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2018 In Review – Dr. Seuss Style

 

Did you hear about the one thousand and ten dollars we raised?
We donated it to a Health Foundation that helps out newborn babes.


You see, the foundation runs a Mother’s Milk Bank.
For all the work they do for kids, they deserve a giant thank.
So many babies face illness or are premature, needing a mother’s milk to thrive.
Thankfully, selfless mothers willing to donate to the bank so often arrive.

We couldn’t have raised these funds without you.
And by you, of course, we mean you, you and, yes, you.

Abigail, Adam and Adeline, thank you for your purchase.
We hope you enjoy your felt world map, Andreas.


Bronx and Boston bought theirs together, and, wow, they sound tough.
Bradbury, for your purchase, we just can’t thank you enough.
We sold items to Chelsea, Charlaine and Christine.
And, of course, we can’t forget the one-and-only Dominique.
Thanks to everyone who shopped in their own special way.
Here’s looking at you, Emma, Ethan and Faye.
Thank you so much, Hayley, Jacky, Karyn and Lorena.
Can you believe we have customers from Salt Lake City to Valencia?
We really love your style, especially you Maria.
Before we forget, same to you Natalya, Oliver and Pia.
We can hardly believe the generous hearts of Rita and Sukee.
You’re definitely the best, Tracy, Vanessa and Whitney.
Yaro and Zsuzsanna, you made such a difference for children.
And to any buyer we didn’t mention:

Thank you, thank you, thank you a million.


Written by my friend Jaime, thanks man!


Felt Sticks to Felt!!!

And cuteness sticks to these kids!

And command strips come off your wall easily without damage (they’re included!)

And I can’t get over how cute these kids are! Head on over to @modernfarmhousefamily to check out this adorable family.

But seriously!! How cute are these kids. And how talented is the photographer!! In love.

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My neighbor told me the story of their babies name. I couldn’t not do this.

How to make a custom baby blanket.

First, have a conversation with your neighbors who are having a baby girl!! Maybe one like this:

Me: Have you chosen a name?

Him (excited!): Yeah! Lyra!

Me: Is there meaning in it?

Him: Yes. We’re both into music. In Latin, a Lyra is like a harp. My wife is into astronomy too, and Lyra is a really cool constellation.

My brain: This. Needs. To. Be. A. Blanket.

First, paint some outer space textures.

Then pull out your tombows and do some lettering. Do a lot and write “nope” next to the bad ones.

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Next, pull it all into Adobe CC to isolate your shapes, colorize them and create a repeating pattern. Save as jpg.

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Headto spoonflower.com to order the fabric. Sew the edges, run through the wash and bam.

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All the Felt Walls! And a Dino-Sized Celebration!

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You guys! This dinosaur wall was my 1,500th sale!! 1,500 of you have bought from my shop. We’ve helped feed lots of babies with that $. I love you all!


My sister talked me into a craft fair last week. I compiled a list of all the felt walls for the show, and it was rewarding to see how years of work have led to so many fun felt walls. I keep thinking my babies will get sick of them, but they haven’t yet! Every day, my 4-year-old asks ‘what kind of felt wall haven’t we made yet?’ Follow us on FB or insta see what we create next.

Felt Wall Learning Activities

Resin Art: Antelope Island in a 3d Topographical Land Sculpture

The youtube vortex sucked me in, and I ended up watching this video:

And, like always, I thought, “I NEED to try this!” So I did. First attempt = disaster. But I learned SO much. Only use a little bit of paint in the resin. Background colors can show up. Extremely level/flat is insanely important in the drying process. Work fast. If the first (or second or third) layer looks terrible, you can pour additional resin coats on top.

I decided to experiment and combine paper maché with resin. Sometimes the stars align, and mixed media projects come together nicely. This was one of those times!

I ended up with a 3d topographical map of Antelope Island in Utah. I shipped it off to my pops for father’s day. He recognized Frary Peak right away. 🙂

And now I can add 3d land-form sculptures to my resume. Which island should I do next?

Antelope Island Resin Art Continue reading “Resin Art: Antelope Island in a 3d Topographical Land Sculpture”

Airport Bathroom + 3-Year-Old. How Things Usually Go.

As anyone who has potty trained knows, public restrooms are worse than the political bickering in my facebook feed right now. But somehow, in the LAX airport restroom, my 3-year-old had me (and everyone else in the bathroom) in tears laughing.

It happened here:

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It went like this: Continue reading “Airport Bathroom + 3-Year-Old. How Things Usually Go.”

Have you ever wanted a pair of leggings with a baby sloth on them? Me neither.

But I’m gonna leave this here anyway. You know, just in case there is someone out there who does.

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Available in my RedBubble shop. Helps a NICU baby get human milk. 🙂

Is there a Grinch in your life? They might appreciate this Dr. Seuss holiday printable.

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Meet Dr. Seuss’ Grinch, hand-painted by yours truly (with a little help from the 3 year old).

The Felt Christmas Tree that Helps feed a NICU baby.

Buy a Christmas Felt Tree, Feed a Baby

You may have seen a Christmas felt tree in your feed! Felt sticks to felt, and now that your kid has his own tree, he’ll leave yours alone. Right!?? 🙂

The trees I make are a little different:
Every purchase helps a NICU baby get human milk.

Buy a Craft, Feed a Baby.

Includes:

♥ One felt tree
♥ One gold star
♥ 16 felt ornaments (design varies)
♥ 1 trunk
♥ 4 gifts
♥ 3 strands of lights!
♥ Command Strips for hanging

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DIYer? Get the pattern and make your own!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/479024980

Looking for a simpler tree? https://www.etsy.com/listing/171699796/felt-tree-for-the-holiday-of-christmas?
Message me if you are interested in custom colors for an extra fee!

Check out the snowy white tree!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/258425346/deluxe-white-christmas-felt-tree-kid

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Don’t let the fun end after Christmas! Wrap up an ocean or monster felt wall under the tree!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/261054027/huge-felt-ocean-wall-decoration-kids
https://www.etsy.com/listing/260498086/felt-monster-wall-let-kids-create-their

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