letters for baby caroline

One of my favorite children’s books of all time is Eric Carle’s, The Very Hungry Caterpillar… so I was very excited to receive a request to paint letters inspired by the book!
These letters were to be given as a gift to a brand new baby, Caroline, whose nursery was decorated with Pottery Barn Kid’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar crib bedding. I was very inspired by the primary colors & painterly quality of the book’s illustrations so tried to convey that with these letters.
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I welcome you to contact me if you are interested in having me create something special for you!

hand painted letters for baby ryan

These letters were painted especially for Sweet Baby Ryan’s nursery. She has an adorable modern Jungle themed nursery that these will be displayed in!
Ryan Hand Painted LettersIf you are interested in having me create something special for you, I welcome you to contact me!

put a {neon} bird on it!

My good friend, Ali, asked me to paint something special for her brother & sister-in-law who are expecting a sweet baby girl in the Spring. They hadn’t completely committed to a name for their soon to babe… so Ali asked me to paint a couple of extra letters so they could mix and match between the two names that they were debating (Ruby & Ellory).
I love the outcome of these particular letters! They incorporate so many design elements that I LOVE; bold bright color, graphical pattern, & awesome contrast!
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whimsical chevron baby sower invitations

I designed these special Baby Shower Invitations at the request of the awesome host, Lyndsay. The gender of the baby was a surprise… so I used the color palette from the crib bedding that the parents-to-be chose for their little one!
baby shower invite 1baby shower invite 2I welcome you to contact me if you would like me to create something special for you!

maddie’s paisley & stripe letters

As many of you know, we move around more than the average family! Hopping around from country to country obviously has its benefits, but there are few quirky little draw backs along the way too! Long story short, we just received boxes of our personal items from our ‘2011-12 hockey season home in Malmö Sweden, to our home this year in Augsburg Germany… after a 7 month wait!
Unpacking the boxes we discovered Maddie’s 2nd set of letters, that I made for her bedroom in Sweden. I realized that I rarely post things that I make for her! I created these to match her pink paisley Pottery Barn bedding. Whoa! That was a lot of P’s in one sentence!
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I would love to create something special for you, please contact me to discuss your options!

baby twin boys

Baby twin boys Germain & Zachary arrived this winter to happy parents Jennifer & Alan. Check out the hand painted letters that I just finished for their safari themed nursery!
Be sure to continue to scroll down to see their awesome nursery!
hand painted letters germain zachary twins
Polka dots, leaves & adorable lions & giraffes are featured on the letters.The boys nursery has cool latte colored walls complemented by
a bright color scheme  in the crib bedding.

I would love to work with you to create something special for your favorite kid’s room! Contact me for more information on how to get started.

socci stiletto stampede 5k

Love to run? Love to walk? Love stilettos? Love to take part in a great cause?
If you said yes to any of the above & you happen to be in the Central New York Region on Saturday May 12th, you’re in luck! There is a great event you can take part in, The Socci Stiletto Stampede! The race description from the organizers website follows…

“The race will help raise money for the Katie Marie Socci Scholarship Fund, a nursing scholarship begun at Cayuga Community College in memory of a great friend and an outstanding nurse. The Socci Stiletto Stampede will begin with a 50yd stiletto dash at 8:30 followed by the 5K walk / run promptly at 9. Following the run, all participants are welcome to stay and enjoy scheduled festivities.”

You can register for this wonderful event on the Active.com website here.

There are great prize & auction items at this event, including spa packages from Mirbeau Inn & Spa! Check out the custom designed creations that I’ve contributed to the prize pool!

Natural Stone Tangerine & Turquoise Set
tangerine and turquoise set
Whimsical Mossy Wine Cork Wreath
mossy wine cork wreathHope to see you at the event!

fun & funky rainbow chandeliers

Have you seen these fun & funky rainbow chandeliers? The chandeliers are decorated with dangling Swarovski crystals. They are a perfect way to brighten up any of your summertime outfits! You can purchase these chandeliers on my Etsy Shop.
multi colored swarvski crystal chandelier earrings

letters for lily & the long distance process

When a potential customer is interested in placing an order for hand painted letters, they always ask… “So how does this work?”
I thought I would give you an example of the most recent ‘long distance’ order for hand painted letters I have done.

A bit about the special customers…
We spent the 2010-2011 hockey season in Helsinki, Finland. Calla & Jeremy are a great couple that we were fortunate to have spent the season with, now they are expecting a baby girl! C&J spend the off-season in their hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, which is where Baby Lily will first come home to.

Step 1
Calla sent me links to the crib bedding that they picked out for Lily. It can be found here.
wall decalsDust Ruffle Sweet Safari
Step 2
Once Calla set up Baby Lily’s nursery she sent me pictures. I love to see what the room looks like as a whole, I take into consideration, wall color, patterns, furniture, special toys, decor etc…
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If the customer has something in particular in mind I go with it, but in this case Calla instructed me to take a look at the pictures & go ahead with any ideas I may have. I saw that the theme in Lily’s bedding has wonderful pops of color {I LOVE color}, great polka dot accents, & sweet little safari animals that kept popping up. The walls in her room were also a perfect blank canvas to decorate with bright color! This is the final result…
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The finished product hung in Baby Lily’s room!
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pantone 2012 color of the year – tangerine tango

This Art Nouveau color scheme inspired piece features Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year… Tangerine Tango!
orange aqua and gray silver long necklace