Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ladybugs and Dalmations for Triplets

If you happen to know someone who's having triplets, this is a great theme to go with for decorating the nursery... Red, Black and White.  These are the first colors that babies see, so it makes sense to welcome them to the world and their nursery with the same color scheme.  For these artworks, my customer was having two girls and a boy.
For the girls, she decided to go with ladybugs and for the boy, she went with dalmations. 

The name signs work together great, and as a little surprise for the new mom to be, I did an extra painting for her to bring all of them together. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lots of Little Ladybugs

Ladybugs never seem to go out of style for little girl spaces. They are so classic and choosing a ladybug theme makes it very easy to decorate a room.  I'd like to share with you some designs I've done in the past.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Great Gift Ideas for Christmas

I have come up with some inexpensive name signs that would be great gifts for kids this Christmas.  I have already listing these in my etsy shop,  and they are available for Christmas delivery, if purchased/paid for by October 31.  They are adorable 5x7 size flat canvas panels, with 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon for hanging.  Due to the size, I can only accommodate one name, with a maximum of 8 letters for the name, and handpainted to order in stripes, polka dots, swirls, or harlequin designs only. Any color combination!  Here are just two examples of what can be done.  Enjoy!

Only $10.00 from my etsy shop!

Only $10.00 from my etsy shop!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I've been featured in another Etsy Treasury!

My latest artwor is featured in this etsy treasury by valche.  She has the cutest handmade christmas ornaments and baby mobiles.  Her shop is a must-see so please stop by to check it out.

Here is a photo of the artwork:

Here is the photo of the etsy treasury and the link right below the photo.

Play And Decorate!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ready for a Sweet Fall!

In addition to catching up on my painting orders this week, I was able to squeeze in some quality time with my 3 year-old daughter.  Our fall treasure hunt began with a trip to Lowes, for some gorgeous mums that we purchased for less than $2.50 each!  Then on to the Dollar Tree where we picked out some pretty silk flowers, ribbon, faux pumpkins/squash and jack-o-lantern candy baskets.  Back at home, we sat down in the middle of the living room floor and proceeded to put our fall wreath together.  The mums were placed inside the candy baskets, minus the handle.  We had a great time and I think our finished projects turned out pretty great, not to mention the wonderful time that my daughter and I shared together.

I use the same grape vine wreath throughout the year, just cutting the individual flowers from the bush, and pushing them into while weaving the stems through the grapevines.  Once the season is over, It's back to the dollar store to gather more flowers, ribbons, decorations for the next holiday or season.

These mums were less than $2.50 at Lowe's.  I placed them in a halloween candy basket that I purchased from the dollar store.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Love Bird

Bananafish has the cutest, most sweetest crib bedding out now. The set, "Love Bird" is a very popular choice for girls' nurseries right now.  I count myself lucky to have been given the opportunity to paint custom name signs to match this adorable bedding.  My customers are the greatest!  These are available in my etsy shop.  The 11x14's (Claire and Hilde) are $25.00 and the 16x20's (Aubrey) are $39.00.