Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Welcome Cruz!

Happy parents Lara and Nelz welcome their first baby boy into the world. Little Cruz was born at home over the weekend with amazing family support and their midwife. I can't believe I'm an auntie for the 24th time!! I know that sounds crazy, but when you're one of 10 siblings, it's not so strange.
This year is going to be a busy one for sure, but also incredibly fun. I'm already thinking about easter egg hunts and Halloween!

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I just brought in a fresh batch of furniture to the Pannikin yesterday.
The green cabinet is my absolute favorite. It's the perfect shade of green ....and just in time for St. Patricks Day. Karin

Thursday, February 16, 2012

"Island Baby" Shower for Lara Vellocido

As promised, I wanted to share some pictures of my sister's baby shower. Since the little one will have family here and in Hawaii, we went with an Island Hopper/Travel Baby theme. Thank goodness the weather was beautiful and sunny. You just never know this time of year.
The food was sooo soo good....
The menu consisted of potato zucchini pizzas, fruit kabobs, asparagus quiche, pasta salad, tea sandwiches and white chocolate stuffed raspberries. Oh, and it gets better. We all sipped on a champagne punch and fruity Bahama Mama rum drinks. It's a baby shower got to get your buzz on.

Party favors were mini bottles of Champagne that read..."Thank you for flying Vellocido Airlines. Pop upon arrival of baby Vellocido."

....And then there was the giant cake that Cat and I made.
It was 14 inches round, three layers high and took 9 hours to make! Why?.. because we only had one cake pan and had to let it cool and pop out in order to start the next one. The cake was dark chocolate with chocolate chunks inside and topped with a super light and fluffy homemade frosting that tasted like vanilla marshmallows. I have NEVER seen woman eat cake like they did that day. Going back for seconds and even requesting the pieces with heavy frosting! It was kind of cool to watch. Not a piece was left over..thank god. All our guests took home huge slabs of it to their families.

Also pictured here is the painting I did for their Nursery. A 20x20'' image of Lara's dog "Cash" flying his toy plane over Hawaii. He is technically her first baby.
(prints will be available in my shop very soon!)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Arts Alive

The Arts Alive banner unveiling was a great success. About 100 artists participated in the event and I think this was definitely the best year so far.
Below is a picture of my banner...a larger version of my China Doll girl.
My personal favorite was the "Blue Heron" painted by Ciara Ortiz.
Sorry these pictures are kind of grainy. The lighting inside was horrible! Especially since all the windows were covered in banners. Not much natural light coming in.
The last image was grabbed from this mornings North County Times!