Monday, January 16, 2017

Revamping Valentine boxes!!

I love my newly revamped old Valentine boxes...this one has the sweetest valentine of a pussy cat.
I want to show you how easy it is to do it yourself! 
Here are my ugly boxes....a pink one from goodwill...$1.
There was dirt and marks on it....making it sort of sad looking. 
And this one is alright...but just advertises Russel Stovers. 
I gathered up supplies...like my party streamers.
I LOVE party streamers because they are usually dirt cheap at thrift stores and are easy to work with.
I just took my white party streamer and started gathering it up with my fingers and pressing it down to keep the gathered shape. 
I then started hot gluing it to the edges...making it evenly hanging over the edge a bit. 
I started at the top middle point of the heart.
Lucky was helping ...like a good tabby cat.
He put his paw on things I should try next...no kidding...he is amazing. 
I kept going around in layers.
When going around curves...just tuck to go around. 
I wanted another color to be added. 
It was addicting to keep on going. 
I love the sweetness of it...reminds me of Marie Antoinette. 
While I was working on this....I took my old valentine ...glued it onto cardstock and then added glitter.  I let it dry.

This is the kitty valentine I used. 
I covered it up alot. 
All these pics were taking while watching tv...so I am sorry the pictures are a little crazy and dark. 
I also covered up the little red box. 
I added white too. 
I glued the kitty valentine on the center....glued ribbons under it (with a heart button) and added a few stickers. 
I put a dog valentine on this one.
They are sooo cute and corny at the same time! 
Now my boxes are not sad...
I can proudly put them out and enjoy.
Here is my last tip:
Don't put party streamers in the sunshine...they will fade...
but maybe you want it to fade?  It would look vintage if it was faded....lol.

Have an amazing day!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Our love freebie

I have Valentines on my brain!
The pretty pink and red...and all those hearts....it just makes me happy in this wintery weather. 
This would make a great shelf tuck...a mini pillow.
*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make finished goods (no mass producing) and gifts...they are still my designs. 
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My Valentine Mini quilts pattern is almost ready...just doing some finishing touches!
I really love them and it will be the 4th in the series....
There is already Easter, Halloween and Christmas/winter.
I intend to do St.Patricks day and 4th of July too...just gotta plan it in!
My daughter Selina and I have been making coloring book pages....
It is part of a Roost Tribe challenge...for working in adobe illustrator.
Basically it is taking already colored artwork of your own and turn it into coloring book pages...very fun.
Selina has put some in her Etsy shop..called ArtFrenzyStudio.
Her first is this sweet deer.
I had to color it using my new crayons (I love a new box!)
It is fun to do when watching TV.  I love how relaxing it is.   
Many a wonderful day was spent in my childhood...and probably yours too...just coloring!
Here she did a Fox....
And an owl too!
This is my coloring page...I decided to do LOVE.
As I told you...Valentines are on my brain!
From embroidery, to little dolls, ornaments, primitives, punch needle, signs, pincushions, quilts, collages sheets and more!  These kind of projects keep me from the winter blues...and this winter has been a doozy of snow and ice!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!




Friday, January 6, 2017

Be kind to yourself

It's a great time to...
Be kind to youself!
I made this sweet tag design to remind you of self care....
which we all need more of.
Copy and save and print out.
*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make finished goods (no mass producing) and gifts...they are still my designs. 
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My daughter Selina has an art etsy shop: Artfrenzystudio
It has her illustrations ... in PDF digital files..
so easy...so fast...
you buy it (only $5.99!!!) and download the file...
then print and frame.
I love this little Kawaii hedge hog! 
This bear is tough yet sweet...they all have a woodland theme. 
The sweet deer... 
This would be great in a nursery or Child's bedroom!
"What does the Fox say?"  
She has these five signs and
will have much more in a few days.
Have a great weekend!!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Yarn kitty doll and party hats!

Say hello to my wild cat...yarn doll!
I recently got an elf ornament at an antique store....
and wanted to make my own.
But I didn't know how.
So I looked on Pinterest and found a great website...Krokotak.com
It is specifically here!
This diagram was handy.
I added a felt kitty face with a little embroidery....paws (pink paint for pads), tail and center heart.
I choose some yarn I had ...a multi color soft yarn.
I think you could add any face...clothes...shoes...to make it different.
I may need to make it in Valentine colors...I will show you if I get it done soon. 
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I recently went to a party after Christmas but before New Years...my daughter and I needed something fun to wear...so I whipped these up...using my festive party hat pattern. 
This was Selina's....she loves bright girly colors.
For the trims I used: yarn, scrunched seam binding, tulle, fabric scraps, and strings! 
For the banner I just stamped out a saying on white muslin...Party girl.  Then I cut it into banner shapes...added glue around the edges and dipped it in glitter. I then hot glued them on the front of the hat. 
Here is my hat....I chose a vintage scrap of fabric for the main part....then picked all these crazy matching trims.
We can use these hats for any party occasion now!
They are light, extremely comfortable, & clip on snugly. No longer do you have to have a strap or headband to have your lil party hat stay on.
My pattern comes with printable banners :
Happy New Year's, Happy Valentine's day, Happy St. Patrick's Day, Happy Easter, Happy Mother's Day, Happy Father's Day, Congrats Grad!, Happy 4th of July, Happy Halloween, Merry Christmas, Bride, Groom, Happy Birthday, Over the Hill, Happy anniversary, Give Thanks, Party Girl, Happy Holidays, Life is good!, and Let them eat Cake. 
Here is one I made in the past...
Smarty pants!
This one cracked me up!

Try and stay cozy...
our weather is extremely cold...we are embroidering, sewing, and doing computer illustration.
We are avoiding going out and about!



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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year freebie bookmark tag

I want to wish you and your family a very
Happy New Years!
Copy and save the above freebie....its perfect for a bookmark, tag, label or even a scrapbooking element.  Punch a hole at the top for a ribbon or string!


*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make finished goods (no mass producing) and gifts...they are still my designs. 
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Friday, December 30, 2016

LOVE freebie & extras...

Wow...the Christmas holidays are coming to an end with New Years...which is sunday!
I am ready for the New Year and of course to Valentine everything!
I am just so crazy about holidays.
This "Love" flowers in a vase would be sweet stitched and framed. 
Copy, save and print.
*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make finished goods (no mass producing) and gifts...they are still my designs. 
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I have already been drawing Valentines and watercoloring them.
It's fun to just doodle and go over with a sharpie....then splash on some watercolor.
It is very relaxing actually!
Just like coloring...this is a new coloring book I got for Christmas ...along with new crayons...
I couldn't wait to test it out!
Let me tell ya...
Get to Target soon!!!
There dollar Christmas items are 70% off..
So the trees and snowman were 30 cents a pack!
They are big and so darned cute!
These large wooden wreath shapes were 90 cents.
I am going to cover/wrap one in red yarn and make a Valentine wreath...you can't beat the price.
Plus now they have all these cool Valentines...some 1 dollar and some are 3 dollars each.
My daughter and I were in heaven.
This is a large wood circle sign ...so much cuter in person
I love clothespins and clips.
How cute are these?!!!
Pink candy dish and a pink mercury candle holder....
These would be soooo much more in a specialty store!
Love it...
I actually needed a new wine topper...
I am the only one who drinks wine sometimes...and I need this to save it.
There are banners made from canvas and tassels...
And glittery hearts.
Tags!
Wooden heart garlands
cute buttons
These are all so sweet.
Let's just say...we wanted it all....we controlled ourselves alittle..lol.

I have some New YEars items in my etsy shop...all an instant download.
I am going to make myself a new party hat with the pattern above...in the middle.
I am going to a party and you have to have some kind of party decor on you...so this will be ideal.
I will surely embellish it to the hilt!
Here is to a Happy New Year!!!



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