Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
She's in my Etsy shop now. And her relatives will be showing up in the days and weeks to come! But until then, I've Valentine ballerinas to bring to life. *wink*
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
These super soft, super warm chunky knit beanies were hand-knit on looms and are sized as "child size;" I would say they would fit a toddler from about age 2 - 4. Sporting buttons full of hope, one states "Dream" and the other "Wish." (Watch the little guys with those buttons, though!)
10% of each sale will go to Make-A Wish Foundation of Colorado. Thanks for taking a peek!!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
How about this Wee Traveler bag and Coco Chenille the Fancy Wee Dog? The bag can be personalized with your princess's initial. Coco fits perfectly inside the coordinating fleece bag with room to spare. You know for important stuff like a box of raisins, some chapstick, the dollar Grandpa gave her and a stick of sugarless gum.
I had such fun making them! The first in a line of coordinating Wee Ones and Wee Travelers. :)
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Is that even a question? Of course I want to!
So, nothing gets the wheels of creativity churning like a new theme. The fundraiser has a sports theme dubbed as "Sporting Affair Celebrity Waiter Dinner." It will be held at Denver's brand spankin' new Four Seasons Hotel and feature silent and live auctions along with a dinner served by Colorado's favorite sports heroes.
So. Sports... In a sports-crazy town and state, I'm more of a theatre, comedy, music person; but I love a challenge! So, keeping copyright restrictions in mind (i.e., don't use any copyrighted logo fabric; the pro organizations -and their attorneys - frown on that), I pondered the project.
What I came up with was the idea to look at the mascots of each Denver/Colorado pro teams and the mascots of the top four universities in Colorado. I decided to make "impressionistic" versions of the mascots in the form of my Wee Ones, using each team's colors.
The photo above depicts my version of the four professional teams' mascots:
- Buckaroo representing the Denver Broncos (football)
- Raquel representing the Denver Nuggets (basketball)
- Dinah representing the Colorado Rockies (baseball)
- Bert representing the Colorado Avalanche (hockey)
Today I tackle the mascots for the University of Colorado, the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University and the University of Denver (which will prove to be the most challenging as there appears to be some controversy over exactly which of two mascots is the real mascot! Yikes!)
But to my point (and I do have one!) ~ I decided why stop the love with the fundraising dinner? So I will be carrying a line of sports-themed Wee Ones (and other Wee Ones) in my Etsy shop indefinitely with 10% of each sale going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado.
Thanks for stopping by. :)
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
And fortunately each new year brings new ideas for projects ~ everything from photography to things around the house to, of course, my designs for little ones. I've been a little obsessed the last couple of days with the thought of personalizing things. (This may eventually involve upgrading my sewing equipment, but we'll have to see how the year goes. *wink*)
Till then, here is my first personalized item ~ a plush pillow with your child's (or your!) initial. Of course I see sets of three for all three initials (first, middle and last name). Or if one wanted to spell out a short name; or a couple's initials on one or two pillows to celebrate a wedding or anniversary. Ack, the possibilities are endless.
And I'm chomping at the bit to get to the sewing machine for the next idea for personalization. So here is to 2011. Bring it on! :)