Friday, April 17, 2015

Sleepy baby boy

Isn't he a cutie....so sleepy.
This would be adorable on a baby boy's pillow in the nursery.
Anyone having a baby boy?
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I am on Instagram now...I would love it if you followed me!
I am alittle addicted to it because...I just love the visual of it...
so many great pictures....from whoever you like or want to follow. 
It is really inspiring and gets your creative juices flowing.
These are a couple of pics I recently shared.
I never thought I would like another social media thing....but it is lots of fun!
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I am going to be in the WSQ quilt show again!
Mark your calendar....if you live near Spokane Washington....it is a must see show!
October 16-18, 2015. 
 I just love this show...great quilts and really fun vendors....shopping is terrific! I here over and over how this show is as good as Quilt festival.
These are a few shots from my booth last year.
I try to fit about a million things in this space! 
It is hard to set up but is ohhhh so worth it and I love meeting you gals!  
Everytime I start chatting with a customer who has enjoyed my patterns....I just feel so warm and happy...totally makes me feel like I am on cloud nine.
Just seeing these pictures makes me want the show sooner....dang!
Gotta wait!
By the way....My cat Froy is now fully recovered from his absess from a cat fight.
It looked pretty awful when I got him home from the vets....all I can say is he looked like he was a soldier from "Saving Private Ryan" :(
He is back to his snooty self.

Happy Weekend to you!!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

All that I am....Mom

Here is my newest sign...perfect for Mother's day!
All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my Mother......
The saying comes from the great President Abe Lincoln
My mother was a fantastic mom....she had flaws...but she was just awesome and I wish she were still here and could see all the things I am doing and I wish she could be with my daughter!
If you still have your mom....cherish her.

I have to show you some treasure I got during spring break.
Above are things to complete needle punch projects.
These small baskets are perfect for lil needlepunch.
I love hoops and old jello molds (perfect for bases for crafts and pincushions)
I got lots of embroidery transfers
These country folks are cute
Sew day...that guy better watch out ...she may get his booty with a needle.
Old books are always a favorite of mine
They just don't make stuff like this anymore.
It is nice artwork and sparks all kinds of ideas.
Trims!
Magazine racks....cause I do have a bit of a magazine collecting problem.
vintage fabric
I needed black trim badly
ok...this was fun...a whole box of pink goodies!
I was in heaven
vintage buttons, tulle springs, ribbons....
rose buds, beads, sequins.....
pink papers too
pink leaves..lol... and much more!
This was a strange find...but fun...a game
But I am just gonna use the cool words inside.
Tons of words and in different colors...yay
I also got fake flowers, a pink shelf, chocolates, and a sweet pink mini vw van...lol.
I just had a blast.
I have some really comfy skechers shoes too...gray and pink!
I am glad to get back to normal however.

By the way...if you would like you artwork in a cool magazine like Somerset holidays or any Stampington publication....here is lots of great advice.
I was lucky enough to have my design on the cover of this issue!!!
Could be you next!!

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Painting....with my daughter!

I have been taking a painting class from Mindy Lacefield called "permission to play"
It is a blast...I recommend taking online course from you favorite artists....not only is it fun, but It is great to learn!
Above is my first "Big eyes" girl.
There is alot of layering with paper and painting in layers too. 
Here is the same painting mid way through....creepy!!! 
Here is my daughter Selina's painting of  a big eyes frozen character....Elsa!
I must tell you...we had a blast painting together...watching the video...going over techniques....so fun! 
Here is her painting mid way through...amazing how things change.

Then on Saturday...we decided to do another on a smaller wood plaque.
I chose purple hair and a smile...lol 
Seems she is thinking of love. 
Selina was thinking...Alice in wonderland.
She is a big fan of the Tim Burton movie!
It is so nice to have your teenage daughter request to paint another!
...then she went out on a movie date with her boyfriend.

Good times!!!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Pansies...sweet freebie!


Today is fabulous freebie Friday!
Today is Pansies!
Copy, save and stitch!
*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make finished goods (no mass producing) and gifts...they are still legally my designs.
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We are on Spring break....only a couple days left

I have had a blast so far!

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy Birthday Set

I just made a set of coordinating Birthday digitals....a 5 x 7 card, a To/From tag set and a Thank you tag set....all together...and all matching. 
I made the repeating pattern design in Adobe Illustrator.... which I thought was perfect for Birthdays.
I keep Thank you tags handy for all my customers....I just tuck it into their order...this is a bright and cheery way to say you appreciate their business.
Of course it can be used to say Thank you to anyone!

There is plenty of room for names on these tags...and you will always have them handy because you can print them anytime. 
The tags come on a sheet each...pdf ....very easy to download and use immediately.

See how well they all go together! You could use pink, green, white or purple wrap or tissue paper.
I've printed out many so I will have a bunch on hand when running around trying to wrap a gift in a flash.  That seems to be how I wrap....last minute...and always in a hurry.

Thought for today:
Money can't buy you happiness...
but it can buy marshmallows...
which are kinda the same thing!

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Needle punch....Halloween?

I know...it is too early for Halloween!
But I had a sewing group to go to and had to bring something.
I really wanted to do something different and something that was not my own design.
So I found a kit I had from Brenda Gervais
I had made one of the designs years ago...and two were still in the kit. 
Here is a midway through picture...we had lots of fun with all the ladies chit chatting ...it was almost is hard to work on anything...lol. 
Here is what is looks like where you punch the needle in. 
This is the kit/pattern.  I already made the lower pumpkin.
I only have the turkey left.
I used DMC floss. 
It is hard to see....but the orange background has varying colors of orange...which is rich looking.
So when I finished it...I added it to this small basket...added some crazy black fringy yarn around it.
I also added a pin that says"Eek!".  It is just a scrap of muslin...stamped with the letters....glittered up a bit and glued onto the top of a pin.


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Friday, April 3, 2015

Loving mom....freebie

It's Friday!!!
It's time for another freebie!
Wouldn't this be sweet stitched up into a little sachet?
My mom has passed...but if you have a mom...show her some love!
Copy and save.  
*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make finished goods (no mass producing) and gifts...they are still legally my designs.
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I love a little inspiration!

There is just a few more days left of
 my BIG SPRING BREAK SALE
Sorry....the sale is over:(
Just use the coupon code:
Spring2015
when checking out.
If you are unsure how to use a coupon code...click here.
This lasts...until 
April 5th 11.59 pm (pacific standard time) .......
There are patterns for quilts and crafts...for every holiday and everyday in between.
We have signs, flash cards, collage sheets, and much more! 
The signs are very easy....download and print....then place in a frame. 

Some signs are located in my etsy shop, in their holiday (like halloween for the one above)....if it is a sign that has nothing to do with a holiday then it is here.
I have tags for everything...some are just funny! 
These ones are so patriotic! 
My daughter made cake last night....still smells like vanilla in the house.
These flash cards are fun to decorate the kitchen. 
Sweet banners 
Bunny tags,,, 
Halloween ornaments 
Country wedding...so prim 
Patriotic necklaces and pins 
Halloween goodie box 
Be mine snowman embroidery quilt 
Lovely pin keeps with scissors fob. 
Witch mannequin...one of my most popular patterns 
Prim Christmas stocking.

I have much more...please take a peek.
The 40 % off sale is in my Hudson's Holidays Etsy shop.

***For finished goods check out my etsy shop Mrstiddlemouse...
I have everything 30% off when using the coupon code:
Spring2015

Have a Wonderful Weekend!!!


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