So, this is actually a Christmas gift I created for my husband, but as I was making it, I was bummed because I should have saved the idea for father’s day! I hope this gives you some inspiration for your Father’s Day gift.
Last week was the 4th week of my Make Art That Sells class: Wall Art.
The topic was “Scavenger Hunt”. Lilla wanted us to hunt for random things that follows a very specific color palette. Your palette is assigned based on your horoscope sign. I am a Pisces, so I got pink and purple. We are allowed to find an unlimited number of neutrals, blacks and whites. She also told us to get glue.
It was one tough week for me. With a mini like that, we would probably be asked to do a collage. I have not done a collage since my freshman year in college 15+ years ago. I am more of a designer and I have never seen myself as an artist, so this was way outside of my comfort zone. Not to mention I have not got much in my assigned palette.
One of Connor’s classmates, Ella, gave Connor a big toy truck for his birthday. Connor loves it so much! We want to do something special for her big day as well, which is today.
Apart from buying a gift, I quickly doodled up a birthday card that is semi-customized. I reused the illustration I created for Connor & His Yoga Babies Friends, changed the hair style a bit to make her look more like Ella. To be very honest, I don’t know Ella too well as I only see her occasionally at daycare pick up / drop off time, so I can’t say this reflects how she is like at all, but it is cute nonetheless! I also added more birthday elements in vibrant pink and blue.
With a little research ahead of time and some DIY, you can do very nice, unique and one-of-a-kind gifts with very little money. I am becoming quite an expert in this! Here is a mini-DIY project for you and hopefully it will help you on the next Valentine’s Day for your little one. Free printables are available for download.
I have met three very dear friends from my prenatal yoga class, they all had the same due date as I did back then. Needless to say, our babies have grown to become adorable little toddlers together! We have just had our joint birthday celebration not long ago, and I wanted to recap the little custom portrait cards I have created for them.
A few weeks ago, I have created a custom thank you card with Connor’s illustrated character saying “thanks!” on the cover. So, during Connor’s naptime, I changed the hair and clothing on the illustration, and made three more characters that are custom designed for each of my toddler friends.
As I was recapping our baby’s 1st year photo shoot, I found myself already slaving to create something special for his second birthday.
I don’t think Connor would remember or appreciate a birthday party yet, so I am not crazy about doing a real birthday party. A friend of mine had an idea of having a mini party at daycare, where we’ll order cupcakes and such, and go by during their 3:30pm snack time to have a small celebration. Our little ones are only 5 days apart on their birthday, so I begged her to take me on for a joint party. Continue reading
Before Connor was born, I had two photo frames I wanted to hang on that wall, but my husband didn’t think it was a good idea. He thinks Connor would eventually be tall enough and start pulling on those frames, creating a potential hazard. Well, he has a point. So that wall remained empty for a long time. Continue reading