Monday, February 25, 2013

Butterfly Daisy Painting

I recently made this cute painting for a friend, whose daughter is just as girly as mine. I went with a purple butterfly and  pink daisies.  You definitely can't go wrong with those two colors when you are making something for 6 year old girls. It was my first sale at my Etsy shop.  A big thanks to my friend, Deb.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Boy Set of Stencils

I just put together a boy set of stencils to use for painting onesies.  They turned out pretty cute and have been put in my Etsy shop.  The packet of stencils includes a plane, train, dinosaur, pirate ship, basketball, football, guitar and tractor.  Now I'm working on putting together a gender neutral set.

Then I'm going to make some stencils to do some shirts for the kids for Disney World.  It will be our first trip and I'd really like to make each of them a Mickey shirt before we go.  I might just have to make one for myself. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Firetruck Painting

I've been doing a few new paintings for my Etsy shop and listed a painting of a Firetruck on a 8x10 canvas.  Of course my little guy wants it for his room.  I told him I'd paint him another one.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stencils for Onesies

I've made stencils a few times for my sister for when she helps host a baby shower.  Making onesies is a fantastic group activity to do at the shower instead of the traditional games.  The stencils help everyone achieve a fabulous looking onesie and the mom-to-be is able to take home individualized momentos from each guest.
In the past I made them from freezer paper, but this requires more effort from the guests to iron them on to the onesies.  Then I made them from cardstock which works fine, but you can only re-use them for so long.  This last time I made them out of plastic and they work like a charm. 
I just added a listing to my Etsy shop with a set of 8 to make onesies for baby girls.  I should have two more listings up within the week for a boy set and gender neutral set.  
Below is a picture of two of the stencils cut out of cardstock so you can see them. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

100th Day of School

Our school likes to do a little something for the kids for the 100th day of school.  In kindergarten they do a full blown party, but since my daughter is in first grade it needed to be low key.  I found a great idea on Pinterest that was perfect.  I printed out the message on cardstock and cut it to size and stapled it on to a cellophane bag.  Easy peasy and looks cute too!