Monday, September 28, 2009

What’s pink and blue and cute all over?

Well, everyone knows what’s pink or blue . . . a newborn baby, of course. Tradition has its place in the baby world and it usually revolves around those two colors. I’m not complaining. Have you seen my studio?

Once again it was time to work on a newborn collection and the challenge is always fun. This time the design focuses on a collection I have called Baby Face. Its name is based on the song “You’ve got the cutest little baby face” and what a fitting visual for what really is to all new parents the sweetest little face they ever have seen.

Getting out of my comfort zone a few steps I headed for other traditional baby basics and found the icons still fitting this theme are baby bottles, rattles, diaper and pins. So, I’ve Berry-ised them and added a number of basics of my own.

When the time comes for that new little bundle of pink or blue, don’t forget that your newborn may just need a few accessories to compliment the cutest little baby face you ever have seen!

Here is the cutest little baby girl collection!

Here is the cutest little baby boy collection!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Gifts from the Heart and Hand

Time to brag on my kids. Time to show of the creative genetics of the offspring.

Shelby, the daughter and the oldest, has been interested in miniatures since she was a miniature. She is very careful and loves attention to detail. She has a wonderful ability to visualize, and as a result she is great at whipping up three dimensional creations without patterns or directions. It all seems effortless when she’s felting or sewing her little critters.

This little guy is a weasel with little berries from the Sheri Berry patch! Shelby made him for my birthday and he lives in the studio with me. No pets are allowed in the house, but a complete menagerie of felted creatures are always welcome in the studio. Shelby has a blog that shows off some of her little critters. If you want to see more go to

Logan, the son who is a few years younger than Shelby has his own creative style and engineering approach to everything. He is constantly inventing contraptions and systems that could make life easier or better. He hasn’t pattented anything yet, but I believe that time will come soon.

He also created a functional yet endearing little creature for my birthday. It is the birthday-bot and it has more function than flair, as it should, it was developed by the little engineer! It also resides in my studio and sits along side me at the Mac each day helping with the techno-troubles that come my way.

This was just a little insight into what takes place in the home of the Sheri Berry family. Form does follow function in some parts of the house more than others. However, flair always precedes form in the studio!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Gerber Daisies Baby

Sometimes we don’t even realize what is influencing us, and when it is influencing us, but we sense it is happening. Today, as I arrived at the market, the first thing greeting me at the door were these absolutely gorgeous gerber daisies. I have always loved gerber daisies, with their essence of sherbet softness and elegant simplicity. I must have had them in my mind when I was working on the new collection “BabyFace” that I will share soon. The influence from the gerber to the baby is strong. I bet you’ll agree.