Monday, September 18, 2017

Halloween Pumpkin yarn Dream catchers

Isn't this cute?  
I love making easy peasy crafts...that turn out pretty darned adorable!
These halloween dream catchers....wave in the wind of a nearby tree...spooky, but too cute~
I made these yarn dream catchers  above in May and put them on my blog...
They are still looking fab!
So I thought I could take the same idea and make halloween pumpkins!
I gathered up the usual suspects.....lol...
yarns, strings, embroidery hoops (any size or sizes), glue, felt...
They are simply made by wrapping yarn around the middle (inside) hoop....you put the outer  embroidery hoop aside for now.
Hold your beginning end in place or glue it down, and once another piece wraps around it then it stays in place.  If you just wrap the yarn around the hoop and and move the yarn slightly each time, then everything will stay in place.
I have had this orange yarn for a while...just waiting for a project.
Sometimes you just have a left over skein or ball of yarn...perfect for wrapping around a hoop.
Wrap, wrap, wrap until you like the fullness of it.
Then place your outer hoop around it and tighten.
I cut out some felt eyes, nose and mouth....
and here is one of the faces.
I added alittle white felt for highlights in eyes.
I think hot gluing the face on is best.
This is the tiny guy...love the funny teeth.
They are fun and silly....
At the bottom is just some long string tied on or looped through the hoop.
These took no time at all!
I added a string to tie them into the trees.
The wind will make them float around.
This is a big 12" hoop.
Any size is fun...
I often get embroidery hoops at thrifts stores and garage sales.
They are so cheap and then so is the yarn and felt.


Friday, September 15, 2017

It's not how much you have...


Oh, what a true statement!
I wish everyone would understand this....I know way too many people who think that what they own and how much ... is the most important aspect of life....so wrong.

This would make an inspirational framed stitchery!
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This is a sneak peak of a cool pattern I am almost done with...this is just one element of it.
I think you will like it very much!
I got a few things the other day...just thought I would share with you...
a vintage party hat and vintage cupcake toppers....
a vintage noisemaker...
yes I have a lot now...I am trying to control myself, but it is hard.
My daughter Selina drew this cat like the vintage one and laser cut it in wood...and then glittered it...
it is quite big and has party streamer fringe.
I love this...I think I will just take it for myself...hehehe,
She also made nut cups....
 
and pins to wear.
At an antique store I got this coloring book,,,,it is big and not colored in (crazy , I know!).
cool cross stitch pattern.... 99 cents....can't beat that!
I usually don't like anything too scary but this doll cracked me up...
Then when I got home and squeezed her alittle she glowed and said scary stuff like "Talking Tina" from the twilight zone...pretty funny!!
I got some dorky stuff.
I got this cool Jim shore snowman music box...nothing wrong with it...and it is adorable.
cool reproduction halloween sign.
1925 Christmas book...
ok...I love a derpy cat!
She is saying ... love me!
and I do
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tragically...
In our town...there was a school shooting...at Freeman high school.
Another horrible shooting!
Why can't there be an answer to all this?
Something needs to change.

Sending out love to the kids and parents.





Friday, September 8, 2017

Always be....freebie

This can be hard sometimes, but it is good to do so!
You never know who might need just a little kindness in their day.
Sometimes just smiling at someone can make a world of difference.
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This would make a sweet little pillow sitting on a shelf.
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*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.
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Halloween is coming!
These are my daughter Selina's new pumpkin ornaments!
These Halloween ornaments are just the perfect way to finish a design and make the sweetest gift! The pack comes with three different shapes and sizes of pumpkin.
By the way...her labor day sale ends Saturday the 9th...20 % off  most everything...no coupon needed.
With this pack are- 3 pumpkin ornament wood blanks (3 different designs). These are not tinted (but you can tint them by adding a wash of watercolor to them....so very easy!!!) Hooks to hang are included.
These are handmade in America!
Here is how they start...in the package....
you can keep them wood colored or watercolor them (literally blobbing on the color...like a kid)
This one makes a fun necklace!
Each one is individually crafted and so easy to add your design or embroidery to.
These 6 designs are included!!!! There is 2 pumpkin faces, a leaf with berries, "Halloween Hag", "Pumpkin butt" and "Eat drink and be thankful".
Ornaments are:
Tall measures:
4” x 2”
Wide measure:
3” x 2 3/4”
Round measures:
2 1/2” x 3”
With this purchase you will also get 6 embroidery designs. Also included is a "how to" sheet with helpful hints.

You can add pretty fabric, cross-stitch, beading, stamped out words and sayings, ...and your own photos!!!!!.....and much more. These could also be pendant for a necklace or add a magnet to the back for your fridge! Another idea is to glue a pinback to the back and make a wearable pin.

These are not the finished products....they are the wooden ornaments for you to use.
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Selina also has New Needle minders!
If you have never heard of needle minders...
they are simply a cute tool to keep your needle close by...say on an embroidery hoop.
There are magnets to make the needle stay put!
She has a sweet kitty cat!
a spooky pumpkin called "Sew spooky"....
Never lose a needle again. Keep your needle close at hand when stitching....this needle minder is cut from wood, with our own cute design. This is highly magnetic...and fits on your hoop, and will not fall off. Just place your needle on the needle minder and it will cling to the top of the needle minder.
They make great gifts for Christmas ....stocking stuffers too.
These are her first six....she will have more in the future too.

Here she is...just turned 20 this week!
Her boyfriend turned 21.
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