Thursday, September 29, 2011

New vintage Halloween Pumpkin pocket pattern!

This is my new pattern: Vintage Halloween treasures pocket wallhanging pattern # 271.

Make your Halloween like the days of old. This lovely vintage like wallhanging is a great spooky. Fill the pockets with treasures....all artwork on pumpkin is included... so easy!
Create your own one of a kind Vintage like Halloween pocket pumpkin. This takes simple supplies. **All photos and tags come in the pattern. Fill pockets with these treasures or your own ephemera. Learn how to make spider paperclips, a lil ghost, and ruffled paper edges. Finished pumpkin Measures: 20 1/2" x 17 3/4".
Love making these old photos into witchy is included in the pattern.
This pattern is available on my etsy and my on my patternmart.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Halloween Subway art sign

This is ....Halloween Subway Art, that I created. BRAND NEW !!! It looks so great in your Halloween decor!It fits in a 8 x 10 frame. This is a digital offering. find it on my etsy.  If it sold then I have a relisted it again in my etsy shop.
This is how the file looks, without my watermark.  I am still finishing a cool vintage halloween project.....and also working on Christmas.  Seems like there is always more to do!  Hopefully my daughter's softball game wont get rained out today.

Monday, September 26, 2011

My Wolfgirl

This is my daughter Selina.....also known as WOLFGIRL!  She got this cute hat-scarf-mitten thingy at the fair a couple weeks ago. 
Poor Trix got caught.
Selina is such a card!  She is in eighth grade and having fun in softball right now.  She has so many ideas.....that are really good.  She might be an inventor or cop or singer/songwriter or designer or artist or baker...the list goes on and on.  I try to teach her all I can, so she will be ready for her beautiful life.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Welcome to the pumpkin patch!

Pumpkins in a Pile - Photo Print 8x10Candle Soy...Scents List for Autumn...8 oz Rustic Mason Dye Free Soy CandleHarvest Celebration - Pumpkins - Timeless Treasures - 1 yard
Halloween Mouse and Pumpkin Stitchery E Pattern - primitive Pdf pillow pin keep cushion tuck candy corn seam binding embroideryHalloween Orange and Dark Gray Enamel Copper Pumpkin Pendant necklace Free U S A ShippingOrange Pumpkin Earrings Halloween Jewelry- Fall Harvest
Well autumn is upon us and time for the pumpkin harvest. So welcome to the pumpkin patch.
This is a Wonderful Treasury on Etsy.  A treasury is a special collection of etsy items hand-picked from an etsy Needle and Pins stitchery
Hope you will check out the treasuries, they are fun to look at and there are many different themes!
Have a wonderful fall day!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Vintage Halloween ads- freebie friday

I just love old magazines (I love new ones too!).  My favorite thing about these mags are the feeling as if you are traveling back in time!  I love the decor, clothes, hokey recipes, and of course....the ads.  This ad above is trying to get you to think roasting marshmallows and putting it on their crackers is a great Halloween party idea.  Sounds alittle weird since they are like saltine crackers, not graham. 

Coffee ads are so sweet...and I love to see a brand that continues on.  I love the orange and black graphic.  Click on pictures to see them larger! 
How come when I am cutting a is not so tidy and nicely done?  Must be because I am using newspaper under the pumpkin instead of Waxtex!  Oh well....I am not Martha and apparently I would have to live 5 lifetimes to cook like she does. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Halloween- Keep calm and spooky on!

I know we all have seen a million Keep calm posters...but I still like making is fun!  This one is free to copy and paste....or right click and save.

Here are some new Halloween tags....available on my Etsy.  I love the clean look of Black and White.  I just added scrunched seam binding....lots of people sell seam binding on many good sources there.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Don't make me call my flying Monkeys

Cat quote of the week!  Made by Trix (trick or treat) Hudson.  She says....
"Don't make me call my flying monkeys!". 
My trix is the mouse ever dare come into our yard.  She camouflages perfectly with the bottom area of a tree trunk.  I think she knows all this, because she is good.   She is very hard to get a picture of however...she never wants to look at the camera no matter what stupid things I do to get her attention. 
What are you going to do today?  Any crafting?  I am finishing up another prim Halloween project to make into a is cool and different....I will post soon!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tiny little preemie Halloween flash cards

I made some tiny little flash cards.....they are cute and very small...only 2 1/2" x 1".

There are 27 little guys.....available on my  Etsy. The words you get are: Yikes, Ghost, Skeleton, Spooky, Werewolf, Frankenstein, Ghoul, Graveyard, Bat, Bones, Pumpkin, Crow, Aliens, Dracula, Candy, Poison, Magic, Wicked, Black cat, Salem, Witch, Scary, Monster, Haunted, Goblin, Halloween , and Zombie. Each one comes with a number.
They look great with Halloween decor.

I got these little candy containers years ago at Hallmark (I loved this store when I was a kid....I was sticker crazy).

These make great tags and labels too.  They are also fab when using them in Scrapbooking, since they are not big and fit nicely amongst pictures. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Salem Witch- digital print

Hi Everyone.....I just want to show you my new digital print...."Not every witch lives in Salem".  I love this saying!

It is available for $3.69 on my Etsy.  I Love creating for Halloween, it is like being a kid again.  When I was a kid (the 70's) we had no Halloween decorations (so unlike today) and my mom gave us a pack of construction paper to make Halloween decorations each year.  We would work endlessly on these....making witch silhouettes, moons, owls, cats, pumpkins, loads of bats, and such.  We would glue and cut for hours.  They would cover our windows and eventually would fade.  It was so much fun though!!! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cat quote of the week- Things are looking up!

This is the Cat quote of the week...made by Princess Fiona.  She is the mommy of Lucky and big babies.  I used her image many times for soldered pendants.....there are alot of people with Fiona around their necks! 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fangs for the memories! - new stitchery pattern

Hello everyone!  I want to introduce you to this Halloween gang!  This is my new pattern: Fangs for the memories Halloween stitchery pattern.  Seems like framing stitcheries in hoops are the latest thing!  I remember my mom making hoop art....she was so into it and was good at it. 
This is an easy, quick, and fun stitchery to make up for fall. Looks so great framed in a hoop, so popular now!! It has lil bats added to make the design pop. Design in hoop measures:8" x 8".  ****Also included are special aging and depth secrets to add to all your stitcheries!
This is on my etsy.  It is also on my patternmart and my pattern cupboard.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Enjoy today- Free stitchery pattern

Yay!  It's Friday!  This was a busy week.  My baby had her birthday and first day of eighth exciting.  She has joined softball and has been so happy to see everyone again after the long summer.  On a sad note, my husband has kidney stones and they are no fun at all.  He suffered last never want to go in to the doctors.  He has had them before and knows what it is.  He is trying to rest.  I have been enjoying getting alot of work done....I have had so much I wanted to do but during the summer, my family comes first. 
Hope everyone enjoys the "Enjoy today" pattern....I made this into a wool pin...with french knot berries.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

My Sister's Garden

Good Morning!
This is my sister's garden....her name is Cecilia but we all call her Cissy.  She has a green thumb, unlike me.  She has a gorgeous garden and yard in Mead Washington, near greenbluff.  A few years back she had to sell her 1892 house to the state because a freeway was going to be going right through it! She and her hubby Steve fixed up their old house...which was in need of alot of work when the first bought it.  So it was sad when she had to look for a new home, but she got a beautiful home now with lots of yard and a beautiful pool. 

She knows how to make her yard so pretty with signs, birdhouses, and garden art amongst the flowers and shrubs.

These came from her old house, she transplanted some plants.  This flower reminds me of our mom because we had them growing in our childhood home yard forever.

Pretty colors, she has such a good variety of plants.

I love all these flowers, but I can barely handle a few pots.

They have lots of fruit trees and these apples are getting ready.

This is the apple state and greenbluff is known for all the apple orchards.  This is just another clue that fall is upon us.  It is in the 90's here still, but you know it will be cold before long!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My baby is 14!....time flies

Yesterday was Labor day and my daughter's Birthday...she is 14!  It seems like yesterday she was born and being diapered up.  She looks like her daddy and is creative like me.  Perfect.  This is my sister Cecilia's pool. 

Our cake was a troublesome wanted to break and all.  Oh well, maybe I will learn to not rush around like a chicken with its head cut off.

The party was fun....she got lots of nice gifts, had a BBQ, and we played bingo for prizes.  She also got lots of money (I never got all unfair) she is ready to shop. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Halloween Scaredy cat- free pattern

Wow is already September!!!!  I am gearing up for my daughters birthday on Labor day and I am doing my best to make her party a happy fun time.
This is the Friday freebie.....Scaredy cat.  This would look so cute stitched up or maybe as a wool or felt coaster.  I love making crafts for Halloween....sometimes I spend so much time on it that I am behind on Christmas projects. 
Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Picnic- Best Labor day movie ever!

Every year when I was a kid there were 2 things to be excited for specifically on labor day....One was the Jerry Lewis MD telethon, which we stayed up as late as possible to see like it was some glorious challenge.
Another exciting thing about Labor day was...the movie "Picnic" would come on TV.  This was before a million channels, I think we had 6 or 7 channels.  Every year you could count on it!
This movie is so all takes place on one day.  A drifter comes to town and changes everything for the small community.  I love watching the interesting characters, all the heartache they have in their different ways, but also the uniqueness of them all.  Yes, it is hokey, and is dated (love looking at peoples clothes, home decor, cars, etc.)  but it is fun and truly celebrates the holiday.  For me, I wish I had been alive in 1955, to experience this simple living...but then I soon realize I love the here and now!
Try to see this movie if you can!!!