I have to show you guys this bedroom, which totally blew me away!
Back in November, Andrea bought a Wish Tree from me, explaining that it would match the room she was creating for her kids perfectly. She recently sent me photos of the completed room (for her daughter, 5 years old and son, 3 weeks old), and my jaw hit the floor. To say that the print matched perfectly somehow manages to be an understatement - and I am really excited to have my artwork in such a gorgeous room. Check it out!
Isn't it wonderful? I love how modern it is! I am sure her children love it. Congratulations on your son, Andrea, and thank you so much for sending the photos!
I love seeing spaces where my artwork is displayed - if you have any photos, please send them!Comment
Deciding on the winners of this contest was a lot harder than I expected. Every baby was adorable. And while I never intended to pick just one winner, I never thought I'd have a hard time choosing around five or so. But we seriously could NOT narrow it down. And because we couldn't send out 45 shirts, we decided on the (still big) number of 10 winners.
We spent three hours trying to choose the top babies, trying to evaluate based on a winning combo:
- the baby was cute (uh, everybody made that cut)
- the baby was big enough to sit up in a photo
- the baby would fit into the biggest shirt size we had
- the photos were nice (ie, we thought you might be able to take good photos of your adorable baby in our shirt)
Even with those requirements, we had a really, really hard time. We even called in reinforcements (my mom) in the eleventh hour, because we COULD NOT ELIMINATE ANYONE, but she wasn't home (the nerve!). Way more babies made the cut than we could send shirts to, so eventually we had to randomly pick the winners from our pool of finalists. It was rough. The cuteness almost killed us.
So before I announce the winners, I have to tell you something else: we decided that we have to do this again. First off, there were a lot of really cute babies that either were too little to sit up, or we weren't sure if they could. In just a few months, those babies will be champion sitters. Second, we only have up to size 18-24 months, and it's a small shirt. There were some really cute babies that wore size 24 months and might be too big for that shirt - so we've decided to add 2T & 3T sizes. So if you entered and didn't win, PLEASE ENTER NEXT TIME!
Also, all of our entrants are getting Stinkerpants stickers, because they rock.
And with that, our first round of Stinkerpants Model Babies:
Aren't they adorable? Yes, yes they are. Thank you to everyone who entered! I'll be in touch soon. :)Comment
Thank you so much to everyone who entered! The first search is now over, but make sure to "like" Stinkerpants on Facebook so you'll know when the next one comes up! -Sara
Stinkerpants is looking for a few good babies (and someone who's good with a camera)!
Do you know your way around a point-and-shoot, or consider yourself a whiz with a DSLR? Do you have (or know) a baby between the ages of "I sit up" and "I wear a snug size 24 months"? If so, Stinkerpants is looking for you!
I am very excited to announce that I am very close to accomplishing a goal I've been thinking about for a long time: I'm about to launch a line of Stinkerpants baby onesies & t-shirts! Check out a little preview of the collection above, on my little stinkerpants. :)
Rather than ask a bunch of stranger babies to model for me, I thought - why not ask my friends and blog readers...and offer a little treat in exchange? So here's how it works: you submit the cutest picture you've taken recently of your little munchkin. On Valentines Day (that's one week from today!), we'll pick our favorites - and we'll send out a free shirt or onesie to those awesome babies. In exchange, we only ask that you take some adorable photos of your totally cute baby and send them in within two weeks of receiving your shirt or onesie.
Yes, that's right! Your baby! A model! And one of the very first to sport an adorable FREE Stinkerpants shirt!
So what are you waiting for!? Get to snapping your photos! Then email them to me, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your baby's age, name, and what size s/he wears. :)
PS: do you "like" Stinkerpants on Facebook? If not, you totally should! After all, Stinkerpants fans knew about these onesies a week ago!
Thank you so much to everyone who entered! The first search is now over, but make sure to "like" Stinkerpants on Facebook so you'll know when the next one comes up! -SaraComment
Happy New Year, everyone! 2010 was a fantastic year for my family and I, and I'm hoping 2011 is just as good for us and all of you!
I'm starting to get back into the swing of things over here! And with that, I've posted a few new art prints in my shop.
The first is the "Laws of the Land," which was inspired by rules that Y and I created for our cats. Yes, you read that right: our cats. Elvis wouldn't stop screwing around, so we created Rule #1: "Don't Screw Around." Then, for further emphasis, we made that Rule #2 as well. ;) Eventually we decided that our Rules were good for our entire family. And thus, this art print:
And because it's not okay to have a bunch of rules without also making it clear that everybody's got rights too, the Household Bill of Rights:
I also added a new version of the Wish Tree print (which is hanging in Charlie's nursery). Here's the original on display, with little blue birds (you can find the original Wish Tree print here in the shop):
and a detail of the new version, which features super cute owls! I heart them the new Owls Wish Tree print is here in the shop).
I love these prints because they are truly personal. On both the Bill of Rights & Laws of the Land, you fill in your own laws & rights (or have me do it, if you're afraid of your own handwriting!), and the wish tree can either be left blank, or filled in with your wishes for your kids. :)Comment
A few months ago, I was contacted by a very nice woman named Linda, who lives across the pond in London. Linda’s son Marco is being Bar Mitvah’d this year, and she wanted an event theme based on the one I did for Nathan Fischer. Linda was super fun to work with, and we included all sorts of details in the drawing, such as the title of Marco’s Torah portion, and his family in the audience behind him.
Check it out!
Their family’s synagogue is orthodox, so the men and women are separated. Marco’s dad is the one in the front row all the way on the left in the men’s section, and his mom and sisters are in the front row in the women’s section. I love this detail. :)
Linda wanted to include the drawing in the invitations for the party, but we decided it would be too complicated to have me print everything for her, then ship it overseas. Because Linda had a printer she had worked with before, I sent the completed drawing directly to him–then he and Linda worked on the invitation.
About a week later, Linda emailed me with a genius invitation idea, which would incorporate the Bar Mitzvah reception as well as the ceremony–and it required another drawing!
This is what we came up with for the reception:
I absolutely love how this drawing turned out–it’s so fun! And yes, that’s his dad in the bright blue tie.
When Linda told me about the invitation idea, I really, really wanted to see the finished product–so I asked Linda to send me a copy of it. She was kind enough to oblige! I received it yesterday, and I was SO IMPRESSED. It is the fanciest, coolest Bar Mitzvah invitation I’ve ever seen. Seriously cool. Check it out:
You really have to see this in person to appreciate how cool it is. The part with the drawings is super thick, and each drawing is protected by a thin layer of clear plastic. The invitation itself is made of different colors of stardream paper (which is sparkly!) and each invitation is personally printed for each recipient.
I’m seriously impressed. Thank you Linda, for sending this! I wish I could come. :)Comment
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