Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday sale pattern!! Spooky pins!

This is the sale pattern this week!!!  It is only 3.99!  Spooky Halloween wool pins on My patternmart.These are fun, quick, and use all your lil tiny scraps of wool or wool felt. They make great gifts, great for craft shows, and also can be made into magnets. Finished primitive pins measures: Witch & Kitty: 3 1/4" x 2 1/2". Jack & Berries : 3 1/4" x 3 1/2". Cat in pumpkin: 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". Vintage Jack: 3 1/4" x 3".

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Buggy Barn quilt show

We went to the Buggy Barn annual quilt show in Reardan Washington (close to Spokane).  It is always a lovely sight to see all the quilts hanging outside on their farm. 
Oh so cute Halloween quilt on their barn store...with holly hocks.
I love these bright cheerful applique quilts!
This is a quilt after my heart....I love this Halloween sweetie....makes me want to decorate for fall.
Pretty shot.  Click on the pictures to see them closer!
I wanted to show lots of quilts hanging by the farm fields. pretty!
This was so gorgeous in person....great color and texture!
Lovely isn't it!
I had help taking photos from my almost 13 year old daughter, Selina.  I will post more of her own shots later this week!
Meow!  Love this many that were so wonderful.  At the show there is a small folkart show too and food.  The buggy barn was so crowded when I wanted to look...I had to fight my way through!  I was really inspired to start creating stuff....we had to go to a cute antique store and then "Dicks"....great diner food!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Freebie Friday- Halloween tags

Ready for the weekend?  I am!  This time for freebie friday...I made some tags for you...I was feeling batty this week (had a migraine!) and thought this matched my week.  Here is a link for the PDF version:
Halloween tags. When you go to this link, click on the blue download bar.This is for you to use for fun and finished products.  Tell all your friends about the blog and free tags!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Prim Halloween mouse & pumpkin pillow tuck!

This is my newest stitchery pattern:  Midnight Halloween snack stitchery pattern #247. This lil Mouse is having a late night sweet with Jack O' Lantern. The stitchery is easy and quick. In the pattern is the SECRET to how to make the stitchery aged and to have depth! It makes a great pillow tuck set amongst your decor, primitive pin keep, framed up, or doll pillow.  Design measures: 3 1/2" x 4 1/8".  Pillow tuck: 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".  This is on my etsy and patternmart.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lil Halloween badges

This is my favorite witch in my collection...bought years ago when gooseberry patch had the greatest catalogs and stuff .  I put one of my witchy badges on her.
This pumpkin was made from my friend cool!  I put Salem 1692 on it.  That is an old pumpkin.
I love crows....I sw a whole bunch next to the dairy queen last night....they must want a blizzard.
These are the other badge designs that come in this pattern.  I have made tons of is  kind of addicting...addding ribbons, papers, doo dads!
this pattern is on my website, patternmart, and etsy.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday sale pattern!! prim holiday tags & ornies

Fun and Easy projects for joyful holidays like halloween,
christmas, and thanksgiving!!! Only $1.99 on
My patternmart!
Grubby tags use scrap wool or felt ....
makes great accents to your decor.
10 Pattern designs are: red flower, Witch hat, Heart, house,
 pine tree, Turkey,
crow, cat, snowman, and candy cane.
Finished tag measures: 4 3/4" x 2 3/8".
These make great gift tags, ornaments for a tree, pins,
hang them on dolls, hang from hooks and
knobs, put them anywhere !!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Garage sale finds!!!!

This vintage dress was basically free, because a lady made me a great deal.  It fits perfectly on my mannequin and I added a few Halloween items to it.  My cat freaked out when he saw it....side stepping away from her.
This is a full length shot, wish I was that wonderful shape.
This bunch of goodies cost about 13 bucks....from papers, to loads of stamps (some still in package), vintage lace tablecloth, ribbons, fabric and more.  I was in heaven. 
These are my best deal though....two antique quilts (crazy quilt over 100 years old) ...only 9 dollars for BOTH!!!  My picture isn't the best, but they are so pretty!!!  I am still just thrilled about it.  Tell me what deals you have gotten lately, I would love to hear about it!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Freebie Friday- Dolls

This is a cute page from a very old catalog.....I will take a "Tousle Head" please!  Click on the picture to see it larger!  I love cloth dolls, but these are so cute too.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New 2010 Halloween party pin & ornament pattern!

This is my newest pattern, ready for fall shows.
These are so easy to make and take so little in supplies!
They look great hanging from a lil tree.
I love sayings...I can't help but to put them to use.
Celebrate autumn with these super easy pins and ornaments. There are 37 different Halloween sayings that come with the pattern. These make great gifts, friendship swaps, party favors, ornaments for a tree, and magnets.  It is available on my etsy or my patternmart.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday sale pattern!! Santa mannequin pattern

Santa Mannequin dressform pattern...Only $3.99 on My patternmart
This Christmas pin keep is made to look like a vintage mannequin dress form & it keeps all your pins. Santa hat , scarf, & skirt are so sweet! The stand is grubbied & aged using a special method. This is super easy & comes with Santa picture for top of pins and artwork for "Ho Ho Ho". Great for your decor. Measures: 17 1/2" tall x 5" wide.   It's never too early to work on Christmas projects!

Friday, August 13, 2010

FREEBIE FRIDAY - jack in the box

This guy is fun to stitch up using your favorite colors.  You can use this to embroider or as a design for a penny rug, wool pillow, hooked rug, or needle punch.  I had this published years ago in Country Marketplace (one of my favorite mags that went under :(   ....boooooo!) 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Black Hat Society

These are from 2 of my Halloween badge patterns...the badges sell out at all my shows!  These are so inexpensive....great for these economic times.  It takes old papers, party streamers, glitter, and scraps of ribbons.  I plan to have some at the Two Women barn show in September.  Info about the barn show is on the left.   These are available on my patternmart, etsy, and my website.  I also have badges for every holiday as well.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday sale collage sheet- Halloween tickets

This was the Monday sale of the week....remember to check back often to take advantage of these deals.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Studio Sewing & Crafting supply tags

These are my supply tags made from Graphics by The Graphic Fairy.  From her wonderful site....I used the images for dress forms, sewing machines, thimble, and scissors.  I added the words for supplies in my studio and a border around each image.  I printed out and added to my pretty papers I had.  I used buttons, rickrack, and beads for embellishments.  I also added my stamps in brown ink.  I love to use scrunched seam binding for the tag strings.
My basket of stamps is now labeled and I know what is in the basket now!
I love having my favorite patterns at hand (even if some of them are my own).  The dress form image is so much like my own mannequin pin cushion pattern.
I have millions of buttons!
I also have tons of thread on tons of colors. 
You can never have enough scissors.
This shows how many I made....I was having so much fun!
I stuck with a blue/tan/green color scheme.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 6, 2010


 I love buying old is so fun finding an interesting person.  I usually go for woman....I guess I relate to them better...but I have some really funny men pictures where I am wondering....what woman would have kissed that face.  Then I remember....oh yeah, they had to marry guys that they didn't love....alot of the time. 
Have a great weekend...I am going to garage sales and see the new Will Ferrel movie!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Pumpkin people

Someone is looking at you!
This guy has a super long stem!
I love making pumpkin is fun creating different faces with wool roving and then turning them into creatures or people. Since I love badges, these two got one each.  I have made some scarier, spooky ones that I will post later...including a cat. 
On another is hot in Washington state.....enough already....I am a wimp.  I am going to a baseball game and will probably be HOT the whole time. I like the mid 80' higher.  Anyone hooked to "Big Brother" the tv show.....I sadly am addicted to it...I should be watching "Good" tv programs....but I am drawn like a moth to the flame. :(

Monday, August 2, 2010

I won a giveaway! & Monday pattern sale- Turkey

I won a FABULOUS giveaway (I have never won before) from
Jenny Doh....she is so inspirational...check out her blog! 
 She has been editor to all those wonderful Somerset magazines (The ones I have to buy no matter what!)  I won two original works of art from Lynn Whipple and Lynne Perrella. They are the most beautiful tags....I have them happily displayed in my studio.  I also received a gorgeous book called...
Masters collage from Lark Books.  I have been enjoying this to no end!  It has all kinds of collage art from tons of well known artists.  It makes you want to start a collage immediately.  I want to thank them all for the great kind of them. 
This is an e pattern of: Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Pattern, #208.  He is on sale on my patternmart for only $3.49...until August 8th. 

Here is a great way to decorate for Thanksgiving! This Muslin turkey is easy to make and fast. Very Simple painting adds color to Turkey. He has bell eyes and muslin eyelids, and a cheesecloth comb and waddle. This comes with banner (both Happy thanksgiving and Give thanks), how to make stand, and lil acorns. Measures: 9" wide, 14" tall including base. The stand is a candlestick and doesn't matter what they look transform it with my techniques