Friday, September 28, 2012

Too many things in progress!

I was so happy when I left for vacation.
I had managed to finish off all my projects and had a nice clean desk.

When I got back, I enjoyed the freedom for a couple of days.
I was imagining all the things I could start on and was trying to decide what direction I should go in.

It didn't take long for that to change. ;)

Exciting news though...I got my first two commissions!
I'm considering this my first step towards finally opening an etsy shop.
I've only been dreaming of doing it for forever now.

Here's some photos of what I'm currently working on...

This first guy is a commissioned sock monkey.
He's a bit grumpy right now because he has no face. I don't really blame him.
I'd probably be grumpy too.

Next is a pair of eyes belonging to my second commission.
They'll belong to a Rainbow Dash inspired pony.
I've got most of the pattern drawn out so I'll be starting on her as soon as the monkey gets his face.
This little doll face is patienly waiting to be painted and given a body.
I told her she had to wait until the pony is done.
Thankfully, she seems pretty laid back about the situation. :)
This little cheshire kitty is sitting in my sketchbook right now, hoping to be turned into a painting.
I have a feeling he's going to expect to become a plushie also.
Demanding little creature.
And finally, an in progress painting.
This was actually drawn by my husband.
When our son was born, we worked together and painted a huge mural in his nursery.
My husband drew it all and I did the painting.
We had so much fun working on it together...we actually dreamed of doing murals for other people for awhile.
I decided we should try something a little more simple and had him start drawing pictures on canvas for me to paint. I think it's coming out very cute. :)
I'm not sure if I ever actually shared our son's nursery on this blog. There are SO many pictures of it, that it would take me forever to upload them so I'll just be lazy and link to the craftster post I made about it a few years ago. If you're curious to see it, just look here!
As you can see, I have lots to do!
Guess I better get back to work.
Hopefully I'll return soon with some finished pictures.
Anyone else have too many projects going?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lovely Friday- Ice Cream

I just love ice cream.

If I were Superman, it would be my kryptonite.

If only I could lose weight AND have all the ice cream I wanted...

A girl can dream, right?

What is your kryptonite? ;)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sketch the Secret Keeper

I think I've finally recovered from vacation.
Disney was so much fun and it was really hard coming back to reality again.

I can hardly wait to go back (but next time will be with the kids!).

I don't know about you guys, but I'm always making and planning things for other people.
The week of my birthday I decided it was time to make something all for me.

Meet Sketch!

She's the first of the Secret Keepers.
She fits just perfectly in your hand and loves to listen to all your secrets.
She promises to keep them safe. :)

She's 12" tall, but half of that is legs!

She's a bit silly, but that's what I love about her. :)

I had so much fun making her, I know there will be many more Secret Keepers in the future. 


Friday, September 14, 2012

Lovely Friday- Disney World

We just returned from our trip to Disney World.
It was absolutely wonderful. I'm just sorry we didn't have another day (and a few more hundred dollars lol.)

Anyway, it's no surprise what I'm loving today.
My favorite thing to see is Cinderella's castle in the Magic Kingdom.
I think I could just sit and stare at that castle all day.
It's like seeing a dream come true.

What do you love today?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Lovely Friday- Birthday!

Today is my birthday so you know what I'm loving today!

It's been such a nice day...
I've spent time playing with my kids, got some really great presents, and went to dinner at my favorite restaurant.

I have a new doll to share with you guys, but it'll have to wait until next week.
Sunday, my husband and I are leaving for Disney World!!

What do you love today?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Something Blue

I just finished the second muse doll!

I decided I was crazy for deciding to make a bride doll. As I was working on her, I "remembered" that I am awful at making clothes. Oh well, I did my best and just made it work!

She is a gift for a friend that is getting married. I really hope she'll like her. :)

I have a little card that will be given with her that reads:

Something Old
-Her necklace was mine when I was little

Something New
-The fabric for her bodice and the lace for her sleeves were purchased brand new just for her

Something Borrowed
-Most of her skirt and veil were borrowed from a bag of dress up clothes

Something Blue
-A special message hidden on the bottom of her shoes

Anyway, I'm happy to introduce you guys to "Something Blue"

She's a little bit smaller than Bliss. She's 18" tall.
She's jointed in her shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees just like Bliss is though.

Shhh, don't tell anyone we're sharing her garter picture ;)

My friend and her fiancee's name as well as their wedding date is written on the bottom of her shoes.

I can't wait to give her to my friend!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Lovely Friday- Fair

Okay, okay, it's not really friday.
I didn't post on friday because I was busy enjoying our visit to the local fair!

I just love the fair.
I really don't care about riding anything...I just love walking around in that atmosphere.
Well, I do love the food too.
I look forward to that fried snicker bar every year.
Yes, it's so bad for me, I am only allowed to have it once a year. ;)

Look! Bliss had a surprise for me when I went to visit her!
She was quite proud of herself for winning third.
I'm a bit biased, but I still prefer her to the other two dolls that beat her...and that's all that matters, right? :)
Actually, since she's my first doll like this, I'm quite happy to have gotten a ribbon!

Anyway, off to work on my cousin's homework.
I'm not really sure why it became *my* homework.
Last I checked, I left school ten years ago.

What do you love today?