Believe it or not, now that I’ve got two small kids at home during the day, I manage to get a LOT more done than I used to. I think it’s because I’m lucky: They take naps at the same time. And, I take advantage of that time with much more efficiency than before.
Today, for example, I worked in my art studio. It’s a bleak room in our unfinished basement. My husband hung my bulletin board (keeps source materials organized during projects) and Klaus Voormann print (inspiration never hurts).
I also tackled my packaging supplies. They were piled high in my son’s wagon. Now, everything’s in its rightful place, and my son will be able to take a ride — once the weather clears up. I always feel so much lighter and unburdened when I get things organized!
Bulletin Board & Klaus Voormann Print
I’ve set up a photo album over at my facebook page for the shop. It’s got photos of kids using my products. If you’ve bought something from me, thank you — I’d love to add your pic to my album. Please take and send one to me. It doesn’t have to be of a kid. I’m setting up an additional ‘products-in-use’ album, too.
Ps – Not all of them are of Liam.
Treehouse Kids using my Products!
Oh my — SO much has happened since the last posting (which was in October…it’s now February).
1 – My shop survived, and thrived during, the Christmas season!
2 – Lots of new products — like celebrity spoons and ornaments.
3 – Haffey #5 arrived January 18th — Sarah Brynn Haffey. The bean.
I don’t know if I’ll ever post about all of those things or not, but here is my latest creation, and I think it rocks. An Elvish LOTR Teether!
Elvish Lord of the Rings Baby Teether
Since it’s been a while since I’ve participated, here’s a summary: Illustration Friday is a website with a new topic every week, and illustrators of all skill levels are invited to create/submit a piece that aligns with that topic. It’s not a contest. It’s just for fun!
Yay! Illustration Friday’s topic this week is “Mirror” — so, eventhough this is not new, I’m using this painting again.
Mirror by Kristin Turberville Haffey
This is an oil painting of John Lennon that I did in college (2005). It’s a scene from A Hard Day’s Night.
Just a heads-up to anyone who is interested — The Beatles Quilt in my Etsy Shop is ON SALE ($50 off!) until the end of September.
Yay for Christmas prep! (When you have a shop, you have to think ahead.)
Here are my three early Christmas present to myself — some silhouette ornaments! You can see my two boys, and our dog. I’m really excited to have these on my rustic-themed tree this year, and wanted to provide this option to my shoppers.
Christmas orders could get crazy. If this is something you think you’d like, order early!
The new products for today are door hangers. We have the Monsters Keep Out, and the Clean Room Set.
Monster Door Hanger
Clean Room Set
Two new products!
First up is the flower onesie. After adding tie onesies to the shop, I was repeatedly asked if I had anything for little girls. Now, I do. I’ve also added gift sets to the shop, which include a onesie, a set of blocks, and a teether.
Next, are my garden markers. Simple.
I got a message a couple of days ago, letting me know that my picture of Liam with my foreign language blocks would be one of the featured images for InCultureParent.com this month. She went on to say the following:
We are a magazine for parents raising little global citizens. Each month, we change up our homepage photos and love to find handmade sellers of language tools for kids to illustrate our language category. This month, we picked yours!
Screen Shot of Homepage, May 2012
How exciting! I supposed that regular readers of this magazine would be interested in my blocks, so hopefully, more business will come my way. Thanks, InCultureParent.com!