Saturday, January 1, 2022

Welcome 2022!

Wow....it's 2022!
Can you believe it?
I am ready for a new year...and ready for some happier times.
I have been vaccinated and boosted....but the anniversary of my brother's death is upon me and it saddens me greatly. I also lost a long time friend this past year too...I am sure you have dealt with so much too.  
I am hoping this new year will be brighter.
Let's get to some fun things...
I made these calendars using my own artwork.

This one is perfect for your desktop.  Click here for this one.

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January mug rug
Wow...I have done a year of mugrugs..... I started last February. Go back through the year to see them all!
I chose some sweet snow bunnies with blues and reds.

Make them is any color combo...it takes only scraps.
Below is the diagram. 
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I have some new art ornaments for Valentine's day in my etsy shop!
These are just some of the many that are listed.

They are wood with prints of my artwork, with a gold hanger and ribbon.

Signed the dated!
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Recently crafted...
I made some snowmen items this winter....this cute doll ( he sold within minutes of listing)... he was a cutie!  My idea of Frosty the snowman.

I painted these on very large canvases. This original is in the vendor mall in Spokane. 

Snowball fight!

I of course love making ornaments.
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Just a reminder...
It's a great way to decorate in the bleak mid winter.

Plus....
Soon I will be listings these!

Fun ornaments....I love playing around with these!
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Well I broke my tooth....soon I will get it fixed by my dentist... so I am going to cut my newsletter a bit short this time.

More next time!



Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Hello December!

Wow...the holiday season is upon us! 
I hope we all have a terrific times with friends and family.
This month's December calendar is a sweet deer...on a starry night.  I watercolored this artwork and thought it would be perfect for all.  Click here to download this for your phone or tablet background.

This version is for your computer/desktop.  Click here for the download.
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Celebrate the Christmas holidays!

This is my brand new pattern of: Christmas patchwork embroidery ornaments pattern #425
Stitch up these super easy and quick Ornaments with scraps of
fun Christmas fabric.

Learn how to embroider on dark fabric the easy way! You can also stitch on light fabric.
Use variegated red, green & white floss... or choose your own colors. These can be stitched on light fabrics too! They make great bowl fillers & shelf sitters.

10 sayings- Santa baby, Merry christmas, Holly jolly, Let it snow, Jingle bells, no peeking, cheers, noel, believe, Oh christmas tree.
10 Christmas symbols included: stocking, holly, 2 ornaments, candy canes, mitten, present, bell, tree, &snowman.

Of course....colors can be changed....I chose this cool Variegated Floss from DMC.

They make fun gift toppers.

I love the patchwork look. So fun!
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It's mug rug time!
This month....I found my Christmas "Peanuts" fabric!
I love charlie Brown and the whole gang.....such a sweet part of our childhoods!
I also gathered up a bit of fun Christmas coordinating fabric.
You should make your own.

The featured fabric is the best part....any cool fabric you have....takes only scraps.

Here is a diagram to give you an idea of how it goes together. 

Here is some general instructions:
Use a 1/4" seam allowance. Use the chart above.
  Sew the featured fabric (peanuts gang) next to 3 strips of coordinating fabric.
Press well. Sew 1" strips all the way around. It is a good idea for the fabric border strips to be the same as the backing fabric.  It makes the strips resemble quilt binding.  Cut excess fabric and press. Layer batting and backing fabric (slightly larger than top) then lay top over backing (right sides together).  Pin in place. Sew 1/4"  around mug rug leaving a 3" opening. Turn inside out. Sew opening closed. Quilt lines through the featured fabric...and also quilt down strips and around the borders. 

I printed the diagram out so I could have it near me for referencing.
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New Christmas art ornaments...in my etsy shop!

I have brand new ornaments...all made from my artwork.

Here is Rudolph!
The original artwork was in pastels.

I just painted this crazy guy..... I love using orange and pink...reminds me of the 70's as a kid.

Another deer.....

A sweet girl in flowers...

Pink hair girl

Everyday ornaments

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Hey...if you are in Spokane Washington...
check out me and my daughter Selina's booth at 
We have lots of our patterns and packets of Embroidery blanks....

Plus lots of finished items...

I love Selina's cat wind sock.
We just got this space...so we are going to fill it more! 
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I just got decorated for December...here is my tree!

Ii have my Grinch doll I made by me plus the leg lamp from the "Christmas story".

My peppermint doll made by my pal Sue with my handy pincushion...

Lots of cool ornaments

Knick knacks every where....

Some photos didn't turn out so well....
I will retry later....lol.  It was right before lunch and I was getting hungry.
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Merry Christmas and happy Holidays to you and yours!




 

Monday, November 1, 2021

Happy beautiful November!

 

Happy Beautiful November!
Wow...it's so close to Thanksgiving now....and then ...dare I say it? 
Christmas!
I have been cuddling up under my throw a lot lately...how about you?
I put all my shorts away and got out my fuzziest socks.

The above artwork is the November phone or tablet calendar...just click and download....then set it to your background or wallpaper. 

This calendar is perfect for your computer desktop! The red area is for the icons on your computer....so you can see them!
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Christmas Time Pinnie- Embroidery & quilted pincushion pattern #424
Make these super easy and quick pincushions with scraps of fun fabric. Learn how to embroider a sweet snowman and a decorating kitty cat. Incorporate your small embroidery into a fun pinnie which makes a great gift. Sew up any of these cute sizes with tips to make them & machine quilt them in a flash! Each have a cute ribbon loop to attach your small scissors to it and decorative star pins.

The pattern is in my etsy shop as an instant download....and a printed/mailed to you version on my website!
This pattern come with an embroidery design of a Christmas kitty...

and the sweet Snowman!

These are addicting to make! Make them in any color of fabrics you want as well! These make great gifts!

*******Plus....this pattern comes with a link to an exclusive video tutorial I made....just for you******

This makes great use of all your cool specialty fabrics!
I used some Santa prints...next I'm going to use my Grinch fabric I've been saving.
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I made a turkey coffee mug rug for November....
You can make your own!
I have been dying to use this turkey fabric I had....but never did anything with it....until now,
I chose the coordinating fabric....just scraps and whipped it up!

It was easy....I did it at night when I should have went to bed....my eyes weren't the best...lol

Here is a diagram to give you an idea of how it goes together. 

Here is some general instructions:
Use a 1/4" seam allowance. Use the chart above.
  Sew the featured fabric (turkey) next to 3 strips of coordinating fabric.
Press well. Sew 1" strips all the way around. It is a good idea for the fabric border strips to be the same as the backing fabric.  It makes the strips resemble quilt binding.  Cut excess fabric and press. Layer batting and backing fabric (slightly larger than top) then lay top over backing (right sides together).  Pin in place. Sew 1/4"  around mug rug leaving a 3" opening. Turn inside out. Sew opening closed. Quilt squiggle circles through the featured fabric...and also quilt down strips and around the borders. 

I printed the diagram out so I could have it near me for referencing.
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like this give thanks with a grateful heart...

And this fun snowman....only $3.99 or less!

Plus a have some finished black cats celebrating the upcoming holidays.
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Come check out my Instagram....I share a lot of my artwork and stuff I do ...daily.
I try to inspire and show you some tips I've learned.
Here I am working on art from Alice in Wonderland....in my journal I got on etsy.....she makes amazing journals!!!

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Our big Black Friday event is coming soon!!!

November 11th thru the 28th
My etsy shop and my daughter Selina's etsy shop too!!!

Big Big savings!!!

 50% off all patterns
all the holidays....
these would make great gifts for christmas.

Lots to choose from

finished artwork and ornaments will be 20% off!!
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She has needle minders, charm, wind catchers...

lots of cool unique pieces.

Great ideas to craft up with the family

Just watercolor and add ribbons.

The big sale in both shops starts Nov 11th!!!!!

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Have a very happy November!!!!