Finishing up some new work in the studio today and shipping print orders off to their happy little homes.
Up top is a before and after photo from my sketchbook (on right side) to the completed illustration (left side)…
It’s always fun to look back at the original drawing in ink.
So simple.
And cute.
Waiting for color…
Where anything is still possible.
xo
to view the artwork in it’s entirety please click here.

Finishing up some new work in the studio today and shipping print orders off to their happy little homes.

Up top is a before and after photo from my sketchbook (on right side) to the completed illustration (left side)…

It’s always fun to look back at the original drawing in ink.

So simple.

And cute.

Waiting for color…

Where anything is still possible.

xo

to view the artwork in it’s entirety please click here.


So what do you do when you live in Minnesota and it’s -8 degrees outside!?
You make ICE CREAM IN A BAG of course.
Because you are not cold enough already.
xo

So what do you do when you live in Minnesota and it’s -8 degrees outside!?

You make ICE CREAM IN A BAG of course.

Because you are not cold enough already.

xo


Off to celebrate some birthday’s today.
One of which is my cutest almost 11 year old niece.
I’m on a cake decorating kick right now…
borderline obsessive…
and pinterest does not help matters.
So I made her a special cake with a cute little wiener dog (dachshund) on the top!
It’s adorable really.
It’s a mini 3 layer vanilla cake with purple ombre frosting…topped with a little pup made of marshmallow fondant.
So so SO fun!
I love a mini cake.
Makes my heart all happy.
xo

Off to celebrate some birthday’s today.

One of which is my cutest almost 11 year old niece.

I’m on a cake decorating kick right now…

borderline obsessive…

and pinterest does not help matters.

So I made her a special cake with a cute little wiener dog (dachshund) on the top!

It’s adorable really.

It’s a mini 3 layer vanilla cake with purple ombre frosting…topped with a little pup made of marshmallow fondant.

So so SO fun!

I love a mini cake.

Makes my heart all happy.

xo


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Dec 18

It was one of those days where I just wanted to play with my little boy.

No work.

No phone.

No tv.

Or email.

Or dishes.

Laundry.

Blah.

Just me + him…

and two big white sheets.

I grabbed a piece of twine, which held our christmas tree to the car last week, and two command hooks

and made a cute little tent.

I hung lights…

a big paper star…

added blankets and pillows…

and two hours later he had a magical tent in which to read or relax.

It is adorable.

I’d be lying if I said I was not inspired by one of my favorite christmas movies THE HOLIDAY

Their tent is dreamy.

Sometimes you just have to be…

little again…

happy and silent…

hiding the world away with clean white sheets.

xo

shelli


Bloom, Bloom, available in the sweet little etsy shoppe! 

xo

Bloom, Bloom, available in the sweet little etsy shoppe! 

xo


Dec 11
When I see you, the World stops. It stops and all that exists for me is you and my eyes staring at you. There’s nothing else. No noise, no other people, no thoughts or worries, no yesterday, no tomorrow. The World just stops, and it is a beautiful place, and there is only you.

Listening to the audio book A Million Little Pieces by James Frey while I work in the studio today. I’ve read it 3 times and never tire of it. It’s just so ridiculously good.

This book makes me forget about my own problems and of all the crazy madness in the world. Nothing like a reality check: it. could. be. worse.

it always gets worse…

before it gets better.

♥ shelli dorfe

quote by james frey in A Million Little Pieces


I havent been here in ages! Ek! I really have to get better at writing again. 
My little boy is turning 6 today. He was born at 3:33pm on a snowy afternoon. He is the greatest thing since…well, anything.
Parent alert! We came up with the nicest little classroom “treat” idea for your kids school birthday celebration. So cute and it is so easy on the wallet! Buy Glow bracelets (the kind you bend and crack to activate the glowing liquid) and package them in little cello bags with a note. Was $1.00 for 5 bracelets, so i spent a whopping 5.00! Gotta love that.
5 pack of glow bracelets can be found at the dollar store or target.
xo

I havent been here in ages! Ek! I really have to get better at writing again.

My little boy is turning 6 today. He was born at 3:33pm on a snowy afternoon. He is the greatest thing since…well, anything.

Parent alert! We came up with the nicest little classroom “treat” idea for your kids school birthday celebration. So cute and it is so easy on the wallet! Buy Glow bracelets (the kind you bend and crack to activate the glowing liquid) and package them in little cello bags with a note. Was $1.00 for 5 bracelets, so i spent a whopping 5.00! Gotta love that.

5 pack of glow bracelets can be found at the dollar store or target.

xo


♥ studio mela made it . 2012 . Float Float Away

♥ studio mela made it . 2012 . Float Float Away


Apr 25
Breakfast while snuggled up. Happy Wednesday! xo

Breakfast while snuggled up. Happy Wednesday! xo


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Mar 19
my little chevron nails. because sometimes i get bored of drawing on paper and draw on my nails instead. xo

my little chevron nails. because sometimes i get bored of drawing on paper and draw on my nails instead. xo