Saturday, December 26, 2009

And a Happy New Year!!!

I had so much fun on christmas!!!! I laughed so hard all seemed everyone had funny quips and all, as if they were saving it for this day. I got lots of nice prezzies, my fav is a pair of pretty pink slippers, so cozy and cute! Sometimes the simplest gifts are best. This week I am thinking about my New Year's is a tradition I can't seem this time of year I am ready for new goals!
By the way, these are new tags to celebrate New Years...available on my etsy and instant printables...both links are at the right hand side of this blog.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


This is last year...Dec 24th.

It was a crazy amount of snow.

Even my studio was hard to get into, my husband had to shovel snow off it constantly.

This year it is green and muddy and ugly! Oh well, It make christmas travel super easy!

Have a very muddy...I mean Merry Christmas!!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Greetings!!! I am giving this New Year's collage sheet to anyone who makes any purchase on my etsy from Now until December 31st! It features two large new years tags (I did the artwork of course), 3 tags where you can write your resolutions on them (plus you can print off as many as you need!! Fun for parties!) and two smaller tags plus stars. This comes in a pdf file opened by adobe reader. (adobe reader is on most computers and is free to download on there site). Here is my etsy page:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Valentine's is coming!!!!!!

I have my Valentine - 15 patterns on ready on etsy!
You get all these patterns on cd in pdf form for 18.99.
There are stitcheries, wool patterns, primitives, badges, pins, quilts, wallhangings, banner, pillows, ornies,and more.....all patterns are displayed in the 2 on pictures to enlarge.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

It is our 13th Wedding anniversary today!!! We have had tons of good times and a beautiful daughter who is 12. My husband is a great cook and has always provided for us....making it possible for me to be an artist. He burped and changed diapers..... he cleans the kitchen too. My husband has never ever yelled at me, called me any name, or treated me unkind....not one time! He rarely has a drink. He is very sweet and treats me like a queen. He does sooooo much for us and asks for so little. He is truly one of a kind. He loves to watch the zags and Seattle Seahawks... and I watch with him. He always helps with quilt and craft show...his favorite part is running the cash register! We watch shows as a family and do most everything togther. IT is a wonderful life! Thanks to Dana!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


I went antique shopping on saturday and found a wonderful old arithmetic book published in 1883 for 3 dollars!! In the book of well aged pages was a little poem clipped from a paper...I want to share it with you.
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If you're afraid of a setback or two,
If you're afraid of a jolt or a jar.
If hard work is something which terrifies you,
then stay where you are
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If more than a chance for success you desire,
If you're afraid of a blow and its smart,
If you've no pluck for the fight when you tire. You'd better not start.
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If you can't trudge through the rain and snow. Forgetting the calm of an easier task,
If always the comforts of life you must know.
For glory don't ask.
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If you can't stand to the battle alone, can't cling to your purpose through thick and thin,
If pleasure means more than the goal you would own,
You've no chance to win.
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If you've the will to be somebody here, If stronger your spirit rebounds from a blow, If you will work for it year after year,
Success you may know.
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Also at the antique store I got old christmas tags and seals, never opened from their packages (what a treasure), an old ledger book, easter bunny die cuts, old christmas magazines from 1965 (before I was born, they sure made some dorky stuff!) It was an all paper haul.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Candy Cane Dreams

Here is yet another image for you, use for personal use only. Click on the picture and copy. I just had one of those huge cany cane sticks and made it into a dangerous pointed weapon ... not on purpose though. That 's what happens when you are eating it and watching shows like survivor....before I knew it the candy cane was sharp!
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Our most Wonderful dog, Linus was put down recently...he was 12...very sick...very special to us. WE will miss him greatly....he was a great friend and protector. He and my daughter grew up together and he loved to play with her....they were best friends. I knew she was safe in the yard with him, he would never let anything come into our yard. He never minded all the cats we brought in through the years....he accepted everyone. He loved walks and mac and cheese! WE love you Linus!!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Hi, Here is another image for you! Just click on it to get full size and save. Use it for your personal use. I would love to go antique shopping right now, but I must stay focused on tasks at hoo!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Auld Land Syne- old long since

This is a scan you can use from an extremely old source...use it for your own personal on it to get the larger size and save a copy for yourself. I think it would be a lovely background for some New Years artist trading cards! I love Scottish things....cause my dad comes from Scotland. Auld Lang Syne means old long since. Here in Spokane Washington it is a whopping 18 degrees as a high. I went outside briefly and then got my tail right back inside....I am glad I am an artist instead of a mailman(I was once) today. Stay warm today and have a cup of cocoa...I had mine with lots of marshmellows.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy New Year..........Early!

It is the most under decorated holiday of the year..... New Year's eve and day! We are too tired to decorate...because Christmas has worn us out. These flash cards are simple to decorate with, simply print them, cut out and place where ever throughout the house...instant new year's decorating. The words can be made into a lil garland too.... by attaching them with ribbon on the back with glue.
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I will be adding something interesting in a day or two....freebies.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's a French Christmas!

My French ornaments and star pattern is finally done! I know it took me awhile...but I have been busy with a million projects! I am finishing a quilt, making new years artwork, finishing a cool snowman doll pattern, designing new projects (one with cute mice), and decorationg my house with tree at the same time.
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Check it out!

Monday, November 30, 2009

NEW Christmas stocking, mitten, & star ornie pattern

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Make these old time Stockings & Ornaments using coffee stained muslin. All the projects are easy to create...add vintage photos (11 included), assorted papers, and 52 sayings (also included). The collage of papers are sewn onto the muslin shapes using a variety of stitches. Glitter them up for vintage sparkle. These are super cute as gifts (tuck goodies into stocking) or hanging on your tree. All projects are great for beginning turning inside out....very simple, inexpensive, and quick! Personalize by using your own family photos too!Mitten ornament Measures: 3 1/2" x 6 1/2". Star ornament measures: 6 1/4" x 7".Stocking measures: 6" x 9 1/2".
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Some of the sayings are: It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air! * Wish upon a snowflake * I love Gingerbread men! * Home for Christmas* Just be Claus * Just say snow * I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all year Candy canes * Fruit cake * Warm holiday wishes * Mittens * Bows * Gloves * Trim the tree with happy hearts 'tis the way the holidays starts * You'd better be good! ** Give me the prezzies! * Of all the joys that Winter brings, Snowmen are my favorite things! * There's no place like home for the holidays * It's a Wonderful life! *Christmas Party Girl Show me the merry Naughty is the new nice Dashing through the snow * Baby it's cold outside * Goodwill * Cheer** Merry** Peace** Believe * Hark* * Giggle * Rejoice * jolly * Joy * Love * Mittens * Star of Wonder.
Available on etsy and Patternmart:
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Sunday, November 29, 2009


This is what happens when relatives eat turkey .... too many days in a row!
Ha Ha Ha.....They are sooooo weird! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. patterns within the week.......check back to see!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am going to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade, while drinking coffee and have a blueberry scone...sounds good huh? We are going to my brother's house later ....he will have some little speech up his sleeve about thanksgiving and we will have fun!
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On another note.... my sale only lasts until friday...all prices will be back to normal on saturday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

In the old days....

This picture is me by the way....when I was 2 or 3....mastering the tricycle. (1970) Look at the old TV in the background. That is before our house was on fire.....nothing worse than your toys and paper dolls getting ruined! We were all shopping at a store called valuemart....we were all safe and our dog and cats got out safely too! Our dog broke through the window and the cats probably followed.

Friday, November 13, 2009

It is snowing here in Washington state!

Wow, It is snowing right now as I post. It looks beautiful, but I already hear an ambulance (people forget how to drive). I need to get some new boots for my daughter, she out grows them everytime. We are going to see the new Christmas carol from disney, hope it is good!
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These are my new christmas banner flags, fun and easy to takes a few simple supplies. Get it on my etsy:
or instant printable.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Christmas collage sheets and Greetings to the Farmgirl Sisterhood

I Have new collage sheets on etsy and instant printables

I also have new Flash cards for Christmas, 2 different sets.

These are fun to put up next to your decor or as tags for gifts.
Greetings also to all the Farmgirl sisterhood of MaryJane! I was honored to be in the latest newsletter....I am now in the chatroom, getting to know everyone.
Thanks to Carol!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Vintage Finds & Handmade treasures Market

This Saturday is a Great Treasures Market in Spokane...Nine mile falls elementary on 10102 W. Charles road! It is 9 to 4. I have a booth....with my shabby chic french goodies and Christmas decor....some pictured above. That christmas badge is my new giant size....18" x 11". Come join the fun....There will be all kinds of vintage antiques and handmade goods. There is another sale close by at the same time, great way to check out both!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Next Holiday please

It is so sad when Halloween is over! Now I have no excuse for making more Halloween projects and all ! I have to think about Thanksgiving and Christmas and new years! The picture below is my new Thanksgiving badges...perfect to wear to Thanksgiving dinner. I also make the mini version.....which is fab placed on each plate as a name card and then they get to wear and keep it!!These are on my patternmart and my etsy! I also have Thanksgiving tags on etsy....I made them with old photos and fun sayings.
WE had a wonderful time at my sister's Halloween party. I was the Queen of Halloween, my husband Dana was a punk rocker with mohawk, and my daughter Selina was a Goth girl....we all won prizes....woo hoo!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ready for Halloween!

Selina my daughter and Lucky (one of my cats) are ready for Halloween. Selina is going to be a goth girl and Lucky is working on being the fattest cat in Washington state. He is over 20 pounds....last time we weighed him....I told him he could stop! Selina is very excited for 2 Halloween parties. She may skip trick or treating because we won't have time to do it(one party) and she never eats any of the candy anyway.
When me and my sisters and brother were young....we loved trick or treating because it was the one chance to get major candy...all for ourselves, no sharing. We filled up our pillow cases with candy. We grew up with no chips in the house, no pop, the only snack was toast. My mom simply had no money for those things! We ate well at meals and there were no snacks....maybe popcorn when there was a special movie to watch. Even kool-aid lasted only at a got one glass. Those were the days!!!! I wish I could spend one day back in time to see my Mom again... making popcorn or cinnamon rolls.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Winter collage tags

These are my new winter tags made from ATC cards I made. They are on etsy:
Halloween is soooooo close now, I plan to be the Queen of

Monday, October 19, 2009


Here are a few pics from my Quilt booth last weekend. Friday was the best day, we had a good time. Pics are never as nice as seeing it in person, oh well. Click on picture to see it larger.All my extra halloween badges sold out the first day, should have made more, everyone wanted them.

Spooky ghost and "boo" pumpkin man were there!
This adorable chair with fabric is a kit from Hummer dog quilts...she (Naomi) was my neighbor and all her kits are so beautiful and so well put together...she is so sweet too. Check out her site:
I don't know if I should leave it like it is, cause it is so darned cute, or make the lil quilt!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Washington state quilt show this weekend!!!

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is the Washington State Quilt show in Spokane Washington!!!! If you have never been to this show, you should try to come, it is great! I have a booth there with my patterns and artwork collages and other altered art goodies!!! My booth number is #40, my regular spot. The picture above is my newest quilt pattern, so pretty in person, I hate how the pictures turned out, but oh well. I will retake pics time now.

If you didn't receive my freebie from etsy the past it is a happy halloween prezzie!!!
When you are at the link....Click on the blue bar to download!