Molly’s Birthday Party!


On Saturday I had a little birthday party for my gal Molly. She couldn’t decide what she wanted to do for her big day, so I told her if she picked and day and gave me a guest list I would throw her a party at my house. Our friend Page baked her an amazing coconut cake, and we had some snacks and dips, and her favorite boozy drink of Huckleberry Vodka Lemonade. Mostly it was a nice excuse to hang out and spend a day with friends.

Just Two Words: Crab & Orange

This week I am feeling a little guilty. For our Just Two Words project we chose Orange (I picked it because I liked how it had a few meanings like color, fruit, and I saw a lot of orange things in Florida) and Jessee picked crab, and we decided to make an umbrella. I was really stumped on the crab, drew a bunch and didn’t really like them. I thought about doing something with zodiacs and the color orange, but nothing really felt right. Of course then I looked up crab to see if there could possibly be a definition I wasn’t aware of. There is of course crab apple, and crab the lice (that would make quite an interesting umbrella) but nothing felt right. Then I looked up to see if Orange Juice was known to improve mood, or get you out of a crabby mood, and eureka! No matter how I tried to include this crabby tidbit on my umbrella nothing worked. In the end I decided on a hang tag. I’ll avoid this trick in the future as I feel its a little like cheating.

it was also fun this week because I used my new tablet to trace my designs in photoshop. I love that it gives everything a imperfect hand drawn feel. I can’t wait to mess around with it more.

Just Two Words: Folk and House

I’m playing catch up with my Just Two words project since I was gone. Jessee and I took a week off since I was away on vacation, but before I left our words were folk & house, and we decided to make bedding. I picked folk because I knew I wanted to do something inspired by folk art, mostly Scandinavian Folk Art. I had so much fun drawing images for this challenge. I drew pages upon pages of flowers.

I had such a fun time with this one, and have a bunch of fabrics for Spoonflower in the works based on these designs. I’ll be sure and post once I have those done and available for sale. You can see Jessee’s amazing collection here, I love her bedding so much! I love her twist with Amish folk art & Scandinavian, its just so good!