I am excited to share my newest project with you: Retro Rocket Postcards! These fun postcards feature a Dashing Dog and Curious Cat as astronauts in their own Space Ships!
These postcards all measure 4 x 6 inches and they are printed on AMAZING Cougar Paper which gives the postcards both an amazing weight and color.
They even have a space on the back for writing the recipient’s address and a handy icon so you know where your postage goes; it’s 33 cents for a card within the USA, $1.10 for anywhere else. These postcards are perfect for sending little letters to people all around the world!
NOW available as a 6-pack in my Etsy shop!
A sneak peek of my newest greeting card designs! I’ve got more in the works but this is the first design that is completed. Hand-cut lettering on recycled, acid-free card stock with colored card stock insert. The perfect card for your David Bowie loving girlfriend (or boyfriend)! Awesome!
Howdy! It’s been a while since we last chatted. I’ve been quite busy with work and also had family visiting, so I apologize for the delay.
I’ve been working on a few fun new projects recently and I’d love to share a sneak peek of one of the newest projects I am working on! This is a new drawing that I will be printing very soon! Stay tuned for more process photos and other sneak peeks of other projects in the same “series”!
A little while ago I sewed a fun retro style apron using some fabrics that my sister helped me pick out. As someone who cooks most meals from scratch, the thought of having a nice, durable yet stylish apron is very appealing to me. I’ve ruined countless T-shirts and sweaters while cooking. I also have been in need of an apron for painting as I have ruined almost as many shirts with paints as I have sauce… so I figured now would be the perfect time to solve both problems! Since I was designing a set of recipe cards for my sister for Chirstmas, It made the most sense to gift the apron and recipe box to her. Although, I did take it for a test run first and made a batch of cookies with it. Perfection!
The apron is two sided and can be worn either way, this also makes for a safer apron, providing protection from heat and cold. There are pockets on the front of the apron that are large and pleated, and they can fit all manner of painting or cooking utensils within them. The straps on the neck and waist are long and leave enough room to tie a simple knot or a bow. It is adjustable so it can fit cooks or artists in a variety of sizes.
Attention to Detail:
The top of the apron on the front side is quilted and there is detailing and ricrac on both the front and flip-side. Over 2 yards of ricrac were used on this apron! The neck ties and waistband are also quilted, giving the ties a visual appeal and extra durability.
This is a nice, durable apron that can withstand cooking, cleaning, painting, washing and more! I look forward to making more aprons and having them available in my Etsy Shop. Stay tuned for more photos of new aprons as they are completed.
This Christmas I decided to make most of the gifts I gave to my family and friends. I have tried this a few years ago, but I ended up getting too caught up with work and traveling to make that possible. This year, however, I was successful in making a number of gifts for people. For my brother I made a T-Shirt Quilt of many of his old shirts from when he was young.
My sister’s gifts were a little more complicated. She will soon be living on her own after college, and I thought it would be nice to give her an apron and recipe box to take with her to her new apartment. I love cooking (and making art!) and I thought this could be a fun addition to her kitchen, especially since she isn’t the most seasoned chef. I have a very good friend who is a wonderful chef, and I decided to make her a recipe box as well. The first recipe box fit cards that measured 6.25 x 4 inches, and the second box’s cards were 7 x 3 inches.
The box is a wooden box from an antique store in my hometown. The word “Recipe” was hand painted on each box by yours truly! The cards were designed digitally and printed on cardstock. When I print more cards, I will likely make the cards double sided and print them on a heavy-weight cardstock. These are nice, but double sided would be better and easier for writing long recipes.
This second box was for my good friend. The boxes were not the same shape or size (this one was wider, but not as tall as the other one) so I had to design two sets of cards and two sets of dividers. The overall designs are similar, but the layout of the cards are different.
The dividers are for general types of foods: appetizers, salads and soups, main course, desserts, etc. I also included some blank dividers to leave room for other interests. The recipe cards themselves have assorted designs, but they can be separated in to the different food types, ie: all the chevron-patterned cards could be for salads, whereas the design with fruits and jam jars could be for desserts.
Each box came with 20 recipe cards and 8 dividers. Keep your eyes open for these for sale in my Etsy Shop! I am still sourcing antique/vintage boxes to make in to new recipe boxes.
I designed these cards for the holidays. They are inspired by a phrase my mom says around the holidays: “Merry Merry, Happy Happy!”
I had originally made them to be postcards, but I also printed them at business card size and they are really nice on presents! With a punch in the corner and some festive baker’s twine, they look lovely on gift bags and gift boxes. I’ve used them for gift tags this holiday season, writing names and gift information on the back… I’ll be putting them on my Etsy shop soon.
This Christmas I decided to make a gift for my Honey. He generally gets the things he needs (new clothes, new games, etc.) when he needs them, so sometimes it can be hard to find the right gift in the stores. I really love old maps and globes especially, and when I found this little globe, I just knew I had to have it. I was a little disappointed in the size of this globe at first (it’s pretty small), but now that I see it on his desk, I know it was just the right size!
The lettering was designed and hand painted by me.
The words are from the Carpenters’ song “Top of the World”.