Friday, December 30, 2011

Almost New Years!!!! freebie snowman

I hope you all had a terrific holiday and had lots of fun.....I have been on the go for a week....partying like a fool!  I hope to be settling down now. 
My freebie for this Friday is this little winter fella...he is cute and simple.  Stitch him up...I love stitching snowmen on tea-stained muslin from quilt shops and using 3 strand of white floss....makes for a nice color combo!
Our weather here in Washington state is snow...feels like spring....but you just know that around the corner we will be bombarded with tons of snow!  Oh well....I am happy to not drive in snow currently.
Have a great New Years!!!!! 

Friday, December 23, 2011

It's Christmas Eve Eve!

We always referred to this day as Christmas Eve Eve...cause we had to feel like we were super close to Christmas by now!  My daughter(14) is a twitter with excitement....she can't stand 
My husband is fixing his totally awesome Lasagna is the best ever!  Tomorrow we are having our ham dinner and then Christmas with family.  My daughter made chocolate croissants and pretzels...and when my sister comes she is going to make a Christmas cake. 
Thanks to all you blog friends for making a fabulous year of fun...I so enjoy hearing from you!
Have a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Keep Calm its only Christmas!

People are acting so nutty....cutting you off, rushing around, being rude, and thinking they are the only people on the planet.  I wish people could keep calm!  I got some hickory farms....yum... and we are gonna watch SNL Christmas special.....and laugh!!!Hope you are having a good time!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Here's to a fresh start!

This is my newest lil pattern....
"Happy New Year... Here's to a fresh start stitchery pattern, #275...available on my Etsy or on my patternmart for only 5.99. 
Let's ring in the New Year! This small design is quick and easy! It make s a Pretty doorknob decoration or pillow tuck on your shelf. Design Measures: 4" x 4".Doorknob pillow measures:7 1/2" x 7 1/2" ...not including ribbon hanger.
It is only a week til CHRISTMAS...YAY~~
I love seeing my daughter so excited and her opening gifts.  Can't wait for that! 
Hope everyone gets their last minute shopping done ....without going nuts from the crowds and rudeness. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Magical Christmas Ornament- freebie

This is my magical Christmas is magical because it won't take long to stitch up.  Wouldn't this be cute as coasters?  4" x 4" squares...each with a different colored ornament (one all red, one all green...etc...).  Sound fun! 

On another note....I must see Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock this weekend....the first movie was FUN.  I am a sucker for him and Jude Law.  My daughter totally agrees.  I am really liking how these Hollywood stars are getting older and still are the main stars of the screen. I say...give us more Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep, Kathy Bates, and Steve Martin.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Party time!!!

This is my lovely baby girl....modeling my new Festive Party Hats with Banners pattern!
She had a blast wearing the hats and posing. 

These small hats are super Easy to make, Fun & Quick, take only small amounts of fabric (soooo inexpensive!), and can be made for ANY TIME OF THE YEAR or occasion. The hats are great for New Year' Eve parties, Birthdays, Christmas parties and gatherings. Each hat can be uniquely different or you an create matching hats. They are light, extremely comfortable, & clip on snuggly. No longer do you have to have a strap or headband to have your lil party hat stay on. They also make great craft show sellers!

Naughtier than Just kidding ...she is a very good girl.

20 different banner are included! Measures:3 1/2" x 5 1/4"to 5 1/2" x 6 1/4"...depending on embellishments. 
 Banner artwork included in this pattern- Happy New Year's, Happy Valentine's day, Happy St. Patrick's Day, Happy Easter, Happy Mother's Day, Happy Father's Day, Congrats Grad!, Happy 4th of July, Happy Halloween, Merry Christmas, Bride, Groom, Happy Birthday, Over the Hill, Happy anniversary, Give Thanks, Party Girl, Happy Holidays, Life is good!, and Let them eat Cake.
She being a little Marie Antoinette like with...Let them eat cake.

I love the quote...Life is good! These hats are fun ...trying different combinations of embellishments makes each so lovely.

This pattern is available on my Etsy and my patternmart.

You could party all New Year's Eve without this coming off or being irritating. It really feels like nothing is on your head. I hate those party hat straps...they are not cute nor do they feel good. 
I love getting the scraps of fabric that is needed for these hats from the remnant section of fabric stores...they are usually really cheap.  Lots of trims and tinsel garlands are on sale...perfect for decorating the hats.
Get your jingle on!!!

This item is part of Whipper Berry Friday Flair...please go over and see her wonderfl blog and all the other lovely handmade Christmas items that fabulous artists made!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

15 years of Wedded Bliss

Today is my 15th Wedding anniversary!!! 
Dana is the sweetest, kindest, most generous man...he is supportive of all I do and he is my Best Friend!
P.S.  I was looking for one of my fav pics of us...and can't find I put up this picture that is almost like

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Collecting Christmas tags

One of my favorite things to collect are paper products...especially Christmas tags.  I love these little pieces of art...that are often thrown away with the wrap.  They tell you a story about the time and what was popular at the time.  Above is a groovy angel (I must have posed for  Those were the times of bright colors and cutesy drawings....which I love.

I think this Santa is older...he is stylized.  I like how he is decorating his reindeer or hitching them up with bells.  I have tons in my collection, but I only have energy to scan a few, since I need to do a million other things.

I love mice....again it is flower power...and bright colors.  One of my sisters and I would ignore this tag and try to peek anyway....we had a naughty spell.

I think this dolly girl is so adorable.  She is so sweet.  I remember that style being soooo popular....I was fascinated by it!  Makes me want to draw right now.  Dang...I can't ....oh well.

On a completely different note....Last night was FEAR FACTOR.....yes the show that has been off the air for years came back.  I love that show so much....maybe it is because I know in a million years I couldn't do even one I like seeing other chumps...I mean people do it.  LOL.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Happy New Years Decor

There is something exciting about New Years!  I love a fresh start...the holidays are over....and on new years you can set goals....think of what direction you want your life to take! I also like a party!!!  Now is the time to plan your New Year's eve party.
I love setting these tags around the snacks with party hats and ribbon curls.

These badge are fun to wear and simple to make....look great on a table tree too!

My little flash cards are perfect around the table and tied onto some glasses.  My flash card set does not say 2010 says case you are wondering.

These signs are great to frame in a 8 x 10....dollar store and thrift stores has tons of frames.

My banner letters are fun to print and string onto ribbon making any saying or sentiment you wish. 
All of these are available on my Etsy
I am almost done with a small New Years stitchery pattern....can't wait to show it to you!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Naughty Santa! Freebie friday

This one cracks me up!  I love collecting old photos....this one was a whole dollar!  She has teeth...and lots of them.  I have another of her when she is smiling big time...and let me tell you...the girl has teeth!  She looks like a sweet soul though.  she is the freebie Friday...copy and print.  I love putting these in small frames...displayed around the house.
I made lots from old photos that I was done with....just add Santa hats, glitter, and a little saying!

Show me the merry...a play on words from Jerry McGuire (not sure if I spelled that right)....Show me the money.

She looks like she has pouted plenty!

Sometimes I use white felt for the trim of their hats, with dabs of glitter over it.

She is sweet...and a party girl no doubt! 
Have a fun and frosty weekend!  I plan on watching some old corny Christmas shows!

This is part of  Whipper Berry...Friday Flair..go see everyone elses lovely items they made this week!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Poodles!

It isn't Christmas ...without....Christmas Poodles!  LOL.  I don't have any poodles, but I can't resist artwork with poodles and sometimes when I see a ceramic poodle at an antique store..I want it...but I don't need it, so I usually pass by it. 

This is wrapping paper I got at the Two woman show last weekend.  It must be from the 50's.  It is so darned cute....poodles on candy cane skis!  I say it is a fun yet sophisticated wrap! 
I wrapped lots of gifts was fun! My favorite new wrap is blue Frosty the snowman cute!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Far out man!!! Retro felt onaments

I grew up in the early 70's....when things were FAR OUT!  I mean everything had wild color and bouffants! 
My outfits I wore, cause mom made all our dresses and clothes, were mod mod mod.  Wild patterns, bright colors, cutesy artwork, and all appliances were mustard yellow or olive green.  My sisters had  My mom was not going to let the smallest have hot pants.  Those were fun times...lots of great memories. 
Anyway.....I forgot to tell you yesterday when I showed my mouse stocking pattern...that I also just put out :
Glittery Retro felt ornaments pattern....available on my different sites and Etsy.
These retro ornaments are a real blast from the past. Make them in any color or style you like. The ornies are easy, quick, and inexpensive! Use up your scraps and be eco-friendly. Great to decorate your tree with, put on a package, and hang from doorways! 5 Different shapes are included. Use whites and creams for a shabby chic look. Use reds and greens for a traditional Christmas ornament.

This is part of Whipper Berry...Friday Flair..go see everyone elses lovely items they made this week!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

No Peeking ....Christmas Mice!

Here is my Brand new pattern!
These little mice are getting ready for the big day....hoping for a small gift of cheese. Stitch up this "No Peeking" Mouse stitchery in a easy.  Shading & depth secrets included. Design Measures: 4 1/2" x 8".  Fits nicely in an 8"x 10" frame.
This is on my Etsy. It is on my website and also on my patternmart.  I love lil mice so much!!! 
My tree is up and all my decorations too...yeah!!!  I also got a bunch of Christmas candy in Sweet!

This is part of Whipper Berry...Friday Flair..go see everyone elses lovely items they made this week!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Oh What Fun! - Freebie friday

I love Freebie Friday....I love sharing with you all and if you ever want to share with me how you have finished one of my freebies.....please do ....I would LOVE to see it and post on my blog!  This design would be great stitched up and added to a gift by a bow.

I love you probably already know.  Right now I have one cat, Froy, sleeping under my Christmas tree.  He looks like part of the decorations.  His fur is all rumpled like a kids pajamas. 
My daughter Selina has made a huge Christmas list...I have bought some things....but I always struggle with picking out the right ones...I hate wasting money on things that a kid barely ends up liking.  I give her the old lectures....I am turning into my

If you are here in Spokane Washington...go see the Two Woman Vintage finds Show up on Moran prairie grange tomorrow...I want to see all the goodies!