Monday, January 30, 2012

Louisiana Art: from Alligators to Zydeco, web store- http://ow.ly/8KVmR
RT @figstreetstudio: Support Local Louisiana Art> #Crawfish cartoons on gifts- http://ow.ly/8Iuj8 #Louisiana #localart

Friday, January 27, 2012

Kraftskiva crayfish party tshirt

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 Louisiana and the Gulf Coast share a love of crayfish with Sweden and Nordic Countries.  The odd thing is Nordic Royalty started the crayfish party but in Louisiana Swamp People enjoy them.

 Each year Ikea sponsors crayfish parties in the fall while we in Louisiana enjoy them all spring long.  We call them "crawfish" and export a lot all over the world. Louisiana crawfish are world travelers and love to party with anyone who wants to join.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mardi Gras Beads and Shirts

Get your special edition Mardi Gras Art and Gifts direct from New Orleans artists. Get something warm to wear under your Mardi Gras Beads. 

 

Mardi Gras Underwear

 

 

MArdi Gras Survivor Tile Mural

 

 

I LOVE KING CAKE

 

 

Mardi Gras Poster

 

Mardi Gras Poster
Masked Lady AT Mardi Gras

 

Tube Head Mardi Gras King

 

 

Mardi Gras Banner

 

Mardi Gras Banner
Mardi Gras and Fleur De Lis Banner

 

Mardi Gras Dancers 1

 

 

Mardi Gras New Orleans

 

Mardi Gras New Orleans
The most popular Mardi Gras Design

 

Got Beads? Mardi Gras Kids New Orleans

 

Got Beads? Mardi Gras Kids New Orleans
Got Beads? Act like a child and catch beads at Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras Childrens Shirts and tops

 

Mardi Gras Shirts For Kids

 

 

Mardi Gras Flag

 

 

Biggest Bosoms French Quarter

 

 

MArdi Gras Illusion Too

 

 

Mardi Gras 2008

 

 

Mardi Gras Illusion

 

 

Mardi Gras Dancer

 

 

Mardi Gras Dog

 

 

Lots More Beads Shirt

 

 

Mardi Gras Indian

 

Mardi Gras Indian
The traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians

 

MArdi Gras Beads

 

 

MArdi Gras Exectioner

 

 

Peace Love Mardi Gras

 

 

Mardi Gras Sweatshirts

 

Mardi Gras Sweatshirts
All the designs we have on warm clothing for Mardi Gras, on sale now. Sweatshirts,hoodies, and more long sleeved shirts.

 

Mardi Gras Woman

 

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Crawfish Fleur De Lis

 Some years ago while eating boiled crawfish I sketched one in the shape of a fleur de lis. It took a while before I had time to transfer it from napkin to paper. To be sure I had the shape correct I also placed in in front of a fleur de lis too. Then I made a graphic design of just the crawfish to use on t-shirts and gifts. I posted them for sale on the web. After a few friends saw it they liked the sketch I did with the crawfish on the fleur de lis better so I re did the graphic design with both crawfish and the fleur de lis. It did look better that way. So initially the design was just to be sure the crawfish proportions matched a fleur de lis but evolved into the final design. I see that the design must be well accepted as now all over I have discovered that some have duplicated it. They place a crawfish in front of a fleur de lis. I wonder if they realize when I did it it was purely to get the proportions correct not the original design idea. And I wonder how so many people could have creatively come up with that same design idea? I did shrimp too, and alligators but for some reason the crawfish fleur de lis is the one so many have duplicated. I still think my original creative idea is the best one but maybe because I came up with it and did not duplicate something I saw somewhere else. See the original crawfish fleur de lis in my shop on the web, link below:

Fleur De Lis Crawfish tile Fleur De Lis Crawfish by figstreetstudio More of my crawfish designs at the Cafe press shop- http://www.cafepress.com/figstreetstudio/5384714
Fleur De Craw Too Apron (dark)
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Fleur De Craw Too Apron (dark)

$22.99

Qty:   
Availability: In Stock.
Product Number: 030-509472504
Product Information Spice up conversations in the kitchen or around the BBQ with this tasty-looking apron (made of high-quality cotton twill, it's rugged and wears great too). Ideal for cooking, baking, grilling or bartending, it's perfect for foodies of all sizes. Simply slip the apron over your head and pull the waist-level drawstring to tighten it around your neck and waist. Two generous pockets hold utensils and more.
  • 31" long & 29" wide
  • 100% heavy cotton twill
  • Machine washable

Posted via email from Fig Street Studio's Posterous Blog

Crawfish Fleur De Lis

 Some years ago while eating boiled crawfish I sketched one in the shape of a fleur de lis. It took a while before I had time to transfer it from napkin to paper. To be sure I had the shape correct I also placed in in front of a fleur de lis too. Then I made a graphic design of just the crawfish to use on t-shirts and gifts. I posted them for sale on the web. After a few friends saw it they liked the sketch I did with the crawfish on the fleur de lis better so I re did the graphic design with both crawfish and the fleur de lis. It did look better that way. So initially the design was just to be sure the crawfish proportions matched a fleur de lis but evolved into the final design. I see that the design must be well accepted as now all over I have discovered that some have duplicated it. They place a crawfish in front of a fleur de lis. I wonder if they realize when I did it it was purely to get the proportions correct not the original design idea. And I wonder how so many people could have creatively come up with that same design idea? I did shrimp too, and alligators but for some reason the crawfish fleur de lis is the one so many have duplicated. I still think my original creative idea is the best one but maybe because I came up with it and did not duplicate something I saw somewhere else. See the original crawfish fleur de lis in my shop on the web, link below:


Fleur De Lis Crawfish tile
Fleur De Lis Crawfish by figstreetstudio


More of my crawfish designs at the Cafe press shop- http://www.cafepress.com/figstreetstudio/5384714







Fleur De Craw Too Apron (dark)

View larger

Fleur De Craw Too Apron (dark)

$22.99
Qty:   
Availability: In Stock.
Product Number: 030-509472504
Product Information
Spice up conversations in the kitchen or around the BBQ with this tasty-looking apron (made of high-quality cotton twill, it's rugged and wears great too). Ideal for cooking, baking, grilling or bartending, it's perfect for foodies of all sizes. Simply slip the apron over your head and pull the waist-level drawstring to tighten it around your neck and waist. Two generous pockets hold utensils and more.
  • 31" long & 29" wide
  • 100% heavy cotton twill
  • Machine washable

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wedding Check List

                Read over, print out, use as a guide to help plan a wedding.

WEDDING CHECK LIST
12 MONTHS  BEFORE THE WEDDING
  Tell families you want to get married. Then have them meet each other.
  Fully discuss type wedding, elopement, formal wedding, big, small, destination, etc..
  Think budget! Discuss what is important and how much to spend on things..
  Discuss with family who pays for what.
  Create a wedding organizer (Binder, files, book). Use it to store all your information, contracts, ideas, photos, etc.
  Speak with your clergy/officiant to learn what is expected and what to get done. Book facility and officiant if ready.
  Visit wedding sites. Book if ready. Church, hall, hotel, home, get ideas off web.
  For large wedding consider a wedding planner and talk with several to see who you can work with.
9 TO 11 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
  Line up, interview, and visit wedding service providers.
  Photographer
  Videographer
  Caterer  or Restaurant
  Officiant, Clergy if not already booked.
  Florist, decorations, chairs
  Contact ones you like, book them, get written agreement, many of these vendors can be booked up to a year in advance.
  Develop your preliminary guest list.  Base it on wedding size. Talk with family about who must be there.
  Use web to get wedding ideas, style, type, colors, destination.
  Finalize plans with family and friends who are helping.
  Pick and list attendants (bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers, flower girl and ring bear) . Notify them of selection and what is expected of them.
  Select your wedding rings.
  Begin looking at honeymoon, use web to find a nice place.
  Consider and get wardrobe, gown, tux, dresses.
6 TO 8 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
  Start planning ceremony and reception music choices.
  Purchase your wedding gown,and accessories.
  If you are having a prenuptial agreement, take care of that now.
  Discuss ceremony with officiant, civil, religious, poems.
  Start pre-marriage counceling (if required)
  Start looking at invitations.
  Sign up for your gift registry
  Send save-the-date cards/newsletter
4 TO 5 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
  Work with your florist on decorations.
  Place wedding announcement in local newspaper
  Order wedding stationary (invitations, envelopes, programs, etc.)
  Start shopping for bridal party tuxedos
  Book limo/transportation
  Start planning the wedding decorations
  Select hotel. Arrange accommodations for out of town guests, if necessary.
  Select wedding cake (and Groom's cake if you are having one)
  Start making arrangement for rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
  Book anyone not already booked. Get agreements.
  Decide on wedding favors and gifts for family attendants.
  If you decided not to use a Wedding Coordinator, consider asking a close friend not in the wedding party to be your Wedding Coordinator/Personal Assistant.
3 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
  Order your wedding cake and groom's cake
  Meet with your officiant to discuss details of the ceremony
  Finalize the guest list
  Reconfirm the rehearsal dinner plans
  Buy the cake knife, guest book, toasting glasses and garter
  Choose gifts for your attendants, parents, helpers.
  Have the male members of the wedding party, including fathers, fitted for tuxedos.
  Reconfirm honeymoon arrangements.
  Start writing your wedding vows, if you are doing them yourself.
  Start addressing the invitations (or drop them off with calligrapher)
2 MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING
  Send out invitations
  Schedule a hair and make up consultation to do a trial run.
  Start making/buying wedding favors
  Obtain wedding license
  Schedule your first wedding dress fitting.
  Write thank you notes for any gifts that may start arriving.
  If you are having one, begin putting together your ceremony program.
  Meet with vendors (caterer, florists, etc.) to finalize arrangements.
  If you are changing your name, complete the proper documents.
  Finalize music selections for the ceremony and reception and turn them in to the DJ/Band/etc.
  Have formal wedding portrait taken.
  Finalize music selections for the ceremony and reception and turn them in to the DJ/Band/etc.
  Meet with your officiant to finalize ceremony details.
  Reserve room for wedding night.
1 MONTH BEFORE THE WEDDING
  Confirm honeymoon your reservations.
  Meet with photographer and/or videographer to discuss last minute details.
  Start working on the reception seating chart.
  Have final wedding gown fitting.
  Arrange for a reception babysitter, if needed.
  Finish (and print) the wedding program.
  Finalize wedding vows
  Confirm all final payment amounts with your vendors as well as date, time, etc.
  Pick up marriage license. Be sure to have needed documents and cash for the license.
2 WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING
  Finalize reception seating chart.
  Confirm delivery time and locations with florist.
  Contact any guests who did not respond to the invitation.
1 WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING
  Pick up wedding gown, attendants' gowns and all accessories.
  Give final guest count to reception venue/caterer.
  Reconfirm everything with vendors one last time.
  Make sure men get their final fitting for their tuxedos.
1 DAY BEFORE THE WEDDING
  Attend rehearsal.
  Attend rehearsal dinner. Give attendants their gifts.
  Have a manicure and/or a pedicure.
  Put together the tip envelopes (for the vendors) and give them to the designated "tip person" - generally the best man.
  Confirm wedding day transportation.
  Confirm hair and make up appointments.
  If you have access to the ceremony and/or reception venues, bring everything over there that you may need (decorations, guest book, etc).
  Layout everything you need for the next day in a safe place (marriage license, dress, shoes, etc.).
  Speak with everyone in the wedding party and make sure everyone knows where to be at what time. Give them a list or program with times and places.
  Try to go to bed early, rest up the day before.
YOUR WEDDING DAY
  Relax, and eat. Stay calm.
  Share a private moment with your fiance.
  Have your hair and makeup done.
  Give the best man the groom's ring and marriage license. He can give them when needed to officiant.
  Begin dressing two hours before ceremony is scheduled to begin.
  Spend time with parents before you go down aisle..

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