I found some more of my digital cards that I had done a couple of years ago. More inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright. It feels almost as good as finding money in the pocket of your winter jacket the first cold day of the season. New and renewed inspiration!
Here are several digital Christmas card designs that I developed a couple of years ago. I ran across these today while I was sifting through some old files. I was inspired by the incredible designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. Hmmm, I'm feeling inspired to create again!
In addition to the Mommy & Me paper dolls duo, I decided to offer each of the dolls individually. I thought it might be a nice option to have the dolls available to be purchased separately. Here is Miss Ruby all on her own. Miss Holly will be posted in the near future.
I completed this outfit just in time to get out in the garden and clean out my beds before winter. The leaves are all turning and falling from the trees. The air has that crisp, earthy smell to it. Ahhhh, I LOVE this time of year. Time to dig the sweaters out, make some apple crisp, and play some board games with the kiddos! I really do LOVE FALL! Hope you enjoy this outfit. Slowly but surely my paper dolls are acquiring a wardrobe! Thanks for looking! XOXOXO Holly
Slowly but surely I have been making progress on my paper dolls, fitting in my design time between homework, sporting events, work, and of course my wonderful and loving family. I have managed to complete two outfits and have one in the works. I have also designed several different options for hair color, skin color and race. My plan is to have the entire "Mommy & Me" paper doll kit ready before Christmas. Please take a look and let me know what you think. Your comments mean so much to me. Thank you.
I have been in love with paper dolls ever since I was a little girl! I used to beg my mom for her old JCPenney catalogs, so that I could cut out the models and design my own clothes for them. I had tons of paper dolls growing up. I even had the old "Barbie Fashion Plates" that let you design and pattern your own clothes for "Barbie". I just loved creating new clothes for my models! Now that I have a little girl of my own, I was hoping to pass on my love of paper dolls to her. So, I created my own paper dolls specifically for my daughter Ruby. I plan on marketing these as a kit that I can customize for each "Mommy & Daughter" that orders them. I can easily change the hair color/ eye color/ race to suit anyone. I know these will bring many hours of joy to me and my daughter. I am hoping they do the same for many more mommys and daughters. This is my first outfit that I designed for mommy and Ruby. I have several others waiting to be colored. I will continue to post them as I finish them. I am also hoping to get this up on my Etsy page in the near future.
Say that five times fast! My creativity was bubbling up today, but with the kids running amuck there is only so much I can manage to do between animal cracker requests, potty runs, and coffee breaks. So, I pulled out my beads and slowly starting putting together this little bracelet. An hour and a half later I was finally done and the kiddos were happy too. Some days the simple things are so satisfying! That is the way is should be! Now, off to football practice and a little sunshine and fresh air! AHHHH!
Pretty floral shoes complete the outfit! I just finished painting these little shoes for a friend. She is planning on giving them to her niece along with a matching skirt/shirt set as a birthday gift. The colors are vibrant and fun! Her little niece will be adorable in her matching ensemble!
As much as I liked my old blog name "I Me Mine Design", I thought it would be easier for people to find me if I just used my name in my blog. So, here is my new blog address: hollyhelgeson.blogspot.com
Thanks for checking back! Your continued support fuels my creativity!
What a wonderful weekend with family! My brother, sister-in-law, and their beautiful little girls came up from the cities for a Sunday full of food, fun, and fabulous conversation! We had a wonderful time visiting and finally got to meet our newest little niece. Since this was the first time meeting little Zoe, I wanted to put together something special to welcome her into the family. So, I went to Target and found the most adorable summer outfit (sized for next year). I knew I could pull the outfit together with a perfect pair of little painted shoes. Here is the outfit complete with matching shoes. The colors in the shoes ended up matching the outfit perfectly.
After my post yesterday, I decided to go on the hunt for photos. I LOVE making gifts for people and usually TRY to take pictures of the finished product. Here are a few pics of previous gifts I have made.
This adorable ensemble was for my little niece Mia. I handmade the quilt, pillows, and diaper bag from vintage fabrics. I also sewed a piece of the vintage fabric onto the onesie for a unique touch. The shoes I hand painted to match the onesie.
This cute set was made for my girlfriend's little girl Sophia. She was cute as a bug in her hand painted lady bug outfit. I also handmade the quilt from vintage fabrics and denim scraps I had on hand.
These "HOT" little shoes were made for my girlfriends little boy. Her husband is a firefighter, so flame shoes were absolutely perfect for her little man. (Sorry, wish I had a side view too.)
These shoes have all been hand painted by me, and are currently awaiting little feet to fill them.
In my opinion, handmade gifts are the BEST...especially when they come from someone you love!