Showing posts with label Art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art. Show all posts

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Personalized Child's Step Stools

One of our favorite custom items available in our Etsy shop are our Child's Stepstools. These started out with a gift we made for our nephew, then one for our little girl! We started making them for others, and love it. Creating gifts is just so fun! 

These handpainted stools are completely customizable! You can choose the name, font, and base color. We love that this is not only something our little girl will use as a child and can act as decor, but it is also a keepsake she can have forever! 

I love seeing all the different names on each order! They are all so cute. If you need help coming up with a name for your next child, let me know, I have a running list now! Haha :)

We love to see our artwork in their new homes, so tag us with #jotsbyjacqueline in any photos you share!

You can find the stools in our Etsy shop! Let us know, which color is your favorite?

Monday, July 18, 2016

Ladies Night Out Art Class

This month I had the opportunity to host and teach my first Ladies Night Out Art Class! I teach Elementary art classes and private art lessons throughout the school year. Some friends have mentioned that they would love to learn more about how I do some of my work, so I thought it would be fun to try an adult class as well! 

We had a awesome time! I am so happy we had such a great turn out. I held the class on a Friday evening in my home. We did two art projects that touched on two different art skills. There was also plenty of eating and chatting, so basically it was a party. ;)

Each lady had a seat set up with all her supplies and marked with a personalized watercolor journal. Upon arriving, everyone found their seats and started visiting and eating. 

The first project we worked on was a marbled watercolor State painting. Each person let me know which State, or Country she wanted to paint beforehand while signing up for the class. I had each State/Country printed out and included in the materials. I loved seeing all the different places each lady chose that means something to her. It was awesome to see all the different color schemes that were chosen. 

These all turned out beautiful!

The second project was a personalized wooden sign featuring each lady's take on modern calligraphy.  Each seat included a guide with the alphabet and a sheet to practice writing the last name. The ladies also chose the color wood they preferred upon signing up for the class. This is one of my favorite projects! I loved the creativity each person had, and how some wrote something completely different than their names!

Each attendee went home with a bag that included one of our "thank you" cards, chocolate, her watercolor journal, and the hardware to hang her wooden sign at home. We also had a drawing giving away 3 of our graphic phrase pencil bags full of more goodies. ;)

I loved having this class and the opportunity to be creative with so many amazing ladies! I am excited to host another class in the Fall. To follow along with the Ladies Night Art Classes on Instagram, check out #lnoartclass. Be sure to tag #lnoartclass in any photos you share from the night!

What art skills would you like to take a class on?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Nursery Update: Vintage Dress

We are close to completing our baby's nursery! I can't wait to share the entire room, but in the meantime I have sneak peek to show you today. 

This little corner is one of my favorite parts of the room. Every aspect is so special. 

Shelf: Wes made this shelf for the baby, and added this decorative knob from Hobby Lobby

Hot Air Balloon Photo: This is a photo we took during our hot air balloon excursion while we were dating. You will see at the final reveal, but the nursery's main theme is hot air balloons, so we are excited to have pictures from our actual balloon ride to share with our little girl!

Teaset: This tiny teaset was mine as a child! I remember thinking it was just beautiful. I'm so glad I saved it for my daughter. :)

Pink Dress: This is the best part! My mom wore this dress as a toddler! It is so gorgeous, and I just can't believe the perfect condition it's in. I'm so happy we still have it and can pass it down. Material things are not priceless, but the stories they tell of people who play important roles in our lives are so valuable!

I painted our baby's name on the wooden hanger for the dress. I love the sentiment of personalized keepsakes! I made her a wood burned hanger as well, because a girl needs options right?! ;)

I loved this project so much, I added both painted and wood burned personalized children's hangers to our Etsy shop! These are perfect to display special outfits or family heirlooms like ours. They make a great keepsake gift! Visit the shop here

Stay tuned to see the rest of the nursery! Follow us on Instagram for more peeks as we make progress. 

I can't wait to tell our little Joslynne all about the special things in her life from people who love her. She has so many wonderful family members and friends ready to make memories with her! Do you have any family heirlooms passed down to you? I love the stories and memories behind old treasures. 


Friday, June 17, 2016

Paper Dress Garland

I love beautifully decorated parties and special occasions, but my favorite decorations are those that can be used after the party in your home to remember the special time. We have a lot of keepsakes from our wedding around the house, and I love some of the special little touches from our baby shower that I was able to add to the nursery. 

When I was planning the decor for my friend's baby shower recently, this was my goal. I wanted her to be able to take something from the celebration as a keepsake from the day. I made a garland of paper dresses for the shower. 

Dresses come in so many colors with beautiful details, and it always makes us feel special to dress up. I was inspired by the loveliness of dresses, and continued to create banners of them in different colors to spread more of the pretty around!

I just want my size dress in each pattern. :)

Which color is your favorite? I think I love the yellow best. They are perfect for a little girl's birthday party, baby shower, or bridal shower. These garlands are now available in our Etsy shop