Thursday, February 26, 2009

Best Friend

Celebrating 9 married years with my best friend by my side, I am a lucky girl!

I love you Brian

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pessimistic Purple Robot

My latest creation "Pessimistic Purple Robots", these fun guys have a zipper mouth, perfect for hiding things. I made one for the boy down the street turning 2, and the other was a made-to-order for a friend/client. Aren't they fun!

Monday, February 23, 2009

1989 - My Oscar


In 1989 I won an Oscar, o.k. it was a Lafayette High School Oscar, but still! I won it for my first performance in a play. It was my junior year and I did not make the soccer team which I had been playing since I was in first grade up until freshman year. When I did not make the varsity team I was so crushed! My Mom encouraged me to try another school activity so I join the set crew for the play. They still needed to fill a part and somehow they talked me into it. The play was "The Ugly Duckling" and I played the part of the ditzy, beautiful princess.  I remember all the fun practicing for the play, making the costumes and I remember the night of the play... my friends and family telling me they were surprised at how well I did. 

Later that year the school has it's Oscar night and surprisingly I won best supporting actress, I was shocked! Sadly my acting career was short lived, I tried out the next year for a part in A Midsummer's Night's Dream, but got cast as a woodland fairy, no speaking. I think I was so nervous trying out that I blew it! That was my last acting roll. Now I hate to speak in large groups and I get very nervous over anything that puts me in the spot light. Oh the irony!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

BoBo is missing!

I am so upset, I mailed Bobo to Portland OR on Feb 5th and he still has not arrived to his new home! Have you seen him?  I hope we find him soon so baby Isaac can snuggle with his new friend!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Cookies Anyone?

My neighbor had a toy cookie tray made by Melissa & Doug that both my girls loved playing with. So for Valentine's day I made my own version as a gift for the girls. Cost: under $4 (the cost of the cookie pan, I already had the felt, etc.) I put thin magnets on the bottom so they would not slide off the tray. The girls love it!

Of course when I went to take a photo we are already missing the pink sprinkle cookie, I know it's somewhere in the house! I guess I need to make some back-up cookies.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentines Day, we spend the Saturday as usual. Brian took Anna to swimming, Amelia was getting over a fever so she stayed home with me and watched a movie. Brian picked up some yummy food for dinner and we made a fire in the fireplace then played board games with the girls. It was a perfect low key evening with lots of loving family time. I love my family!

Valentine craft... I made these for a few friends and family. Just cut out heart shapes out of paper and sew together with a sewing machine. It makes such a sweet delicate valentine, I mailed them a week early so they could hang them up for decoration. This would work for so many things, clovers for St. Pats, flowers for spring, eggs for easter, etc.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Design Lab 443's facelift- sneak peek

I started my freelance graphic design business 8 years ago and I have been itching for a fresh new look. You are getting a sneak peek look at our new logo, which officially launches March 1st along with a new website. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Love Birds



One of my latest projects, this quirky stuffed bird cage. This is a made-to-order item on my Etsy site, the buyer can choose the color and number of the birds. Amelia wants one with blue birds.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?

I made this cute brown bear last week, he comes with a warm snugly scarf since he is off to Portland OR today. Stay warm little guy and enjoy your new home with Bobo.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I heart you skirt

Here is my latest project just in time for valentines day. I made these cute skirts for the girls, thanks to this free pattern. It was so quick, easy and with one yard I can make two skirts! I already bought more fabric to make two more. The girls loved them, Anna told me she was a princess wearing hers.