Obsessing over: Getting our fence finished. My husband started building a sweet little picket fence around the house… and, it’s taking so much time. Our weekends have been so busy… we haven’t had enough time to work on it nonstop. Just a little here… and, a little there. We want to get it done before the rain starts…. never know when that season will start (and, never stop) in Oregon. THEN: we get chicks in the Spring! Weeeeee!

Working on: Getting myself and shop ready for the holiday season. Last year, I couldn’t keep up. I couldn’t keep my little stuffies (see image above), stocked Β in the shop. They sold out every time I put them up (or, even before they made it in the shop). SO, I’m stocking up. Yup. They will be up in about 2 weeks. AND, I have more pups coming… P.S. I’ve had a few questions about these stuffies: The dogs are about 6 to 8 inches tall and I do custom orders (order a custom pet illustration, plus $15 for the stuffie and shipping). You can email me if you have more questions about this.

Thinking about: About 5 billion things. Always. So much on the brain.

Anticipating: A trip I’m taking soon! I’m super excited about it. It’s a business trip… BUT, it will be fantastic. Ok, I can’t keep it to myself: I’m headed to Napa for 3 days. Bah! I can’t wait.

Listening to: Al Green, “Let’s Stay Together” on my favorite Pandora channel: She and Him.

Drinking: A glass of wine.

Wishing: That I had an assistant. Someone that will work for free. Ha!

What would your current list look like?

– Chelsey


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  • Veronica on said:

    I loved this so much I wrote my own. I hope you enjoy your trip. Oh and it was so nice meeting you at Blogher.

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  • Niki on said:

    Loving your toys!

    My brain has been like yours lately, always going. Sometimes I wish I could turn it off. But then it would probably never turn back on.

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Ha ha! I'll probably just completely shut down in January. πŸ˜‰

  • ashley on said:

    totally using this for my blog post today! πŸ™‚

    1- you're brilliant
    2- you're like crazy talented

    xoxo πŸ˜‰

  • Jennifer W. on said:

    The stuffies are awesome! :). Thinking about doing my pugs. One was all black though, would that be hard to do In a drawing? Can't wait to see you little chicks in the spring.

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      No, not hard at all. I might end up doing more dark grey than black. πŸ™‚

  • Alyssa S. on said:

    I'll be your free assistant if all four of us can come and live with you for free πŸ™‚

    Obsessing over: Toys for the kids for Christmas. It's beginning to look like "the list of things Mom would totally play with"

    Working on: Work πŸ™‚ Trying to close out a project that I should have been done with back in July but keeps haunting me.

    Thinking about: Finding a sewing project. Haven't pulled the machine out in ages

    Anticipating: Halloween! And my birthday. Both are not that far off

    Listening to: "Survival" by Muse…because I can't stop

    Drinking: Hot peppermint tea

    Wishing: It was 3:30 so I could go home!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Ha ha! If you don't all mind sleeping on one couch. πŸ˜‰ And, darn those haunting projects!

  • Aissa on said:

    Your stuffies are really cute! How do you get your art made into plushies? I want to do that with my drawings so I've been Googling about it but I can't find any good info.

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