It’s time for our monthly artist interview! This month we’ve been featuring a series of Halloween posts in partnership with the lovely Michelle Christensen. Have you seen them all? They’re sure to get you in the Halloween spirit! I’ve known Michelle for a while and she recently moved back to my neck of the woods and I couldn’t be more thrilled! She allowed us to feature her as our October Artist Interview! Michelle has such a distinct style that we love, we wanted to get a better idea of her creative process. We hope you enjoy the interview!
View the full artist interview and take a peek into Michelle’s life!
Last year we made what might be my favorite project ever, our Painted Nativity Set! This year, now that I have Jasper, I wanted to create something that was a bit more child-friendly. I was inspired by these ornaments to create puppets using paper mache balls. I’ve been wanting to do this forever, only to find out my good friend, Merrilee had already done something similar! Great minds think alike! I enlisted the talented Michelle Christensen of My Little Belleville to illustrate the faces for each character in the Nativity. To turn them into puppets, we drilled a hole into each sphere, inserted a pencil, and clothed each one in a simple fabric tunic. So simple! Jasper is already a big fan.
Last week I revealed Baby Boy’s nursery mural! This week I wanted to share the full nursery reveal with you as I received a lot of questions about the design details. No need to fret! They’re all in this post! There’s a lot to talk about as it was a full on room transformation. We started with a very blank beige canvas if you recall last week’s before photos. Remember?! Once again, much like our office space, I’ve partnered with Blinds.com to transform the space with some wonderful window treatments and it made a world of difference. It set the tone for the full room and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how they turned out. Come take a peek at all the details!
You know how with almost every holiday we give cards? Christmas cards, Valentines, a note of gratitude for Thanksgiving, Mother’s and Father’s Day of course–cards are expected for all these occasions and more! But somehow Halloween got the shaft when it came to the card gig. Instead, we give candy and treats! Now I’m not complaining, who complains about treats? However, I think that if we paired our goodies with a sweet Halloween card, everyone would be a bit happier! Personal opinion. These printable Halloween cards are the perfect thing for teachers, friends, co-workers, neighbors and anyone who needs a little sentimental spook! Write a little note on the back, tape on a bag of treats or a plate of cookies, or simply send in the mail!
‘Tis the season for giving goodies so why not tuck them into a printable Halloween candy gift Box while you’re at it! It’s much cuter than a handful of candy and makes the perfect gift for friends and neighbors! I’m loading up a bunch to give out to a few women at my church. I’m trying to be more aware of those around me and sometimes a little seasonal treat is just what the doctor ordered. These would also be great to take to your kid’s classroom or even to the workplace to brighten everyone’s day! Tied with a variety of ribbons, these boxes are a breeze to put together.
Download the template and start putting some treats together!