Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mommy & Me Paper Dolls

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.  

Bobbled and Bejeweled Dangle Bangles

Creative energy + kickin' garage + cooperative kids + coffee + cool company = 
YES!  I hope you are dazzled by my Bobbled and Bejeweled Dangle Bangles!  

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Blue Bead Bliss

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!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Floral Feet

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!

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Blog Name

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:

Thanks for checking back!  Your continued support fuels my creativity!  

Monday, August 1, 2011

Pretty Painted Shoes for a Pretty Little Girl!

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.