It is so so busy around the house these days - mostly because we are getting ready for the Austin Holiday Renegade Craft Fair. Yahoo! This will be our 3rd Renegade Craft Fair and I love, love, love. It. The first time, I nearly cried at all of the wonderfulness there was to see. It is free and so worth it! Please come and find us in booth #67, across from Stella the Airstream trailer (aka Wondercraft).
Here is one of our hot items you can find at the show...
It's day 3 of a week of free coloring pages. Today's page is a digital drawing, a page from my Cupcake Coloring Book. In the coloring book, there is a thematic page for each month of the year, featuring the best food ever: cupcakes.
If you like it, you can buy the download here. If you prefer to buy the printed book, go here.
September is an exciting month! I had my birthday, and the best present was reaching 1000 sales in my Etsy shop. To celebrate, I am sharing a coupon code for 20% off that you may use all month: CADBLOG20
Lately, even crafty endeavors have a wishing-for-rain theme.
This guy is a hand cut applique from my series of characters called, "Friends." You can find them exclusively at Green House in Austin right now.
I love Ed Emberley's approach to teaching drawing. He demonstrates one step at a time. This book is one of my favorites: Ed Emberley's Little Drawing Book of Weirdos.
Now you can learn how to draw a werewolf Ed Emberly style:
A year and a half after moving back to Austin, I have finally begun *seriously* sewing again. The glorious stack of glitter vinyl I've owned for years is unpacked and getting hacked to bits.
After a few failed attempts at making phone cozies from vinyl, 1 tall drink, near tears - I googled "sewing with vinyl." Lots of good advice, why did I wait so long?!?
I chose the method of wax paper on top AND bottom of the fabric. Sigh, sigh, sigh, relief, relief, relief. For your entertainment, see the before (hideous twisted deformed thing), middle (wax paper just on top) and after - which you can see here.
Hello Friends! Would you like a full page sized pdf of this Easter Bunny coloring sheet?
All you need to do is "like" my page Crab Apple Designs on Facebook and send me a message with your email address that you did it. I will email you the full sized pdf of this drawing I did over the weekend.