Friday, October 17, 2014

Alphabet freebie - ink

Yep...I is for Ink!
So old fashioned!
I do have a bottle of in...kinda afraid of it since it is india ink in black....
the kind the would never come out if spilled!

Next week will be: "J is for ____"
Be the first to guess the correct answer to what "J" could stand for ....and you will get a sweet prize.  Just make your guess in the comment section of this blog post.
One guess per person to make it fair! 
I think someone will get it this time!

Come to the Quilt Show
 This Friday, Saturday and Sunday...
Oct 17-19th is the Washington state quilt show in Spokane WA...
Truly one of the best in the nation.
The shopping is to die for!
The quilts are beautiful and inspirational.
It is at the Spokane fairgrounds.
I will be a vendor....in my usual spot!
Plus there will be Charming lulu ....a fab sewing boutique.
There are lots of shops, vendors, and fun things ...that trust me...you will want!
Some things sell out...Friday is the day to have the best chances of getting the coolest stuff.
There is always a featured quilter and a fun WSQ quilter's boutique (good deals, pretty items)



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall's bounty....pumpkins, apples, leaves & lil acorns

Oh my gosh...leaves are turning!
It is still warm here though....which is strange...but we'll take it!
This is my brand new pattern...just in time for the Quilt show...
Fall's bounty candle mat embroidery pattern, #341
It is in my Etsy shop as an instant download.
This will also be in patternmart and my website!
Fall...acorns, leaves, pumpkins, and apples! What a beautiful time of the year. An adorable little mouse peeks out from the pumpkins. Make this sweet candle mat super fast...it's so easy and fun to do! This looks great all season long in your fall decor & makes a great gift. This can easily be made into a pillow as well.

Imagine this sweet mat on your coffee table with your candles.....so pretty. This would also be a great snack mat. Finished design measures: 7 7/8" x 7 7/8".
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Quilt show
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday...
Oct 17-19th is the Washington state quilt show in Spokane WA...
Truly one of the best in the nation.
The shopping is to die for!
The quilts are beautiful and inspirational.
It is at the Spokane fairgrounds.
I will be a vendor....in my usual spot!
Plus there will be Charming lulu ....a fab sewing boutique.
There are lots of shops, vendors, and fun things ...that trust me...you will want!
Some things sell out...Friday is the day to have the best chances of getting the coolest stuff.
There is always a featured quilter and a fun WSQ quilter's boutique (good deals, pretty items)



Monday, October 13, 2014

Bringing to the quilt show & sneak peak

The Washington state quilt show is this coming weekend!
I am bringing some extras besides all my patterns and samples of the patterns!
Like my little watercolor ACEO art....in mats!
These are all originals....one of a kind!  They are matted ....ready to put in a 5 x 7 frame.
I will also have my artwork in tags....bags and bags of them.
For all the times of the year...including Birthdays.
I really love tags....I have been hooked on them for years!
While preparing all my goodies....I am watching these fun shows!  I just love being inspired by movies.
The cartoons bring back memories of being a kid and trick or treating.
More tags....like my zombie tags....featured in Somerset Holidays and celebrations magazine.
These Christmas ornaments were on the cover of that same magazine!
For the show ...I am going to display them on this wire tree.
Halloween goodies....pins, pincushions, hats....and more
This hat is small but fun...clips right into your hair.
Sneak peaky alert!!!!
I am coming up with a few new patterns and this is a sneak peak of one....there will be 7  more in the collection.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Horn freebie & snowmen!

"H is for Horn"
That is this week's letter from the alphabet.
This is just another design in the 26 week alphabet series.....eventually you will get them all...keep checking back.  I still need last weeks winner to email me (see last weeks comment post)

Guessing game! 
Next week will be "I"stands for_____.
Be the first to guess the correct answer to what "I" could stand for ....and you will get a sweet prize.  Just make your guess in the comment section of this post.
One guess per person to make it fair!
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Have any of you been stitchin with a throw on your lap?  Alitttle hot chocolate and a sweet smelling candle burning?
It is stitchin weather for sure.
I never realized how many snowmen designs I have made....and I am sure I missed some.
I love to do embroidery while watching evening tv.
Pretty blues! 
All these can be found in my etsy shop, patternmart, and for printed/mailed patterns....on my website.

Pretty pinks!
Love tea-dyed muslin...dyed for you and available at your quilt shop or craft stores.

Soft snowmen with words of inspiration.
Ornaments in whites and beige's.
Prim and quilty
Wool and felt
Sweet pastel ornaments
Punch needle
traditional colors
and the sweet side of winter.
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Next weekend...Oct 17-19th is the Washington state quilt show in Spokane WA...
Truly one of the best in the nation.
The shopping is to die for!
The quilts are beautiful and inspirational.
It is at the Spokane fairgrounds.
I will be a vendor....in my usual spot!
Plus there will be Charming lulu ....a fab sewing boutique.
There are lots of shops, vendors, and fun things ...that trust me...you will want!
Some things sell out...Friday is the day to have the best chances of getting the coolest stuff.
There is always a featured quilter and a fun WSQ quilter's boutique (good deals, pretty items)



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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Etsy tips and being featured!

I am excited to be a featured artist 
It is a cat-like curiosity.
Sarah is a creative, an artist, a musician, a writer, a blogger and a creativity coach, based in the UK.
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The post is about.... the secrets of Etsy success!
I share my story, etsy tips for sellers, answer questions, and much more.....please check it out!!
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This is my newest pattern...
There is a joyfulness in the air.  
This little Pumpkin guy is making merry...in October!  
Make this embroidery design in a flash....so quick, easy and fun to do.  
Add color and glitter... this is simply sweet!  
Finish the design in a hoop with frilly ruffled edges....so unique
Finished design measures: 18" long with streamers x 9 3/4"
Embroidery design measures:3 1/2" x 6 1/4"
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....it is right on the left side bar of my blog here...by my about me page link.
This is a great way to always see my freebies, new patterns, tips, ideas, and more!


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Monday, October 6, 2014

Pumpkins I grew

Here are two of the pumpkins I grew in my garden this year...remember they were supposed to be cucumbers.
I put these on a stool in the kitchen....since they are smallish.
I am happy they grew into pumpkins!
Here is my big pumpkin I grew....right now he is wearing a cool vintage mask.
It was so cheap last year....I believe 49 cents.
This is a little scene in my dining room...the picture was fuzzy...sorry.
I got the bronze urn at a cool vintage sale.
The black tree I just got at Goodwill.
I have quite the cute collection of glass ornaments....love them.
The picture frame is a four season with cats pattern of mine.
I love putting funny items in big glass containers....this year I stuck candles, ornaments, and a gingham cat.
Here are my new Yankee candle skeleton bride and groom...with bleeding candle.
I love to collect vintage paper decorations.
This black cat is trying to be scary.....but is still cute.
Lastly is a sneaky peak of my last Halloween design for the year....all my other designs are going in a box until next year.
I have a cool fall candle mat coming up next...and working on some Thanksgiving ornaments.
I am always behind...oh well!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Goat freebie & thankfulness

G s for Goat!
No one guessed it!
This little goat is sweet however....I just want to untie it from the stake though.
I Saw some of his buddies at the fair this year...so darned cute and hungry for extras kids were giving out.
This is just another design in the 26 week alphabet series.....eventually you will get them all...keep checking back.
Next week is "H is for_____"
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Be the first to guess the correct answer to what "H" could stands for ....and you will get a sweet prize.  Just make your guess in the comment section of this post.
One guess per person to make it fair!

You know how much I LOVE Halloween!
But I also love all things Autumn....and I especially love making lovely items for Thanksgiving.
It is another fun time to decorate.
Above is last year's little pillow tuck....all these are in my etsy shop, patternmart, and website.
"Hello Autumn"
I love Owl's ...can you tell?
One of my first patterns....wearable pins!
Could be magnets too...or ornaments.
Little give thanks table mat.
This turkey is a favorite.....makes a great table display!
Give thanks pillow....tags fit in leaf pouch...you write down what you are thankful for.
These are so much fun to hold in thanksgiving pictures.
I have some goofy family shots with these....they are keepers.
Yes...Pumpkin pie does fix everything!
It just doesn't seem like fall without some Pumpkin pie.
My daughter and husband can be just fine without it though.
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Have a wonderful fall weekend!!!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pumpkins pumpkins in a row....

I am so excited....Halloween is coming and it is time to....
DECORATE!!!
Yay....I love to get my house all spooky, lit up, and smelling like pumpkin spice!
This is my newest pattern:
Pumpkins... pumpkins in a row, light the night with an eerie glow!
I hid some goodies inside the box.....now sitting on my desk for when I want a snack.
Light up your Halloween with this sweet treat container! Make these adorable pumpkins from wool or felt...so easy and fast. Hide your treats in the box....or make this into an adorable sewing supply box, make the pumpkins your pincushion!

The pumpkins would also make a great ornament too.
Fun and easy for craft show!
I love making banners!
This makes a great display & a fun gift!
Design measures: 9" tall x 10" wide
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Now I am going to decorate my home before my daughter and hubby get home....
it is fun yet I don't want to be distracted...because I have a lot of stuff....yikes!


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