Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Buzzin Tutu

For my Bumble Bee Halloween costume, I decided to have my 'bottom' represented by a tutu.

This was actually the main idea that the bee idea stemmed from: I wanted to make and wear a tutu for Halloween, but I didn't want to be a ballerina. My solution: bumble away!

I won't be wearing those tights for Halloween - I found some awesome bright yellow fishnets that will go amazing with it. I just felt a little bare in this picture without them for some personal coverage :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I love smelly mail

I got these lovely package in the mail on Sunday from SoStinkingSweet (well, really Friday but I didn't check until Sunday, and now I'm sad I didn't know about it sooner...). Getting Etsy packages in the mail can make any dull-study-filled day wonderful! And in this case, smell so delicious!

I've started with the pink one with starts - Liquid Crack. The rest are still in my office, making it smell wonderful.

Sorry for the bad picture quality, I took it right when I opened it: at night, so there 'had' to be a flash :(

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bundle Up!

Winter is just around the corner for us Canadians....those a little further South might be a bit more time out of fall. Up in Northern-ish Ontario (Sudbury), we've already had a couple snow falls. I enjoy's pretty and it's fun.

But it is cold...I dislike cold a I've been thinking warm thoughts lately. I also wanted a 'stress-reliever' project, since school is busier now, and sometimes I just want to do something that doesn't have to do with anything else.

So, I started crocheting a blanket! It's a pretty simple pattern - but it's nice and relaxing. :) I wanted to make something really colourful too, if you couldn't tell from the colour selection!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bee Head Gear

So I wasn't able to find anything to 'model' these head piece on - you get to see me wearing it later in the Halloween pictures!

It didn't quite fit on Oreo's head, but he didn't mind it so much around his stomach. I would have to say my favourite part about these is how big the 'bobbley' ends are :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bzzz Goes the Bumble Bee

Halloween has got to be one of my favourite 'holidays' - hands down

I thought I'd be more creative this year than usual and make my costume! (versus the costume in a bag). I've always wanted to be a bumble bee, and this was as good of a year as any to be one.

Now...I'm not going to give it to you all at once. And you're actually not seeing much of the costume today either. What you do happen to know now - is that there will most definitely have some sparkle to it :)

you do get to see my cutie pie - Oreo - and now you know what's coming! And no - I didn't stage this I was working with the sequins, he got jealous, and wanted to don some sparkle too.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Real Living Magazine

I got a lovely message from fellow Etsian gretchenmist the other day giving me the most wonderful news!

My work is in the Australian 'Real Living' magazine!!!!

(now that explains a few trends I've been seeing)

She was the most kindest, and sent me the article (I'll still be checking my Chapters just in case they do carry this magazine).

Monday, October 19, 2009

A bit of a shopping spree

I've gone on a bit of a shopping spree on Etsy this past week - I just couldn't help myself! It was like another person took me over!

So these are my spoils - traveling through the postal system as we speak!

Lemonade Tote - bayanhippo

I've been searching Etsy for a long while looking for a new tote, and I have a friend who made a recent purchase from this lovely store and had nothing but great things to say about her. So I take a look-see...and this yellow tote just steals my heart! It's nice and big - perfect for school stuff, and it has an elastic outside pocket - perfect for all the little things I loose in my big bags otherwise! Those features, along with the fact that it's was a sure thing the moment I saw it!

I've been looking at holiday cards on Etsy for a while. I saw these lovely squirrels in an Etsy Finds e-mail, and I was just smitten over the entire idea of the squirrels, and of the illustration technique used. I can't wait to send these out to all my friends! :o) I can't send out my own Christmas cards because my mom and boyfriend get them off me and send them out lol

I always try to send special thank you cards for my custom painting orders - since they are generally larger orders, and there has been a lot of communication with the buyer that I feel that I'm starting to know them, and so I can write more to them in my thank you note. I love these little mini cards with the speak bubbles! I ordered three different sets, and I can't wait to start filling them in!

I bought three bars of soap from this lovely seller, and a bar of shaving soap. Her soaps sound like they will smell delicious!This seller might become a new favourite shop! I'm also quite excited to try the shaving soap, since I never have before and I'm really not fond of the cans of foam (right now I just use my hair conditioner, which gets pricey).

So this was my shopping this week. There was tons more that I saw...but I am moving soon, and need to save a little mullah for expenses which are sure to arise there. What I do know though: is that I'm going to be smelling awfully awesome when I do move! Hehe

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tree Frost

I thought I'd start the week off with a new painting!!

Tree Frost is a painting of that first darling frost of the year. I was at my parents in the counrty this weekend, and I woke up to a beautiful slight covering of all the outside landscape. It was just so pretty with little bits sparkling in the sun, and a crisp outside smell. Mmm...I love the county!

Here's a closer look:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

For those residing in Canada:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

It's Thanksgiving in Canada this upcoming weekend. For those who are not in Canada or the US, the US Thanksgiving is later in November (I'm not excactly sure why they're different). Regardless of where you are, have a safe and fun weekend!

On another note, are these cute little felted acorns byt Fairyfolk on Etsy so adorable, and completely festive!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I've been getting a lot of custom painting orders in - the Christmas rush is starting to pick up!!

Here are two custom paintings that I did this past week:
A custom family forest, autumn-themed, 9 x 12"

A kitty in a lovely tree, 12 x 16"

Those wanting to put custom orders in for Christmas should do it as soon as possible. Whether I am able to have it complete in time for delivery by Christmas depends on how many orders have already come in.

And they must be shipped out by December 10th (to US address, to make 100% sure they arrive in time), and December 16th within Canada, and December 1st (and possibly earlier) for all other countries.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Christmas Sparkle

First off I apologize for not writing more often. Custom orders and school has swallowed me alive, twice! Not that I'm complaining about the custom orders...but the school can tame itself down a little I think ;) But I have been busy in the studio, so I have lots to share with you!

The things I love most about Christmas is all the sparkle. I'm a sparkly type of gal, and thought that I might incorporate it into my Christmas card line this year!

These lovely cards are handglittered by me, so each one is special and individual in it's way. They are printed on luxurious watercolor paper, and come with beautiful 'brown bag envelopes' - they're nice and think, and a perfect touch! Best yet: they're 100% recycled!
These cards are only listed in singles, but sets can be made available on request (discounts may apply).