I'm back with another home tour this week, and this time it's my crazy cute niece's toddler room. Avery has a ton of personality and never stops moving (note the blurred jumping on the bed picture). I created a custom Horrible Adorable for her before she was born, while my sister was choosing a 'strawberry patch' sort of inspiration for the nursery. The aptly named 'Strawbeary Bear,' that was made to fit in with the decor of her old nursery, has in part influenced the color palette of her 'big girl room.' Touches of bold raspberry hues and juicy apple greens now fill the room. I can't help but feel cheerful when I step into the space. Her toys are placed within easy reach for little hands, but can also be packed away tidily when not in use. I'm not just a little jealous of her pink bed... I'm totally envious! I'm interested to see how the bear critter continues to transition with Avery's space as she continues to grow, and her room evolves!
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
On the Horrible Adorables' blog, I try to give my readers an inside peek to the work we create and our processes. However, I so rarely show finished work properly displayed in a room. We get many requests to create custom works for children's rooms, and carefully coordinate the colors. Most times, once a piece is sent out to a customer, I never see how it is integrated into the space. Today, I'm going to give a little peek at a special Horrible Adorable that I made for my youngest niece, Piper, to match her vintage circus themed nursery. I love the soft pinks, greys, and butter yellows mixed in with pops of a lively aqua color in her room. My sister requested a whimsical elephant with a little heart over its eye. I scalloped the ears and chose it's colors inspired by Piper's cute bedding details and hanging circus lantern. As she grows older, I hope it's a piece she will continue to cherish, and is fitting enough to transfer over to her 'big girl room.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Clutter Gallery is having an upcoming group show called 'Color Theory.' It's all about crazy colorful art! Instead of making some of my typical multicolored critters for this show, I decided to tone them down and focus on creating a clear rainbow effect from a grouping of Horrible Adorables. Each creature has a different brightly colored felt flower perched atop it's head. I can imagine them as mischievous wildflower spirits. They have excellent camouflage, making them virtually undetectable when they wander into neighboring gardens to feast upon summer veggies. I was wondering where all the squash we planted went... but now I know.
Join the preview list here to get a first look at all the pieces in the show, and an opportunity to purchase them before the opening!
Show runs Sept 13th-Nov 2nd at
The Clutter Gallery
163 Main St./ Beacon, NY 12508
Monday, July 7, 2014
Horrible Adorables will be celebrating their stellar year by having a 20% off Christmas in July sale this month! The offer will be good for all 'custom minis' and 'ready to ship' items in the Etsy shop. It will not be valid on custom orders over $60, or existing orders put in before the sale. The sale will be for two weeks starting THIS Friday! Offer code is: RUDOLPH. Dates are July 11th-July 25th at midnight EST. Look for new critters, ornaments, and books stocking the shop. Mark your calendars, these sales don't come around often!
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
My entry for Spoonflower's 'sewing coordinates' contest. I'm trying to do more of their weekly fabric design challenges to broaden my surface pattern portfolio! This pattern is super girly... even for me! I wish there was a set of fairies that lived in my sewing box and helped me with projects when I went to sleep. That would be nice. I do have some wonderful assistants that help me out with Horrible Adorables, but they don't work for thimbles and buttons.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
For the second year in a row, I've been invited to participate in Uglycon by contributing an Uglydoll themed piece of art. This year marks a celebration of Ice-Bat (he's 10 years old!), and so I created him as a Horrible Adorable! My favorite description of Ice-Bat is that "he wants to hang out with you... or just hang upside-down, if that's OK with you!" My Ice-Bat is chilling upside down. Perhaps you want to hang out with him at the opening? The show runs June 21st-July 9th at Giant Robot in Los Angeles. Check out all the details in the flyer above. You can also see my Uglycon 'Babo' piece from last year here.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Today I entered my competition piece for Fabric8. Fabric8 is a collaboration between Spoonflower and Robert Kaufman Fabrics to discover eight fabric collections from emerging designers, based off of a chosen theme. The theme this year is 'Cosmic Voyage!' Out of the eight collections, one overall winner is selected for the ultimate prize of a contract with Robert Kaufman to develop a fabric collection for them!
I decided to go with a cute space scene of critter-nauts harvesting stars with mischievous space creatures joining in on their fun. I would love to see a whole children's room based around these characters! Before I can even think about what I would design as this fabric's coordinates, I have to make it through to the first round of 100! Wish me luck!