on a good show but the show was quite spread out. Homemade Genius Festival was at least worth us checking out this year....not sure we will go back though. lol

Also, after 3 1/2 years I finally have reach 400 + sales, thanks to each and every one of my customers! You have made my Etsy work a fun one...Yay! :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

We did it!

Yes we did it! I painfully went through all of London's little boy clothes (from 0-3T). As well as random things to sell and then watching my parents and Scott haul all the furniture we had to sell out to the carport in the muggy heat. We ended up selling all of our furniture and what clothes and books and toys did not sell my folks took to their house to have another yard sale in a few weeks.
We kicked it back up to IKEA on Sunday and bought our prized corner desk hutch!
Here is Scott following all 30 something steps to put it together.
He so kicks butt!

Scott adjusting it's location and then adding the doors!

Adding cork board to the inside of the doors!

And everything fits just perfect! No wires exposed for little hands to get into. Both our printers and my scanner fit in there just right! We are very happy with our purchase. Now I can focus on getting London's new room in order and better yet the new nursery fixed up. So much to do still but we are getting there! Yay!

Monday, August 9, 2010

IKEA goodness!

I have been wanting these shelves from IKEA for a while and my friend Kristal got them for her playroom. Well that was the push I needed to see how totally awesome they are.

Scott was off this weekend so I got this burst of energy and inspiration (finally) to get some things done around the house. I admit I am only 19 weeks so I think it is still a little early for the "nesting phase" but if I have some energy I will take it and run with it. After what feels like an eternity of having no motivation this is a much welcomed change!

Scott put them together last night after London went to bed. I helped a little but we all know I am pretty much useless when it comes to anything heavy at this point in time. Once they were together and we moved the small bookshelf into the kitchen to house our collection of shoes I got to work filling the cubbies with toys and books! What fun to get things up off the floor and onto the shelves. We are having a yard sale this coming weekend to sell a bunch of furniture and things that we just don't have room for, so believe it or not the front foyer playroom will also become the office when it is all said and done.

Here is our next project. Like I said we are having a yard sale this weekend to get rid of so many things and hopefully make enough $ to get this bad boy! You can find it at IKEA online HERE. We saw it yesterday at IKEA and added it to our wish list. It is a beauty and a problem to our "having to move the office" issue. Very soon we will be shifting London into our current guest room/office and then the new baby will be in his old room which we will transform back into a nursery. The thing that has been stressing me out is once we moved the office (desktop, scanner, 2 printers and much more) out into one of our main living spaces then all the wires would be exposed and just waiting for a child who will probably be crawling around in a year or so to get into. This corner work station is going to solve this issue. Not only does it just take up a corner (which we now have available thanks to the new shelves) but the doors close all the cords up and we can put child locks on it. What a relief! I am a happy mama. :)

Look at all that space, it is deep too and I really thing that every thing (but the bulk of our files) will fit!!!!

Scott celebrated his birthday this week. Needless to say I am not much of a baker (I am super proud of myself when I make rice crispy treats). I picked up a little Sarah Lee Key Lime pie and it was the perfect size, not a crumb left between the two of us. lol

Last weekend my friend Eden, who I met 5 years ago when she came to the states for the first time, came to visit on her travels. She just turned 21 this week and has been to almost 20 countries. She just finished traveling South America for the past 9 months and came through for a few nights before a few more stops and then back home to Israel. What a life, she is going back to save up for a trip to India, such an inspirations!

Anyway, as you can see here London had a great time with her. She chased him and tickled him and he just thought she was great!

I must get back to going through little boy clothes among other things to get ready for this yard sale. I need to get that desk. When you think about it I have to clear one room out to get the next room cleared and ready to get the next room cleared and ready...and so on!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Baby Girl!!!

We are so excited to announce that our little swimmer is a GIRL! I was totally convinced that I was going to be the mom of 2 boys but was very happy with the news. Really we were just so excited to see the 4 little chambers of her heart beating strongly. Every thing looked great at the ultra sound. Now we have a lot of work to do b/c all we have are little boy clothes and shoes. lol

Hello little sweet baby girl profile. :)

Here is a new piece I finished last week.

This one is called "Mountain House" and you can find it here in my Etsy shop. I did this big open space piece but it just did not seem complete so I added a little cabin.

It is fabric on wood and 10" x 10".

It has been super hot and humid here so we gave London his first buzz cut. I think it look really cute on him. Not sure how long we will keep it this way but at least through August and probably the beginning of Sept. I can't believe that London starts 3 day 3's in a month. I think we are both ready for it though. He told me the other day that we was going to learn how to read at school. I though that was so cute.

Stay will be Autumn before we know it, I can't wait!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

4th of July and a little bit more

We had a nice chill 4th at home. Scott had to work both Sat. and Mon. so it was his only day off. Since we live in SC and we can legally set off fireworks (whoo hoo), Scott went down the street and bought a bunch from a little firework stand. We threw poppers which London thought was GREAT and then we introduced him to his first fireworks.

This is Scott setting off bottle rockets in the street and was also taken shortly after he set off a round of 1000 cherry bombs. London just laughed and smiled (and plugged his ears)!

Standing in excitement after many many bottle rockets.

The more we set off the more excited he got. It was really sweet and we have been setting a few off each night since. We drag our chairs out and put a stick on the ground and tell London he can not go past the stick. Super family fun!

Giving Daddy hugs after the big show! Yay for fireworks and Daddy!

The next day we had the McGaha's over for a little cookout and swim in the blow up "party" pool on the back porch. Here is London and his 2 favorite girls eating lunch. They are all total cuteness!

Scott has started learning a bunch of songs on his harmonica. Just so happens we have a kid harmonica for London. Today they were outside playing in the beach ball sprinkler and Scott was playing his harmonica. As soon as he started London came running through the front door and grabbed his harmonica, then ran right back outside. I came out with the camera and this is what I found. hehe

He ran back through the sprinkler (with harmonica in hand) for one more cool down.

I love it, one day when London can play a ton of songs we will look back at these photos and say this is where it all started. :)

Hope you are all staying is HOT HOT HOT here.