Friday, January 12, 2018

Life is a stitch embroidery freebie & more!

Life's a stitch...haha.
Sometimes I can't help but be naughty!
Copy, save and print!
This design would be fun in a little pillow for your sewing room chair.
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I've been painting again....
I wanted to paint something cheerful and springy...so tired of snow and ice. This is a large 16 x 20.
I started with a canvas of old book pages, and then drawing out my ideas... loosely.  I then started to paint some base items but wipe away some paint so you can see the book pages too.
I think it is important when layering to make sure you don't over do the paint.
Here I am adding a vase for the flowers.
Little by little things are coming together....a yellow bird, more flowers and a table top.
Adding some details....
The vase needed some excitement...lol. 
I stenciled some bricks too.
I added more details ...including a banner in the birds mouth.

I used colored pencils and pastels too....with shades of paint to give depth.
Here is a closeup of the bird part.
This was really fun and I always am really happy I took time away from other projects to do this....sometimes you need a break from all the usual stuff.
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This is a Valentine cutie! The stitchery is an easy, quick, and fun project to make up for this romantic holiday. Framing it in a hoop is so fast. Design in hoop measures: 6"x 6".
This sale price will end by next friday.
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Weekend!


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Valentine pincushion freebie

Isn't this sweet?!
I love pincushions...I can't seem to have enough of them.
Do you have a collection?
I love seeing antique pincushions...they are so cool.
Seems like every woman is the old days had one by her chair.
This design would be sweet stitched up into a little pincushion for a friend.
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This little Valentine mouse pattern....is the sale pattern of the week!
Sorry, sale is over
The stitchery is easy and quick. It makes a great pillow tuck set amongst your decor, primitive pin keep, framed up, or as doll pillow. Finished pillow Measures: 5 1/2" x 7 1/2"
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I am putting some new items in my etsy Mrstiddlemouse shop...I have way to many things...
and it is getting ridiculous!
Here are just a few...

I have more in my shop and I will be adding more several times a week.
I have many valentine heart necklaces too...
I just can't keep all these goodies....and it will take time to list them.
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My little raggedy ann sold....she was so darned cute...
I will be making some more...but different.
She came with this wearable pin too.
My 15 doodles and designs are in my HudsonsHolidays Shop...
they have been cleaned up and made even prettier.

Try to be warm and safe this weekend....I am going to be under my throw and stitching!








Friday, December 29, 2017

This is the life freebie

This is the life!
Nothing like a playful pup...a new toy and all that energy.
This would make a sweet stitched up gift for a friend with a new puppy!
Just copy and save.  
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Hope you all had a Merry Christmas....I sure did!
I have been off....no work...all fun and play!
I am making a little valentine raggedy ann doll with pink hair...just playing round and seeing what I shall adorn her with.
I have been playing around with valentine surface pattern designs...this is one of them....kitty cats with hearts.
I made some catnip mice for my cats...these are so simple to make...it literally took about 15 minutes.
Here is lucky...having fun with his mouse...my sister calls him a 28 pound monster...he was offended.
This is my best nine pictures of 2017...looks like my favorite thing is stitching!
This has been a fun year for projects.
Happy New Year!
Looking forward to the year 2018!




Friday, December 22, 2017

Kind of a big deal freebie

Isn't this elephant cute? 
and big!
So he is kind of a big deal...thought that would be a fun saying with it.
save and trace and stitch!!
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Hope you have a wonderful Merry Christmas and I am going to keep it sweet and simple!




Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas calories do not count freebie

This is true...right!
I am hoping so anyway.
I have been eating so many yummies...that it will be a very good thing to get back to better eating soon after christmas.
Those chocolate kisses, candy canes and fudge really get me!
I can't resist cheese and cracker platters either.
This would make a fun stitchery framed for the kitchen.
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I having been making surface pattern designs...like this crow and flowers one...so much fun to do.  I tried adding more texture to the design....so it won't look so flat.
I realy enjoy working on it...it is really like playing.
I hope to get a few collections done before Spring quilt market.
I have been whipping up a gingerbread ornament for a gift exchange...using my old pin pattern.
I am using the gingerbread and adding some hollys.
So far, so good. 
I need to finish this up soon!
Trix says she approves of the roses I got for our 21st wedding anniversary!
Here is my wonderful hubby....at the cabin being a silly boy!
I love him so very much...we had a wonderful anniversary.
I finally took some new photos of my christmas ornaments...and fixed the covers of my patterns...so much better.
over the years I have learned alot...including better photography!

Seems like there is so much to do this time of year!
Gotta get more things done.
Have  a wonderful weekend!



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Friday, December 8, 2017

A snowman is love freebie

Today's freebie design...
A snowman is love and laughter all rolled into one!
This would make a fun coloring page....gotta keep the kids busy during Christmas break!
Copy, save and print.

this is my brand new sign in my art etsy shop: ShirleyHudsonDesigns!
I love my 2 cups of coffee in the morning....plus being cheerful helps the day start great.

I drew on illustrator all the design elements... like the coffee cup, pine sprigs, berries and such then I played with color!
I also worked on added texture to it.... which is so much fun...it is like playing the computer and markers....hard to explain.
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This is the pattern on sale this week only....
IT's only $2.99.
Celebrate this beautiful winter season...this punch needle design is perfect for your holiday & home decor or great as a gift! Variegated floss is used to give great texture and depth
What a cute box topper & handy to store little supplies, Gum balls or treats. This punches up fast & is very easy. The box is paper mache (1 Dollar at jo ann fabrics). The white trim is lovely.
Sweet treats indeed!
I am a sucker for gun balls.
It would also be cute with those gold coins or chocolate kisses.
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Friday, December 1, 2017

Celebrate the season of giving....freebie

I just bought some more bird seed for my bird feeder....I love to see them eat and twitter.
This really is the season of giving.
This freebie design reflects that.
Copy and save.
Wouldn't this make a great tea towel.
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Do you love to color?
I designed a Coloring calendar for 2018!
12 months come on 3 different pages...just download instantly, print on white cardstock or regular paper....and cut out.
Every month has a sweet design that fits the theme of the month.
They are so cute colored up....
Each month measures: 3 15/16" x 5".
I put February on this small clipboard!
Plus makes a great stocking stuffer (just print and cut out...tie them together with a box of crayons...so easy and inexpensive). 
I am going to have mine near my computer in my office....all colored up vibrantly.

This is Great for anyone who loves to color! They look great hanging on small clips or on a clipboard. The kids could color these and give them to their grandparents too.

There are 3 sheets with four on each one.
These are September thru December.

And on another note...you could use the drawings for embroidery (no embroidery instructions are given however).
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I also created coloring gift tags....
 8 tags come on one page...just download instantly, print on white cardstock or regular paper....and cut out.
They are really fun to color!

Each tag measures: 2 1/2" x 3 11/16". Every tag has a sweet design ... a little girl, Santa, Merry Christmas stars, snowman, Christmas tree, bunny, cabin and candy canes in a bucket.

This is how the page looks when printed.
These make the cutest gift tags!
I love this bunny.
Colors can match your wrap too...it's up to you! 
These are perfect for the kids to color on winter break.
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My big sale of the year is almost done....it ends on Dec 4th!

There are great embroidery patterns....

All the Holidays ...like these Valentines....

little quilts....

tiny embroidery for pendants....

Sweet girls .....

wool projects and much much more!