Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012

It's Halloween.....yeah!!!
I love this holiday.  My daughter is bringing her besty home and we are having pumpkin pizzas, coke in old fashioned bottles, candy, and watching some scary movies.
Hope you all have a great time tonight.

Beware of spooky things that go bump in the night!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Late October in my hometown

My daughter and I went on a nice Autumn walk yesterday....we were lucky it didn't pour on us!
It was beautiful....the colors of the leaves are so vibrant! 

This church can be seen all over the city since it sits near the top of the south gorgeous!

The trees are works of will soon enjoy it before it leaves if you can.
I know the East coast is going through hurricane Sandy...I hope everyone stays safe!

I would love this huge!

Big old berries!

The yellow with the dark brown tree limbs...lovely

This is the top of cliff has a very old rock wall...looks like a fortress. 
Gotta share this great quote!

A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping stone to the optimist.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween school party freebie

Thank God it's Friday!
Here is the freebie for this old Halloween school party photo!
I got this at an antique store....had to pay top dollar for this....but what the heck!
Wouldn't this be cute with a fun saying below
Strange things will happen, strange things be seen, if you'll watch out on Halloween!
Click on this picture and then right click to save picture.

Here is a close up of my favorite person in the photo.  I am wondering if this is a girl or boy....just saying!
Everyone is the picture looks awesome...there is no date. 
If you want to see a great ghostly "Woman in black" is my new favorite starring the Harry Potter guy(he is all grown up).  I love movies set back in time...with creepy houses and ghosts.  I also love Peter Cushing movies and Vincent Price movies....ya can't beat them in my opinion. 
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Be Thankful & more signs

I am feeling really thankful for a wonderful life and happy family!
Let's think about the good things in our lives!
These are my new signs on my ETSY

I love stuffing and cranberry sauce....can't wait for that!

The holidays season really lifts the spirits....taking the sting out of cold weather and gloomy skys.

What's your favorite holiday activities?
I love, playing in the snow, watching Christmas movies, and the those peanut butter cookies with the chocolate kiss on top

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My Quilt show booth

Wow, the show is over...I am so tired!
Here are pics of my booth....I had a nice corner spot and setting up was so time consuming.
I had my patterns and lots of other goodies.

I couldn't put all my samples in this spot, but most of them.

I used every

Some of my older patterns were popular again.

It was fun talking to everyone and showing my designs.

My candy canes were a favorite.

I had samples and patterns was like setting up a store.

All the holidays were represented.

I love my Halloween the best though.

Lots of people wanted to buy the samples, but I need them too much.

Raggedy Ann, I still love her.

I used my big cubby hole display, now it is back in my studio.

I used my old quilt as a table cover.

There were lovely quilts all around.
I had a great time and am also glad I can rest now....he he he.
Thanks to all of you who stopped by...I loved meeting you!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wish upon a Snowflake

Here is my newest pattern ...Wish upon a Snowflake....available on my Patternmart and on my Etsy
This jolly happy snowman is wishing upon a snowflake...for a Wonderful Winter. The blues and whites are so crisp and bright.
Cheer up your home decor with this fun wallhanging quilt. This snowman looks great on a door or wall...all winter season long. The snowflakes and banner give extra texture and a 3d quality.
Wallhanging measures: 25 1/2" x 30 3/4".   
The Washington State Quilt Show is this Friday, Sat, and Sun. It is here at the Spokane Fairgrounds....not only is it fun to see everyone's wonderful is so much fun to shop at....all this quilt shops and designers coming together...without you having to traveling around. 
Each vendor has there own style and products....lots of patterns, fabric, kits, sewing tools, and lots of extras that women just love.
I will have my patterns, signs, flash cards, goodie bags, One of a kind items, hats, ribbons, buttons, and much much more!!
I will post pics as soon as possible.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Snowman Sneak Peak

Good Monday to you!
It is finally raining here, after several months of dryness.  I never thought I would want rain so much.
Here is my next pattern....just a sneak will be available at the Washington state quilt show this weekend.    It is called "Wish upon a snowflake".  I will also have it on my different sites soon. 
Time for some hot apple cider! 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Halloween donuts from the old days

I know we are all amazed by people who make the most lovely and spooky edibles for Halloween....the Internet and magazine stands are just full of wonderful creations! 
I wanted to share what people used to think was awesome....Donut Doodads!
I found this in an old a bunch for a quarter each yesterday. It is funny!
Imagine bringing this to a school would totally embarrass your kid..ha ha ha.

I love old magazines though and you got to know that long ago this was a print worthy idea.
If they didn't start with egg cartons, yarn, and felt.....where would us crafters be now?
I still love felt!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Scrappy Fabric Circle Pins Tutorial

It's Freebie Friday!!! 
I wanted to share this Tutorial I made.....Scrappy Fabric Circle pins.
This is a great way to use up your sewing and quilting scraps! 

Make pins for every Christmas! 
Plus you can make pins for any occasion or just for inspiration.  These would also make great magnets or ephemera for scrap booking pages.

You will need small scrap strips of muslin or tea-dyed muslin....alpha stamps (I got mine at dollar for a small set of all letters...look near scrap booking area).

This is a great permanent ink....says not for fabric...but I have tested this problems.  I got it at JoAnn Fabrics.

There are lots of letters out there...for this project use smallish letters, unless the word is small and "Boo".

Just ink up your letter stamps and stamp on muslin. 

Stamp lots of sayings for your pins at once....I like to assembly line these.

Here are some of my Halloween sayings and words.

I have circle shapes at the end of this could also use circles around your spools, small bottles/containers, etc....  My largest circle is 2 1/2", Medium is 2" and small is 1 1/2".  I traced my circle shapes onto a manila folder to make a sturdy template.  Cut out a circle from each size.
Stack the circle from largest to small.
I like to see what each pin will look like before I sew it down.  Make sure your word or saying on muslin is cut down close to the stamped letters
Here is one sewn up.

Take your circles only and do some random stitching....I like to do star shapes.

After the circles are sewn together....add your word or saying.  Stitch on edge...around word.

Like this!

Here is another pin in the can see my star shape, but going around in circles are good too. 
I added "Witchy Woman" to this design. 
Cut out a felt circle for back of pin...make sure it is smaller than largest circle.  Glue felt to back of pin and then glue a pinback on the top back. 
Like this! 
These are inexpensive, and they are addicting!
This would make a cool gift for our friends, fellow co-workers, and family. 
Let's not forget ...Thanksgiving!
These would be darling on a plate on the Thanksgiving table. 
I love the Christmas ones sweet. 
I love "Scrooge".....and I know a few people who I may have to attach this to and run.

Life is good!  The bright fabric is so cheerful. I have bins of small scraps...that I can't throw away.
I smile at this pin! 
Sweet dreams!  I am going to make some for all the holidays and anytime in between.  You can use these to sell or whatever....its just a simple yet fun idea.

Here are the circles.  Have fun with these....and if you make some..let me see!!!

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