Friday, February 16, 2018

Illustrating a profile....

Recently I made an illustrated profile of myself.
I really hate all my pictures...they always seem not like the real me.
So I decided to give it a try and even though it is cartoonish...it fits me better than photos.

I used adobe illustrator and selected a photo and faded it.  Then I sort of traced over the image and colored it in.

Hey my wrinkles are not here....lol
Instant face lift....lol.
Plus art is an interpretation anyway!
I decided to wear my favorite color and have rosy cheeks.
I added a background circle of my surface pattern design and some extra flowers.  Then at the end added my name.
I love it and started using it on my instagram and facebook.
If you want to learn illustration on the computer....I highly recommend Bonnie Christine's classes on skillshare!  She teaches so much!
You need to be computer savy however.
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I have a little Irish doll in my etsy shop.
She is a finished OOAK doll.
I gave her fun fluffy green (with a little white) yarn hair and there are two wool clovers in her hair. She has big raggedy ann eyes and a sweet heart mouth. 
Her simple dress is green with leprechaun hats....and a lace trim on her dress with a lace collar and wood green and blue button...plus lace on shoulders. She has a scrunched seam binding ribbon belt. Her legs are a fun green shamrocks design. She has a wool shamrock that says "Lucky" . It has a pinback , so that you can wear the pin if you like. 
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My daughter Selina is having a BIG sale in her etsy shop!
There are paddle boards for punch needle!
You get 3 for $8.00...plus ....
all three pattern designs....for the tudor rose, flag and pumpkin.
There are the tiny mini hoops...all her packs come with a free design...this one has the "Life is good" design.
The earrings come with this flower design...so easy!
There are 3 sets in one package.
She has all kinds of necklace blanks...she cuts them from wood.
Sweet bunny in the hexie!
Another bunny in the Polaroid blank.
Sitting puppy....and there are many more designs.
This is Selina....pretty in pink!
Plus these are some more of her products and she she finished items too.
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And just to make you laugh.....
Have a great weekend!


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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Inspire...hearts

Sometimes we need to be inspired...I'm hoping this little tutorial will inspire you to make a sweet hanging heart!  It would be cute in valentine colors too!

It is really very simple. 
Here is a heart template....or you could draw your own heart shape. 
The ribbons I used are just a clump of seam binding ribbons tied together.
I love stamping out words and sayings...the sky's the limit.
You could personalize so easily!
This heart would make a great sachet.
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Sweets for the sweet.....
This is quick and easy....so fast and fun...this has been a best seller for me.
Finished design measures: 5" x 7". 
This sale is for this week only...until next Friday.
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Happy Weekend!!




Thursday, February 1, 2018

Superbowl?... Craft instead!

I know a lot of us ladies like a good party....
but some of us like to eat the goodies and 
craft, sew, quilt and make fun decorations for our nest!
Sorry....sale is over.


This sale is a quickie....starts now and is over on Monday February 5th.
Everything is on sale~ patterns, digitals, tags, dolls, signs and more!
including all the embroidery ornaments for all year long.
Thanksgiving....like this sweet Indian...

Mini quilts for all the seasons...

Easter chicks

all the Halloween (my favorite!)

Valentines....

I love Raggedy too!

Bunny dolls

Christmas ornaments

All things Irish....

Prim and Vintage

Sweet sayings 

Wool everything!!!!

Easter quilts and pillows

One of my oldest but still a favorite...Easter Bouquet

Snowmen....

Little bird of happiness...

Printable banners 

Signs for everything...

Tags....

And even this finished doll (OOAK)...a sweet valentine gal!

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One more thing.....

Hey...I gotta share this very cute set of  FREE Valentine printables  from Donna with you!
You can customize them...which is really nice!
There are owls, a squirrel, modern chic and more ...on one sheet.

Happy Weekend!







Friday, January 26, 2018

Almost February- free desktop calendar

Hey everyone!
It's almost February...and I designed this valentine themed calendar....free for you!
Click here to download the Desktop calendar... then set it as your background.
I am thrilled how it turned out...very cheery!
I illustrated these...lots of hearts and flowers....with a sweet creamy background color.
I hope you enjoy them!
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My daughter Selina made a cool new video that pretty much goes over one of her surface pattern design portfolios.
Take a peek !
I am proud of her...so young....so talented!
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Do you love Instagram... I do...I am kinda addicted to it....so much inspiration and tons of fun talking to people too!
Come check out my Instagram page...full of fun photos, ideas, patterns, and more!
I shared this week my new watercolor fabric design!
Lots of soft colors and pretty posies.
Usually watercolors have hundreds of shade of colors in each piece of artwork...and fabric can only have 15-18 colors at the most.  But I learned how to reduce it to 15-18 colors and still have a watercolor look to it.
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 My sale pattern for the week is....
St. Patrick's day ornaments and banner pattern #353.
Let your love of green show this St. Patrick's day! These chenille stem ornaments have a vintage flair...plus they are fun, easy, and quick to make. All the artwork for 8 different designs and banners are included! 
(This sale pattern is for individual use, not classes....it is a digital download)


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