October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Walter is a sales representative for a company that books romantic moonlight cruises on the Bay. Unfortunately for Walter, one full moon evening he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He suffered a bite from what he thought was a rabid dog, and now poor Walter turns into a werewolf- although a very sheepish and non- threatening one. He wants to maintain his human dignity, so he manages to save his pants (well, enough of his pants) and tie from the ravages of his transformation. The only time Werewolf Walter can go out into the street instead of hiding in his basement is when the full moon falls on Halloween, and he can mingle with the crowds of party goers, enjoy the night air, and not feel different.

Walter is looking for a sympathetic soul to take him home. If you think you can handle Walter, get more info here.

October 29, 2008

Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels!

So it's that time of year again, where my dog goes mental chasing all the squirrels (and the crows who follow their every move) who are busy gathering food against the coming of winter. She can't catch one as hard of she tries, they are simply not stupid enough to come down to her level. Although they seem to be stupid enough to try to cross the road and not use the overhanging trees or power lines... go figure. I guess cars are so foreign to squirrels that they are outside the realm of comprehensible danger. Anyway, a bunch of buddies from my college days have gotten together to start a group blog based on our design teacher Leo Monahan's class assignments. This month's assignment was "Fall", and this fall for me seems to be all about the squirrels digging up my back yard and being hounded by my dog. If you're curious, you can check the new blog out here.
*oh yeah- these 2 guys will of course be making an appearance in my etsy shop later today, and you can see more pics over on my flickr.*

October 21, 2008

Frank N. Stein

Frank n Stein is a gentle soul who loves to spend time roaming through the forest where he lives. Unable to remember who created him, but full of joy to be alive, Frank decided that forest life was where he belonged. He spends his time wandering through the forest, helping out where he can. The best part of each day he spends sitting motionless against a tree, watching as the forest creatures go about their lives. Frank's favorite memories are of the times when birds and squirrels use him as a perch. He could listen to birdsong for hours and never tire of it.

I made Frank in honor of Halloween, to see more pics, head on over to my flickr.

Frank is now available in my esty shop!

October 15, 2008

Maritime Marty

Maritime Marty is a somewhat new member of the crew of the Pelican. A former "boucheron" ( that's "logger" for you non-french speakers) and fisherman from Canada, Marty embarked on a life of piracy by mistake. Unable to quite understand the Captain's salty english, Marty thought he was signing up for an extended fishing trip for profit in the South Seas. Realizing that he had in fact become a member of a pirate crew came as a surprise, but being the adaptable type, Marty decided to roll with it and see where it takes him.

Marty is now available in my etsy shop.

For more pics, head on over to my flickr.

October 11, 2008

Items available in my new etsy shop!

Items available in my new etsy shop!
Originally uploaded by DesignsbyL

Hello everyone! I finally got the nerve to open my own shop up over on etsy.com. If you're interested in checking it out, head over here. More items available soon! I'm also up for any custom requests.

October 8, 2008


Known to his shipmates aboard the Rusty Pelican as "Tiny", the helmsman of the ship is steady as the Rock of Gibraltar. Hugely muscled upper arms help him keep the ship on course during the most violent of storms. "Tiny" got his nickname not in the ironic sense that he is a big man called tiny, but because he is so proud of the sea serpent tattoo across his belly that he always wears shirts two sizes too small to show it off. Even when the ship ventures north of the equator in search of booty "Tiny" refuses to put on a warmer shirt.
For more pics, head on over to my flickr.

I'm back to work after a fun but tiring whirlwind of wedding shopping with my sister and her good friend. Phew! 10 days is a long time to be away from the sewing machine. I thought that I might get some time to sew in between wedding dress appointments, but no such luck. We did find "the dress" and it looks amazing on her, so job well done. Oh- and I have discovered Guitar Hero- which is totally addicting and murder on the hands. I have to force myself to put down the guitar and give it a rest, but I can still hear the dulcet tones of Heart's "Barracuda" trying to tempt me back...

I will be creating more pirates to flesh out the Pelican's crew, so stay tuned.