Sketchbooking: Highlighter House

Sketchbooking: Highlighter House

The second assignment from misses 3-year-old was drawing a house. We found some cheap highlighters in the supermarket. Ellen thinks they are the bees knees, so persuading her to do what her younger sister wanted wasn’t to hard. If you look carefully at the 3-year-old drawing there are 2 houses (yellow one with circle windows and … Continue reading

Etsy Resolution: Pop Art Pet Paintings

Etsy Resolution: Pop Art Pet Paintings

Pop Art Pet Paintings makes as the name clearly states paintings of pets in the style of pop art. Mainly dogs and cat paintings, but there is also a bee. Amy’s passion is turning a beige rental environment into a colourful happy place to be. And all of this because of leftover materials from another … Continue reading

Confessions of a Mumpreneur: Time to Plan

Confessions of a Mumpreneur: Time to Plan

Testing the water of your ideas is important. It means talking to a lot of different people with a lot of different opinions, but a common denominator is planning. Write down what you want and when you want it to happen. In other words it is time for a business plan. I have the feeling … Continue reading

Etsy Resolution: Trinket Store

Etsy Resolution: Trinket Store

The Trinket Store sells beautiful simple jewellery. Medallion shaped necklaces with textured images and earrings that complement these. Clare sells through markets and Big Cartel. She is in the process of opening up an Etsy store, but has trouble finding time with small children. This a lot of us can understand, I definitely can. What I … Continue reading

Sketchbooking: Tissue Paper

Sketchbooking: Tissue Paper

I try to give my daughters the opportunity to experience all kinds of different techniques to make a picture. I thought tearing beautiful coloured tissue paper would inspire the girls. Showing that when you overlap them you create another colour and that with odd shapes you can still make a picture. I didn’t expect a … Continue reading

Mama Creates 2: Ikea Hacks

Mama Creates 2: Ikea Hacks

Through all the promotion on the web for Etsy Resolution stores and my own, it seems I haven’t been printing for myself. This is not true. I have actually had a chance to make some things for the house, that had been lying around. Three of these you can call Ikea hacks, as I have … Continue reading