I’ve been plucking away at these over the last few weeks, with a few more ideas on the way. They’re fun to work on, and I’m pleasantly surprised at the reaction. They’re one of the most popular items in my Etsy shop right now! These three will also be available there soon. 🙂
Over Thanksgiving weekend, I broke my mom’s favorite mug. It was given to her by a friend many years ago, and a Google search for a replacement proved futile — I gathered from my research that it was probably a Hornsea ripoff, though there was no credit on the mug.
As a Christmas present, I wanted to design her a new mug in a similar pattern. And because I’m indecisive, I had four different colors printed at Zazzle, using the two-tone mug in an accenting color:
It’s not an exact replica of the original pattern, but it comes close enough that I wouldn’t feel comfortable claiming it as my own. So as an official disclaimer, the design above is not mine, I’m just borrowing it in an effort to make up for my clumsy hands. 🙂
I took a few minutes to work on a simple Christmas card design for our family–with a focus on showing off the babes, of course. Now let’s see if I actually work up the ambition to get them sent out before the holiday!
I’ve had inquiries about custom work from a couple of my best customers since I had Gwen, and I thought I should make a shop announcement: I’m not currently taking custom orders. Between family and work, my free time is limited, and I’m currently focused on WordPress theme design and development and getting my fat butt into some semblance of shape.
So I apologize, particularly to my regulars–ya’ll are awesome and I very much appreciate your continued support over the last few years. I’ll make another announcement when I’m accepting custom orders again.
One thing I’m working on is filling up the Print-a-Doodles section of the shop with new goodies. One thing my daughter loves to do is draw and color, so I thought, why not create some printable coloring sheets for kids? These ones are seasonally appropriate, but I’ll be adding more options soon. At only $1 for the set of 3, they’re inexpensive, and you can print as many as you like! Hold a coloring contest or keep the kids occupied while you’re making Christmas dinner. Season’s Greetings from Calobee Doodles!