Playing (Blog) Catch Up

Eeek. Did it again. Totally let this blog slide. I’ve said this before, but professional bloggers- I have mad respect for ya’ll.

I’d like to say that I was just SO busy with work or that I went on some monumental life-changing adventures to explain my absence, but the reality is that I’ve just been posting everything to instagram and completely neglecting this site. It’s just too easy, that instant gratification of posting finished work (and I’m definitely guilty of using emojis in place of actual sentences for my captions.) Yeah, I’m totally in. Pretty deep. So while I’m absolutely going to make an effort to get this blog running again- I’m still gonna be on instagram. SO you might as well check that out too. Follow me @likelylexi 

All that being said- I really do want to be better at blogging! So here I am (again) playing catch up.

Let’s tie up some loose ends:

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Sleeping Fawn // Winter 2014

Handmade from Cardboard, Watercolor Paper, Graphite, Ink

Photos By Derek Macario 

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Holiday Window Drawings // Winter 2014

Drawn on Glass with a Water-Based Paint Pen

Photos By Derek Macario 

There’s also a really nice interview post about both holiday windows I did for Rare Device here. I sadly never got great photos of the other two windows I did- but I have enlisted some very talented photographer friends to make sure that doesn’t happen again. I currently have my Valentine window displays waiting to be photographed (!!)

Thanks for being patient with me, whoever is reading this. More soon.

Felt Cactus

I’ve cranked out a good bundle of baby felt cacti. I’ll be bringing some to the CCA Holiday Fair this Saturday, November 22nd and I’m selling some on my etsy. PS- I gave them names:

 

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// Gossamer //

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// Pink Baby //

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// Sunflower //

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// Little Buds //

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// Happy Monster //

I’m also planning on bringing some flower crowns (surprised right?) , some art prints, pug totes, more cat bobbi pins and brooches, and hopefully some ornaments! Trying to pull off 4 holiday windows and a craft fair this month, eek (!)

More PS- Pictured in above pictures is my gold washi tape wall! I think it’s the happiest!

Halloween Windows

So that time I did two Halloween windows and never talked about them. Here we go!

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These ghosts!!! I know, crazy spooky scary. This was my Halloween window for the Rare Device//Noe Valley store. It had to be done rather quickly, so I stitched up these ghosties.  I kept the gold diamonds that were up with the Cactus window because, why not, they’re cool. I like this last photo, it looks like they’re having a party and they”re singing.

 

Divisadero

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Valentine Mantle

Time for another holiday mantle! This one was done a bit under the wire, but Valentine’s in my favorite holiday so it’ll definitely stay up at least through March.IMG_0060

I had gold up everywhere from New Years Eve, and figured I could keep a little of the gold and add whatever spare pink toned paintings I had lying around. The big one in the center is my roommates. She left it when she moved out and I just think it’s too pretty to not display. The rest are mine, various valentine cards, and just some pretty little things.

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I can’t wait for Friday!! Hope you all are having the loveliest month!

Heart Pinata

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Alright, I know it’s not quite February but it’s close enough to start bombarding ya’ll with lots and lots of hearts right? I recently dressed the Story window for February/Valentines, and my statement creation was a heart pinata! Here’s some progress pics of how it was done:

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I’m so happy with how it came out! Given enough time, cardboard, and tape…I think I could go pinata crazy! Hoping to squeeze in a few more (little) valentine’s day inspired pinatas soon!

December in Instagram

I feel like I had all the time in the world in November and December has just been the total opposite. I only planned on two creative/crafty deadlines this month but somehow all these opportunities came about and I just couldn’t put my needle and thread down. I can’t complain though, because I would so much rather be busy with fun, creative work than any other kind. I just wish I had gotten to spend more time planning for christmas! I spent all last night sweeping up scattered bits of thread and fabric scraps and finally strung up some pretty lights in our room. Lights really do make a difference!

Anyway, here’s some photos of everything I’ve been working on this month.

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*Added snowflakes to the STORY holiday window**First Fridays in Oakland**A special flower crown order for a sweet girl named, Cat!**Hand cut lettering**Hours and hours of making simple little fox ornaments**Little foxies being sold at Rare Device (600 Divisadero) They look so cute on this woodland themed tree!**A snippet of some Christmas decor**Made a LIKELY LEXI facebook page!**Holiday pop-up fair on Telegraph**New designs for fox ornaments (i love them!!)*

Have ya’ll been having a crazy busy month too? I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas!