Saturday, April 18, 2009

April "Showers"

Ok - so I will admit that I have been negligent of my blog since I've been back
from vacation. However, I have been sewing and crafting - It's just that most of my works
have been gifts for friends (upcoming baby gifts / welcome to the world gifts)
as well as hostess gifts for my baby shower...
Little did I know that my absence was being noticed *lol*
A good friend of mine, MW, told me earlier today that I needed to update.
So I got to work and here are some of the newest pieces!

These first pictures are of baby burping rags. When I was at my mom's house a couple of
weeks ago she showed me this burping cloth that was shaped like an hour glass.
She said that when I was born they were very popular because they fit over the shoulder
much better than a square or rectangled one. I looked high and low at the stores when I was
registering for baby gifts and didn't find them anywhere - so - I made my own!

In about an hour I made these 5. I love all of the fabrics. The I Heart World one is nice
because it's from an old t-shirt of mine and very very soft :)
The pretty lady shows off how they work.
I have also recently learned to silk screen using wax paper! It's so easy and it allows me to
make up my own designs. The traditional pink and blue onesies are nice and all, but
I'd much rather dress L-bug up in something a little bit more creative :)

Domo Origato Mr. Robato!

The money one was for M-bear (MW's little girl) and I couldn't show it off until today
because today was her shower and I didn't want her to see it before hand.

The HourGlass Burp Rags are $ 3.00 and the HandPainted Onesies are priced depending on the design - As most of you already know - If you'd like any of these things feel free to email me at

Friday, April 3, 2009

Master Buck Book Series - Book One! Complete!!!

The Ever-Lovin' Beginning Of A Legend
is the first of many books that I'm illustrating. It's a Christian Children's book
series written by a close firend of mine, Tudy Hoffman.
She wrote the wonderful stories, and I illustrated them!
All of the books are hand bound (by me) with love. ;-)

The covers come in a varity of colors. Not only is there the sage green option like the one
shown, but there are 5 other styles to choose from. It all depends on what
I have on hand.
Here is a picture of the inside front cover.
The books are about a bear, named Buck Master - He starts out as a small bear and then
grows up. Along his journey and adventures he meets many other
woodland creatures.
The coolest thing is that Tudy actually makes collectible Buck Master bears that go
with the books! He's absolutely amazing looking - fully jointed, and weighted. Each one is hand
made and so they all have their very own unique characteristics.
In this book he meets a beetle bug - and learns that you always need to be mindfull of
others around you, and if you want to have friends you need to be
friendly. :-)
The book is 10 pages long. Approx. 4.5" x 9"
Here's the inside back cover.

At the moment I'm working on the pictures for her next book:
Buck and the Bickerbugs
It should be coming out later on this year!
Each one also comes with this coupon too!
If you'd like to purchase one of these one of a kind books,
they are $25
(including tax and shipping & handling)
You can email Tudy Hoffman directly at:
Copy Right Master Arts Collection MAC / Tudy Hoffman
Use of images, illustrations, story line, and/or other design characteristics is prohibited.