It started out as usual.. an idea, an inspiration and my companion Toby the fat cat helping me with my first prototype. But then the minute Ralph the T-Rex got his very sharp teeth, he got more and more interested in my companion...
ok ok maybe it was not quite so dramatic kids.. Toby is doing fine but I am not taking any chances so I hung that T-Rex on my wall where he can't get anywhere near Toby.. I mean, look at those fangs!
Although peculiar, I didn't think anything of it really...I mean after all what can a paper T-Rex half built can really do to my sweet Toby the fat cat? Well, I should have been more careful because the next morning this is what I found !!
Yep,...little did you know that alongside mr Lion's head paper model, a bum paper model was also in the works!
I am actually glad I did not mention that it was coming since it took a little while for it to be finally completed. However, now that IT IS completed, it is ready for your making pleasures.
Mr Lion's Head (A favorite that has been purchased by many! thank you):
And now, we also have, Mr Lion's bum: yay!
You know about spoonflower, right?
Well if you don't, I am writing to let you know how fun their new fill-a-yard (or fill-a-2 yard) option is!!
You can use any collection you want, from any of the great independent fabric designers that are on spoonflower and mix and match to create your own 'cheater' quilt pattern. How fun is that! You can end up with your own twist and most likely unique fabric print. YOu can choose from a few different fabric, this one is minky soft..All of these prints are also available on their own in my new fabric colloection called 'low polygon world'.
I will attempt to turn mine into a quilt, howveer you can use your fabric as is for a great winter or cool evening blankets.
Go here to design your own unique fabric...You won't regret it!
Meet our flamingo love birds
they are sweet and suttle. They form a beautiful couple and emanate love with their heart shape embrass.. visit our shop to suprise your babies..
Meet our Elephants wall trophies
They are unique because they have a very nice curvy trunk, plus they come in 2 styles, a child and parent looking style. Or they could also be a couple I guess...you decide! use the #sofsdesigns for a chance to win prices. YOu are ready to make them, get them here.
I love this picture. This is me at my mom's place in 'Saint-Fabien sur mer' a great little seaside town near Rimouski in the province of Quebec. I love the picture because I love the sea air, the fresh (freaking cold!) salt sea water and the wild life that inhabits it. This is where I take long walks along the shore and contemplate life and my place in it. This past 5 months I did a lot of that...contemplating. I was kinda force too (I may get into those details at a later date) but forced or not, it is good to take a moment to reflect. Are you living the life you want to live? Are you where you want to be? I think that if it’s a HUGE NO, then you ought to make a change so that you can get closer to the life that you want. Easier said than done, I get it! However if you wait too long, life may take care of the change for you but it may be under much harsher conditions.
I am a true believer that our physical state reflects our emotional and mental state. Not always, but most often. If you ignore the signs for too long, even if it’s because you can take it and your tough, there will be no gain in this kind of 'toughness'. I think it takes a tremendous amount of courage to make a move and I applaud those who have the guts to stand up and make shit happen for themselves. (Now, ..I am not talking about narcissistic people who only do what they want, but regular good people who stand-up for themselves without hurting or diminishing others)
If you’re like me your set behavior wants to please those around you, which comes in handy when you are an athlete, student, mother, wife or employee but there is also a down side to it. You may succeed because you end-up pleasing your coach, your husband, your employer, but are you really doing what you want to be doing or are you just pleasing those around you. I know, I know,...there is such a fine line between the pleasing and the being.
This is why once in a while you have to truly look at yourself in the mirror, or as seen in picture above, in the water and ask yourself: Is this me, or is this me pleasing? You may need the help of a friend or a professional to sort out your thoughts. This last phrase makes me think I will have to write about ‘asking for help’, its not easy but necessary sometimes. Its a whole other discussion so I will leave it for another time.
All of this to say that I have concluded that I was way off track!! And I have made the decisions to make a change.