Saturday, December 1, 2018

Happy December!

Wow...it's the last month of the year!
We are getting really close to a the year 2019....are you ready for it?
I made these sweet candles ...which remind me of retro Christmas designs of the 60's.
Here is a free tablet/phone calendar for December...click here for the download.

and here is the Desktop calendar for your computer.
The left side darker blue area is perfect for you icons to be seen.

This is a busy month...I hope this makes keeping track of the days easier.
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I love stitching...and small projects are so satisfying.
I decided to buy this cute design for Wild Olive/ Mollie Johanson
This design is one of many in a pattern called Teeny tiny occasions.
It has lots of little holidays- right up my alley.

I used C & T publishing wash-away stitch stabilizer.  
You can print your designs onto a sheet....cut out the shape or design and stick it right to the muslin.
Then you stitch.  After that you rinse the stabilizer away under plain water.
No tracing.....easy peasy. 
It was soooo fast.
I then put it in my daughter Selina's mini hoop pendant blank. 
These are super easy to use...just pop in your design.

I made a simple little red embroidery floss tassel to add to the chain.
I will have to make a small tutorial for it soon...super easy.
I added blush to the cheek's of the wreath to make her come alive.
I can't wait to wear it!
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Just letting you know that this "It's the most wonderful time of the year" mat pattern is now in my Etsy shop. 
This one is cute on a shelf or as a candle mat.
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On Thanksgiving....us ladies decided to watch a watercoloring class and get painting.
It was a lot of fun and we all had a very different lady after we were done.
The left was my sister Julie, and middle was my daughter Selina's and the right one is mine.

I gave her curly hair.
While the men watched football, we were creative.
I want to do this again soon...hopefully with all my sisters together.

This is a closeup of another girl I painted...I love her nose...lol.
Painting can really become addictive.
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I thought you would like this vintage Santa postcard image...so sweet!
Happy December!


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hudson's Holidays Big Bash!

It's that time of year!
Our big sale....40 % off everything in our etsy shop: HudsonsHolidays
No need for coupons....the prices are already slashed.
Sale is from Nov 20 until Nov 30.
It is a great time to stock up on patterns, collage sheets, signs, flash cards, coloring pages and much more!

All things Christmas....
Valentines....
St. Patrick's day....
Easter and Spring....
Patriotic holidays....
Halloween....
Thanksgiving and Fall.....

Wool projects.....
Everyday projects....
Pincushions and mannequins...
New designs....
Embroidery ornaments.....
I have listed more items than I ever have....
There is a ton to choose from.
Take advantage of the great prices!
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and also......

You can get digital download coloring calendar (print for yourself and gifts), tags, artwork, little stitcheries and more.
Cute tags....with my artwork on them.
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This shop has finished goods, printed coloring calendars with crayons, supplies and more.
I have vintage fabric scrap bags..... 
Lots of Halloween too!
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My daughter Selina is also having a big black friday sale...
This is her biggest discount of the year!
She makes embroidery pendants in mini hoops, hexies, tags, ovals, rings, earrings, tv's, cameras, birds, charms, keychains...etc....
She also has lots of finished jewelry....ready for gifts.

Another one of her products are needle minders...
She has a bunch of new designs.


Plus more patterns for her mini hoops.
The sale lasts until Nov 3th.
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Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!





Thursday, November 1, 2018

Happy November... Free desktop calendar

Happy November!
The year is flying by...only two more months until 2019!
Above is the free November calendar wallpaper for your phone or tablet.

And here is the desktop version... your icons can still be seen in the brown area of this wallpaper.
I hope you enjoy these!
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My Halloween house!
I know Halloween is over, but I have to show you a few pics of my Halloween decor!
I love to collect old and new....each piece is a treasure to me. 
My white tree is tall and skinny...perfect for my little spot in the corner.  The white tree really shows off my ornaments.  A lot of people have told me my doll heads are creepy....yes they are...perfect for creepy goodness.  I am not into gore or bloody things.

I had the witch rattle when I was a kid...it was so much fun.  The pumpkin picture lights up...I love it. 
On my steps is this sweet kitty and vintage plastic treat holder. 
Our backyard grave yard...love the ghost in the tree. 
It's the great pumpkin Charlie Brown! 
A spooky shot of my cottage. 
Next to my cottage is my studio....see it in the background...it is much larger than this pic shows.

I made these last year....just wrapping yarn around hoops and adding felt faces.
I love the witch I made using a Chestnut junction pattern!
Notice her frog friend.

This witch hangs from my light....she is me....lol. 
A collection of witches. 
I love decorating my piano...it was my mom's...she could play anything....without music...I can play two little ditties....no one got her talent :(
Cross stitched witch...I did this along time ago...one of my treasures. 
Yankee candle fun! 
I love corny, creepy, fun Halloween goodies.
paper decorations are one of my favorites. 
I need more space to decorate! 
I really enjoy this time of year. 
My witch pinata. 
This skeleton has a mike and you can talk through him.

Vintage papers, candles, noisemakers, and party supplies.

This years sweet simple pumpkin....he glows though his skin sort of....cool pumpkin from Trader Joe's.

Go to my instagram page to see short videos of my decorations too.

See you later!