Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pillow Buddy for Single Girls or Happy Birthday Suzy

My newly single friend's birthday was Saturday and right away I knew I wanted to make her something True Blood related. In case you don't know, True Blood is an HBO show and we're complete dorks for it. We've read the entire Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris. We gather every Sunday to eat sandwiches, watch "vampire porn", and paint our nails. So needless to say, she was automatically getting something True Blood related. In my preliminary research, I found this ridiculous photo:
He's going on a pillow.
In hindsight, I should have used the freezer paper through the printer method, instead of iron-on transfers but she was happy. And her squeals of delight are enough for us.

I also printed her out some True Blood Paper Dolls from Andy Swist to play with. Totally love Lafayette's glitter g-string! And inspired by his pumpkin carving stencils, I made a couple of team stencils to play with.
for Eric lovers, like Suzy
for Bill lovers, like myself

These never made it to their rightful place on a tee shirt. The True Blood logo is for the back of the shirt. I found the font here. Maybe for Christmas though...

Which team are you on?

Redeux Edit : 12/26/10

In making a redux because Suzy's cat Aurora is apparently also on Team Eric and has licked off a couple spots on the front of the pillow, I added this to the back.

I should make an Alcide pillow
 ....drool, Alcide.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Jello Play Dough or Happy Birthday Leo

My friend's son is turning three and I celebrated by making him some play dough. Not just any play dough mind you. This deliciously scented jello play dough. It smells so good, I want to eat it!
Ok, I confess. I did eat it. It tasted horrible. So salty. So misleading. So horribly fun.And how about those vibrant colors?!?

I packaged them in 16 oz. deli containers. This recipe fills the whole tub! Designed some labels for the lids, printed them on sticker paper.

Happy Birthday Leo!

There are two more August Birthdays among the gang and I have special projects underway for each. Stay Tuned!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Nice to Meet You!

The story of Happy Family Studios starts in Atlanta, Georgia in 2002 with a cat named Penny Lane. Her friends and family, Abbey Road, Jude, Sadie & Grace join her for her wild and crazy adventures that lead her all the way down to New Orleans, Louisiana where she and her mom and dad, Greta & Jason Efferson live and love with a magical television that plays the X-Files all day long and a telephone that never stops ringing.
Penny was the HCBIC. Head Cat Bitch in Charge, despite our frequent attempts to dethrone her. The lone fire-crotch in a house full of darkies. The misunderstood, first-born, spoiled-rotten, guard cat. One minute she's swiping at you as you walk by, the next she's in your face, pressing her little wet nose to yours. My dancing, singing, parrot-like, tube sock wearing, nail painting, wine drinking best friend. We lost Penny in May of 2009 to advanced stage kidney cancer. Her legacy lies in these pages, her influence is all encompassing.
The studios are Greta's brainchild, purely imaginary and serve only to stroke her own ego, which, let's be frank doesn't need any more help.
Regardless, Greta loves to make things. Cats love to sit on them.
It's a match made in heaven.


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