Jaxson's funky lil pig

I received an order for a piggy bank in the midst of the great pumpkin craze, and I wasn't certain I'd be able to get him sent off to PA in time for his mommy's baby shower.  Thankfully, the pumpkin orders subsided and I was able to get this guy finished and shipped with a week to spare!  Here's a picture of Jaxson's crib bedding (Sumersault Geo Brights, available at Target), which I used as inspiration for his piggy:

I love the bright colors and funky modern pattern...wish this was an option when we were choosing neutral bedding for our first born!  Let me just tell you how much I enjoyed making this piggy bank.  I felt like I was doodling, and there was no pressure to make precise, perfect circles.  I started after the kids went to bed, and I finished just in time to watch the premiere of Beavis and Butt-head.  Life is good!  Check little Jaxson out:

Large piggy banks like Jaxson's can be purchased for $25, and medium piggies are available for $15.  Email me at karen.psimas@yahoo.com or find me on Facebook to place an order.


I love technology

It's amazing how much longer being Fancy takes with a dinosaur of a computer!  We had an issue with our hard drive (you know, the one with all of my Fancy Fonts files, photos, and forms), and I had to suffer through the last two weeks using our spare computer to get the job done.  I am incredibly grateful we have a spare computer and my Fancy wasn't brought to a standstill, but man am I glad to have my speed demon of a PC back in action!  Now let's get you all caught up:

First up is a double duty darling...Halloween in front, autumn in the back.  Mom said Emersyn loves animals, so I included a sheep and pig on her pumpkin:

Next, we have an entire patch of pumpkins for some kids, their grandparents, and even their beloved babysitter:

Keegan's mommy greatly overestimated my Fancy abilities and first asked if I could make Optimus Prime, followed by "just the Autobots symbol." After some googling (I have two daughters, ok!), Autobots seemed much more doable!

Lia will have to settle for a witchy little kitty, as her first choice, Jessie from Toy Story, was infinity and beyond my talent!

And for the babysitter extraordinaire:

I seriously can't draw human faces.  Totally suck at it.  Couldn't pull off any Disney princesses, so Michelle will have to settle for Cinderella's pumpkin carriage and fairy godmother's magic wands.

For one set of grandparents:

I like how the names written in spider webs turned out...will most likely use this again!

And for the other set of grandparents:

These were supposed to be Mimi and Grandpa's little nuts with acorns for each kid, but it didn't turn out so well.  On the up side, an idea for an untapped market was born...while Fancy Fonts is a family-friendly business, be on the lookout for Phallic Phonts, coming soon to an x-rated shop near you!

Moving on...I was able to squeeze in a pumpkin for the newest member of our ever-growing family.  We welcomed the newest cousin, Lucas Wesley McIntyre, to the world with a posh pumpkin (and adorable Halloween outfit):

Next up are some pumpkins for a couple, their two girls, their dog, and their favorite ballet studio:

My instructions were for a flying monkey, but girly.  Coming right up!

Here are a couple of pumpkins for the kids of a fellow vendor at this past weekend's Bootique, hosted by Clayton's Creations:

And last but not least, a family pumpkin for the Burroughs:

Phew!  Now that I'm all caught up on pumpkin orders (for now), I can start to tackle some piggy banks and Christmas ornaments that have been on the back burner for a while.  I haven't forgotten about you people!  Small pumpkins are still available for $12, mediums for $18.  Haven't seen a large pumpkin in weeks, so I will no longer be offering those this season.  Many, many thanks to everyone who purchased posh pumpkins this fall (I think the grand total is over 70!)...they were so much fun to make!  

Take advantage of our October special...10% off ornaments when you get your order in before the end of the month!  Email me at karen.psimas@yahoo.com or find me on Facebook to place an order.  

Project 52: Week 43

I'm the kind of girl who prefers ripping the band aid off instead of slowly peeling it and prolonging the anxiety (and the pain).  I feel this mentality has transferred over to my parenting, and so far, it's worked out pretty well for me.  I put my babies in their cribs in their own rooms the first night home from the hospital...why bother with the stress of the transition from bassinet to crib?  When I potty trained my oldest, we quit diapers cold turkey (with the exception of naptime and bedtime until she woke up dry for a while).  My latest head first dive was taking Camryn out of her crib and putting her in a big girl bed.  No toddler bed.  No rails.  Just a mattress and box spring on the floor until she's a little bigger and can climb up on a bed with an actual frame.  How did that work out, you ask?

So far, so good!  Up next...potty training (cold turkey, of course)!

If you'd like to participate in your own Project 52:  Glimpse Into Motherhood, click on the link below:

Project 52 Glimpse Into Motherhood


Project 52: Week 42

This has been a strange week.  I've been super busy, and for once, it has nothing to do with my children.  While it feels really good to be doing something that is just MINE, I'm reminded of how lucky I am to be able to be this busy and still not miss a second in the day-to-day lives of my babies.  With Mommy hard at work in the pumpkin patch, my girls have had lots of...ummm, let's call it "independent play" time.  As much as I love being right there playing with them, it's really fun to see what they come up with all on their own:

Apparently Brynn was performing some sort of show, and she made Camryn sit in the audience.  The audience member in the red chair in the front row is Jennifer, MY first Cabbage Patch Kid (you can blame her hot mess of a hairdo on being a child of the 80s).  Bonus points for me because Camryn is fully clothed and does not have a lollipop in her mouth!  

If you'd like to participate in your own Project 52:  Glimpse Into Motherhood, click on the link below:

Project 52 Glimpse Into Motherhood


Plethora of pumpkins

You people really like posh pumpkins!!!  I am blown away by the response I've gotten in the past few weeks...just when I think I've gotten caught up on my orders, I've got another half dozen in my "In the Works" column.  Thank you all so much for spreading the word about Fancy Fonts!  As a result of your word-spreading, I recently completed an order for another Fancy family, and got to add another little critter to my collection of characters.  Here are the Heustis family's pumpkins:

(the new guy)

The Heustis' medium family pumpkin can be purchased for $18, while small pumpkins like Bailey's and Brooke's are available for $12.  Email me at karen.psimas@yahoo.com or find me on Facebook to place an order.  

My computer has been on the fritz for a couple of weeks now, so the process of uploading pictures and posting them takes twice as long as it should.  Between that and the sheer volume of pumpkins I've been producing, blogging might just have to take the backseat for a bit.  I still plan to continue with my weekly Project 52 posts, afterall, my children are the reason I got so Fancy in the first place!  So keep those posh pumpkin orders coming, and don't miss out on Fancy Fonts' October special...10% off all Christmas ornaments purchased in October.  Get (and give me!) a head start on your Christmas shopping and feel like a champion!