Wednesday, December 22, 2010


OK, so I fully intended to sort of take it easy this month, at least as much as you can take it easy with a one-year-old around. But that didn't happen. Uh-uh. Not a bit. Why? It's because I have an illness...

That's right, I've been infected with the current rage for monograms (check out the ridiculous paper cut E!). I have been spending the past few weeks obsessively looking at fonts and dreaming up new ways to enlarge them and get them on peoples' walls!

FINALLY after weeks of experimenting, painting, cutting, printing, and gluing, I have something to show for it!

I like to have options, so I've done several fonts and I plan to eventually finish every letter of the alphabet in each typeface.

My favorite has been doing this font. Holy moley. It is great. I'm in love. I love the antique-y feel to it! (Best thing, if you register at Veer you get 10 free credits and you can get it for free!)

Anyway. You should go check out the new doin's over at my Etsy shop. I posted a few new things today, and you can bet that as soon as I recovery from Christmas, and venture into the big city to buy more Mod Podge and double-thick chip board, you'll see more! More fonts, more colors, more letters!

Also, if you feel the need for a letter or color and it's not in my shop, I welcome custom orders!

On that note, MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, December 10, 2010


Lately I've been obsessed with taking some of the wording from those popular vinyl rub-on plaques, you know the ones? Well, I've been obsessed with taking the wording of those plaques and making it a little more... interesting. Not that there's anything wrong with vinyl plaques. I even have a couple in my own house. However, I personally get bored with the same old white, cream, or black wording on a painted board. I love the sentiments. I'm a total cheese. And the humor in some of them, too, like the one in today's post. I just wish they had a little more pizazz.

Of course, I had to try and put the pep into those quotes and sayings myself. I have to say, I'm pretty excited with all the results. It's been fun, and the Grandkid design is no exception. Again, I drew all the lettering myself. I could totally see this hanging on my in-laws' wall. My son's Bubby and Zaida (Yiddish for Grandma and Grandpa) have a fun, wry sense of humor and this little saying just totally reminds me of them.

Enjoy! Hopefully I'll get it, or some rendition of it, up in my etsy shop soon. I've got so many things to put in there, and so little time! And so much Harry Potter to read before I go see the new movie!

PS it occurs to me that this design would look SO CUTE as a primitive stitchery pattern... Hmmm...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Real Men

This blog has been so neglected lately! Honestly, I've let it go a bit this holiday season because... well, the holidays can be a bit stressful. Am I the only one who feels this way? There's so much cooking and shopping and visiting and decorating... It all can get kind of overwhelming. I figured my to-do list was long enough and something just had to go!

I'm still at it, though. I'd like to share this new artwork. I want to get a print of it in the shop very soon!

This is dedicated to my husband, who loves to cook, is a marvelous chef, and saves me from making dinner several times a week. Not to mention, he cooked me a fancy, romantic by himself the night he proposed, and all through our honeymoon.

So this has a bit of a soft spot in my heart:

I drew all of the type myself, which was a bit of a new challenge for me. It took time for me to be able to build up the confidence to even attempt to make my own typography, and I have to say I am pretty happy with the result. It was a lot easier and more fun than I thought! I can guarantee I'll be doing more of this type of work in the future.

Here's to my honey who makes my life better every single day.

And to all of you, thanks for reading this blog, and I promise I will be back full force after I recover from the holidays!