Saturday, July 31, 2010

Look what I got in the mail today...


... one yard of angel fabric and one yard of button fabric, professionally printed by Spoonflower! They were really behind the schedule since one of the printer broke, so it took 3 weeks for the fabric to be printed, but it's all worth it. I am going to make little stuffed angel dolls and bunch of fabric buttons that can be made into rings, brooches, earrings and necklaces later. Wish me luck! :)


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Aflac Japan Commercial

This is too cute! Thank you Natascha for sharing this on Facebook. I have to post it here again. So adorable!!!



It's so hot outside, and the hottest days are yet to come... Made me want to draw a sun.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Winners Are...

Thank you so much for participating in the giveaway! It's fun, isnt' it? So here is the complete list of participants (If you had left more than one comment, I had to deleted them and only saved one comment for you. just to be fair to others.):

1. Olivia
2. Tim
3. almost 50 but not quite
4. Emjie
5. Walter Silva
6. violette
7. ejorpin
8. Simply EC
9. Inspector Marmalade
10. Elisa
11. Julie Adore
12. Luli Bunny
13. kiddo
14. Alexandra Durao
15. Mickey Quinn
16. Orit Berl
17. danielleyc
18. My Owl Barn
19. Meike
20. Nicole
21. jen
22. randomosity
23. Sarah
24. Kayleigh Bluck
25. benconservato
26. 中寧
27. em.
28. Frizz
29. Hanna
30. thefruitysalad
31. Cassie
32. Irit
33. Jaime
34. tuing..tuing
35. genie espinosa
36. Katie Green
37. Rose Hudson
38. The Artful Dodger
39. Lay Hoon aka mescrap
40. Gina Perry
41. Michelle Henninger
42. amba
43. loolool
44. Siem
45. Just Me
46. Kelly Medina
47. Missy
48. Alely L.
49. gewwybeans
50. ni
51. life without novacaine
52. Christy
53. Paula Clare
54. Krystle
55. tammiemarie

And as you can see, the random number generator has picked number 51, 23, 29!!! Congratulations to life without novacaine (1st Prize), Sarah (2nd Prize), and Hanna (3rd Prize)! Please send your mailing address to HappyDoodleLand[at] and let me know which prize you've won, and I will send it your way ASAP! Thanks guys!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

It's giveaway time!

Hi friends, it's so hot over here!!! And guess what, it's time to do some giveaway again! In order to make you happy, and to let you know that I really appreciate you guys, this time there will be 3 lucky winners! The first one picked will win the adorable Little Owl print. The second one will win the Mustache Duo Happy Stampies set, and the third lucky winner will get to take home the hand stitched Apple Ice Cream brooch.

The rule is as usual: you can blog, Twitter, Facebook, or do anything in between to let your friends know about the give away, and leave me your comment here and let me know how to spread the word (again it's honor system). I will use the random number online generator to pick 3 winners. The cut-off time is next Sunday, July 25 at noon (central USA time) so that will give people more time to respond. Ready? Go! Good luck everyone!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Check this out!!!

Rico Grouted

I am so thrilled to let you know that one of my bestest friend, Donna Van Hooser, has just opened her Etsy shop! Donna is a consultant designer in my company (meaning she is at the highest level a designer can ever be). Being one of the most generous person I've ever known, she is MEGA talented, really fast and her attention to detail is just unmatched. She creates beautiful mosaic works, and she will make a custom pet portrait mosaic for you if you give her the photo.

Here are some of Donna's past works just to show you how good she is. This first one is Virgin of Guadalupe; it's HUGE, about 8.5 feet tall. And then there are some smaller pieces she has done throughout the years. Enjoy!

Virgin of Guadalupe

Last Piece!!

Betty Grouted

Martini Grouted

In Heat

Friday, July 9, 2010

My design was stolen... Here is the copycat!


Last week I mentioned that one of my Flickr friend wrote me and let me know that there is a t-shirt being sold in Korea with my Mustached Owl design on it. The problem is, I've never authorized the usage to any company. Finally, she was able to get some shots of the shirt and sent them to me. Take a look! It's a total rip-off!!!! They didn't even change my design and they claimed that they designed it on the back of the shirt. The Korean company's name is BROCCOLI, and my friend told me that they are pretty well-known in Korea. UUUUUURRRRR!!!!!!

My Original:

Love Child of 3 Trends

The Rip-off:


This Korea company stole my design!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

YoYo Goodness: Reversible Necklace

Didn't I say making yoyos is addictive yesterday? Here are more yoyo goodness. I made a reversible necklace; it's sundae sweetness in the front and vintage chic at the back, see?

Also I made two more YoYo Brooches. The expresso one is hand-drawn. They are all going to be in the shop soon.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Crafty Weekend

I can still hear the firework outside even though it has past midnight already. How are you? Did you do anything fun this weekend? Got together with your family and had a cook-out, maybe? I spent mine running between craft shops and fabric stores, gathering materials for my new creations. It was really hot and driving around town was exhausting, but I was enjoy every minute of it! Because I am doing something for myself, not for anybody else. It's not about money (even thought it would be nice to make some along the way), but it has everything to do with being able to make whatever I want while figuring out how to make it. To me, it's fun; it's freedom! Even though I am very thankful for my daytime job, I treasure the time I spend working on my own little "store".

I made a long list of things I could make, since I know I will have a craft show in November, and another possible one in October. I made some new brooches to begin with, just to see how it goes. I used the images from my Happy Stampies, so they did go faster since I didn't have to draw on each one, but still it took quite a bit of time to stitch them together. I am thinking next time I can make some of these brooches with fun, hand-lettered initials? Wouldn't that be nice?

PS: One thing I learned this weekend: making yo-yos is really addictive!