Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Etsy shop

These are just some of the patterns, collage sheets, and signs in my etsy shop.


Flash cards......I have cards for every holiday and more!




Mannequins in many sizes and forms

Tags.....love tags!

Plenty of all the holidays...lots of Halloween to make up early!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Paris, love, and Flowers

I wanted to show you some new mixed media paintings I have done recently. Can you tell I am ready for spring? I would love to go to Paris in the springtime (only in my dreams so far!).  
I still love banners, especially flag banners with a one word statement.  I am thinking of making prints of these...it would be fun!  I have lots more to show you in the days to come. 
I have some new paintings with lovely ladies and cats too.  It is addicting!
Here is hoping spring is right around the corner.

Please come and visit the Whipperberry friday flair party...so many great projects people whipped up!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

All things Irish...get your green on!

 Kiss me I'm IRISH sign digital - green St. Patricks day uprint NEW vintage art words primitive paper old pdf 8 x 10 frame saying
I love St. Patrick's day.....yes I am Irish (plus Scottish and English). This is one of my new digital signs.
Shamrock ST. Patricks Day PINS Badges Collage Sheet -  lucky irish vintage pattern pdf altered  digital uprint primitive art paper old
I have alot of projects for St. Patrick's day on my ETSY.  I love making things with old photos.
new 12 large St. Patrick's Day Flash Cards - vintage like altered art party blarney phrases shamrock saint green irish scrapbooking uprint
Flash Cards...love them 2!  These ones are large!
This is one of my first patterns....jumping kitty was so darn popular...must have made atleast 50 of them for customers back then.
Shamrock Blessing E PATTERN saint patrick's day irish clover primitive st grubby pdf
Old distressed shamrocks...with gold coins and a sweet Irish poem.

These are funny....they make me smile every time I see them.
new 16 St. Patrick's Day Flash Cards - vintage like altered art party blarney shamrock saint green irish scrapbooking  digital uprint primitive
Small flash cards...make great table decor.

I want to be a sassie lassie!  These are fun too.

Mousey green fun!  I love mice so much.  Right now we have 6 fakes mice toys around...and the cats throw them around and put them in their bowl of food and my husbands boots!

This is a sweetie....easy to stitch.

These are fun for parties and going out to drink green beer (I hate beer...please make mine green tinted wine)
That's a bunch of Blarney sign digital - green St. Patricks day uprint NEW vintage art words primitive paper old pdf 8 x 10 frame saying
Lets face it...when you start drinking...you start talking a bunch of blarney.....lol. 
I think these are O'Dorable!!!
Have a great rest of the weekend.

Come check out what people have whipped up on WhipperBerry friday flair

Friday, January 27, 2012

Funniest Valentine ever....

Isn't this the funniest Valentine ever!!!  I just about laughed my head off at the antique store...had to have it.  It is very old...mechanical ...and from Germany.

Here is the cat's other look....slightly naughtier eyes.  Cat's are hard to resist for me  How about you?  Are you a cat person or a dog person?  or maybe you just love animals. 

This one is also from Germany.  Valentines were so much sweeter in the old days!

I love the cherub faces.   So sweet and innocent!

I hope you like these Valentines....I had to share them with you!  I had to break away from my computer problems...I am fighting my old computer(if I could throw this thing across the room...I would!)....right now I am on the laptop.  The break is already making me feel better.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Meaning of Success!

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

No wonder Mr. Emerson was amazing!  I love inspiring quote!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Tudor Make over

I wanted to show you my calendar make over for this year.  Every year my husband gets a work type calendar....one with semi trucks on it....I am a girly girl....I don't like trucks!  These calendars are great because they show 3 months at a time....love that.  So I feel compelled to cover up the trucks with something pretty.  Last year I made a tutorial on this...on left side bar.

I covered the trucks with old book pages and clip art of the the Tudors.  I am a fan of the Tudors long before the show.  I find them interesting because of the ambitions of everyone...it became their downfall.
I added a tag below Henry VIII....since he was the King.  I also glittered them up....love sparkling things up!
Now I can enjoy my calendar all year!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Scrappy heart - so pretty!

I am so happy with this new technique I learned (new to me I mean)....a scrappy heart mini quilt. 
I Bought the cool mag...called "Art Quilting Studio" by Stampington & company.  Inside there was an article by Terri Stegmiller.  She has a wonderful blog and the TUTORIAL on how to make the
scrappy heart is on her site....please check it out!

These are lots of little pieces of creams and reds....all those scraps you save cause you know you'll need them!  It takes fusible web, cotton batting, and a slick pressing cloth.

It was fun cutting up these scraps with my rotary cutter....my sewing table became a mess of scraps....I can mess up a room like the Tasmanian devil!! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Keep calm ...and be fearless!

Love this!!!  Everyone has fears...big and small.  I like to think about my fears...and dissect them.  I like to image the fear and really see if it is that scary.  Is it going to kill you?  Are you going to solve your problems...the ones that can be solved that is.  Are you going to do what you can with in the best of your ability?  We usually imagine far worse things .....things that couldn't really happen. Stop letting fears get to you.  After some thought...let it go! 
Let's be fearless!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Freebie Friday- Be Kind berries & pitcher

I love freebie Friday...it is so much fun!!!  This one is the "Be Kind" berries & pitcher design.  I have made this into lil wool pins...great to use up all kinds of small pieces. You could stitch it up too. 

I finally have this pattern done....my computer was fighting me....I duked it out...and won....lol...
Some weeks are just plain tougher than other weeks....this was a tough one....but I see things are getting easier.
The love mice are in my Etsy store and also on my patternmart! 

So.... I hope you all have a terrific weekend.  I might start my paint by numbers kit (It is a blast from the past...I used to love them)  It is a beautiful Japanese garden paint set...got it at Christmas.  Hobby lobby and Joann fabrics have some great paint by numbers!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cutest Tomato Pin Cushion

Isn't this sweet!  This design is from Wild Olive.  Mollie makes awesome embroidery patterns...this one is called: Crafty characters.  With this design you get lots of other sewing room/studio characters like yarn, scissors, glue, spool of thread...and many more...all with sweet faces.  Visit her Etsy shop.
I turned the design into a pin cushion by cutting the stitchery in a square when done....backing is red felt.  I added an old measuring tape and safety pin with buttons.  I couldn't resist adding pink cheeks with a cotton swab and makeup blush. 
You may wonder why a pattern designer buys another artists designs.....because for one thing ...it is so cute....I can't help it.  I also like to learn from others and hope others learn from me.  I have lots of patterns from other designers....love making something completely different.  You can never learn enough about sewing, quilting, crafting, and all the others arts out there!

Come join the fun on Whipper Berry's Friday Flair....see what everyone is making.....what a beautiful site!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Preemie Mini Valentine Flash Cards

Cute is in the air....these lil flash cards are so sweet....perfect for Valentine decorating.

They look so cute amongst your decor...and also make a great statement in scrapbooking...it doesn't take over the page.

I cross-stitched that heart years ago....I was sure nutty over cross-stitch....still think it is sweet.  ***These are great tucked in a card, MAKE AS TAGS, sweet in a dolls hands, use in altered art or collage art, bookmarks, and much more.

The mini flash cards are on my Etsy.  The words you get are: Cherish, Heart, Aphrodisiac, Smitten, Roses, I'm yours, Romeo, Juliet, chocolate, sexy, U R GR8, Beloved, Precious, Passion, Love, Sweet, Cutie, Bliss, Desire, Hugs, BFF, Kiss, Hot, Romance, February 14, Valentine, and Cupid. Each one comes with a number. They measure: 2 1/2" x 1". Only $3.29.

Snowing here...first snow fall in a long long time....yikes!

Come join the fun at Whipper Berry Friday flair....see so many pretty projects from a bunch of talented people.....beautiful site....I follow it all the time!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sew Sew Sugar Sweet

1940s KAY-an-EE Sew Master Toy Sewing Machine, Pink with Rose Decals
It's Etsy treasury time again!  This Treasury is super sweet...lots of romantic sewing goodies...love them!
Miniature Pom Pom Ball Trim Fringe-ATC-Scrapbooking-Altered Art-Supplies-BLUE-5 yards
How can you resist these sewing notions!
Sweet Treat Sachet faux stitchery pattern - pdf fabric pin keep cake cupcake strawberry pie coffee cushion shabby chic lavender seam binding
Easy faux stitchery sachets!
Sewing Room Painted Wooden Door /  Wall Sign                                           Hand Painted  Color And Mounting Style Of Your Choice
Simple ...beautiful signs!
Beautiful Pastel Pearl Head Pins-Altered Art-Supplies-Set of 12-Straight Pins-Wedding-Millinery
Pins never looked so lovely.  Come on over to this etsy treasury....lots more to see!

Come over to Whipper Berry Friday flair...join all the fun...see all the terrific projects...this site is always fun.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bloom- my new lil painting

Hi everyone!  This is a beautiful day...sun shining....but the snow is supposed to be coming.  I guess this is the calm before the storm.
I wanted to show you all this 5 x 7 painting/collage I did last night.  I had a blast adding old papers with paint.  It has a 3d quality...even though it is not.  I was thinking of selling this original on etsy.  Do you think I should?  I never know if my painting/collages are up to snuff to sell. 
Going to see the movie "Carnage" and then watch the golden globes! 
Talk to you later!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Love sneak peak

I love mice!!!  This is my newest pattern....almost done....just a few more things to do with it.
I love working with wool, feels so good!  You can never have enough pin cushions!  This is now available in my Esty store.  Also this pinkeep is on My Patternmart!

These mice are totally in love!!!   They are thinking it is time to get hitched!
The heart is on a pin....just remove the pin and it is an everyday pin cushion.  One could change the pin to a shamrock shape to make them ready for St. Patrick's day....he he.
Have you decorated for Valentine's Day?  What is your favorite decoration? I would love to hear from you!

Come see the amazing talents at Whipper Berry Friday flair....so many handmade unique items....so fun!
Also come to Made by you monday...  by Skip to my Lou!
And here is another....Somewhat Simple...blog party