Monday, July 27, 2009


Here is the proof that I once had a skinny face!!!!



I'm ready to loose the baby weight!!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Spoonflower Love!

I am so NOT a designer, but the idea of designing and printing your own fabric has me a little obsessed lately. Spoonflower is a website that allows you to upload your own designs to be printed on fabric for your crafting needs. You can upload any jpg or tiff or other photo file and create your own custom fabric. Some of the examples from other users are AMAZING!

Here are a few ideas I've come up with just working with different fonts and my very rudimentary level of photoshop skills.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vintage Flash Card Love

Every summer we go to Ashland, Oregon with W's Mom and take in the Shakespeare Festival. I have been doing it every summer (and sometimes fall) since I met W 6 years ago.

About 4 or so years ago, the cutest little shop called Prize popped up near the hotel we always stay at. It is a great mix of vintage and kitsch and retro. They always have the best selection of vintage flash cards there, and I've been known to pick up one or two nearly every time we visit.

You may remember these large poster size flash cards we decorated our kitchen with...

But I bought a series of smaller flashcards as well. I bought them with the intension of using them as embroidery patterns. And here, I know have something to show for my intensions.

(please excuse the terrible photos--the sun refuses to shine in the mornings these days)

I made these framed pieces using the flashcards as the embroidery patterns. I stitched them on raw linen and then framed them in these 5x5 wood frames I found in the Target dollar bin last year (for dollar bin items they are actually really nice--made of real wood with glass).

I really like the way they turned out. I am going to make some more wall art series with some of the other flashcards I got. I have a bunch more and am bound to get even more when we are in Ashland next week for this summer's trip! I can't wait!

:) Cheers

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

30 weeks of Bellys

30 weeks of Bellys, originally uploaded by lucky lisp.

I haven't been very dilligent about taking belly photos, but here is the evolution so far at 30 weeks. I can't believe I only have 10 weeks left (give or take). I'm so not prepared or ready. I hope I can do this!

:) Cheers