Monday, June 30, 2014

Cutie Clips

Here is a set of cutie clips! I enjoyed making the clips for my spring mailer so much that I decided to come up with a few more adorable designs to make a set.

Can you guess which ones can be paired off together as little buddy clips? ;-)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

<3 Crochet

Lately I've been brainstorming some new crochet patterns! 

I just love crochet:-)


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Etsy Order!

Super exciting whenever I receive an Etsy order! My most recent one is for my adorable mini. Crochet food keychain set!!

They're all finished and ready to be sent on their way to their new home!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Cutie Chains

Here they are-ready to go!

Over the weekend I went to the SCBWI agents day conference & I brought these little guys with me to give to prospective literary agents.

They make wonderful little gifts:-))

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Monkey Love

Here is a handcrafted monkey with overalls! His overalls are specially used for displaying original Ria Art buttons at conventions. 

His name is Al ;-)

The next convention Ria Art will be at is APE here in San Francisco! So look for Al and his buttons!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

You're a Star<3

Give the star in your life a little reminder of how brightly they shine!

I've always wanted to try and crochet a star-of course knowing myself, I like my crochet creations to be tiny and functional. So I made these adorable sparkly star keychains. 

I actually recycled the ribbon that makes these cutie stars feel more like a special gift. This ribbon was used to tie candy bags closed (from Fiona's Sweetshoppe here in SF-delicious candy!) they had the company name printed on the satin material.

I couldn't stand to throw them away, so I doused a cotton ball with some acetone and removed the print from the material. Then I tossed them in with my laundry (dark colors of course) so they would smell nice. You could also soak them in a bowl of warm soapy water for a few hours to clean them of the acetone.

Viola! A way to re-use ribbon. Try it with your gifts!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Father's Day Weekend!

"Here is a shirt for you Dad. Happy Father's Day!"

Isn't this little origami shirt adorable? It's such a nice size for my miniature crochet Bun Bun to give to her daddy Bun Bun!

Don't forget your own dad this Father's Day on Sunday! I'm never quite sure what to get my dad, so I usually go with some kind of gift card. This can seem a little impersonal though, so I went in search of a clever crafty way to present the gift!

I love Craft Gossip! They always have such lovely little ideas, and they shared this link that teaches you how to fold your very own shirt origami out of a dollar bill! 

I used regular paper though-I think it looks much prettier :-)

So what I did was take a much larger size of paper that I cut into a rectangle, folded away & then put the gift card inside the shirt. I wrote him a nice card and sent it off in the mail with the cute little origami gift card holder!

It was a perfect way to put a little extra thought behind a gift card!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Just Hangin'

Mr. Orange Felty is just hangin' around with some blueberries today~

Mr. Orange was handcrafted out of felt and actually has a magnet inside!

The blueberries were inspired by botanical some botanical illustrations I saw printed on wrapping paper. Every once in a while it's nice to draw realistic things with my prisma pencils~

Friday, June 6, 2014

Crochet Monkey

My new monkey amigurumi and his banana!


Monday, June 2, 2014

Green Monday!

The kiddos that I nanny during the day are feeling quite sick right now, so I'm seeing green! However, I prefer to think about some cuter green things! So here we go!