Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas 2009


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Just wanted to share some holiday pictures. These are pictures of Christmas at
my house and one of my sisters. Will post more pictures of Christmas with my family.

From our house to yours Happy Holiday.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Hello everyone my desktop and laptop have been sick, but I'm happy to say I will be picking them both up Friday and should be back in the blogging business very soon. I have been taking pictures of my creation along the way and will be posting them.

Hope all is well with everyone. Have a great rest of the week. The trees are all decorated for the holiday.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Just wanted to share


This is my pumpkin at her fall holiday class party. Wings were purchase from a Etsy shop owner. I love Etsy!

3x3 mini notecards


This is something I've been working on, 3x3 notecards of a little girl I call Chloe. Chloe is a little shopper and she's all geared up for the holiday season. I will be drawing Chloe in various outfits carrying a handful of shopping bags preparing for the Christmas season. The notecards can be used as gift tags on your holiday presents, or used as little holiday cards given to co-worker with your holiday treats. These cards were created using 110 lb cardstock paper and hand drawn using prismacolor pencils and markers, my favorite.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Just wanted to share


Hello everyone I know Halloween has passed but I just wanted to share some pictures of a few of the designs I created for the occassion. The cards were 3x3 and came with matching envelopes and sold as a set of four for six dollars. Working on designing some special ones for Christmas that could be attached to your holiday gifts adding a special touch.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Up and Down


Hello everyone my life has been up and down. One of my favorite uncles passed about three weeks ago. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Unc as he was affectionately called was eighty five years old and was married for sixty-four years to Auntie.

My father had surgery last Friday and everything went well, he was released from the hospital Monday evening and is doing well. He will have to take it easy for a few week.

Last thing computer was down, had to get a technician to come over and get it up and running. I have been creating art and will get pictures up so you guys can see what I've been working on. One more thing my niece got married two weeks ago. Congratulation LaCole and James.
The drawing above was created by my daughter Brittney who is a student at SCAD.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Hello guys just wanted to let everyone know whats been going on with me. Having trouble with my computer, think it about time for a new one. Kids are back in school Kara has started kindergarten and she loves it. Wednesday is the day I volunteer to help out in her classroom.

I think I will be hanging the kids work in the hall for other students to see. I have been working on a few orders and designing new cards and gift tags. I plan to take pictures this weekend so I can post some of them. Hope all is well with everyone. Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Been away

Hello guys I've not posted in a while. My father had been in the hospital and my first cousin's son passed. His name was Blake Hill and he was just seven years old, he died from a very rare disease. He was diagnosed with the disease when her was not even a year old and the doctors said he would not live six months.

He lived to be seven which was a blessing. His parents and older sister and brother took him home and loved him untill his passing. They had to take care of him around the clock. The homegoing service was beautiful. One of his doctors spoke of the care that the parent had given little Blake at the service. He said he was humble at the dedication and love of the parents.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Children Cards

Hello guys I've been busy creating cards of children for my site will have some pictures to share soon. Hope everyone is doing great. Have a fun and relaxed weekend.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

French Country Me And Mommy!


Just had to share this picture with you guys. This set was purchased from one of my favorite shops The Handmaidens Cottage. Me and Kara wore our me and mommy dresses today and everyone thought we looked so cute. And Kara really liked dressing like her mom.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Baby Shower Invitations


I've been busy working on adding Baby Shower Invitations to my etsy shop. These are two of my latest designs. Will be working on more designs for baby showers. Next item I will be working on is blessing notecards to be used at baby showers.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Treat bag with matching gift tag


This treat bag was designed for a special little girls third birthday party and came with matching gift tag to attach to a special birthday gift. Card and gift tag was hand drawn using prismacolor pencils and prismacolor pens. These bags can also have the child name added.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

All dressed up


This little WoOdInHeAd DoLly is all dressed up and ready to go. I'm working on her brother and a cute little box to put them in. I will post the sister and brother and the gift box in a few days. This little girl is already sold along with her brother.

Monday, July 13, 2009

WoOdInHeAd DoLlY's


Working on some WoOdInHeAd DoLlY's, I really enjoy painting them, for some reason I'm partial to painting them with red hair. I will be adding a few in my shop later this week at a great price of ten dollars, who knows I may even add a card. Check back to see what happens.

These DoLlY's make cute little gifts for little girls to play with and carry every where they go.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Back From Vacation!


Just wanted to let you guys know that I had wonderful little vacation in Xenio, Ohio. We had our Family reunion and my aunt and uncle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, which was beautiful. For the family reunion we had Meet and Greet friday morning at the hotel. After the meet and greet, we went to a local park where we enjoyed good food and continued to socialize.

Saturday was devoted to relaxing and spending time at the local malls for a bit of shopping and site seeing. Saturday evening there was a banquet at a local restaurant where the food was delicious. Sunday evening my aunt and uncle celebrated their 50th anniversary.

Thursday, July 2, 2009



Originally uploaded by ohthatssocute

This card was designed using prismacolor pencils and markers, Card is 4x5 and printed on 110lb cardstock paper. This card is sold as a set. The set includes the brother and they are wearing matching outfits.

Interested in purchasing the set go to Mention you say this card on my blog and I will give you one matching gift tags, just let me know which tag you prefer the sister or brother.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Shops I Adore: The Handmaiden's Cottage


I'm excited to introduce Lynn Jeffries the creator behind The Handmaiden's Cottage. The Handmaiden's Cottage is a shop that I personally have shopped and have fell in love with the beautiful creations I' ve purchased for myself and my daughter. If your looking for something unique and beautiful visit The Handmaiden's Cottage.

-Tell us a little about yourself? I'm Lynn and I love living the creative life! I am inspired by our little cottage that sits on over two acres only a stone's throw away from the City limits of our small community. I grew up in the country near my Grandparent's dairy farm only five miles away from where I live now. I have managed to travel a little in between!I have a liberal arts degree from a Jesuit University and my career was in finance. I am so lucky to have found my true passion now. I've been doing all types of needlework since I was a child and feel like I've finally "come home."I am a volunteer Master Gardener (well the "Master" part is quite a stretch) through the Ohio State University Extension Office in our area and gardening is also one of my great loves, especially flower gardening. My mother (whom I dearly miss) had a very, very green thumb! More stuff: I am the mother of twins and the grandmother of three precious children: Brianna (6), Alivia (2) and Noah, 7 months. I share my life and home with a wonderful man, Brad, an Architect, who is so creative in his right and so very supportive in my work.

_Tell us about your shop: when did you open? What type of item do you sell? I joined Etsy in May of 2008, but didn’t start selling until the end of September. When I say in my shop profile, “that you never know what will be in my shop next”, I sincerely mean it. I love the design process, so I’m constantly thinking of new things I’d like to do and trying them out. The main items I sell are aprons and little girls’ dresses. I also make quilts and sell fabric.

_Do you remember the first item you made and sold?I absolutely remember the first item I sold. It was a little girl’s pinafore and I sold it to another Etsy seller, Shannon, from GoldilocksBarrettes and I must say, that she was so nice and so encouraging that it really gave me the confidence to keep going. I’ll never forget her.

_How did you come up with your shop name? Well, the “Cottage” part is easy to explain…that’s the style of our home. There’s a little more to the “Handmaiden” part. I guess the simplest way of putting it is that it’s a dedication to Mary, the ultimate “Mother” in my eyes and to remind me everyday that I am in service to God and others through my work. I believe that God, working through the Universe, is the source of my creativity.

_Why did you decide to become an Etsy seller? I love selling on Etsy because it is one place where your creative efforts are so appreciated. So many creative people making so many beautiful and inventive things…I feel like I am in such great company. Etsy is more than just a place to sell things, it’s a place to meet people and make friends, too.

To see more of Lynn's beautiful creations

Be sure to check out her sold listings if your looking for something unique.

Monday, June 29, 2009

ETSY Shops I Adore

I will be featuring Estian Lynn Jeffries on Tuesday June 30th. In my feature of ETSY Shops I Adore. Check back to read about her and see some of her beautiful creations.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Gift Tags


Today I've been working on gift tags to put in my Etsy shop. This weekend I will be working on the Shades of Color card set and more gift tags. I also have an order for a set of Woodinhead Dolly's. Make sure to check back to follow me as I create this weekend.

100 hearted my shop !


I've made it, 100 hearts on Esty. 100 people have hearted my shop as a favorite. I'm so happy and want to thank any followers who may have hearted my shop.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Birthday Girl Tag


Hey I just wanted to post the tag which was drawn for the Birthday Girl who will be turning four. This tag will be attached to her pail. She's the one with the birthday hat on and the number four on her pail and of course the balloons.

Gift tags


More shots of the gift tags with ribbons attached, each tag was hand drawn and colored using
Prismacolor pencils and Prismacolor pens. I love working with prismacolor markers, pens and pencils.

Gift Tags


This is the latest order I've been working on for a sweet little girls 4th Birthday. The little Birthday girl will be having a swim party. These tags will be attached to treat pails which each little guest will receive, oh how sweet. I will post the Birthday Girls tag a little later.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sweet Little Girl card!

First ten shopper receive two Sweet little Girl cards

This Sweet little Girl is available as a card! Yes you can purchase her on my etsy site. Card is
4 1/2x6 and comes with matching envelope and is printed on 110lb card stock paper. Mention you saw her on my blog and I will send you two one as a gift. Limited to the first ten shoppers.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Holly Ann

This is a color pencil portrait of Holly Ann one of my nieces. It was fun creating the hair in the portrait.

Color Pencil Portraits


This is a color pencil portrait of my oldest daughter when she was six, she's now nineteen and has completed her first year of college at Savannah College of Art and Design where she is majoring in Fashion Design.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Coming Soon:

Featuring Etsian's shops I adore.

We Love Etsy!

Just wanted to share a photo of my baby girl wearing one of my etsy finds. This design was created by Tickled Pink Girls. I love shopping and will be doing all of my christmas shopping there.

Were on our way!


Just wanted to show how I packaged the girls for the trip.

Gift Tag


This is the Gift Tag I created to attach to the gift box with the girls in it.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ready for the trip!


The girls are ready for the trip to Michigan. I really enjoyed getting them ready for the journey and the gift giver loved them. I think her mom will be pleasently surprise at this gift. I've boxed the girls up really cute and designed a card as a special treat.

Sunday, June 14, 2009



Todays Creation


Today I've started working on an order of Woodinhead Dolly's of three sisters. The sisters will be giving this set to their mother as one of her retirement gifts. What a nice gift to receive little Dolly's of your children. These Dolly's will be going to Michigan, what a long trip they will have.

I will be sure to post the girls when they are ready to go so you can see them all ready for the big trip.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Card Design


Hey guys just wanted to show one of the cards in a new series I'm working on which will consist of women of various shades. The series will be a limited edition of ten and will retail for ten dollars. I also plan to have a drawing giving away a set. Check back for more information on the completion of the cards and the drawing.