Succulent Happiness

Just a quick post today to inspire your own planting adventures.  I’ve been having lots of fun with succulents lately.  The little bear planter is my favorite; I bought it at Daiso Japan.


Peg People Family

My little girl loves to play with little people and dolls.  I wanted to give her a little family set to play with and I have long admired the way that peg dolls look.  I painted this little set.

I was surprised by how hard it was to get some of the details right.  I started with the heads and was glad I did because I had to redo a few of them several times!

Then I added the clothes, starting with basic colors and shapes.

Finally, I added in the little details.  I’m really happy with how they turned out and so is my little pumpkin.  She has been carrying them around and having them do things.

Do you like the house they are in?  It’s actually a horse barn but I got it used and it didn’t have any horses.  So, dollhouse!  I may add curtains.

Kid’s Table Makeover

I am very excited to share this little project today.  We are currently working on creating a playroom/craft-room for our house and this is my first project for it.  A little table and chair set!

This is the before picture.  I found these at a thrift store for only $6.  They are from Ikea and you could buy the same set new for $20, but hey, I love a good deal. 🙂

I started by giving the table a light sanding and removing all of the stickers.  Then I painted the chairs and table top light blue.

Partway through I realized I should have used a primer because the marker was showing through so I slapped on a coat of primer and then added more blue.  Sometimes that’s just how I roll.

To create the scalloped design, I cut up some pieces of painters tape.  Then I added dark blue paint.

Once that was done and the tape was removed, I needed to go back and clean it up a little bit with a small brush.  Finally, I sprayed it with a clear sealer.

I think my little girl is pretty happy with it.  So is giraffe.  And several other animals.  I’m looking forward to many tea parties in our near future.

The Love Story Continues: Hedgehog and Pincushion

I’ve been working on a few more hedgehog and pincushion illustrations lately.   You may have seen the start of their romance in a previous blog post.  Here are their latest adventures.

Hedgehog wants to show pincushion how much he loves her, so he offers her a flower.  He’s still a bit shy.

Next, the celebrate their relationship with a night of dancing.  Doesn’t pincushion look lovely in her tulle skirt?

These will be available in my shop as soon as I have a chance to get them printed up.  I’m also starting to imagine a series of illustrations where they re-enact famous love scenes.  So far I’m picturing a Romeo and Juliet situation with a balcony.  Any other suggestions?