January 01, 2019 – Happy New Year Sock Monkey

Oooooo….I wrote it down on the very first day of the year. I got the new year correct on the first try! I am sure I will mess a few dates up on checks soon to follow. I’ll have to work on that.

I wanted to post something here on the very first day of this new year. I wanted it to be special. I sat down and whipped up a sock monkey sketch – in ink! That is bold for me. When I sketch it is in pencil and I use many wimpy light lines until I form the shapes I want. NOT TODAY! I laid it down in ink, Baby! INK!

“Happy New Year Sock Monkey” sketch in ink – by giggleFritz and Co. (Missie Schachtschneider)

Not bad, but I just noticed, no tail!

As I was working on my sketch DD saw what I was doing and wanted to know if she could make a picture too. I said, “Of course!” She made the same drawing but decided to use a duck instead of a sock monkey. I love it!

“Happy New Year Duck” sketch in ink – giggleFritz and Co.

A nice start to 2019. I hope your year is starting off nicely too.

Missie S.


October 23, 2013 – Easy Homemade Wrapping Paper

We have so many Fall birthdays in my family!  I have been collecting gifts and gift cards for the past couple of weeks, trying to get everything done before baby arrives.  I asked my husband, “What do you want for your birthday?”  Of course I got, “nothing, I don’t need anything.” Boo!!  So, I kept my husband’s gift simple.  I made his main gift.  (I won’t tell you or show you just in case he actually reads my blog!)  I am adding a few of his favorite eats to this gift box.  I hope he likes it anyway!

Once I started making my husbands birthday gift, more ideas came to me.  I decided to also make his gift wrapping paper.  I dug out some ink pads and my “Happy Birthday” stamp and got to work.  I still have a nice big roll of white paper from the gift wrap section of Hobby Lobby.  It isn’t glossy, so when you stamp, the ink is absorbed.  I stamped that paper like a boss!!  I like the two shades of blue together.  Simple, easy, fun!  That’s about all I can manage right now!

Have a wonderful Wednesday and make something fun!