Work in Progress

Finally finished my book!

Finally finished my book!


The Little Cuties’ Alphabet book is finally complete! You can purchase a copy for your little one by checking out by clicking here. (You can also get 25% OFF your book order by using the code “HOLIDAYTHANKS“, how sweet is that?) :) I checked out some reviews on the quality of BLURB books and they look really nice. I should be getting copies of my book in about a week so I’ll post pictures so you guys can see it.

So, a lot has happened since I last updated. The biggest change is that we have finally moved and are almost completely settled into our new place! Yippy! It was starting to feel like it would never happen, but I’m very happy in our new home.

Ethan as Mickey on Halloween &  Ethan with his cousin Kristen on Thanksgiving :) 

Ethan’s had his first Halloween and Thanksgiving.. :) he’s now almost 7 months.. I can’t believe how quickly time has gone by! He’s already got two little toofs on the bottom. Awwww. :*)

Hopefully in a few more weeks I can get a crafting area set up at home so I can start making things again.
My Etsy shop is empty right now and it’s really bumming me out.

Making myself look pretty in photoshop…


original

I installed the CS6 demo tonight and had too much fun playing around with Photoshop. This was my first attempt at trying to do that cool watercolor effect that I keep seeing all over the place. I know, it’s nothing original. I had fun with it though and that’s all that matters. The “immerse your soul in love” line is from a Radiohead song. Yeah.. I know you’re thinking “what a hipster”. Shut up. :)

33 weeks pregnant, pimp walk and my new artist crush..


Ethan in a 4D Ultrasound picture


The baby crib and the mario mobile I made for him. It didn’t turn out exactly how I had pictured it but I still think it’s cute.

I’ve been busy working, sleeping and eating a lot. It’s hard to believe there are only a few more weeks left until baby Ethan is here. I’m excited about getting to know the person that we made. I’m excited about introducing this person to chocolate chip cookies, art, and the Pixies. I’m excited to read The Little Red Hen with this person. I’m excited about getting to know Eric as a parent. I’m excited about getting to know myself as a parent. I’m ready, and I’m not at all ready, but more than anything, I just feel lucky to get to have this experience. What I don’t feel lucky about is the fact that I’ve been dealing with SPD – one of those weird pregnancy conditions that sounds bizarre and well, kind of is. It means the ligaments that normally keep your pelvic bone aligned during pregnancy become too relaxed and stretchy. This, in turn, can make the pelvic joint — aka the symphysis pubis — unstable, causing some pretty strange sensations and chronic pain. I’ve been experiencing that for over 2 months now and I’ve developed a limp that makes me walk like a pimp. :|

On a side note – my new artist crush is Mike Mitchell, his artwork is my favorite style of cute & creepy. :) This piece has to be my favorite of his so far.

Which also reminds me of a really great documentary I watched about Kevin Clash (the puppeteer behind Elmo) that you should all go watch. It’s called Being Elmo and it will make you laugh, cry and make you want to go destroy your favorite blankey so you can create your own puppet. :)

Baby, Mario Kart and N’awlins!

I must apologize for the lack of posts in the past month or so, life happens! :) Yup, so I’m 21 weeks pregnant. We found out we’re having a boy last week and naturally, I have started shopping. Teehee. After looking through about 100 different baby mobiles on various websites, I’ve decided to make my own – It’s going to be Mario Kart themed! I just got my little Mario and Luigi plush dolls today but I’m still waiting on the rest of them. I’ll be posting pictures of that project soon.

Oh so, we went to New Orleans for a week in December. The trip was my birthday gift from Eric and it was my first time going there.  I loved the artists at Jackson square and how everywhere we’d go we would hear live music. So awesome. :) We went on two of Bloody Mary’s tours which were both really informative and freaky at the same time. I highly recommend taking one of her tours if you ever go to N’awlins!



We made VooDoo dolls on Bloody Mary’s Ghost Tour!
The Louis Armstrong park reopened while we were there!

random street band – we saw many of these!

piano that was found after Katrina that belonged to Fats Domino

We visited two of the cemeteries – it was super creepy  how vandalized some of the tombs were and how much weird VooDoo stuff going on. :O

I got this painting from an artist named Cary Chun Lee – it was so cute I couldn’t resist! It doesn’t get more awesome than a black cat eating a beignet. Hehe :)