Thursday, January 19, 2012

Watercolor Prints - GIVEAWAY

Win a set of woodland art prints!

I recently made some prints of three of my watercolor paintings. Each of the paintings has a woodland animal theme and a quirky saying to go with it. The paintings were a lot of fun to make and I am really happy with how the prints came out. Each print measures 4x6 and was printed using archival inks on archival photo paper.

I am hosting my first blog giveaway to draw some attention to my etsy shop. You have a chance to win the whole set of prints!

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Just go check out my etsy shop and leave a comment on this post telling me what your fave item is.

On February 10th, one lucky commenter will be win this set of prints. I'll be shipping them out just in time for Valentine's Day!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Busy Busy Break

Today is the last day before I have to go back to work and while I'm not looking forward to waking up early I am looking forward to seeing my students. Winter break has been two weeks of projects for me!

As an early birthday present, my mom helped me track down a "new" sewing machine on craig's list this December. We found a really nice lady who fixes up old metal machines and sells them. I ended up falling in love with a vintage Singer 337 (from 1965). We only paid $30 for it and it works really nicely.

The little owl and the flowers were cut out of a kleenex box. The beautiful artwork that was on the tissue box is by Cori Dantini.

Here are a couple of the things that I have created with the machine so far:

I made my mom a funky monkey out of a pair of old socks as a thank you for the machine.

I made this turtle for my sweetie. He keeps trying teasing our dog with it and I'm sure that we will find it in pieces one of these days.

I used some fabric scraps to make this cute little zippered pouch for my friend Lauren. I based it off of a tutorial from Noodlehead.

This is my first attempt at quilting! This post helped me firgure out how to do a chevron pattern using square pieces. The fabric i used is actually reporpused bedsheets. (Also note the handmade pillow with a bird that matches the chair I reupholstered in my previous post). I just turned 25 and Colin says I'm already acting like a granny, but I think he's ok with it ;).

I've also been updating my shop.

This little owl needs a good home. He was lots of fun to stitch :)

I also created some printable valentines. Only $3 in my shop.

I'm looking forward to Valentine's Day and thinking about lessons to do with my students for the rest of the school year.