Tuesday, June 29, 2010


This is little Trix (aka...Trix & treats).  She is our little hunter.  There are no mice around here, thanks to trix.  She also takes care of bugs.  She sometimes will get birds and squirrels.  She is really dainty, but fierce.  I have never seen such lethal claws in my life.  She left some claw scars on her daddy...because she was frightened and tried to run.  She gets nutty eyes when frisky and is laying in a catnip patch.  Her fur matches the bottom area of tree trunks...making her completely unseen.  What a girl!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Patriotic badge pin pattern

This is my sale pattern for the week...every Monday I will have a super sale on a pattern...this one is only 2.99.  (Each Monday it will change to a new pattern on sale.) It is super easy and quick....great to celebrate the fourth of July! It is 2.99 on My patternmart! These are super easy badges to Celebrate America & be Patriotic! They are so easy that it is also great to make with kids. Badges can be made in small & large size. They are great pinned on you, your dolls, great for parties, and amongst your decor.
Sayings included are:Let Freedom ring, All gave some...some gave all, Land of the free, Patriotic lady, Three cheers for the red, white, and blue, and God bless America. Ruffles are easy to make using crepe paper or party streamers. Make one for all ...to show their pride!
Measures: large: 4 1/4" x 8", Small:2 1/2" or 3" x 6". All you need are ribbons/trims, old paper from a book, glue, glitter, crepe paper or party streamers, and pinbacks.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  I just want to announce what is going to be new with my blog.  Every Monday I will have a pattern or Collage sheet on sale...a really good deal.  For that week only.  On Friday..it will be Freebie Friday.....I will have a free design, drawing, or picture...for you to copy and paste or use! They will change every week.  So check back to the blog every Monday and Friday!!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

My studio- Hudson's Holidays

Welcome to my studio!  I am shirley Hudson- pattern designer and artist.
My studio is my entire basement...3 large rooms.  I have stations for all crafting.
This is Lucky my cat on my old ironing board...he is always lounging around!  Click on any picture to see detail better!
This is where I work with papers, tags, painting, and drawing.  I love creating here!

These items are all over my desk, because I am always grabbing for them....pens, markers, and my fav...glitter.
I had fun with this 12 dollar cabinet...so much fun to tuck things in.
My thrift store mannequin....it was a lucky find! I like to deck her out with my soldered necklaces, pins, purse, skirt, and apron.
This is my sewing room, which has a big cutting table and sewing area, shelves, and plenty of light.
It is fabulous having all this space.
I have my favorite new fabrics on this rack with some of my designs and favorite things.
I have curtains that cover up my piles of fabric...I don't fold everything perfectly...so I don't want to see it....lol.
This is my new little metal cabinet I got at the thrift store....I put felt on the doors so I could pin my pins to it.
Cute doll and my raggedy be mine pillow.
I love to reuse items....this is a coffee can with old music mod podged on it.  Just add badge and it is a great colored pencil holder.
This is a patriotic cat stitchery design I am finishing up...she need borders.
This is my favorite quote!
Lots of little things near my sewing machine.
I have been collecting so much paper...I am always messing about with it.
This is the boring mail center....oh well, not everything can be my favorite.
This is my sewing machine area.  I love to sew here.
This bunny I made looks funny with a chenille nose.
Here is another area where I work at all the time, the old computer area.
My daughter has a desk of her own to create with me...we are like two peas in a pod!
This is "boo"  my pumpkin man doll...he sits on the computer and makes me smile. 
I placed a metal letter file on end to create an area for my stamps and extra glitter.
To let you know more about me...here are some things about me. I am married to a wonderful guy who is my best cheerleader. My daughter is a delight and I love her soooo much. I have been designing for 12 years now...with 143 patterns (quilts, stitcheries, all holiday decor, wool projects...more) and 80 collage sheets. I have been in 50 magazines sharing my designs. I love blogging and I created my own website and love all the places I sell my items. I love to craft altered art with old pictures, solder jewelry, sew, draw, paint, create tags, and the glue gun is the best crafting tool ever. I quilt too, my set up is in my shop outside because I am not moving it...too hard! I love my life, it is like playing everyday.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Where bloggers create 2...Saturday!!!

This is a Wonderful Blog Party...June 19th....from My desert cottage. First prize for best creative space gets to be featured in "Where women create magazine".   All over the world people will share pictures of their design spaces, studios, art rooms, and sewing rooms.....plus their art.  It sounds like so much fun and I am participating in it....so look on Saturday to see my studio.  There will be links to everyone's blogs....lots of fun to jump from blog to blog seeing everyones creative spaces.  I am a little addicted to blogs...so much fun to see all the creativity out their and different styles that people have.  So remember to check back and visit all the creative sites. 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Selina's done with 6th grade!

This is my baby...Selina.  I made her a cool skirt for her last day of school, which also included a dance.  She is laughing at the cats.

She was doing her serious model pose. She got a pink rose from a boy....daddy didn't like that!
Here she is holding a wild rose from our garden....while I was taking her pictures...she chased all three cats around our jungle front yard.  All the cats loved it and would leap out at her.  We put up her pool and she can't wait to swim and have her first softball game of the year tomorrow.  

Friday, June 11, 2010

More pictures from Farm Chicks

These are some rings I made...some are soldered.  I made the ring holder with a small cardborad box lid, stuffing and pink velvet.....glue guns are awesome!
These are my cards with matching colored ribbons....it keeps your ribbons together and neat.
I had my soldered necklaces, my mannequins, flash cards, bookmarks, altered art, and other goodies....almost overwhelming.
I got alot of great feedback....it felt fab!
This is a pink mailbox....perfect for those nasty bills to go inside and hide!
If you didn't get to go to the Farm Chicks ...try to next year....first weekend of June.  It was full of extraordinary goodies, great deals, inspiring ideas, and lots of goodwill.  It was super crowded....you could barely move (not kidding)....people lined up to get in your booth and then lined up to buy.  I don't know how that could be helped....the crowds.  It was an awesome show!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Farm Chick's show 2010

Here is my booth....it was pretty pink...maybe next year I will tone it down alittle.  Here is my sign and old quilt....that I got a few years ago for 20 bucks.
This is my paper scrap eiffel tower .

I made lots of banners
This is one of those old shadow boxes....perfect for tags, lil cupcake ballerina's, buttons, flower pins, my mouse pin cushion, and flashcards.

I made a Marie antoinette tray and several boxes.
I love badges!
I got this mannequin only a few days ago at a thrift store....she is sooooooooo cool.  Her name is Flo.  My kitty,Froy, gets freaked out everytime he sees her.

Enjoy bird has a nice home now!
The booth...pics are always different than the real deal.
Paris anyone?  Many people thought for sure I have gone before...one day I will.
The show was soooooo crowded...it was crazy.  Everyone's booths were so pretty and had such great stuff. I met Jo Packham from"Where women create" books and mags.  She is sweet.  I met so many wonderful customers who said such nice things....I thank you all!  I bought a table, holidays book, stamps, farm chicks poster, peanut brittles, and yellow fluffy skirt for my daughter.