Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Happy Pantry: A mostly alliterative alphabet book

 We're in the middle of making an alphabet book with our happy pantry characters.  We've called it mostly alliterative so we can reserve the right to do whatever we want.  But, for the most part, it'll be alliterative.
We have several versions of the cover...and even that could change when we're finished.  We've only drawn characters up through the letter R and only have finished illustrations through the letter L.  It's a work in progress that we hope to finish in 2015 (preferably by summer).
This version is a little more action packed...but we have plenty of time to figure it all out....

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fairly Odd Parents: Poof!

Fairly Odd Parents, a show I worked on since 2002 finally called it quits in early 2014.  What's nice about the brand is that it doesn't ever seem to stay in retirement for too long.  FOP is coming back for another season!  That makes....10 seasons?  Something like that.

During season 9 we had a crew contest to design a t-shirt for the crew.  Above is my design.  I didn't win - in the 9th season they were introducing a new character, and mine featured Poof who was introduced a couple of seasons previously...not to mention the winning design was better...

Friday, February 20, 2015

Happy Pantry: Cupcake hair clips

 Cupcake hair clips!  How cute…eh?  EH?!?!  Look at the cutie buh-dootie!
This is what the hair clip looks like in our Happy Pantry packaging.  The cupcakes are embroidered and the hair clip itself is wrapped so it's not pokey and easy to stick on the head, not into the head!

They're only $5.99 for a pair of clips on our website - www.happy-pantry.com

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Happy Pantry: Latte and Onion Tote Bags

 We had bags made of our three favorite characters.  Eventually we'd like to even make a kitchen towel and apron from the Onion, but for now...bags!
It's terrible that the words, "Totes Adorbs" are out there in the world...because now that I have that string of letters in my head AND have actually made totes - not to mention the fact that the tote bags are quite adorable...it's hard not to think totes adorbs.  But I don't feel good doing it.

They're available on our website - only $7.99!  www.happy-pantry.com

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Pantry Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!  If you go in for that sort of thing.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Happy Pantry Valentines day

 Nothing says Valentines like a sweet sweet cupcake.  Or...you're my sweet cupcake, baby!  Which nobody should say to anyone...
 It's good to love something...especially if it's a magical wakening elixir!

 I love donuts.  Because they're bad for you.  You eat too many and you end up looking like one.

 Coffee is good...but you can't snuggle with coffee.  You could, but then you'd have to deal with all the burns.  Or stains...or weird questions and awkward looks...

Steve Wonder, eat your heart out...wait, was it Lional Richie?  Okay - Liono Richie, Eat your heart out!  Kalam, Kalam, Kalamata Olives HO!

Monday, February 09, 2015

Baby in a bib! A special Happy Pantry post

Geoff Skinner stopped by our Happy Pantry booth and got a cupcake Bib for his daughter, Sierra.

Here she is showing off how styling she is.  The cupcake bib would never again be this clean.  But it's doing it's job!

Friday, February 06, 2015

Happy Pantry Pic from Designer Con

I found a picture taken by Lee Joseph on the internet of our booth at Designer Con.  The show was from the second weekend of November, 2014.  And it was a lot of fun!  We've always gone as attendees, and this was our first time showing there.  Hopefully it won't be our last!

As you can see - we weren't ready for the pic…there wasn't a, "say cheese" or anything…but the who cares about us?  Look at the merch!  We like it.

and if you like it, you can get some of your own at www.happy-pantry.com

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Happy Pantry: Necklaces

We have a bunch of Happy Pantry bottle cap necklaces.  They're all in a vintage antique copper bottle cap.

Check 'em out on www.happy-pantry.com

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Happy Pantry: Banana you glad I didn't say Minion?

The minions were one of the best parts about Despicable Me.  And then they kind of overwhelmed the second movie…and I'm getting kind of skeptical about a whole movie with just them (the Minion Movie).

That said - I really like their look.  It's simple and adorable.  I even did a Minion pumpkin for Halloween this last year.

Anyhow - I thought it would be fun to do some of our Happy Pantry characters dressed as minions.  They're also big fans.  And none as big a fan as the Banana…but mostly because they share a skin tone.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Happy Pantry - Superbowl

This is the only Superbowl we got excited about this weekend....

Friday, January 30, 2015

Happy Pantry: Cupcake Merchandise

A very nice customer posted this picture of her purchase on Facebook

Turns out we made a lot of things this past year with our Ms Cupcake character.  We started with the bottle cap necklaces, expanded into kitchen towels and aprons and just in December we got our order of Cupcake Plushes in...

And just a month later we're already running out of plushes!  We're in talks to reorder them. 

We're selling our merchandise at www.happy-pantry.com - check it out!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Happy Pantry: Novel Tea

Oh wordplay.  Novel Tea.  Enjoy.

Hot tea is one of the best things you can imbibe.  We prefer black tea.  We're so very snobby about our tea, but, and I'm speaking for myself, I can only drink it with milk/cream and sugar.  If you're giving it to me straight, I'd prefer not to.

Without milk and sugar, tea is just dirty water.  It tastes like leaves.  You might as well be drinking out of the toilet.  Only tea without milk and sugar is not as tasty…and slightly less sanitary.

Okay - none of that is scientifically proven.  I think most people can, empirically, believe that tea all by itself will taste better than most things coming out of the toilet.

But I just wanted to state the case for black tea with milk and sugar.  Because it's the best.

Most green teas are too earthy and don't always mix well with milk.  White teas don't taste like much…it's so weak and doesn't feel like it stands up for itself - and nobody likes a loser.  And don't get me started with herbal teas and weirdo not tea teas that they call tea.  Those are terrible and taste like medicine and people only drink that because they don't love their tongues or themselves.

Black tea.  Drink it.

Oh yeah - and read something fun with your tea.  That way you'll enjoy drinking and reading that much more.  What a novel idea.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy Pantry: cupcake merchandise!

How exciting is it to make products that people are happy to receive?  This is even better than sending Unibomber packages…I don't think anyone was happy about that.  But getting Happy Pantry stuff for your birthday?  It's just the best….if I do say so myself.

Someone sent us this picture of their Ms. Cupcake Happy Pantry merchandise.  Glad they liked it!

You can get yours at www.happy-pantry.com and like us at www.facebook.com/happypantry

We were at LA Cookie Con this last sunday (a special blog devoted to that will follow shortly) - and everyone called our Plush a stuffed animal.  I've done that in the past too, but I've conditioned myself to saying, "Plush"…because that's the term, right?  Others have said Plushie - but those are probably also the same people who say totes adorbs.  And those people aren't right in the head.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Happy Pantry: Aprons

Last year we partnered up with a friend from our softball team to make these Happy Pantry aprons:

And another friend, who luckily for us, has an embroidery machine - so we were able to create the entire thing here in California!

You can buy one at www.happy-pantry.com - they're only $29.99!

Happy Pantry: Aprons

Last year we partnered up with a friend from our softball team to make these Happy Pantry aprons:

And another friend, who luckily for us, has an embroidery machine - so we were able to create the entire thing here in California!

You can buy one at www.happy-pantry.com - they're only $29.99!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy Pantry: fun with corn kernels...

Happy Pantry: Teenage Caffeinated Ninja Coffee

 We've been watching a lot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lately.  Not the movie…and not the old cartoon - but the Nickelodeon one that's been running for the last 3 years or so.  It helps that we work at Nickelodeon and that my wife is actually on that show.  But it's a pretty engaging show!  They've done a different take on the characters and have slowly introduced new characters as well as brining in old ones.  I'm still waiting to for Bebop and Rock Steady…which have yet to show up…

 Leonardo was always my favorite - it could have been because he was the leader or maybe, because he had the deadliest weapons (the swords)…or it might just have been that his mask was blue…

The Teenage Vegetable Ninja Peas also had to get in on the action - so I did a quick drawing with them as well.  Leonardo is still the best one there...

Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy Pantry: Plush Cupcake

We're terribly excited that we were able to make a plush from one of our characters - and our favorite little gal at that!  Ms Cupcake never looked so edible!  Well, she did, but now you can actually hold her in your hands and not take a bite out of her.  Because she's made of plush materials.  Terribly soft, terribly cute and all 0 calories.  Because you can't eat her.

www.happy-pantry.com - only $10 on our website - but quantities are limited, so hurry hurry!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Happy Pantry - LA Cookie Con

 LA Cookie Con and Sweets show is on January 25th at the Pasadena Convention Center, and Happy Pantry is thrilled to be a vendor!  There will be chefs, bakers, celebrities and special VIP's wandering the convention hall...but the most important thing is there will be samples...lots and lots of amazing candies and desserts and things to stuff in one's face.  It's a taste bud's dream, and a belt's nightmare.  It should be awesome!!!

Who doesn't have a fascination of desserts and sweets?  Especially the good ol' fashion milk and cookies...or, as some would say, cookies and milk.  It's tasty way to spend the afternoon, or to cap the night before bedtime.

They've already sold out of VIP tickets and regular tickets are going fast - they might even be sold out right now!  If you're not there, you're missing out!  You can still purchase any Happy Pantry merchandise on our website - www.happy-pantry.com - but you'll have to pay dumb ol' shipping...
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