Saturday, December 31, 2005

Goodbye 2005....and good riddance.

If you ever get the chance, go see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra live. It's spectacular.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Swap at the Swap Meet

After participating in my first Pinkpurpleandorange swap (which was a thrift swap), I received this lovely placemat (a set of 4 total) that complements my shamrock green fiesta dishes.

Thank you Sarah from New York for the fabulous dinner accoutrement.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

2005 - it's almost over

In an effort to wrap up this horrible, no-good, very bad year, I'll my favorite things of 2005 (based soley on my opinion)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Sin City
Get Behind Me Satan - The White Stripes
Nicole Richie's dramatic reinvention
my new neice, Frankie
Perez Hilton, Pink is the new blog and all the gossip gods and goddesses
American Idiot - Green Day
Heather Ross's Lightning Bugs fabric line
Post Secret
The online community: Hillary, Lyn, Amanda, Heidi, Beth and Krista and countless others.
and last but not least, finally starting my KiWi Cuties line.

Here's hoping that next year will have none of the sorrow of this year and 10 times the joy.

Monday, December 26, 2005

KiWi Cuties are now on Etsy

I decided to open an Etsy shop for some of my edgier designs that wouldn't really fit into the Custom Mom shop. these designs are for older humans.
So, check me out at KiWi Cuties.

This will probably become the primary home for my ninja based designs.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

I am not a bug

These designer were inspired by two random sentenced blurted out loudly between two arguing sisters, aged 8 and 13, during a family pre-Christmas gathering. I made these shirts for them but I think the themes are universal.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Stick with me

I'm working on some new concepts for older t-shirt wearers. I've been trying to work out a design with aliens to go with my ninjas.
I've also made some shirts that I'll post tomorrow based on some random pieces of a conversation that my husband's 13 and 9 yr old cousin were having in my kitchen.

in the meantime, Merry Christmas, ya'll.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Deploy the Ninjas!

Sorry, I had to deploy the ninjas. You people brought this on yourselves. :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

New Products at Custom Mom

Bolstered by my first sale, I created some new designs that are currently available.

Having Babies Knows No Season

Now that I'm officially on the map, I felt like I needed a healthy dose of self promotion.
If you haven't already, check out KiWi Cuties at Custom Mom.

Bibs, tees and onesies for girls, boys and baby. I think I'm going to incorporate some crystals into my next design....hmmm, maybe some fancy kitties or some little princesses.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

No Frickin' Way

It would appear that I finally sold something of mine on Custom Mom! I'm officially not a failure.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

I only open little blue t-shirts...

I wish I'd seen this soon enough to get one for my sister.
I saw their ad in the back of Life and Style magazine (shut up, you read it too) and hit their site.
Well, her birthday is in February so maybe I'll tuck this one into the vault.

Friday, December 16, 2005

The Cure for What Ails Ya

Carrying me through this recent bout of illness has been my growing obsession with The White Stripes and it's creepily attractive front man, Jack White. Nothing like blues flavored guitar licks to bring a body back from the dead.

I'd classify Jack as a guitar god at this point even though I know that's a term general reserved for some stale and crusty relic of the motohead generation.

I'd give mad props to Jimi Hendrix and Lenny love for Vernon Reid....and Radiohead for producing that massive 'chunk' in the song 'Creep'. It's interesting because normally, I go all gooey for piano players...which Jack is also..hmm.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

I'm a bad little blogger

please forgive my absentee blogging this week. I've been hit with the stomach flu. and when I say 'hit', I mean 'destroyed' and when I say 'stomach flu', I mean 'my internal organs being liquified'. Hopefully, I'll be back on my game tomorrow.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


I saw this link on thimble's blog and I wondered how they made it. Do you think this is a felted bucket hat or did they sew it from felt?

I've never had good luck at felting hats.

Check this one out at Copacetique

Friday, December 09, 2005

Milkyway and the Galaxy Girls

Check out these ultra crazy, sassy, cool, sweet characters from Lauren Faust: Milkyway and the Galaxy Girls. How amazingly cute are these? My daughter is going to lose her mind over this.

Swap time

I have received my first swap partner for my first pinkpurpleandorange swap and since I'm pretty sure my swapee will look here for clues as to who I am, I thought I'd make it easy.

I am someone who loves:
celebrity gossip
vintage clothing, books, knicknaks, hats, etc
christmas ornaments
pink (the color, not the singer)
Ben Folds
tea cups
socks of all colors, patterns and lengths
burberry plaids
cardigans (the sweaters, not the band)
Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy
bangle bracelets

I am someone who does not like:
swooshy nylon track pants
sweatshirts with doilies and things hot-glued to them
holiday themed clothing on people over the age of 13
most network television
stale popcorn at the movies

I'm am someone who:
writes for a living
and occasionally bakes

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

ooooh, shiny

behold! I have succeeded in my first experiment with heat-transfer crystals. This just opened up a whole new world of bling for my designs. Onesies with bling initials....bibs with bling t's with hearts and stars and letters and numbers...

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Some grandmas are just great

I made this design for my husband's grandmother who was frustrated by the lack of great-grandmother items that are available for babies.
I'd guess that's because great-grandmas are rare. This will be heading to that new neice of mine for Christmas. Gee, I hope they don't let her see my blog. (yeah, okay, she's a month old...)

Friday, December 02, 2005

Tipsy the penguin

Inspired by the photos of Lyn's penguin lost weekend, I doodled up a soon-to-be holiday favorite, Tipsy the penguin.
Tipsy likes to go to the office christmas party, have a couple of tuna martinis and get this party started.

Thursday, December 01, 2005


Ah, another day, another bib design. 'Feed me' is currently for sale at Custom Mom

Future Craftster is soon to be available on Custom Mom. I want to take a better picture of it.