Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, Monday

Monday is in full swing! These critters hope your coffee is strong and your Monday is short!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Angel Doggy

I just completed the sweetest custom order for a dear follower of mine on Instagram, so I had to share the pictures.

She wanted a Hand-sewn felt Christmas ornament made in the likeness of her dog, Peanut Butter. She wanted Peanut Butter to be a little angel pup because even though he is no longer with the family, he is still in their hearts.

This request was so special for me and it showed me how much I really appreciate custom orders! I had a chance to work larger than I normally do, use materials I don't use that often and it got me out of the usual zone that I'm always working in.

I really enjoyed how sweet little Peanut Butter turned out and I'm excited for him to go off to his new home.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hello Kitty!

Sanrio is an old favorite of mine, ever since I was a little girl! So when the boutique, Petite Galleria, that carries my products requested some kitty earrings (that look strikingly similar to Hello Kitty) I jumped on the idea!

I decided to make a You Tube tutorial for this character, which I will share later this week. It has also been a while (since November!) when I last shared a Ria Art World video on You Tube, so it's time!

For now here is a short exert from the tutorial I'm working on:

How to change your mini crochet into an earring!

For some reason, even if I share a high quality video, my videos always look fuzzy on Blogger. So if you want a clearer picture, check it out here:

Monday, February 20, 2017

Rain, Rain

"Ok Monday, let's do this!" Said Mr. Orange. It's a rainy start to the week, but that's not stopping us and I hope it won't stop you either.

In fact, I have a few new things this week coming to my Etsy store! So be sure to check in every now and then!

Starting with these chibi pony keycahins!

Friday, February 17, 2017


Around this time, seven years ago, I taught myself how to crochet and I have been 'hooked' ever since! I never imagined that a hobby which brought me so much joy would turn into my small business!

I'm looking forward to what is to come!

So I guess you could say, I'm hooked!

Thursday, February 16, 2017


So on instagram the last few weeks (I'm a bit behind), this whole Meet the Artist thing was trending. I saw it a lot when I was sick and really wanted to do it, but I wasn't feeling up to the task at that moment.

Now that I'm getting back in the pink, I wanted to try it myself, real quickly, and here it is!

It was really fun and came out quite satisfying and even though I'm not sure if it's still really a thing on instagram, I think it's a great way to introduce myself and share what I do!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! My little crochet critters are passing out their Valentines right now, maybe they'll give one to you:-)

See the animated version here ;-) :

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine Balloon

"I got you this balloon for Valentine's Day." Said Foxel to Bunny Rose. 🐰🌹💓🎈


!See the animated balloon here: 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Date Night

Hmm, looks like Munkey is feeling really nervous on his pre-Valentine date! Maybe he should have reconsidered his order!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

V-Day Puns

I needed a break from all the school lesson planning stuff, which I will share soon! However, I want to make more comic type photos with my critters.

With Valentines Day around the corner, I thought it could be some good inspiration:

I had quite a bit of fun with this, so I hope to share a few others throughout the month!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I'm Wishing

I was rummaging through an old supply drawer and came across all of these little strips of paper for origami stars. So I just thought I would take a moment to write all my hopes for the new year on some wishing stars.

Then they all went into this little bottle for safe keeping!

You can see the video clearly here:


Monday, February 6, 2017

Swing of Things...

Hi everyone!

I have been battling colds off and on ever since the new year began! My lack of energy due to this has caused me to be erratic with my sharing and so much is coming in this new year!

I'm super grateful to all of my 'critters' who have been there to help me feel better, I'm hoping that this is the last of it.

This year, I will begin teaching the professional practices class at the Academy of Art University, so I hope to be able to share some major points from that class for fellow illustrators (and small creative business owners).

I will also be starting the illustrations for a third children's book! So I will be sharing more drawings!!

Of course, the critters are always little busy bees, so as this year is shaping up, I'm looking forward to sharing what is in store.