Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mom Will Be So Proud!

I decided I wanted a new shower curtain and couldn't find a valance I liked to go with it. So ... I bought two shower curtains and made a valance out of the extra one.

Because I'm crafty like that.

And while I don't like to sew, apparently the lessons she gave me managed to sink in.

At least for straight seams.

;-)

Monday, August 18, 2014

EEEK! Pinkitis Is Catching!!!

After being exposed to the dreaded disease Pinkitis – which results in an above normal fondness of pink – for ten years, I seem to have succumbed. I now get just as excited as The Girl over pink clothing, shoes and accessories.

Sigh.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Coming to My Etsy Shop Soon!

I thought I'd give you a look at what's been keeping me busy – aside from entertaining minions suffering from serious cases of bored-with-summer-itis. Thank goodness it's not fatal and should end in about 12 days (not that I'm counting).

I've finally figured out how to doodle and I can't seem to stop! In fact, my sketchbook is gathering dust and you, my poor blog visitors, are probably feeling sadly neglected. Hopefully you'll like these offerings as much as I do. They'll be in my Etsy Shop as soon as I find time to get them nicely photographed and listed.

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Traci asked about the bottoms of the teacups – and I, in all my techno-savy wonderfulness, managed to delete her comment so you'll have to take my word for it. Anyway, this is what the bottom looks like.

I'm going to be visiting my folks for a few days, so it will probably be next week before I get these posted to my Etsy Shop. Thank you for your patience and see you on the flip side!

Monday, August 4, 2014

I've Been Zazzling!

www.zazzle.com/karenblados?rf=238299512841520505
I added some new products to my long neglected Zazzle shop featuring the Zinnia Floral Pattern I gave you a peek at recently. Now I have mugs and mousepads and accessory bags, Oh My!
http://www.zazzle.com/black_white_zinnia_floral_11_oz_mug-168137590777427701?rf=238299512841520505 
http://www.zazzle.com/black_white_zinnia_floral_mousepad-144564679922457173?rf=238299512841520505 
www.zazzle.com/black_white_zinnia_floral_accessory_bag-223883754197549924?rf=238299512841520505
And I added a little inspirational text to a few items, too.
http://www.zazzle.com/be_you_tiful_black_white_floral_mousepad-144552514187622168?rf=238299512841520505 
http://www.zazzle.com/be_you_tiful_black_white_floral_11_oz_mug-168188438056763124?rf=238299512841520505 
I hope to keep adding items, so I hope you'll check back every now and then. Next I need to dust of my Etsy Shop shelves and add some original items. Can't wait!

 



Saturday, August 2, 2014

Sneak Peek.

A new project that's been occupying my time when I'm not chasing minions or dogs around the house.

This is just the first step of I'm not sure how many. It's definitely different from my usual modus operandi. There was a time fairly recently where I would have drawn out several flowers, then arranged them in a pattern on tracing paper, then transferred that to whatever the final surface was going to be and started stressing about not screwing up after all that work.

This I just doodled while watching the Indians' game last night. It was a much more pleasant experience.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

One of These Things Is Not Like The Others

Can you see why I don't want to draw all of her stuffed animals? Mind you, this doesn't include the stuffed people, as she calls them – just what she considers to be animals. And you can't see them all because they are mounded up to make a hill onto her bed.

And no, we didn't think to count them when we put them away. Let's just say there's a whole heck of a lot! Enough that I started out trying to arrange them and she said, "Mom, just throw them on there – I'm starting to get HOT!"

Next the boy with his Legos or Hot Wheels? I can probably bury him with both.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Leftover, But Not Forgotten.

This started as a piece of paper I cut off of a larger painting. I liked the colors and figured I'd do something with it eventually. Today was the day and soon it will hopefully be brightening a friend's day.