Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Handmade Summer-time bear with her watermelon apron:)

This little googly-eyed bear reminds me of a sweet southern belle<3

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bow Tie

Munkey is looking very dapper today in his bow tie;-) 

I just updated my Etsy shop & joined a few other online stores. I wanted to create a store where the buyer has many fun and colorful options to choose from. 

This yellow bow tie is just one color option available out of five in my Etsy store for this little monkey! He also come a with a poof-ball cap and poof-ball scarf- and a monkey has to eat right? He comes with a little crochet banana as well! 

Check him and his friends out here:


Monday, July 28, 2014

Snail Mail

Arty Heart is getting ready to send out Arty Heart cards. Did you get one? ;-) 

I still love getting a lovely little piece of snail mail every now and then<3

Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy Summer!

Happy summer from Ria and Arty Heart!

This is one of my most recent finished illustrations.

When I work, I like to have little Arty Heart & Mr. orange nearby-they root me on as I work:)

So this drawing is a tribute to my favorite time of year & my little working buddy~


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Felty Frog

Here is a little felty frog! I just love his little string legs<3


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Arty Heart

His name is Arty Heart and he's ready to draw!

Ria Art has a mascot, and it's Mr. Orange, but now Ria Art has a sidekick for all the artsy and crafty things that take place in Ria Art's world!

Arty Heart is here!


                                                                                                Cute little bugger~

Monday, July 14, 2014

Kitty Cat

I wanted to focus on crafting up something that is easy to recognize, but in a simple and more modern shape. Also, I found this material in the scrap bin at the fabric store and really wanted to use it;-)

So this simple cat is inspired by my sweet wittle kitty cat, Burmew.

Her name is Burmew because when she meows, it sounds like, "burr-mew!"


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Mowin' Munkies

After spending some time in Portland, I'm reminded of summer memories! A silly one involves the people of suburbia and their lawn mowers at 8am. Every kid wants to be able to sleep in over their summer break and I remember pulling the pillow over my head to drown out my neighbor's lawn mowers!

I think my new version of this memory is much better, and how can it not be? Mowing the lawn is best done by crochet Munkies, big or small, with lemonade!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014