Welcome the Young Jedi

Invited to, you are.

Tina and her husband, Nick, are expecting and have decked out their entire nursery in Star Wars. Naturally, a Star Wars Baby Shower must follow! I totally consumed myself with this concept because, I mean, STAR WARS BABY SHOWER. The possibilities are endless!

The invite and welcome sign's background was made in an evening thanks to this super sweet Skillshare class by Ana Victoria Calderón.

This isn't the first time I've created some Star Wars onesies, but I wanted to do a little different take this time and use them as part of the shower decorations. I hand painted the 6 planets and moons referenced in the movies, scanned them in, added text, and printed them on iron-on paper to transfer to the onesies. I think this is the best results I've ever had with iron-ons so far!

The lightsaber stir sticks are bracelet glow sticks, duct tape wrapped around the connector and a black sharpie to draw in the holder details. I still have a bunch of these left over and I've been throwing them in all my drinks.

Which leads me to just how awesome Tina is: she insisted that everyone should have the option to drink alcohol even though she can not. This prompted a great brainstorming session in which I decided to make two types of nonalcoholic lemonade and allow people to add in their own boozy preference. My favorite was the Bantha Lemonade with a shot of gin. (Lemonade Recipes Below)

Nick told me that the more chocolate and peanut butter in a cake for Tina the better, so I layered Reese's peanut butter cups in one of the layers of the cake. I used food-safe gold pearl dust I found at Michaels to try and mimic a galaxy on top and borrowed my husband's Rebellion ships as cake toppers.

The shower was a great success and I had a ton of fun designing all the details!

Bantha Lemonade Recipe
1 qt Simply Lemonade - All Natural
2 cans Coconut La Croix
a few pours of Lavender Syrup - depends how sweet you like it

Yoda Lemonade Recipe
1 qt Simply Lemonade - All Natural
750 mL Sparkling Mineral Water
+ Infuse 1 Package basil leaves and 1 sliced cucumber

LOST Book Initiative

Experiencing LOST on a whole new level.

ABC's LOST (that last aired in 2010) is and will always be one of my favorite tv shows. It is filled with a lot of mythology, science, and literary references. This year, I decided to start reading some of the books that were referenced on the show. Join me and the #LOSTBookInitiative (it's the coolest thing since the Dharma Initiative) by reading along or at least download the free book jacket (made by yours truly) to go with each of the books I'll be reading.

The first book is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lind

Cheers!

My cousin got married this Fall and he casually mentioned to me that he and the groomsmen accidentally got decaled wine glasses instead of low-ball glasses. Not a big deal really. A glass -no matter a wine or whiskey one- can still hold your drink of choice. I did, however, remember this little fact and decided to make him Mr. and Mrs. glasses for his birthday. The four-pack has two Mr. and two Mrs. glasses, one set in black and one set in white.

Custom Prints

DIY Christmas Continued.

This year, I wanted to focus my custom prints on the "millennials" in the family. In order of appearance below:

Katie loves penguins. Every Season is Penguin Season features a penguin in Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring gear. 
Brad slays at Kendama and his dog is now a pro, too. Jack and the Space Walk breaks down a fun trick with his pup as the expert.
Brittany is a teacher - you know, like.. your favorite one that let you dissect things. I made this Dorsal View of Frog print for her to hang in her classroom.
Sarah is an inspirational yogi and has a pretty awesome cat. Cat Yoga with Mr. Bruce shows her feline demonstrating many poses.
Cary enjoyed the Harambe meme, to the extent that he even made "RIP Harambe" his fantasy football team name. Now he owns a RIP Harambe print, which immortalizes the magnificent gorilla.
Blake was on Team Purple Rain probably since birth, so I knew he needed this Purple Reign print to hang by his record player.

Every Season is Penguin Season was watercolored, scanned, and clothes were made in Illustrator.
Jack and the Space Walk was made with Illustrator brushes and textures.
Dorsal View of Frog utilized a frog from an old anatomy book, manipulated in Photoshop, and laid out in Illustrator.
Cat Yoga with Mr. Bruce was watercolored on two layers and scanned into Photoshop.
RIP Harambe was created in Illustrator with background help from Freepik.
Purple Reign was hand-inked, scanned, and texturized/spray-painted in Photoshop.