Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sugar Rush

The promised photos. Dallin had some great expectations for this little house (as in it was going to be a two story monstrosity and probably three times the size), but he ran out of ingredients to make more gingerbread dough. So we gussied up the yard instead.

 Can't forget to add one drunk little candy man (courtesy of my brother)!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Christmas Project that Could

This holiday break has been packed to the brim with nothing but projects! Scrambling to finish in between visits with family and friends, parties, activities, and giant gingerbread houses (photos to come), it's only a matter of time before one of those projects falls a little short of my vision.

Meet, my "Together in Paris" adventure:

My plan was to make this a cute and classy piece, peppered with little ribbons and swirls and maybe even some strategically placed hearts! Once I got the vision down, I was really excited to get to it, but time was definitely not on my side.

The major players (the couple, the Eiffel Tower, and the clouds) turned out really well! But those daggum trees! And all the other little details I still needed to add! There was still too much to do and not enough time to do it in and do it well. So, I painfully decided to chop down my piece. Majorly. And this is what came out:

I agonized over the background. I still wanted to include that Eiffel Tower daggumit! But around midnight, I realized that the new size and overall simplicity of the piece needed to be echoed in an equally simple background.

Despite my starting sketch, I'm not the least bit disappointed. I still feel like I achieved my goal:  cute and classy. :)

"Simply Us"

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday Noms

A holiday-themed doodle break before I plunge back into the work and gift crafting crunch.

I feel like she should have a sister balanced on the rim of a cup of hot chocolate. Hmm.... maybe next doodle break...

Theme:  stripes

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


I feel like December's going to be a very chaotic month:  crunch time with work, Christmas presents, more Christmas presents, and... oh yeah! Christmas presents. So there will likely be a small explosion of posts after the holidays, but until then... enjoy this teeny tiny owl (3in x 3in)!

(inspired by the owls of Brittney Lee)