Yelli Kelli...Hey! That's Cute!

I am an Artist, Fashion Designer, Freehand Embroidery Designer, and mom. This is where I show recent custom work, new designs, fun stuff about my daughter, and silly stuff about my Shih Tzu.......Remember....
You Can't Be Serious!!!

Thursday, December 31, 2009


Check out this!! Free Give away from Way Tutu Cute!
Click on the link on the right, then on the blog link at the top of the page!
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

HEY!!! Big News!!!

This is SooOOooOOo Exciting! My items are now featured on this Adorable New Website!!
This is my favorite kind of story...when someone gets an idea and runs with it..and turns out so great! Heather has started "Way Tutu Cute" where she showcases handmades from individuals, as well as her own Darling Tutu's!
She put up my items last night...and I am so excited! I just love a new adventure for the New Year! This girl is doing some hard hitting promotions for her site with impressive results! Her hits for this month, new site now, are over 130,000!!!! You Go Girl!!
I am in good company too, as the other lines she carries, (including her own), are WAY...TU..TU..CUTE!!!!!
Click the link on the right (find me here) to check her out!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ragdoll for Christmas

My niece's baby girl is about a year and a half and getting into baby dolls. I wanted to make her a "drag around" dolly that resembled her, so I stitched up this one. It was a fun project that my DD and laughed about as I struggled to turn, stuff and clothe this gawky little doll. I do like the flip hair, a la "Sally" from Peanuts, though!
But in the end, I think she turned out cute. Landry smiled and hugged her! That's all that I needed!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Check This Out!

This is my DD's entry to the ornament contest on this cool site!
The Things We Make hosted a fun contest that my daughter, my mom, and I entered!
Check it out at

Sunday, December 13, 2009


I have been doing quite a few custom orders for my "TeeniTiny" canvases, four inches square, on Etsy lately for....ORNAMENTS!!! LOOOVEEE THESE!! The requests are widely varied from dog portraits to Bunco! Fun Little Project!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

More Custom Hoodies!

This mother daughter set is my latest custom! The snowman is on the back.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Custom Clothing ..They're Goin' To A Party!

Hey, One of my all time FAVORITE clients here wanted an outfit to wear to their Christmas party! They own a pharmacy here, and are having the party in their beautiful home. I made her this set, actually a dress (forgot pic) with a santa to wear under this jacket. Her grand-daughter got the lime green pant set. I hope these outfits enjoy the party!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Two More Custom Paintings

I made these for a wonderful Etsy client. The Princess is for a sweet little girl. The Santa is...well...he's Santa!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Some Of My Favorite Things Custom Portrait

I did this when my DD was four. I call it my "Story Book Illustration" portrait.
It is one of my favorites, so I decided to offer it as a custom portrait on Etsy. The words are all the things that were very important in her world at that age. I've done several of these for clients locally. I enjoy turning an ordinary photo into this swirly, fantasy, casual portrait! I think it is a nice alternative to a formal oil. What do you all think?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

We Are Over The Rainbow!

This is my DD in her Crow Costume from the play, The Wizard of Oz, that she performed in last weekend through our local Community College. We worked on the show for about three months, I did alot of set painting. My DD was a backup singer to the scarecrow, a Citizen of Oz, singer in Glinda's Chorus, and she did a small Solo in the ending song. And yes, I made the costume, four actually! Good Times! Can't wait until our next play!

Two Cool Girls!

Here are a couple of custom SnowGirl pillows I made for a sweet Etsy client. One is for herself, and one is for a gift. My Etsy shop has other Holiday pillows! Check them out!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Another Custom, Big Floorcloth!

I made this BIG floorcloth for a local client. I coordinated to pillow fabrics, pottery, and her general color scheme. It was a large project, but I'm please with how it turned out.

Fabric Queen!

This is a custom I did for an Etsy client. She is the "Fabric Queen" and she wanted a portrait to show this! I like how it turned out. What do you all think?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

WHOOOOO IS Special??

Well This Owl Ornament certainly is! I was so honored to win the order for this One-Of-A-Kind Owl Ornament in Etsy's Alchemy! This client wanted a special Owl ornament for her two year old daughter. Well, I started with hand-dyed crushed velvet, hot pink, and made the stuffed body. Then I made the wings out of silk in an earthy iridescent brown. The wings have both machine and hand embroidery. The beak and feet are sculpted out of clay and painted. The eyes are glass with wonky stitched eyelids. The ear tufts are wool roving, hand stitched! The little feathers on the chest are pink sequins sewn on with french knots over scraps of printed linen. The hanger is a silk ribbon tied in a bow that also holds the tag with the child's name. There are sweet little furry tufts on top of the wings and beak. The eyes have stitched wool circles around them. The branch is a rolled piece of wool for her delicate toes to grasp. I am so proud of her, it was very HARD to let her go. And, by the way, she happens to be my very first "out of the country" order! She has gone to Canada! Thanks so much Sara! I hope Josephine loves her owl! I really Loved making her!
And for the rest of you...Please visit my Etsy shop for a custom order of your very own!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Lovely Testimonial!

When my DD was in third or fourth grade, (can't remember), her gifted teacher had her make an Orphan Annie costume for her toddler daughter. You have to see this child's RED hair! Anyway, she has worn it every year since, and thus outgrown the dress! We were honored when she asked us again this year to make the same design again! My daughter works with me in my Diva Do classes, she teaches the K-1st grade class, and we work on projects like this once in a while! She actually gets quite a few requests like this from teachers at her school!
Sooo, I thought that was a very nice testimonial for our work! The big dress is the new one! The little dress is the first one! Sweet huh? Get lots of candy Mary Margaret!
Another little tidbit...both my daughter and this lovely child are performing in "The Wizard of Oz" at our local community theatre the week before Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Custom Dog Portrait

This is one of my custom paintings I did for a client here. She is her special baby!
I think she turned out sweet!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Custom Art for Kiddos!

One of my "Diva Do" moms had me make these cute paintings for her two daughters bathroom. I coordinated them to some fabric she used in the room. Both of these girls are in my Diva Do classes. Thanks, Sweeties!

More School Work!

These are two "twin" paintings I did for our Elementary School. They were commissioned by the Principal for her office. They are large works, about five feet tall each! No school funds used though, she bought them herself!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

America's Next Top Dog Model!

My sister came up and did a photo shoot with my DD and Shih Tzu, Clementine, this weekend. She is working with a benefit for a dog park in Birmingham and is going to be the photographer. She needed some additional pics for her portfolio, so she made some of my dog. Cute, huh? I don't know which one had more fun, but the Shih Tzu really got into the flash and clicking!
Check out more of my sister's work at
Nice work!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Contests, Contests!

There sure are alot of Contests on blogs out there! Here is a cute one I just entered....
This is a really fun site for Kids Crafting.
Now, I am thinking about my own contest....Hmmmmmmm.......

Friday, September 25, 2009

Yep, It's Another One!

My Teacher Friend/ Customer had me make her another custom sweatshirt, this time Halloween! I think it turned out cute! What do you guys think?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rapunzel, Rapunzel..Let Down Thine Hair...

New painted tote listed on Etsy today. My Rapunzel design would be so darling as a Halloween tote or Room Decor! Check her out by clicking on the Etsy link to the right. Thanks, Princess!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

There She Is...

This is a custom painting I made for a client this week. She is going to give it to the current Miss Mississippi, Anna Tadlock, as a good luck gift! She will be competing in the Miss America Pageant! How cool is that? I am so excited to have a small part in this pageant! I Love Miss America! Can't wait to see this years Pageant!

Friday, September 11, 2009

An Old Technique, New Art

I listed this sweet little painting on Etsy today. I took oil classes when I was a child. This old medium takes me back to that time. I love the smell of linseed oil! Sure takes a long time to dry though. What do you all think?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Out on a Whim!

Yesterday we drove two and a half hours (straight from school) to check out our very first casting call for a real movie! My DD is very much into stage plays and has several under her belt already at age twelve, but yesterday we did something totally new! We drove to another town, quite a ways away, to an open casting call for "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde", a film starring Hillary Duff, scheduled for March 2010. It was a very cool experience for her. Totally on a Whim! Now, we wait for call backs! Here are actors already cast in the film. Exciting!

Friday, August 21, 2009

More Teacher Customs!

I made these custom sweatshirts for a Kindergarten Teacher in Texas! She is really fun to work with, such a vibrant personality! Have a great year in school Dee!

Friday, August 14, 2009

New Custom Painting for A Glam Girl

I made this custom perfume painting for a special girl. She has a glam theme in her room. The bottle is based on a Juicy Couture perfume. I hope to do more for her sometime! Thanks, Girly!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

It's That Time Again!

This is another custom painting I made for a teacher. She is going to hang this up in her classroom. This time of year I do lots of teacher customs!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Custom Art for Guntersville Elementary School!

I just finished these paintings for our Elementary School. They have created a new "Fitness Room" for the kids, and asked me to do some "Life Sport" images for the area. These are very large scale paintings! I also made some motivational pennants with "RUN" , "PLAY", and "JUMP" words on them. What do you all think?

Monday, July 13, 2009

It's Fall Yall!

Or is it yet? Well it is if you are shopping on Etsy. The Back to School and Fall items are popping up everywhere! Here is my scarecrow just to get you thinking about the season!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My First Promotion Spot on Etsy!

I went ahead and purchased a promo spot on Etsy in the children's area. I had to wait three weeks for it to come up. The children's spots are almost always sold out. Mine went up at midnight last night. I featured my first of the season Back To School dress with big bold appliques of a schoolgirl and cute & funky school supplies! Check it out!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Monster Makins'

One of my Etsy clients wanted some craft ideas for a two year old boy. I made her a Monster Makin's kit with this little guy. He can stuff , empty, and restuff over and over again a-la-velcro opening!
I also made Scrappy Blocks made from my scrap lumber from my canvas stretching work. I painted them and provided cute art papers to glue on. Then, set them up and knock them down!

Baby You Can Drive My Car..

This was a custom design dress for a little girl to wear to an auto convention with her parents.

They are into Corvettes, and I made this outfit featuring her driving her mom's vintage Corvette C3! Such a fun project! Such a cute child! Thanks so much!

All The World's a Stage

And, my daughter is in the play, Annie Warbucks! She is playing Tessie, the crybaby orphan. The mom of the child that is playing Annie asked me to do these portraits of the directors as a gift for them. They hung them in the theatre lobby on opening night!
I added song and lines from the play.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Stuff on Etsy

I listed three new paintings on Etsy this morning! Check them out by clicking here:

And, Take Time to Smell The Flowers!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Another Custom Completed!

This is a BIG wall hanging I made for a family's gift to their parent's. The family members names are written allover it! Check my Etsy shop for a custom listing made just for you!



Hey! That's Cute!


All of my YelliKelli designs are Original works of art. Kelly Jackson, aka YelliKelli, is the ORIGINAL Fun & Funky Designer Artist from Guntersville, Al.!

"HEY! That's Cute!"