Happy Birthday!

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An art journal I made for my niece.

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The outside of my niece's journal. I hope this funny dog fabric makes her laugh, because it just cracks me up.

Birthday season has arrived!

From February 11 through June 26, 75% of the people I know celebrate their birthdays. Much of spring I’m buying, making, sending, planning or celebrating birthdays and birthday gifts.

For  Hannah Montana fan I had to conjure a little bling. Silver speckled denim married to some pinkness seemed to do the trick.

For a Hannah Montana fan I had to conjure a little bling. Silver speckled denim married to some pinkness seemed to do the trick. The little sis got the floral motif.

This year I’ve been cranking out the art journals as birthday gifts for all the kids we know. By year’s end I need to come up with a new idea for birthday gifts.

The inside of the flower journal

The inside of the flower journal

We kicked off birthday season early this year on February 7 with two birthday shindigs on the same day: a rollerskating party and a gymnastics party. I had one tired kid at the end of that day.

Bling on the outside and busy on the inside. My daughter insisted on the flower and fruit background.

Bling on the outside and busy on the inside. My daughter insisted on the flower and fruit background.

Red-Tail Designs is also celebrating: One year of of blogging! Yeah, me! I was a little hesitant to start blogging, but it’s been an exciting year of sharing all the craftiness I whipped up this last year.  

To celebrate, I’m giving you gifts. Leave a comment between now and March 31, 2009, and you’ll be entered in a random drawing to win one of two prizes: an adjustable horse hair bracelet and an artist journal.

I’ll post pictures of them soon. My computer cord fizzled out so I grabbed the pictures above off my laptop before the battery ran dead. Hopefully Mr. Postman will deliver my new cord this week. 

Happy Birthday!

12 thoughts on “Happy Birthday!

  1. I’m curious as to whether you have your “own” porcupine for your quill work. 🙂 I have a couple of horses, wonder what my husband would slay if I told him I wanted a porcupine as a pet!!!! Love your stuff (and your blog)

  2. Do you have any pictures of art journals that are more boyish? Like with racing stripes or something? I know a kid who loves drawings of tow trucks, milk trucks, and trains who would love to win an art journal.

  3. Thanks for the comments! I don’t have a pet porcupine or even a horse right now. It’s just me and 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 kids, 1 turtle, 1 husband and 8 fish. i think that’s enough of a zoo for now!

    And don’t worry, I’m working on some boy art journals! I have a boy who needs one for his birthday.

  4. you have such mad skills woman! (i say as i sit here with my bird watching over me– i love him)

    happy early birthday. i think there should be a celebratory cocktail in our future…

  5. What a cute idea! I have a 1 1/2 year old who LOVES stickers and stamps and drawing on EVERYTHING! Maybe one of these would …uumm…”contain” some of that artistic expression. LOL. Too cute! BTW, Happy Birthday!

  6. Hi Sue,

    Looks like you got some crazy mad skills (zee how I upped “Court” from above?). I have a suggestion, though it’s still related to your current art thing. How about a roll-up marker set holder? A piece of fabric that would accept those regular Crayola/Rose Art markers because the boxes always seem to get beat up. I either repair the boxes with packing tape or throw the markers into a zip lock bag for easy portability. The whole thing would roll up then fasten with a tie or use Velcro for a more independent kid-friendly approach.

    Hope that post man gets your new power adapter there soon.

  7. Great idea, Jason. I’ll have to work on that. I’ve also see crayon aprons. Don’t know if that would be helpful or not in wrangling markers on car trips so the markers aren’t all on the floor. I know some little people who could test these things out!

  8. Thanks for the comment, Kristi. I hoping to put some more art books in my etsy shop at the end of the month…if I can get my act together!

  9. The art journals are such a great idea for kids! I know some teachers around here that would just love them.

  10. What a WONDERFUL idea! They are gorgeous and SO practical. I wish I had something like this when I was a young artist. I am almost POSITIVE my parents would have wanted one of these also! Now I just need to pick one out for all the kids in my world..

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