As some of you may know, I do web design as a hobby. Mostly friends and family, along with a few professional business sites. I’d like to take a minute to share some of my recent websites; not to promote myself, but more to show off the great content of these sites! These include my friend Barb’s wonderful books and my co-worker’s amazing vintage baseball collection. I feel they relate to MY blog in the sense that these sites contain beautiful art, photography, and antiques; all of which I am very passionate about!
Snarly Sally: www.snarlysally.com
This website is devoted to a wonderful series of children’s books about Snarly Sally,“The Little Girl Who Doesn’t Like to Have Her Hair Brushed” by author/illustrator Barbara Briggs Ward. There are 3 books in the series: The Really REALLY Hairy Flight of Snarly Sally, Snarly Sally’s Garden of ABC’s, and the recently released The Really Hairy Scary Butterfly Rescue. They are the most charming children’s books with great colorful, whimsical illustrations!
Snarly Sally and her dog Tangles
Illustration from “The Really Hairy Scary Butterfly Rescue.” (I absolutely adore the detailed illustrations of all the little bugs!)
Lil ducks in a basket…
One of my personal favorites, a moon sprinkling stars in the sky!
And one of Sally’s many cute little poems!
Barbara has also just released a heart-warming Christmas story for adults, called The Reindeer Keeper, which is sure to get you “believing again.” Hand-drawn illustrations, by award-winning artist Suzanne Langelier-Lebeda, introduce each chapter . See more at www.thereindeerkeeper.com!
Pencil illustations from the Reindeer Keeper
The next website I’d like to share is Bullpen Artifacts: www.bullpenartifacts.com
“This website is dedicated to preserving, documenting, and researching items from baseballs past.” Bullpenartifacts.com contains a high-quality photo gallery of all kinds of turn-of-the-century baseball artifacts. Joe is a professional eyeball photographer like me (my partner) but this still-life work is just awesome!
Hand Sewn Baseball – Circa 1890′s
Antique Baseball Uniform – Circa late 19th century, early 20th century
Apron Style Catchers Chest Protector – Circa 1880
Birdcage Mask – Circa 1880′s
Early 1st Basemen’s Mit
I think both sports enthusiasts and photography buffs will find this website really interesting! Joe and I are still working on this website, so check back soon for lots more images and descriptions of these unique pieces.
Well that’s all for now. Hope you enjoy these sites as much as I do. To all my fellow crafters out there, I promise I’ll have some new stuff to show you soon! I am planning a trip to the thrift store this weekend…I hope I find some goodies! Hope everyone has a great day…THINK SPRING!