Friday, July 1, 2022

Welcome July!

July is here!
This summery month is always welcome!
I love the patriotic decor, warm nights and hot days....gardens are in full swing...pool swimming, camping and kayaking!
I however am not a fan of bugs!
Here in the PNW it has been rainy and cloudy most of the entire spring until now.
We also have critters everywhere...including a million prairie!
They are a menace....but the rabbits and squirrels are cute! Prairie dogs dig holes, eat your flowers like candy and poop your patio...yuck.
Ok..I will stop complaining!
I painted this sweet girl last year.
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This is my brand new art collage sheet:

Turtle love sea life 

I painted the art work...watercolor...they are my own design. You could make tags, stickers, add as embellishments to scrapbooking, journals pages, add to crafts, frame, and much more!

Turtle love....
This collage sheet of my art is a fun printable to use to make all kinds of crafty goodies.

This collage sheet (PDF) is of sea life, beach fun and turtle love. All are arranged on one sheet.
In the photo above... the left side is printed on glossy paper and the right is vinyl sticker paper.

There are assorted fish, a crab, a big turtle, coral, 2 jellyfish, seaweed, starfish, seahorse, shells, bubbles, "Beach fun" and "Turtle love".

I love using brown craft paper and tags from hobby lobby.

The sticker paper makes it super easy to use....print and then cut out.


I finished the George Washington cross stitch I was working on.
The pattern came from a leisure arts book called "Holidays remembered". 
It is a FABULOUS book from 1993.  It was difficult on black aida.....but I like a challenge.

I mounted it on a cardboard oval, added gold trim, gold leaves and an old antique eagle pin I had....all on flag fabric.  I love it!
Here in Spokane... I am having a local author book signing.
The first one is July 16th at the Spokane valley,  Barnes and Noble.
Come by if you are here....I am signing books and showing off the samples of the finished projects!

The second one is at the NorthTown mall in Spokane on August 6th....Barnes and Noble.
I am looking forward to seeing you...I will have an extra surprise for you too.

Little Davy is settling in very nicely...but my old 15 year olds (lucky & Trix) wish he was gone I am sure.
He is a ball of energy!

He is very curious, even when I am taking an art class.

He loves the outdoors and climbing trees.. I caught him twice when he was falling...I was glad to have had gloves on.
He eats well and is very clean....smells like fresh kitten. 
This year my husband and I got Kayaks....we loved borrowing some last year so we thought that we needed our own.  It is amazing to be on the water, floating and being with nature.

My sister Angie got me this sweet kayak necklace for my birthday, which was June 28th.

My hubby got me this my melody bag and wallet... I am so crazy about it.

My daughter got me this peanuts outfit and 2 other cool flowers.

I got this cool americana fabric flag at salvage 7.

Have a happy 4th of July!  

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Welcome June!

Beautiful June is here!

The flowers are blooming and the scent in the air is fabulous!
I love that summer is starting and it's not too hot yet. 
It's a great time to relax and enjoy creating some new projects.

I took some of my artwork to make this "June" calendar. 
The yellow bird has a little "Love" banner in his beak.
Download the desktop calendar here. The pink area is perfect for your computer icon area.

Home is where your Cat is!

This is my BRAND NEW pattern of: Frisky kitty cats- Embroidery ornaments & bowl fillers pattern #426

Stitch up some super quick & unique ornaments or bowl fillers ... 8 designs in one.
There are Cats with toys, food, animals, flowers and a birthday party.
They make great gifts and look amazing sitting on a little shelf or hanging on a tree.... unstuffed makes a great wearable pin.

Isn't this sweet as a package topper!

It's easy to stitch...and just adding a border strip of fabric really adds to it.

I love cats so much!
I am making a dog set next!



It's time for an awesome summer sale!

The sale is big and it starts today June 1st thru June 8th!

All my patterns, collage sheets, flash cards, and digital items are 40% off in my etsy shop!

It's a great time to get patterns to work on for fall and Christmas!
This pumpkin man doll has his own mini quilt.

I have many new patterns... like pincushion designs for all holidays, mini quilts, dolls....

This chenille stem doll pattern comes with the little faces I painted myself.

I love embroidery...but I have alot more too!
I have my artwork in collage sheets....

Plus classic halloween designs.

Finished goodies are also on sale...20%off.

Come check it out!!


My daughter Selina is having a sale too!
30% off everything!
 June 1st thru the 8th!

She has fun needle minders, hexie ornament blanks with embroidery patterns included, wind socks...

Lots of halloween fun....

Ornament packs, jar blanks with patterns, and of course her mini hoops....

Meet Davy!
He is my new kitty... he was a stray and he found his way into our hearts!
He got fixed and all his shots.
He is a sweetie!

But also very frisky and plays alot...especially on us when we sleep.

It was so hard to say good bye to Froy...

My daughter Selina got me a wonderful special necklace for my mother's day gift!
It has his picture on it.
I miss Froy, but I can't have him back....
so I must move on.
A few tid bits.....

I am working on a George Washington cross much fun but complicated.
He will be a great addition to my patriotic decor.
I painted a few little featuring a little stuffed animal I had during 7th grade.

This one is part of mindy lacefields patreon class...
color crayons.
Eating ice cream...yum...perfect activity for JUNE.

By the way....

Have a wonderful June!