Friday, July 22, 2016

Christmas in July...Snowman Freebie

Today's freebie is
Christmas in July!!
A sweet snowman to brighten your day!
This simple yet cute design is ready to stitch up...copy and save....please tell your pals about my blog!
*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make a couple finished goods (no mass producing) and a couple gifts...they are still legally my designs.

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My daughter Selina has come up with new designs!!! 
I am so happy about her new products...I had to get my hands on them!
Here I put the vintage embroidery linen someone stitched ages ago (the same one I used to make tiny strawberries in the last post) and popped it in....so cute!
On this one....we simply added pretty fabric with some seed beads!
The tall ones are:
 1 15/16" wide by 2 7/8" long, the inside area of the pendant is 1 9/16" wide x 2 3/16" tall.
The 3 pack set she has in her etsy shop: SelinaHudsonDesigns...comes with this free "Tree" design!
Plus a how to sheet with tips and instructions. 
These are her other new designs.....

I love just simply putting fabric in ...and no other work involved...so easy! 
This one measures: 
2 1/2" wide by 1 3/4" long, the inside area of the pendant is 2 1/8" wide x 1 1/4" tall.
This is the free design that comes with the wide ovals 3 pack: "Be You tiful".
I love this saying!!! 
Words or sayings are perfect for the wide oval!
I added this sweet flower fabric and seed beads to this one!
Now she has all kinds of mini hoops...for everyone's taste.
The freebie snowman above would be sweet in the tall oval. 
Last weeks freebie would be great in this wide oval!

Have a terrific Weekend!!!



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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tiny Strawberry freebie pattern

Today I want to share with you a little freebie pattern....
You make it from old vintage linens....the kind that have damage and have been embroidered on.
They are found very easily at the thrift stores or garage sales....
or you may have some in your stash. 
I made a whole bunch....just for fun.
I may put them in my strawberry collection in a bowl....sort of a summer decor thing. 
Here they are in my tea cup....so besides being a pin keep....they make a great bowl filler. 
You can fit the best part of the embroidery on the strawberry...so easy. 
They are cheerful and you can make the tops of the strawberry any color, and any ribbon choice too.
This is the old linen I took these from....it was torn in places so I was not going to use it as a table runner anyway.   
They make great friendship swaps and gifts.
Plus...what a great needle minder...just tie it to your embroidery hoop!!!

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Thanks with hearts tag freebie...plus color palettes

Sometimes the hardest thing to say is 
Thanks.
Maybe this tag will make it easier!
This would be great to have a bunch ready for when you need them....grab and go.
Copy and save!

*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make a couple finished goods (no mass producing) and a couple gifts...they are still legally my designs.
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I like to take flower pictures when I take my walk...they are so pretty and I can only plant so many...
I have the rockiest soil.
I love to find the color palettes in them and use them in adobe illustrator projects.
I can use these wonderful colors and not have to think about picking out all these colors.
These lavender plants are so fragrant and I love the shades of purple.
My daughter uses lavender to set her pendants in....the scent is great. 
Wild white roses....these are a nice set of neutrals....which I hate picking.
I love collecting vibrant colors....but for good color combos ...you need these guys.

These are some of my favorite colors...so summery and seem like Popsicle flavors.
These also smelled fantastic. 
I love pink!
I don't know what they are, but they were gorgeous!
Sometimes color palettes are great for painting, for home decor, for coloring in those cool coloring books and of course...for stitching or punchneedle!
I love the thought of getting out my DMC floss and finding these matches!

Happy
Weekend!




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Monday, July 11, 2016

Oregon vacation shopping goodies!

My family and I went on a vacation to Portland Oregon and the coast.
The coast was stormy yet very beautiful!
Our hotel room had a wonderful few too. 
I wrote my name in the sand....just like a kid!
I had to do lots of shopping (We went to the zoo, discovered new places, walked miles around...etc. too).
We went to the "Fabric Depot"...a dangerous place to go when you like fabric so much!

Aisles of holiday fabric including Halloween. 
I had to add to my giant stash. 
These pumpkin are so vintage like...I love them...just so cool! 
Skeletons....this looks much nicer in person. 
Random fat quarters. 
This fabric is so crazy cool because it is like paint by number. 
It has some cool dots to go with it...like the oil paints you get  with a kit. 
I loved doing these as a kid...and then years later I did a gigantic one of the Titanic.  It was so much fun!
Pretty pastel butterflies and flowers 
Fairies....which would make great fabric for my daughters pendant blanks. 
Riley blake christmas fabric...yummy! 
Super cool coloring book!
The pictures are so amazing! 
Hope I can color them without it looking too dorky! 
Pusheen!!!  I always wanted this little guy...as if I needed it though...lol. 
I went to an amazing antique market....which had these little doll shoes.
Cool buttons and pretty papers. 
Fun buttons....I love " My Melody" the rabbit button....it takes me back to being a kid and going to hallmark for hello kitty, little twin stars and my melody stuff.
I think cats would say those things if they could.
Cool retro tray (it's like a huge lunch tray size)...now I can bring all my crafty crap out side in one fell swoop. 
Amazing dorky Christmas mice. 
A fun jar chuck full of lace! 
Halloween noisemaker. 
Wool felt too..
Love this witch....she will make a great addition to my vintage halloween items.
I went to a fun paper store called urban paper....in the Dalles, OR.
It was so much fun....I got this cute clear stamp set....little skunk. 
This one is a raccoon...look how she can hold stuff and has lots of holidays in one.
Sweetest tree ever! 
Cool pumpkin (this was in portland..photos is out of place)
Christmas stickers...
I love this light box...you can change what is says...like my business name or welcome...ect.

I got the flowery background. 
I think it will be fun at shows and in my office. 
I got lots of letters to use too! 
Powells book store had cool fabric books!
Love the japanese kid look.
Fabric from the forties....yay!
We had Voodoo donuts, came across all kinds of weirdos...you got to keep Portland weird! (my hubby got a shirt with that saying).  We were exhausted each night at the hotel...trying to recover for the next day...had a blast!

I wanted to show some cool linens with art of them from Michelle Palmer...a great artist on etsy.

I recently got these two ....the sweetest birdie and raggedy...
love them!  Maybe I will make a little wallhanging with them.

Have a fab monday!

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