Last week without too much thought I decided it was time to move Letter C from my house back into my old office space. A few car trips and 24 hours later I was moved back in and unpacked. There are things that I still want to get done – like paint the walls either white or light grey and get rid of that big blue circle with the C in it – but for now I am working from my new old office.
It’s below freezing here today, but there are some new notecards in my etsy shop that will have you thinking spring. The little birds are foil stamped from a custom die I had made from one of my illustrations. Foil stamping the cards leaves a nice slight impression on the cards where the bird was pressed into the card stock.
These cards are available in 3 spring colors – yellow, teal and pink. You can get them individually or if you can’t decide you can get a box set of all three. If you like a more neutral color you can get them in kraft with mint envelopes.
Anytime my nieces and nephew sleep over there really isn’t a discussion what is for breakfast … it is always the same. Pancakes. Every now and then I try to mix it up with the option of waffles or cinnamon rolls, but pancakes always win out.
If more than one of them sleep over, they eat the pancakes faster than I can make them. They love their pancakes. I always make a double the recipe and send the rest home with them so they can have pancakes.
The recipe I use is adapted from Nigella Lawson’s book “The Domestic Goddess”.
This weekend my niece had a sleep over and she had to make a little pillow like her sister. She designed this heart with hearts pillow in pink and red – perfect for Valentine’s day. As a special treat her pancakes were heart shaped also.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Every year I ask my nieces and nephew what they want on their cards. So far this year, all I know is one of them mentioned raining hearts. The little girl valentines above are based on the cards my nieces gave last year. Want them to look a little more like your little girl? Not a problem, you can get the hair and eye color changed.
Place your orders before February 4th to make sure you get them in time for Valentine’s Day.
The idea of offering pencils in my shop has been on my mind for awhile. With Valentine’s day coming up I thought they would make a nice favor for kids to add to their Valentine’s cards since a lot of schools don’t allow candy. My sister came up with “you are the write one” and I foil stamped it on some natural wood pencils. I went with golf size pencils so they will fit into my valentine cards so kids can stick them right in the envelopes.
Every year I like to give my nieces and nephew an ornament for Christmas. This year I made them ornaments from an old pair of pajamas I bought for them years ago. My sister didn’t want to part with them so I figured I would give the pj’s a new life.
The hearts didn’t come out perfect, but they are cute and hopefully years from now when they all have a Christmas tree of their own they will have a bit of their childhood to decorate it with (my sister also got a heart of her own).
Today was a good day for my planners. First they were mentioned on the lovely paper filled blog Oh So Beautiful Paper along with some other great planners. Next up they made it to the front page of etsy in a treasury about 2011. Lastly, Holly from Decor8 included them in her etsy take five gift guide (The description of the organized girl who my planner is perfect for is pretty funny — do you think she knows I haven’t changed my hair since fifth grade?).