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Crossing the Tie

Napoleon Screenprint Tie
Napoleon Screen Printed Tie

This is another gift I created for my Dad. I screen-printed part of an image from Napoleon Crossing the Alps onto a silk tie. I also gave him a gift that wasn’t homemade by me, but still had that homemade touch; a golf towel with a Napoleon quote embroider on it, completed by Tattletale Designs. She did a fantastic job (all of her work is so professional and classy!).

Bring on the weekend I say!

Napoleon Enjoyed Cookies in 2008

2009 has already started for most of the world, but right now for me it’s still 2008. It was a hard year, it was a good year, it was a sad year and it was a ‘suddenly Canada is smothered in snow at the very end of the’ year. 2009 can only get better or worse, 50/50. For now I can show you some holidays gifts I made for family in ’08, now that the year is wrapping up.

I (nervously) asked the very funny and very talented Kate Beaton if I could put one of her comics onto a cookie jar. This comic to be exact. My dad is a big history-fan of Napoleon. And he likes cookies. I imagined he would like her comics too, so as an xmas gift I painted a little cookie jar.

Napoleon Cookie Jar
Napoleon Cookie Jar

Poor Napoleon, how salty his cookies must taste from his sad, sad tears. I filled the jar with cookies (and English Mints and licorice) and sent it along with other Napoleon-related gift items (that I shall post in the future).

(The new section added to gallery is called ‘Craftyness’ with the idea that all things ‘crafty’ go there; so it’s not a showcase of projects that were a result of my ‘craftiness’.) …and…is that music and meowing that I hear? What are those crazy cats up to this New Years?