day 123, etched glass bottle cap shadow box. I drew out the design, used my silhouette the cut the stencil, and used the silhouette brand etching cream to etch the glass. I love beer and so do most of the people I drink with, so it wont take us too long to fill this. I’m hoping to have a better picture once I get things hung up in my new place!

day 123, etched glass bottle cap shadow box. I drew out the design, used my silhouette the cut the stencil, and used the silhouette brand etching cream to etch the glass. I love beer and so do most of the people I drink with, so it wont take us too long to fill this. I’m hoping to have a better picture once I get things hung up in my new place!

day 121, words to live by. I made this print for my cousin. She wanted some decor for her new apartment!

day 121, words to live by. I made this print for my cousin. She wanted some decor for her new apartment!

day 121, sunset on DeRuyter Lake.

day 121, sunset on DeRuyter Lake.

day 120, more fireworks!

day 119, this little guy was on our back porch! He was so cute I had to get some pictures.

day 118, Fourth of July fireworks!

day 117, a baby book for the same couple I did the Seuss shower invitations for (day 98). I scanned all of the images from a bolt of Seuss fabric I had, and the font I found online.

day 116. This is a book for my grandfather. We found an old photocopy of my great grandfather’s family history that he had written himself. I was asked to bind the pages together to protect them, so this is the finished product.

days 114-115, My mom is an excellent gardener. Here are just some of the blooms she’s caring for at home.

days 112-113, birds on Cayuga Lake

Day 111. Onesie’s for a friend’s new bundle of joy. I came up with the designs myself and used my Silhouette and their heat transfer material¬†to make them a reality¬†(I would have loved to screenprint them, but, I do not have the means for that right now). The “stud muffin” is made from flocked material so it’s got some texture which is fun. I also used it for the peanut on the “little peanut” onesie. The heart on the homegrown onesie is actually a pinpoint of where the little bugger is going to grow up. Its the little touches that make this stuff so fun to do. The rest are made with smooth transfer material. I was impressed how thin both the flocked and smooth materials are, the finished product feeling more like a screen printed product than an iron on transfer, which made me happier with the finished product.

day 110, hand drawn print for a friend’s nursery

day 109. A baby book commissioned by my mom for a coworker. The family loves being on their boat, sports, and adventuring so that was a theme I tried to keep throughout the book. My mom really wanted a “siblings page” and gave me little tidbits about each of the siblings. The new guys older sister loves fishing and dance, and the brother loves sports so I tried to incorporate that into their pages. I also put spacers in this binding, so that the book can expand with the addition of pictures.

108, a father’s day gift I made when I was still a calligraphy newbie.

day 107, a bottle opener and key chain made from deer antler. I had to do some shaving down of the antlers to make them manageable, hence the super smooth edges on the bigger parts of the antlers.