Little Monster Coming Soon!

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I think I mentioned it before, but my husband and I have a little one on the way! We are super excited to be expanding our family. While we are trying to figure out what we’ll need for the baby, and frantically rearranging … Continue reading

Graphic Design & Copyright Infringement

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I recently found that some of my original artwork has been stolen and is being sold without my permission. I’m working on getting this frustrating situation resolved. I’ve also included information of the steps I’ve taken so far. Continue reading

Art Deco Owl

What’s black and white & red all over? This Art Deco Owl!

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Give A Hoot For This Art Deco Owl

This design features an owl done in the classic art deco style. The black & white owl is comprised of geometric shapes on a red background.

You can find this feathered friend on all sorts of items in my Zazzle store. Every product can be customized by adding text, changing the size/ orientation of the owl, or even removing the red background.

Colorful Cartoon Monsters

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Find These Cartoon Monsters Creeping All Over Your Favorite Products!

My latest design features cute cartoon monsters of every shape, size & color! It’s great for kids and the kid-at-heart!

Remember the crochet Clutter Eating Monsters I made? The free PDF pattern is decorated with all sorts of little creatures that were just begging for more attention! So I’ve unleashed these monstrosities on tons of fun products in my Zazzle store. Head over and check them out!

Happy Halloween

Since today is Halloween I thought I’d share my halloween-inspired designs. They are all avalable on a range of products in my Zazzle shop. While it may be too late to get any spooky gear, it’s never too early to start planning for next year!

You may remember my orange Boo! design (far left) which won a Todays Best Award over at Zazzle. A few days later the Boo! design with orange details (far right) also won a TBA. I simply couldn’t believe it and am still excited!

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Boo! It’s Halloween!!

How cute is this scared little ghost?!  I’d probably be afraid too if I had so many bats flying around me 🙂

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Ghost & Bats Halloween Design

This design combines my love of yarn with my favorite holiday. If all pumpkins were made out of yarn I’d have to invest in my own pumpkin patch! They’d be pretty hard to carve though…

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Happy Yarn-O-Ween!

Since not everyone likes yarn as much as me, I made another version of my Yarn-O-Ween design. Same old cat, just a different pumpkin!

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This Scared Cat Wishes You The Happiest Halloween!

I’ve always been a huge fan of Halloween, so it was a ton of fun coming up with all these designs. I can’t wait until next year to make more!! Happy Halloween!

Today’s Best Award on Zazzle

I’m proud to announce that my design, Boo! Spider Halloween, has been given the “Today’s Best” award for over on Zazzle!

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Boo! Spider Halloween Design on Zazzle

Out of the thousands of designs created each day, only a handful are selected as the top-picks to be featured on Zazzle’s main page. I’m simply over the moon and still can’t quite believe that my artwork was chosen for an actual award! I even got an official “Artist Award” ribbon:

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“Today’s Best” Award Ribbon

Check out my Zazzle store to see all the fun new designs I’ve been adding!

100% Dairy Free

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100% Dairy Free!

Show off your Dairy Free side with my latest allergy-themed design! Find the artwork on everything from mugs, t-shirts, candy jars, aprons and more in my Zazzle store. I personally love the stickers. They’re a fun way to gently remind others that you, or a loved one, is lactose intolerant.

Things-I’m-Working-On Thursday

It’s been really busy around here lately and I’ve been neglecting my blog a bit. OK. A lot. To get back on track, I thought I’d share a bit of what I’ve been working on lately.

It was Mother’s Day a little over a week ago here in the US. I really enjoyed making special goodies for my mom and mother-in-law. I sent them each a personalized card and some crochet coasters. My MIL loves the ocean and everything beach related, so I went with a seashell theme for her Mother’s Day gifts.

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Scallop Shell Mother’s Day Card and Crochet Coasters

Inspired by the beautiful colors of spring, I decided on a floral theme for my own mom. I made her some colorful coasters and a card with some pretty, paper flowers. Thanks to almost a whole bottle of glue, the 3-D roses arrived safe, sound, and still attached to the card! Since my mom is the one who inspired me to crochet, I just had to send her a “Captain Hook” t-shirt too!

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Pretty Flower Mother’s Day Card and Crochet Coasters

I started working on this crochet Deep V-Top a few months ago. Bernat offers it as a free pattern on their website. It’s my first real attempt at crocheting something wearable. I’ve had to alter the pattern quite a bit to keep it out of crop-top territory. Somewhere along the way I got all mixed up and crocheted the cap sleeves backwards. Luckily I don’t have to undo a million rows to fix the problem, but I’m still a little embarrassed at my total “D’oh” moment!

My First Attempt at Something Wearable…Keyword: Attempt!

The other day my Meema (maternal grandmother) asked me to crochet a baby blanket on her behalf. Her only request was that it be for a baby girl. After getting sucked into Ravelry for what seems like a life-time, I finally decided to crochet a basketweave stitch blanket. I’m thinking about adding some flowers to one side, so the little one can play with the petals! I picked out some Caron Simply Soft yarn in Grey Heather and Watermelon. I can’t wait to get started!

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Super Soft Baby Blanket Yarn

Before starting the baby blanket I really wanted to try out the basketweave stitch. Since I have tons of cotton yarn on hand, I decided to make a dishcloth for our kitchen. It’s gone surprisingly fast and I’m already almost halfway done! I just love the basketweave stitch now that I’ve gotten the hang of it!

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Cotton Crochet Basketweave Stitch Dishcloth (Try saying THAT 10 times!)

These projects are only the tip of the iceberg! I’ve been doing tons of gluten-free baking, and have more t-shirt designs and crochet patterns on the way. I’ve also re-listed some of the products in my Etsy shop, and have new items to add soon. Stay tuned!

 

Schrödinger’s Cat Still Played With Yarn

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Schrödinger’s Cat

Whether he was dead or alive, still in the box or not, one thing’s for sure – Schrödinger’s cat still played with yarn…

Grab the t-shirt, hoodie, or protective case for your favorite electronic device! Find them all and more in my Zazzle store!

100% Gluten-Free

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Dare to be Gluten Free!

Proudly display your lack of gluten with my newest design! The artwork would look great on a t-shirt or mug. You can even keep your goodies safe with this “100% Gluten-Free” candy jar! Find it all in my Zazzle store!

I can’t wait to get a reusable grocery bag (or ten) to take grocery shopping! What about you, what’s your favorite way to show off your gluten-free side?