Friday, November 21, 2014

Sweet Noah's ark freebie!

Happy Friday to you!!!
Today's freebie is "N is for Noah's Ark"
This is so cute...looks like toys under a Christmas tree.
For earlier letters in this series...go back to my past Friday posts. Remember ...these would be sweet to stitch up in a kids quilt or on lil pillows.  Fun to color as well. Copy and save.

Next week will be: "O is for ____"
Be the first to guess the correct answer to what "O" 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! 
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My 40% off sale is off and running.....
in my etsy shops....use coupon code
Sale2014
when checking out....
 If you are unclear about how to use coupon codes click here
I have alot more in my shop than patterns.....I have fun signs!
I usually print and then put in a dollar store frame.....makes great gifts....especially for people who have everything already!
Instant downloads are so easy....you get the link to download immediately...and then print on your printer. 
There are flash cards for baking and all the holidays and in many different sizes!
Collage sheets with fun tags.
I love using old photos in my tags.

Supply tags....have them in many sets....to organize and make things easier to find.

Large flash cards make great photo props for the holidays....have each member of the family holding one....making a phrase like "Jingle all the way".

Lots of my artwork has a vintage and prim flair.  This one reminds me of Christmases a long time ago....

This letter banner set is great for making any banner your hearts desire....great for personalizing.

I am a sucker for love and Valentine's day!

A little laugh never hurt anyone!

Thanksgiving flash cards....perfect for your dinner table and also as photo props

Patriotic tags...so sweet

My bunny tags....just download and print.

Happy Birthday tags....from one of my paintings.  Perfect for a little boy or girl.
The sale also includes all lmy pattern like my brand new one above....Meet me under the Mistletoe.

And my Christmas ornaments and witch mannequin.....which was featured in the latest Somerset Holidays and celebrations magazine!
These have been so popular!!!

Look at my last post for more details....sale is from now until Dec 4th.
Use coupon code:
Sale2014



Thursday, November 20, 2014

40% off EVERYTHING sale!!!

It's time for my annual 
Pre-Black Friday sale
40% off Everything in 

From NOW until Sunday Dec 4th at 9pm (Pacific standard time)    

**You must use the coupon code below**

 Sale2014
when checking out...If you are unclear about how to use coupon codes click here
This is a great time to get patterns to make into gifts for Christmas..
and also projects to make throughout the long winter months when you are stuck inside!
I have over 340 patterns to choose from!
Patterns for everyday....
and loads of pincushions and sewing room decor...Lots of Valentines...
My favorite...Halloween....I really made a lot for this holiday!
Projects for your little girls, gifts for friends, and something for yourself!
Quilt patterns, embroidery, home decor....Patriotic patterns....Easter and Springtime....
There are flash cards for every occasion, tags, labels, and artwork
I have over 200 digitals to choose from!
Every Holiday is represented.....I love celebrating holidays!!!
Especially Halloween!
And Christmas!!!!
Of course there are projects for everyday as well.
I love Pincushions, mannequins, kitties, raggedy Ann and Snowmen!
I always feel patriotic...I am a veteran of the US Air force....so proud.
I love making signs....it is a big passion.  This year I have also made make dos on paper mache boxes...had a blast with them.
Easter!  I love the cheerful colors of springtime!
I make tags to organize your sewing space, items for weddings, and even a sign to show love for dad!
Framing embroidery in hoops are so easy!  The bee pillow and the always do right pillow are super fast and easy...great for gifts.
This is my biggest sale of the year....after Dec 4th....it is over :(

The sale is also in my Mrstiddlemouse etsy shop
which has finished goods
which has artwork
Use the same coupon code!
Sale2014

If you have a question.....just contact me....Shirleyhud@aol.com
Thank-you
Have a lovely Holiday season from Hudson' Holidays


Monday, November 17, 2014

Under the Mistletoe....

It sure has been frosty for most of us in the U.S.
No snow for us....just cold.
Above is my newest pattern
"Meet me under the Mistletoe"....#343.
Yep....Love is in the air this Christmas. Mr. & Mrs. Frosty have joined hands & found the mistletoe. Such a charming embroidery project....so quick, easy and fun to do. Add color, shadows and glitter... this is simply sweet! Finish the design in a hoop with ribbon bow.

This is a side view.
Cozy up next to the fireside and stitch this sweetie today! This makes a great gift for a special pal, looks great hanging in your home, & also is a fun craft show seller.
Finished design in hoop measures: 10" round
Embroidery design measures: 6 1/2" x 7 3/4"
As you can see....I am a big fan of framing embroidery in hoops.
I get lots of hoops at thrift stores and garage sales.....so inexpensive.
Each of these hoops are different sizes....you just can't tell from the pictures. 
The shamrock is a tiny hoop.....where my new pattern above is in a 10" hoop.
So easy!
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Stay tuned for an announcement soon!!!

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Monkey, Ornaments & sneaky peak

Happy Friday to you!!!
Today's freebie is "M is for Monkey"
The is a super cute monkey....it even has slippers!
For earlier letters ...go back to my past Friday posts. Remember ...these would be sweet to stitch up in a kids quilt or on lil pillows.  Fun to color as well. Copy and save.

Next week will be: "N is for ____"
Be the first to guess the correct answer to what "N" could stand for ....and you will get a sweet prize.  I am telling you now....next weeks freebie is super duper cute.  Just make your guess in the comment section of this blog post.
One guess per person to make it fair! 
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I want to share some pictures with ya!
These are such sweet ornaments made by Helen Mar Parkin......using my pattern-"When the tree top glistens".  She did such a great job stitchin....LOVE them!
She said " I made a few changes to your original idea.  Instead of glitter, I sewed on tiny beads.  I didn't add any rouge to the cheeks of the figures.  I used strands of heavy linen instead of string, just because I had it on hand.  I didn't dye the fabric dark enough, unfortunately. There are little flaws in each ornament, but overall I think they came out really well. They were such a delight to do!"

Here is a closeup of her two favorite ornaments.  They look terrific on lighter muslin.  Thank-you Helen for sharing this with us!
"Where the tree top glistens" pattern is in my etsy shop for instant download and my website for printed/mailed version.

They were featured on the cover of Somerset Holidays and Celebrations magazine. 
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I have a fun new sign in my etsy shop!
Everyone's entitled to my opinion.
Do you know some people in your life that this sentiment would fit....I do....hehehe.
I know a few people actually.  My signs are instant downloads....u print....I use dollar store frames.  This would be sweet in your office space....lol.
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I also have a brand new set of instant printables in my etsy shop:

Things to do & gift Tags

Inspire yourself to get all those important tasks done!

 This listing is for 2 digital download instant printables that I created.

1. Things to do- this page is so sweet....it features a bunny pincushion with pins (my artwork)....there are lots of lines and space to list all your things you need to get done....plus a smaller section with an area for your dreams and goals!


. Bunny gift tags- These are so handy to have on hand for any gift giving....birthdays and more. It says "For your enjoyment". It also features the bunny pincushion artwork. There are 8 on a page.

They are great to have ready for gift wrapping.

You can use them over and over... just print on white cardstock or matte/glossy presentation paper...when you need them, this is a digital offering.

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Lastly....
I am sharing a sneaky peaky of my next pattern! 
Love is in the air!
It will be available soon!
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Look for something special coming up next week!!!!
Details later!


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What's stitchin?

What's stitchin?
Well it is embroidery to me.....and I love to embroider.
I thought you might like to see what I am working on right now.
I think it is always good to have something ready to work on. 
I drew out my design...."Candy cane wishes and mistletoe kisses".
I traced my design using a blue disappearing marker and a light box.
In this case I am using an old dish cloth type material found at goodwill. 
I picked out some DMC floss. I was thrilled out of my senses when they sent me every color they had.  They did that because I am a designer and always use their floss.  One thing I love is that the color never bleeds.....ever! 
Her eyes will be filled in with a satin stitch. 
I take even stitches...just a simple back stitch....I like things easy.
It is kinda like doing a puzzle....just fill it in until it is complete. 
This will take me a couple evenings while watching "The Voice" or "Survivor".  Let me tell you....stitchin while my hubby watches the Seahawks is great!  I can still be entertained by the game and stitchin,...plus he loves for me to be with him.  It's a win win deal!

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