Monday, December 26, 2011

Handmade Christmas

Have you heard of the Barbapapas? It's a book series by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor that I used to read when I was young. It really is great- whimsical, happy, good messages. The books have been out of print for awhile and are now considered collectors items. So when my niece wanted Barbapapa dolls for ChristmasI knew I had to make them! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Pictures

If you've been reading this blog for a few years then you've probably figured out that I'm not a big fan of the holidays.  I don't like the obligations, running around like mad, sending out the required Christmas cards with sweet family photos... So this year Hana and I made our own kind of holiday card!
I'm getting them printed tomorrow (and don't want to spoil the surprise for those of you on my mailing list), but these are some of the extra pictures we took:

 Hana is really good at doing a straight face, mine is totally insane, and Rosie, well, she's cute no matter what, even when she was a pest and insisted on being in the pictures (seriously, a part of her is in almost every photo)!  And yes, those are Christmas vests and turtlenecks we're sporting. Um, yeah, and potholders. Please don't blackmail me.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Get 10% off your purchase in my Etsy shop! The coupon code is 'Holiday2011'. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I received the following conversation from a customer at Etsy:


I really love your little whale here. I was wondering if it was possible to mark the year somewhere on the little guy? I started an ornament collection for my baby last year (this will be ornament 2/2, and he is definitely not a little baby any more...) - and having your whale with 2011 tagging him somewhere would be really cool. If you can't, I totally understand - I would still want to give him a home with us.


I was thrilled to be a part of such a sweet tradition! And of course, I was happy to include the year. Do you have any holiday traditions? 

New ornaments!

I was looking at my Etsy shop and realized that I had a few whales that hadn't been posted. Whoops! Don't forget- you get free shipping on the second item purchased when you buy an ornament!

Pink Whale with Pink Belly

Pink Whale with Orange Belly

Tahitian Whale 

Tahitian Whale (other side)