Thursday, July 23, 2009

contagious love.

My love for mushrooms have been passed on to the next generation. Contagiously and undeniably, my fungi passion has spread to my little nephews and niece. Here is a drawing that I digitally colored using an illustration that Nephew I did:

That was probably the most productive thing that I did today. It was so hot in my house that I took a trip to Target to cool down. Look at these cute shoes that I got from Target for only $4.48:

I'm back in the house now and I want to die. Tomorrow I am going to sneak over to my sister's AIR-CONDITIONED home to see my baby niece. She's uber cute!!! Yesterday, she fell asleep in my arms. That has to be one of the best experiences EVER! :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Stuffy Surgery.

My 8-year old niece loves the stuff toys that I make her. I think she has over 10 of them that I've made for her over the past couple of years. However, out of all of them, she seems to cherish the one pictured below the most. It was one of the first ones that I ever made for her. I asked her why she loves it the most, and she responded "because you told me to". I really don't recollect instructing her to love it, but I am glad that she does. :)

The stuffy's name is Grape. Almost all of her stuffies are named after food items. Anyway, Grape needs some serious surgery; her neck is completely limp. For an entire day, my niece could not find her. She even made missing posters and offered a reward (16 cents). My niece figured that Grape was alluding her surgery. haha. We finally found her and it is my goal to try to fix her up by the end of this week. My niece suggested that I give her some cosmetic surgery while I'm patching her up like giving her pink lips and redoing her nose. hahahaha However, I convinced my niece that Grape was perfectly content with her looks. ;)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Handmade Paper!!!

I bought a Paper Making Kit and started to experiment with just the paper from my paper shredder (nothing fancy schmancy). Surprisingly, the mixture of paper from my shredder yielded an interesting texture of paper!! I made some tags with my first ever piece of paper (stamping the paper seems to work well too):

This video (although an advertisement for HSN) was super helpful:

I like my kit a lot, but there's ways to make paper without an official kit .

Have a great weekend! :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Renegade Fair Purchases.

I didn't exactly splurge at the fair (although I wish I could have) but I did manage to purchase a couple of items. :)

One of the cutest little postcards ever from Robort Goodin:

A tee-shirt for my brother-in-law (the two ninjas represent my nephew and his dad) from Decal Robot:

This last item was NOT from the craft fair, but I wanted to share it with you guys anyway. I got a set of alphabet dies at Michael's for guess how much??? $4.99!!! woo-hoo!!!

The air-conditioning at my house is not working again; needless to say, I am melllllllllllllllllllll-ting...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Los Angeles Renegade Craft Fair

This weekend, I went to Los Angeles... the 1st Annual Renegade Craft Fair in LA!

Here are several of the loveliest things that I spied with my little eye:

Lil Sprinkles

Rock Scissor Paper

Fugu Fugu Press

Dee & Lala

Pinecone and Chickadee

I'll show you what I bought tomorrow!!! :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

creating stationery

I've been slowly getting back into crafts, sneaking it in between job searching (bleh) and finishing projects around the house. Here are some snippets of stationery that I've been working on:

I got to see Baby Cloud yesterday. She is getting cuter each time I see her. My sister told me to draw her, but I could NEVER capture that much cuteness with my pathetic art. What can I say? God is the creator of ultimate cuteness. ;)

Monday, July 6, 2009

sweetest baby

Over the past week I have been enjoying being an aunt to one the cutest little baby ever! Check out my sister's blog to see Baby Cloud's pictures!!! It's really amazing to see my sister's baby and to see my sister as a mama. As children and even into adulthood, we often shared our dreams about having babies, and those dreams have finally become a reality. I cannot even begin to fully express how proud I am of my sister! She is a such loving, sweet, and courageous mommy!!! Baby Cloud is truly lucky to have such great parents. :)

Not only do I have a new baby niece, but my nephews and niece from my husband's side are also over to play for a couple weeks!! :) The eldest nephew and I are trying to come up with a board game. Here are some sketches for the characters.