Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fabric, books and fire...

I am rambling on today about random stuff!
I went to Jo Ann's the other day...and found a cool pack of Halloween fabric....which I used my 40% off coupon... 
This is my favorite...a witch silhouette.
This might  be perfect for one of my large mannequins (my pattern design that takes only a fat quarter).

Cute....reminds me of grade school days.
This is a design I never made into a pattern but still could.
I love small quilts with the 12 month theme. 
I got this great book by Lori Holt...it is fabulous!!!
The book is packed with great blocks and designs!
There are pumpkins, cherries, strawberries, farm blocks, barns....etc... 
Plus tons of ways to use these designs. 
My first block is this cute pumpkin!
I highly recommend this book.  Check out her blog. 
I got a fun magazine/book from Barnes and noble...from flow...a European company that makes a very cool magazine. 
Working on ghostly eyes. 
I live in Washington State....where there are just tons of fires.
We have had such bad smoke!
But it makes for an awesome sight....the sun setting in the smoky redness.
I just ran outside to take these pics! 
I love how it is hiding for its last glimpse.
and then ...it is gone!
The smoke has be horrible and fire fighters have died...I wish it would just rain.
We have had no rain in a very long time.

Here is hoping things change!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Home is the happiest place freebie

I love home and I am always happiest when home...no doubt about it!
I hope you have fun with this freebie.
It is a sweetie!
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This is something I am almost done with ...  sneaky peaky
...can't wait to make a pattern for it.
I love working on fall projects. 
My daughter got her senior pictures taken the other day...this is Selina getting ready for her shoot.
I can't wait to see all the pics!
She has grown up so fast!!! 
Pretty flowers near my daughters photo shoot.
My mom's garden used to be full of these...
makes me think she was with us...watching. 
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Are you a cat lover like me?
Although this is an older design....it is still a favorite.
It's the Four Seasons...Cats with flowers # 133. 
This is spring. This is a great way to use up some wool scraps.
Summer....and patriotic. 
Fall ...love the pumpkin.
and winter.
You can make into a wallhanging, put it into an old window frame, pillows, or lil mini-quilts. 
IT CAN FIT INTO ANY WINDOW FRAME BECAUSE THE BORDER FABRIC CAN BE MADE SMALLER OR LARGER.
 Each Finished piece measures: 4 3/4" x 5 3/4" -muslin area.
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Monday, August 17, 2015

Feeling spooky?

I have been drawing alot lately...outside when it is cool enough.
I jut enjoy playing some light classical music and drawing whatever come to my mind.
I love drawing sweet witches.
I thought it would be funny to draw a large pumpkin behind this witch. 
This one is cooking up a few things....the cat is hiding behind her skirt in case she gets any ideas.
Dig her boots...lol.
Halloween pattern sales have really gone crazy lately...I guess everyone is getting in the mood for fall.
My witch hat is popular....it is large and makes a great statement piece. 
The mouse on a leaf...so cute...just put a dollar store fake tea light/candle in the pumpkin.

This is my new clip art.  Hello Autumn.  I love this set...background are transparent. 
Witchy sign...I have been flipping my witch switch a few times lately....I just need a little time to work in peace! 
Witch tags...made from my own artwork...it is a digital download....print as many as you like. 
Agatha Willow...a witch who lives deep in the forest.
This pattern has a secret....you don't have to make her body....more details in her description on etsy. 
I put this one on my fake crow.  These are sooo inexpensive to make...just paper. 
I have to tell you....people ask me to make these (party badges) all the time...I just don't have any extra time to make them...if you one buy this pattern...let me know if you want to sell them made up and when ever anyone asks me about them ...I can't refer them to you!  Just email me: Shirleyhud@aol.com 
Grinning pumpkin...his stand is just a candlestick holder...which are in the thrift stores by the hundreds.  The hat is the coolest party hat! 
My ghost...very popular.  Cheesecloth and muslin are the secret ingredients!

Skulls and bats...I love this one...it makes me happy just looking at this!
Witch ornies...the witch faces come with the pattern...this is super easy and fun...dresses are just a scrap of fabric.
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I do have some new designs coming up soon....time is flying by...summer really cuts into my creative time.


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Friday, August 14, 2015

You are the icing on my cupcake freebie

This is a "sweet" saying! 
I think this would look great stitched up ...
and given as a gift!
Please let others know about my Friday freebies...I would appreciate and they would too!
Facebook the link or pin the freebies....or share on your blog.
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Lately....summer has taken over everything!
I swear there are so many things to get done...I can't keep up.

It should be the Lazy crazy days of summer!

I just scheduled senior pics for my daughter, getting a will to protect my daughter, new carpet, and many other tasks that needed to be taken care of.
Little things consume my time too...
I moved my German clock to my office and this is where it truly belongs... 
It finally has the right place in my house. 
I found these cute stackable containers at hallmark.
I was a big Miss Piggy fan when I was a kid.
I love the romance they had. 
I recently found this gem at an antique store for 6 dollars!
I had this Barbie as a kid...it was my favorite!!!
She is missing the cape and flowers....but she is pretty darned cute. 
I spent countless hours playing with barbies....I was not a baby doll fan.
This doll is from the 70's....when Miss America was very popular. 
This is a funny shelf in my office...full of silliness.
Grumpy cat, planet of the apes, VW buses and a pretty pony unicorn.

I also found this animal rummy game for 2 dollars. 
My daughter was shocked seeing this one...she thought it was rude....I told her "Gay" used to mean happy.
The cards are really cute. 
I love them 
Such sweetness 
I used to be called Squirrelly instead of Shirley....so I have lots of squirrel knick knacks.

Soon I will be able to share what goodies I am working on....there is just never enough time!

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Toy puppy dog freebie

I can't believe how fast each week goes...
summer is flying by!
This is a very sweet toy puppy dog...
He is very vintage looking and would make a fun design on a baby blanket.
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These are my new Halloween and banner ornaments pattern...
now available in my etsy shop! 
Let's decorate the house and celebrate Halloween! These chenille stem ornaments have a vintage flair...plus they are fun, easy, and quick to make.
All the artwork for 8 different designs are included!
Sweet scaredy cat.
These are easy enough for kids to help. 
There is:a big pumpkin face, Frankenstein, scarecrow, scared pumpkin girl, Scarecrow with friends, Cinderella trick or treating, pumpkin boy, and a yellow cat.
This is cinderella....trick or treating the night away.
There are also banners: Trick or treat, Ghouls night out, Ready to spook, Monster mash, Merry scaring, Happy Halloween, Scaredy cat, and A haunting we will go.
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