Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kitty is sick!

Hi everyone!  My kitty cat Froy is very sick...I am racking up a huge vet bill.
I am so worried about him.  He is such a sweetie and so lovable.  I also have to get ready for the Farm Chick show which is this weekend...June 4 and 5th at the Spokane Fairgrounds.  It seems like things always happen at once.

Wednesday update: Thanks for your support everyone!!!
Froy is getting a tiny bit better, still worried if he is eating and drinking enough. He hates antibiotics and forced feedings...but he purred afterwards with me, so that was good.
New Update....Froy is alot better...not 100% yet, but getting close!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Freebie Friday- Colonial paper currency

Money sure has changed!  These old colonial papers are so cool.

Seems like they still used shillings sometimes instead of dollars.

I would think people could counterfeit them but they didn't have the tools we have now.  When I was in Scotland...I had a hard time figuring out if something was a good price or not....trying to convert the money in my head....lol. 
Have a great Memorial day weekend! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sweet Treat sachets- faux stitchery pattern

These sweet treat sachets are super fast, no embroidery ....but it looks as though you stitched for hours. All eight designs are included and how to make them pop with color and dimension.  Sachets Measure: 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". Designs include: Strawberry, ice cream cone, pie, cupcake,latte, cake, lollipop, and grapes.

This is $5.99 on my etsy and on my Pattern Cupboard. It is also on my patternmart.In these tough economic times...making pretty crafts so inexpensively to earn some extra cash at shows and the internet can really help...plus these items make great gifts.  These are easy enough to do with your kids!
I will have some at the farm chicks show too!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Sale pattern- Patriotic kitty!

Proud to be American

Monday sale pattern of the week..only $3.99 until next Monday (May30th).  This is 3.99 on my patternmart!This patriotic kitty cat is proud and ready to celebrate anytime of the year. The stitchery is very simple to do and quick! Make into a sweet pillow or framed up! Stitchery design measures: 5 1/2" x 7". Pillow measures: 11" x 12". This is easy and fun.

Behind the seams

Antique Singer Sewing Machine   4 Feet Lufkin White Ruler Ribbon Measuring Tape    Daydream by Stitch Studios for Riley Blake, 2 1/2" Strips bundle
new 12 Sewing Room Studio Supplies Tags - label Uprint thread Digital Sheet storage button paper vintage glitter pens scissor stamps organize  Antique Sewing Kit In A Tin Box  LAST ONE - DMC 356 - Medium Terra Cotta - Perle Cotton Thread Size 8
What a sweet sewing treasury on etsy.  I love sewing supplies...I light up everytime I see them at thrift stores or antique stores!  There is a great antique store in Richland that has a whole booth of lovely vintage sewing supplies and fabric...I spend alot of time in that booth!  The prices are so good too.  Of course I love Jo Ann fabrics too!  
I have sooooo many things I am working on for the Farm Chicks show...only 2 weeks away!  My daughter helped my last night, she is a good worker. 
We had a lovely time at the armed forces Lilac parade on Saturday!  It is so patriotic and pretty!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Freebie Friday- Cherries!

This is the friday freebie.....sweet cherries in a heart.  I have alot of cherry decor in my kitchen....it is so happy.   I have a cherry wallhanging I made, everything is red, blue, and yellow/gold.....very americana!
I am loving the wonderful blue sky and sunshine! 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Felting wool into pins

I love to felt wool roving into wool scraps to make pins.  I have a barbed felting needle, take a little wool roving, foam chunk to poke through, wool scrap in oval shape, and felt it into a wild kitty.  It is important to pay attention when needle felting....I have poked my own finger.

It takes only minutes to felts these babies.  I added buttons eyes and embroidery floss whiskers.

These are great to do while watching tv, especially when some of these shows recap everything to death!

This one looks like a sugar cookie.... doesn't it!  I took the 2 heart shapes (front and back) and stitched them together using a buttonhole stitch.  then I add a pinback to the back. 
I hope you try needle felting...it is addicting and fun!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Americana decor on Etsy!

Here is a great treasury!  There are many more items in the treasury not pictured below.
Kitchen canister primitive shaker boxes 7 piece set         12 Large Patriotic America Flash Cards - altered art banner  vintage like flag american 4th of july signs words scrapbooking digital uprint primitive
Coca-Cola Antique Wagon          Americana Scrapbooking and Craft Buttons
I am honored to be included.  It is always a thrill when someone picks your items for a treasury.   I am going to our Armed Forces parade this Saturday...also known as the lilac parade.  It is a big parade in our own hometown of Spokane.  We went when we were children and now my daughter loves to go too. 
I am making lots of goodies for the Farm chicks show, which is only weeks away.  My studio looks like a bomb hit it!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Ok....she is not exactly sweet...but she was somebodies baby once!
I love old photos...I love to collect them and use them in my art...but I also love to know these people had hopes and dreams, just like us.  I know her life was harder than mine....we are lucky to be alive now.
This is what she would say...."I am one frozen entree away from a nervous breakdown."  lol.
"Housework makes you ugly".
"Happy girls are the prettiest."
Ok.... I will stop.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday sale printable- Patriotic artsy tags

This is My monday sale printable of the week...on sale until next Monday! (May 23rd)
This is for PATRIOTIC collage TAGS AND SAYING sheet...made from art and TAGS, that I created.
This is a digital offering. a larger pdf file....great resolution. On sale for $1.49 on my Instant Printables
This SET OF TAGS WILL GET YOU READY FOR MEMORIAL DAY, FLAG DAY, AND 4TH OF JULY. THERE IS - Stars and stripes with 2 children, Happy 4th of July, Land of the free with lil betsy ross, "Will you go off with me on the 4th" firecracker, Old Glory with flag, and Patriotic with cherub and flag....plus sayings... Three cheers for the red, white, and blue, 1776, and Some gave all, all gave some.
These are great to show your love for your country, glued on fabric hearts, hanging on knobs, tucked in your altered art projects, and much more!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Keep calm....

Use this site to make your own posters!!!

Ok...You caught me having fun with "the tudors" (an awesome show on showtime)....I just love it!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

WE love the USA

I found this Little painting amongst my stuff...I painted it 10 years ago...right after 9/11.  I was really really into Raggedy Ann (I still dig her!).  She has some wild hair.  I am hoping our economy will turn around...we all need it!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday sale pattern

This is my Monday sale pattern of the week...only $3.99 on my pattern cupboard.  It is my Happy Holidays 12 Month wool felt Seasonal Heart PATTERN.  Interchangeable wool felt circles make each Month special !  Fun & Easy ...Each can be wearable pins too!! Each Finished circle piece measures: 3".Heart display measures: 10 3/8" x 6".This is a digital file pattern, you download and print, very easy.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's day.  I went to my mom's grave and left her bright red tulips! She has be gone for 13 years now...it is hard to believe.  She was soooo  terrific and I wish I could see her again. 
I am on my mom's lap.  We had matching dresses ...which she made.  I didn't know proper etiquette apparently!  My sister's and brother are pretty groovy!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

French Shabby Chic Tutorial

This is my new Shabby chic frenchy home decor tutorial pattern.   With this tutorial learn to make 5 wonderful projects.....so EASY & so CHEAPLY!!! All my secrets are here to make lovely home decor for only PENNIES! Lots of photos showing you step by step. 
Make a flag banner....great to decorate at parties, on a tree, hang from door ways, and to liven up any room. pattern included.
The spools are enchanting and useful. They are made from very ordinary supplies! You can make all kinds of sizes of these....so addicting! Wrap ribbon or lace on a spool...or make your own stamped ribbon. Patterns included. 
The postcard pin cushion is fun and takes minutes to make (this is so popular at craft shows!). Pattern included. 
Turn a simple thrift store item into beautiful stamped ribbon.  The bottlecap pins are easy and great to make pinkeeps so pretty and great to secure ribbon on spools.
This is available on my etsy and on my patternmart for $6.99 as a pdf file...7 pages for you to print...you will receive this fast!  Also on my pattern cupboard.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Freebie friday- Angel cat

This is the friday freebie for today!  This is a little drawing I did.....for all of us who have cats that act so angelic or innocent.  I had a most wonderful cat named Sally....she passed away about 5 years ago.  When she was young...I would get home from delivering mail....so tired.  I would go to my bathroom and on the floor would be sally and about 6 dead butterflies (or about to die).  She would lay there so angelic like she didn't do anything but give me presents.  I hated to see all the butterflies dead, but on the other hand she is an animal on the prey.  I told her to stop...and after a few months she never did it again.  Maybe she got rid of the population? 
This drawing would be cute made into a small stitchery pin or made up in wool!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Those darn cats

Selina caught this wild striped tiger in the garden....also known as Froy.  He wasn't ready for a picture.

But now he is ready for his photo op.  CrAZY eyes!

Trix wants to get away from the pesky boys.  My cat Lucky was sleeping the day away on my daughter's bed...his usual routine.  The sun is actually shining today....it is a miracle!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pie tin fun

I found these old pie tins in my garage....in a big rusty dirty pile...didn't even know they were there.  I was determined to make them come alive again! 

I just glued on old music paper, burlap, an old photo from a book, buttons and tag (which I typed out on my old typewriter).  This one says " Think big thoughts...but relish small pleasures". 

This one is my favorite sayings ever since our economy turned yuck. 
 "Tough times don't last....Tough people do!"

Found this pic of one kid crying so it was a natural. 
"Put on your big girl panties and deal with it".  I just glued a hanger on the back....E6000 is a wonderful glue.
Let me know if you have any ideas for old rusty pie tins!!!  I would love to hear from you!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Let freedom ring- Monday sale pattern

This is a great time to celebrate!  I am so proud of our Country!  I am a disabled vet...airforce.  I know how hard our military works and the president..... and I am so happy.  I am having this be my monday pattern sale.....Patriotic badges....only $3.99 on pattern cupboard.

These are sooooo inexpensive to make....I love to make things that are recycled or made with super cheap supples.  The scottish comes out in me.

Nothing cheaper than party streamers, discarded books and lil snippite of ribbon.

Here is the freebie friday (that I forgot about...oops).  It is a tag I made that is all aged up!  I was so excited about the antique show on friday.....which was so fun!!  I got a mirror tray, queen pin, quilt for $5.00!, lots of paper goodies, more old photos (cause I am addicted), and my daughter got a ring just like prince william got kate!  She also got a dog and 2 bears, and a lovely feathery hat.
Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, May 1, 2011