Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Welcome 2020! A New decade of fun awaits!

Happy New Year!!!
Let's celebrate!
Wow.......A new decade!
Can you believe it's January.... with a fresh start to everything?
I love the potential of a clean slate.
I drew up some pretty snowflakes, in many shades of blue background.
My book is now on Pre-sale!  It comes out March 2020 from C & T Publishing!
I decided that I really wanted to create a book on hand embroidery that features all the holidays and special moments throughout the year.  I really enjoy decorating for the holidays and I also love the relaxing quality of embroidery. So I put them together.

My book is full of cute motifs and designs with a modern yet vintage flair. There are wall hangings, little quilts, pillows, hoop art, mug rugs, pincushions and framed embroideries.

My Easter bunny hoop art is on the cover of the latest catalog. 
You can order it early on C & T Publishing,  AmazonSearch PressEE Schenck,  and Checker Distributors.

This above are more details in the catalog....projects for each month, birthdays and sweet celebrations.
I can't wait to receive the book and go through it... dreams do come true.
I have two new patterns out....
 January Kitty Cat Embroidery pillow pattern, #402
January is all about the New Year, Winter snow falling, icicles hanging off the roof, and building snowmen.

Stitch up this quick design that features a sweet cat that loves 

Make it up in a cute pillow adorned with easy to make felt & wool flowers.

The word January is optional of course.
February Kitty Cat Embroidery pillow pattern #403

 February is all about love, Valentine's day, Chocolate and roses!

Stitch up this quick design that features a sweet cat that loves 
celebrating with a balloon.
Make it up in a cute pillow adorned with easy to make felt & wool flowers.

I really love this one a lot!  I love the reds and pinks together. 

Here is a close up of the flowers.... all patterns and details on how to make them are in the pattern. 
They are very easy and take only scraps of wool or felt. 
I received some awesome art supplies for I had to try them out.....
I painted a little sweetie...holding some hearts.
I also just played around with simple shapes and adding black ink sharpie.

Here is what she looked like earlier in the process.... she was pretty plain at first. 
I love to layer watercolor ans then add colored pencils, stabilo black pencil and white paint pens.

One of the watercolor sets was a jane davenport set....michaels has all kinds of her goodies.
Plus she has amazing art books that are really helpful.

This one is pure shimmery fun...lots of glitter and softness. 

You really can't tell from the photo but it is super shimmery and it adds such a pretty sheen to the painting.

I love making bunnies a part of Valentines.  Bunnies want to be more than an Easter
They have the fur to keep warm.

For Winter sewing projects and embroidery patterns... please check out my Etsy shop....
I have tons of Valentines, St. Patrick's day and Easter!

Wishing you a 
Happy January 2020!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Hello December!!

Happy of the most lovely months of the year!

Just a big 40% off all my etsy shops is over at December 2nd 12 am....
My HudsonsHolidays etsy shop has patterns, tags, signs, ornaments, and more

My art etsy shop has original art, tags and prints

My mrsTiddlemouse etsy shop has finished goods!

Prices are already slashed!
Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Friday, November 22, 2019

Yippee... it's that time of year!

I am having my biggest sale of the year!
40% off everything in my 3 etsy shops!
Right now!

My HudsonsHolidays etsy shop has patterns, tags, signs, ornaments, and more

My art etsy shop has original art, tags and prints

My mrsTiddlemouse etsy shop has finished goods!

Prices are already slashed!

I have brand new tags...made from my art.

Mini quilts

Primitive painted projects...

for halloween too

pendant patterns these witchy beauties

So take advantage of the big sale last until December 1st!
And by the way!!!!!!

These make great stocking stuffers

She has ornaments, pendants, finished products and more!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Hello November....brrr!

November is here!
It is starting out chilly, at least it is in the pacific northwest.
Fall is definitely here and the leaves have fallen!
I can't wait to have some hot apple cider tonight and curl up with a blanket and book.

I created some simple leaves for the background... in all the colors of fall. 

Here is the desktop version!
Just click and save.
I have been working on more of the Kitty cat's with balloons monthly designs....
Here is...
November is all about Thanksgiving Turkey, bountiful harvests, acorns and crisp leaves on the ground.
Stitch up this quick design that features a sweet cat that loves 
celebrating with a balloon.
Make it up in a cute pillow adorned with easy to make felt & wool flowers.

December is all about 
decorating the Christmas Tree, making presents, hanging the holly and being with family. 

I will have all the months of the year done soon!  Each month reflects that time of year.
My daughter Selina made a new video...showing how easy it is to use her hexie shape and some great fabric to make a sweet pendant or key chain.  
I have this hooked to my Sally purse...
so coordinated!
Here is the easy and quick video.....take a peak at it!
 In the video she is showing sally from the nightmare before Christmas.
We had a great time at the WSQ Washington state quilt show....2019!
We had our usual double booth and we even did a demonstration and slide show on embroidery basics.
I was scared because....I am pretty shy, but I did it!
It is always fun to see everyone...its like old friends coming for a visit! 
We had some different props this year like our pink chair....perfect for my quilt and Dresden plate kitty pillow.

Selina had her wood laser cut pendant shapes....just right for embroidery or unique fabric scraps.

I brought my latest patterns and some old favorites.
I kept 5 totes of samples at home....boy do I have alot!
 It just can't all fit anymore.
I love the pink of all the valentines! 
My snowmen were popular and my new Christmas pin cushions or pinnies.

They all sold out....they were so cute!

I have so much Halloween...I love the vintage feel.
I have five of the 12 monthly cat balloon patterns done...7 more to go. 

Selina had her new jars of my favorites. 
Her needle minders are always a top seller.
We had a great time and now we can concentrate on new projects.

I have been learning how to work with pastels this past summer...I think I love the blendablity the most. 
Let me show you alittle about my process....

First I sketch a basic design. 
I add white for the face and add in some color on the cheeks, eyes and nose.... 
I do sections at a time.
I use a small blender tool which looks like a rubber blend the colors.

The more I work with it and then add pencil for detail...the more it starts to take shape.
This one is supposed to be me as a child....I am a big animal lover.

On this one....I sketched out a simple pilgrim girl and added color.
I love her!

Have a terrific November....
find five reasons to be thankful ...every night before you fall a sleep. 
You will find peacefulness in this practice!