Monday, April 29, 2013

I'm in Prims Magazine!

I have 2 projects in the New Prims Magazine....Summer 2013 issue.
It is out May 1st.
I love being a part of such a cool magazine.
I have been in over 50 in the past.....but it is always nice to be in such a good quality magazine....I love Somerset studio mags!
Ok...I will admit it...I am addicting to them.
One project is this cool crow ....  I love decorating for patriotic holidays....which are coming!

The other project is my flag ....  I tell what inspired me and some how tos~
The best place to get Prims magazine is Barnes and Noble.
Have a happy Monday!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Congrats Graduate! Freebie design

I think we should all get ready for the upcoming holidays...
Graduation, Mom's day, Weddings, and Father's
Stitch this up for your their colors!  You could add the year too!

Come to the party at Whipperberry's Friday flair

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

With alittle rain ... free rainbow printable sign

It's lovely Wednesday!
Half way through the week...
I want to share this sign I made....I learned how to make repeating patterns, making panels, and I love tinkering around making signs.
Today has been one of those days where I want to go back to bed...but I am going to fight it.
Too many things to do.
Do you ever feel like doing nothing is wasting time or is it a rejuvenation?

Come to the party at Whipperberry's Friday Flair!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Cherry Blossom Tutorial

Happy Monday....the sun is shining here....but it still cold!
Today I want to share what I did yesterday. 
 I made my own Cherry blossoms!
I am going to make more...but I wanted to share how to do it....then I can fill up my pitcher later today.

These are CHEAP to make.
No cost for branches/twigs.
Party streamers are dirt cheap.  Glue....hardly any money on that.

They last forever...or until they get really

I just love cherry blossoms!
Onto the project....
Here are the supplies: Party streamers (you know how I love party streamers!), twigs, scissors, and hot glue gun/sticks.  When picking out a twig ( I just went to my backyard...seems to be an abundance that fell after a wind storm)...make sure to pick a sturdy twig with sturdy branches.  Trim your twig if needed.  Cut your pink streamer to 5 1/2" long and  your yellow to 1" long. 

Fold the yellow in half length wise and then again making a small rectangle.
Fold the pink in half length wise.

Cut petals loops in the pink....leave the folded edge uncut.

Wrap the yellow around the twig and hot glue down....this is the center of your blossom.

Gather up the pink in your hand alittle.

Start gluing the pink onto the twig.

Turn and gather up more of the pink and glue.

Glue any areas that need it and hold until set.

Spread petals (gently) out.  You don't need to add the whole length of pink streamer....just cut off the extra.
Or you may want your blossom full.

Make flowers for all twig branches....but you can leave some stems without flowers if you want to.
Originally I did one big twig...but I think doing several smaller twigs would be easier. make more!!!!

Come to the party at Whipperberry's Friday Flair!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Book Binding tutorial

Pinned Image
I wanted to show you this great book binding tutorial by James Darrow....I have always wanted to try this!
Looks like fun!

Friday, April 19, 2013

April showers bring may flowers

Happy Friday!
This is the cutest couple....a real little gentleman...keeping his lady dry!
Had to share it with you.
This would look so cute framed up!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spring Quilt market here I come - 2013

Cover Photo

I am very excited to be going back to the
International Quilt Portland Oregon
May 17-19, 2013
at the Oregon Convention Center

This is a trade show..(not open to the general public) but open to quilt industry people.
I will be in space 2141!  I can't wait to share every thing with you!
I have been designing all kinds of new products and will present them for the first time at the show.
Last time I met Amy Butler...a very sweet and nice lady!  It is like a crazy adventure land of sewing related booths...from fabric, to notions, to designers, to magazines, book publishers, and much more!
I'll be taking lots of pics and hope to share lots of tales with you!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Fuel your journey

If you fuel your journey on the opinions of others, you are going to run out of gas.
Steve Maraboli
Words of wisdom!

Monday, April 15, 2013

One more day....

Lil Posie & Mouse Pin keep PDF pattern - Big pincushion cushion wool amy butler fabric flower primitive  sewing notion
One more day left on my etsy shop
40% off
when you use the coupon code: 40percent
Sorry.....the sale has ended :(
use the coupon code when checking out.
Large Mannequin Dress Form PDF Pattern - jewelry holder Pincushion Pin Keep primitive pinkeep cushion
Sale ends tomorrow!
Big HALLOWEEN Pumpkin Stack PDF Pattern - primitive banner tulle decor prim spider email vintage grubby decoration party
Any pattern
Mice Pincushion PDF Pattern - seam binding ribbon retro Mouse fabric felt wool pin keep doll cushion spring decor primitive
Anything in the shop qualifies!
Shabby chic 5 projects home decor pdf tutorial pattern - fabric stamped ribbon spools flag banners pin keep cushion french postcard
Flash cards too
12 Large Girly Flash Cards PDF - vintage like altered art girl woman believe pink sweet signs words pretty digital uprint primitive
Signs too!
Everything is better in Pink sign digital -  PDF bright uprint art words vintage style primitive paper old pdf 8 x 10 frame saying
The patriotic holidays are coming
prim America patriotic Stars Stripes Flag PDF pattern -  primitive grubby grungy vintage like firecracker americana 4th of July
Tags and collage sheets too!
Patriotic Tags & Sayings collage sheet PDF - altered scrapbooking Labels flag primitive digital uprint primitive paper old photos
After tomorrow...all prices return to regular prices.
Take advantage of this now.
Have a great monday!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Self confidence


Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can't see it yourself?

I love this quote....and it is soooo true!!!
Have a good Sunday!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Etsy Sale - 40% off my shop!

Yes....It is time for an Etsy sale!!!
40% off my shop.
Sorry...the sale has ended:(
Use the coupon code:  40percent
when checking out....if you need more info on how to use a coupon code here.
40% off is a HUGE savings!!
There are hoop art projects...

Shabby Chic Queen Flash Cards PDF -  vintage altered scrapbooking digital uprint primitive paper old
Fun Flash cards...

Sweet Autumn projects....

Frosty snowmen....
Everything in life perfect sign digital PDF - pink inspiration art words vintage style primitive paper old 8 x 10 frame saying
Lots of Digital signs...
Yankee Doodle Mousey embroidery PDF Patterrn - stitchery primitive Mouse mice sewing supplies Flag Stars pillow
Patriotic goodies...

Prim Halloween projects....

Valentine pillows....

Cute kitties.....
Paris Eiffel Tower Stitchery E Pattern - embroidery 2012 Pdf French retro france
Feeling lots of Parisian projects....
Halloween not every Witch lives in Salem sign digital -  black uprint words vintage style paper old pdf 8 x 10 frame saying
Witchy fun....

Christmas wallhanging patterns....
Gather happy memories cat embroidery PDF Pattern - stitchery kitty primitive table mat embroidery pillow bed flowers
Ever so sweet stitcheries....
Love Cat Mouse pincushion scissor fob PDF Pattern - embroidery stitchery Chatelaine instant download ribbon primitive
Scissors fob and pincushions...
Lovely Ladies Patriotic Americana Tags PDF - vintage collage sheet altered america scrapbooking digital uprint women blonde photos paper old
Lots of collage sheet tags in all holidays and for everyday....
Mini Mannequin & Tomato pincushion PDF Pattern - Pin Keep email eco-friendly pinkeep cushion
Mannequins in three easy...
Mice Pincushion PDF Pattern - mouse seam binding ribbon retro cushion fabric felt wool pin keep doll spring decor primitive
Lots of pincushions.....
Cute Cats Wool Pins PDF Pattern kitty - brooch jewelry primitive flowers felt kittens
Lots of wool projects....
and much much more!!!!
This sale starts...Tuesday April 9th...
and ends at 6am (pst) Tuesday April 16th!
After April 16th....everything goes back to the regular prices.