Monday, August 22, 2016

Cats cats ...cats!!!

It is no secret that I LOVE cats!
Here is a little collage of my babies...The first column is Froy (7).
The middle is Lucky (9) and the last column is Trix (9).
The middle row shows them being alittle younger.
And the last row shows crazy big faces.
Here is baby Froy....he still uses that root as a scratching post. 
This pic shows Goldie (who has 6 toes on each paw), Lucky is the middle kitten and the bottom kitten is Trix.  We had too many cats then, so we gave goldie to the store.  People seem to like cats with extra toes.  All are fixed and 3 is my limit.  (mainly because they get mad at each other)
I love creating designs with cats too!
I can't help drawing more cats...but I am not very good at drawing dogs....I gotta try harder. 
This pattern above is a BIG pattern...all 12 designs are in one.
Each design represents a month of the year. 
 There is a snowman, hearts, shamrocks, bunny, catnip, flowers, flags, watermelon, schoolhouse, witch, turkey, and santa with presents. Each Finished stitchery square measures: 3 5/8" x 5 3/4"
Quilt measures: 19 3/4" x 33 1/4".
These are fun, quick, and use all your lil tiny scraps of wool or wool felt. They make great gifts, great for craft shows, and also can be made into magnets. 

Isn't this the Cat's meow?  Celebrate Valentine's day with this sweet kitty cat doll... made from chenille stems, felt and wool. This project is easy, quick, and makes a great gift. It is also purrfect for your holiday decor!

This is an Irish cutie! 
There is a rainbow of good fortune for this kitty cat. The luck of the Irish is a quick to make project, easy, and makes a cheerful addition to your home. Gold seed beads add a special glistening touch!

This sweet Kitty cat is giving a small but lovely gift of love in a flower. What a fast, easy, and fun design to make for a gift or for yourself. This is the easiest of Dresden plate appliqu├ęs...all the details are included in this pattern. No turning appliques under or hard applications....raw edges showing is part of the charm of this easy too. 

This little kitty is giving Sweets to the sweet. There is a heart pouch to fill with goodies for your Valentine. What a fast, easy, and fun design to make. How fun would this be to receive on Valentine's Day? 

This cute kitten is sitting inside an umbrella....saying sweetly....April showers bring may flowers. What a fast, easy, and fun project to make for spring. The design can be made into this adorable patchwork pillow ...all the details are included in this pattern.

Make into a wallhanging, 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.

This pincushion fits onto a spool of thread...very handy, Super fast to make, & makes great gifts! These are great sellers at craft shows. Uses simple supplies and scraps. Design measures: 5" x 2 3/4" including tee.

Create a special gift for your BFF. The "All you need is love" pincushion scissor fob keeps your pins, needles, and scissors handy. The pins and needles can't poke through and hurt your table or you. This is the sweetest accessory to your end table or sewing room. This is a fast, easy, and fun project. Finished design measures: 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" not including ribbon. 

This is one of my very favorites!
This little kitty cat has gathered happy memories ... sweet flowers in her paws. The inspiring design can be made into a pillow or a table mat. This design is quick, easy, and fun to stitch up! Pillow measures:7" x 7".
Lucky says..."Have a wonderful rest of the day"!!!!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Enjoy today Freebie hexie & Froy

Today's freebie design is
Enjoy today!
This is perfect to fit inside my Daughter Selina's Hexie pendant blanks!
They are the cutest necklaces!
Just right click, copy ad save.
This is a pic of the hexies.
*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.

Here is the world's cutest cat (in my eyes) ...Froy!
He sometimes poses for me and then other times a take 50 pics and not one turns out.
He is a stinker!
I wanted to show you how I changed up my pic in adobe illustrator.
I did an image trace and changed the colors alot....crazy purples here.
It reminds me of paint by numbers...but very wild. 
It just shows you how colors can change the whole look!
These are banana split colors. 
It's like Jackson Pollack meets impressionism.
I love it!
I could do tons of changes...but I just focused on these colors for now.

Now this is CRAZY!
I feel like I am in the swinging sixties!

Austin Powers eat your heart out.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

New designs and little cakes

You probably know how super duper proud I am of my daughter Selina...a recent high school grad and business owner.
These finished pendant are for sale as well as her pendant blanks...for your own fabric or designs.

I love the "paint by number" fabric...that was one of my favorite things to do as a child....I bet you liked it too!
This fabric has the word "love" embroidered on it. 
My favorite shape of hers in the hexie! 
I love this  face! 
There are french knots on his party hat. 
Jack...the pumpkin king!...he has a few beads on him...I need to watch this movie again soon! 
He has French knot highlights in his eyes. 
in a hexie this time!  Boy am I looking forward to halloween decorating! 
I need to make some clips on earrings for ears always grow back...I give up on pierced earrings.  I guess my body says No!
Selina also made lots of Petit fours!
They are great tea cakes.
She had a blast and brought them to a party. 
Plus she made up a box for her boyfriend and her friend as well. 
They were so yummy and looked great!
She just keeps surprising me with her talents!

Happy monday!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Quilty flowers 2 freebie

Here is another in a small series....quilty flowers.  A couple weeks ago I put the first one on.
I love the irregular pot for the flowers. 
This would be adorable coasters.

*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.

My daughter made this very cute skull and it is in her shop right now!
She has some other halloween pendants coming soon.
Seems like everyone is making Halloween decor projects now...
These are just some of my Halloween patterns....I have lots more.
I really LOVE Halloween.

and by the way....
This is a Sneaky peak of my newest pattern....
It has 6 projects on one!
The theme is "Vintage Halloween Party!"
It will be ready very soon!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Treasury, needle minders and cowboys

Treasuries on etsy are groups of items on etsy...put together by etsy sellers.
It features hand embroidery patterns and more...just love these!
Here are some close ups...I love the imagination and creativity in these pieces.

This is a great time of year to get stitchin!

It makes me want to spend a day relaxing under the patio...and embroidering.

All these can be found in this treasury

I just made a needle minder pincushion from Selina's new oval pendant blanks! 
I got the cute fabric at the quilting bee in Spokane, Washington.
I just added a little stuffing to it when putting it together. 
 This would be great around your neck while sewing or stitching embroidery. Selina (her etsy shop is: SelinaHudsonDesigns) has all kinds of cool pendant blanks for embroidery, fabric, cross stitch, beading and more.

I came across this very handy 10 different ways to cut a fat quarter...on pinterest.
Check out U Create for this and more wonderful handy cheat sheets and info!!!
This is so handy!

Remember...if you are having a hard day...there were those that came before us with hard days every single day!
These cowboys took time to smile for this photo...and they certainly were enjoying themselves!
Have a great day!!!

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Life is a song....freebie

Life is a song - now sing it....
sweet and simple!
I often think about a bird's life...we have a feeder and bird bath and they are so cute.
I wonder what they do when it is a big storm...windy and rainy.
They certainly are amazing creatures.
Have fun with this freebie design.
It is : Too cute to spook!  #373  an embroidery design in my etsy shop.
My website offers printed and mailed patterns if instant print PDF digitals are not for you.

This sweet girl is wearing a black cat hat and peaking over a friendly 
Jack o'lantern.... she is too cute to spook! 
Finish it floating in a simple black frame & bakers twine (all the details on how to do this are in the pattern instructions) ... or in a pillow or mini quilt.
This is a fast and easy project!
I love trying new ways to finish an embroidery design. 
Embroidery designs measure: 4" x 5 11/16"
Finished oval in black frame (8" x 10"): 5 1/2" x 7 1/8"
I am looking forward to fall decorating....I can't help it!
I am just drawn to it.
I still have my patriotic decor up though...I figure it can stay all summer.

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