I know I have been a bad blogger as of late, but I promise…lots of fun, crafty updates coming your way A-SAP! In the meantime, get a load of this little nugget that John sent me a few months back:
I just about fell out of my chair from laughing so hard when I caught a glimpse of myself all cartooned-up! I’m always blown away by John’s insane graphic design skills – especially when they involve me having bright blonde highlights and blindingly white teeth – haha!
Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!
When I saw Cherie’s challenge to create a layout inspired by this rug:
I instantly knew I wanted to make this:
The textures and colors in the rug reminded me of my interior design days when I used to drool over the countless wallpaper samples in the ID resource room at school. I would hoard the most beautiful wallpaper samples – not for my design storyboards, mind you - but for my scrapbooks! HA! It was one of many signs that I was much better suited for the graphic design side of the fine arts spectrum than the interior design side. But as a result of testing out the ID waters, I now have a ton of fun wallpaper samples mixed in with my patterned paper stash that were perfect for this challenge! I had so much fun putting it all together and using up my scraps! Thanks Cherie!
P.S. I relisted a bunch of old favorites in my Etsy shop yesterday. Brand new styles are coming in May!
So I just spent the whole morning taking detail photos, editing photos, retaking photos when I decided I did not like said photos, uploading… Whew! I went to text John and I could barely hit the buttons on my phone, my fingers are so numb from all this finite Photoshop action! Hahah! All of this is because I am in the process of a HUGE Etsy update. And I mean HUGE. Like 20+ items of handmade love! While there is still more to be added, I want to show you a few of my new favorites (which are all inspired by my nearest and dearest friends!):
How gorgeous is my model??? She was kind enough to put up with all of my strange photo requests AND brave the Santa Ana winds AND come over the day before Thanksgiving when she had so much cooking to do! Janelle – I love you, girl!
Hope you all are having a fantastic week and enjoying the holiday season! If you’re not too busy, check out The Cozy Farmhouse Shop and let me know what you think!