Wednesday, December 30, 2009

brilliant maternity photographers

Here are a few images from our maternity shoot with Kimberley Bee & Kimberley Jarman. They are such a great team, I absolutely love my photographs. Kim Bee did the shoot and she was brilliant, such a wonderful eye. If you do a shoot with her let her do whatever she wants, you will not be disappointed. And Kim Jarman helped us pick out the best photos. Just gorgeous, I don't think I have any photos of me and my husband that have been this beautiful, unique and timeless. I love these ladies and cannot wait for the newborn shoot once our little guy is born. Thank you so much Kim B & Kim J.

z is for zebra

And Z is the end of my alpha animals! All 26 stitched by hand, small and lightweight for the little guy to hold at any age. We'll display them on a set of small mantel shelves in his room.

Now that they are all finished I've thought about adding a last little stitch on each animal. Branding them with the letter they stand for. How cute would that be.

y is for yak

x is for x-ray fish

I tried to find another animal that starts with X to use, as x-ray fish is the norm you see on just about all animal alphabet posters. But, I think he was more fun to stitch because of the bones.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

W is for Whale

And our kitty, Little Bit, on the window sill in the background.

V is for viper

Wow, December went by in a blur. But my alphabet animals are just about done.

Friday, December 4, 2009

couple of onesies

I posted about a number of white onesies I acquired and wanted to print or stitch something on. Here are a couple of the white onesies now revamped.

Wood block K handprinted
These are a couple of DIY screen prints. Found how to make these on about a year or so ago. Made from an embroidery circle, fine nylon and modge podge. Just paint on the nylon with the modge podge everywhere you don't want the ink to go through. Once it's dry have a friend help hold down the screen while you scrape the ink over your design with a piece of board. It's a fun way to do simple screen prints like the two shown.

The turtle is an older screen print i printed on the bottom of the surf board onesie.

This is a silhouette of Dusten copied and printed. Then stitched "little guy" on it to show our little guy will be the spittin' image of his daddy.

baby shower bits

Dusten and I didn't decorate much for the baby shower but here are a few images from that day. We kept the same colors as what we're working on in the baby's room, gray, aqua-blue and orange. And the theme was planes, trains and automobiles. But the baby's room theme will be more surfer like.

u is for urchin

i had no idea how this little guys was going to

screen o rama at a.ware

These lovely ladies of a.ware studio, part of Alchemy Studio, do a screen-o-rama every year. You can buy a shirt, or bring your own, and pick from their awesome screens to print with. I brought a shirt for all three of us and did a set in one color. Love our little set.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

t is for turtle

This little guy was a bit tricky with the way his shell worked. I didn't use any patterns or illustrations besides the ones from my own sketchbook. So many of these little animals start out one shape then change a bit during the stitching.