Monday, July 29, 2013

Cool fabric shades

CHECK THIS TUTORIAL OUT....I can't wait to try this.
Know in your heart that all things are possible. We couldn't conceive of a miracle if none had ever happened.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Farm Fresh Strawberry- freebie design

Yep....It's Friday....again!  How does time fly so fast?
This lil strawberry is too fresh!  He would be excellent stitched up on napkins or as a wearable pin.
*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make finished goods (no mass producing) and gifts...they are still legally my designs.

come to Pin me linky party and whipperberry's friday flair

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Let the crafting of Halloween begin!

Big HALLOWEEN Pumpkin Stack PDF Pattern - primitive banner tulle decor prim spider email vintage grubby decoration party
Seems like everyone is getting ready for fall crafting and fall is the time to craft these guys up!
The craft stores have Halloween supplies already....woot woot!
above is my stacking pumpkins .....A Jolly halloween to you pattern
Halloween Ghoul Friends embroidery PDF Pattern - primitive stitchery pillow tuck witch pumpkin black cat candy corn seam binding
Hello Autumn OWL embroidery wool pillow PDF Pattern - stitchery fall acorn halloween leaves banner new prim primitive
Halloween Witch Mannequin Dress Form PDF Pattern -  Pincushion Pin Keep email primitive pinkeep cushion
This has always been a top seller throughout the year.
Old Witch Halloween Tags - Collage Sheet PDF Email U Print art vintage saying photos sayings Altered atc aceo scrapbooking primitive

Halloween Mouse & Pumpkin Stitchery PDF Pattern - embroidery primitive Pdf pillow pin keep cushion tuck candy corn seam binding

old HALLOWEEN ART labels - PDFartwork black white Paper Sheet  Pumpkin cat skull collage sayings scrapbooking primitive tag digital           Wicked Witch Pinkeep E pattern - PDF primitive halloween pincushion old photo cross stitch pumpkin
and I have lot more not shown!
The temp here is going to be 96 I gotta stay in and craft...darn!  lol
Stay cool!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Vintage Halloween Goodies!

Retro Kitchen Decor Halloween Black Cat Bag & Candy Milky Way Vintage 1950s Print Advertising
I saw some cool Vintage Halloween goodies on may like them too!
Love the milky ways!
Vintage Halloween Witch on Motorcycle Orange and Black Pumpkin Jack O Lantern Candy Container Rosbro 1950s
Really cool
1 Vintage Halloween Witch Doll Head Rubber Plastic Witch Head Large
These crack me up!
Vintage Beistle Halloween Owl in Tree
Nice color and unusual
Vintage 1940's Halloween Jack-O-Lantern with Top Hat, made with Pulp Paper Mache
I love these....a great collectible
Vintage 50's  Halloween Party Hats and Noisemaker Horns
Nice yellow hats from the 40's
Vintage Spooky Molded Plastic Halloween Witch-Creepy Skull Rattles-Noisemakers-2
I have some of!
Antique  1908 Halloween Victorian Witch stabbing horrified  Pumpkins with evil Moon embossed postcard
Great artwork
halloween, vintage halloween postcard, witch, owl, full moon
They just don't make cool Halloween decor like the old days.
Hope you enjoyed looking...there are lots more vintage Halloween items on Etsy!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Grow along with me.....freebie embroidery design

I swear summer days just fly by....I never get as much done in summer as I do the rest of the year.
I wish I could, but I do the same thing every summer.
Stitch up this design during your next baseball game or dentist appointment....why not!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Studio ideas

maybe if i painted the floor white...
Hi...right now I am moving my studio...after roofing it and cleaning, and preparing.....I am exhausted.
The main reason I am so because I had to move my hoard of supplies....and also we are moving my daughter to the basement...where it will be her bedroom and livingroom/teen pad.
These are not my pics ....I will post soon as I can.  I just wanted to share some pinterest studio much fun and inspiration.
dream sewing space
These lovely ideas come from this on it to get more info on these and where they came from.  It is amazing how many wonderful blogs are out just might find a favorite.
perfect little sewing space
My studio just can't be as neat and tidy as these are....but I admire them.  I sometimes wonder these rooms get used or are they sitting perfectly for people to see when they visit? 
Do you ever wonder that?
cutting table made from cubes from target
I usually make things work from thrift store finds and some things I actually got when my mom passed.  I don't like to have any I buy when I have the money...I sometimes have to wait a long time....but it is worth it.
studio space...
Yummy vintage things!  I told my daughter to not let me buy anything ...even at garage sales....I have too much.
a place for every ribbon and every ribbon in place
Ribbons....I love them and I love every sewing gadget known to woman.
What shall we make today?
Cute!  I have sooo many flash cards in my etsy shop/artwork line...but not these ...too cool!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Summer.....Oh the good old days has been hot in Spokane Washington.....and next week it will be hotter....upper 90's. 
That is me on the 1972.  I have "Sugar" my dog next to me, and my sister Julie on the left. I have 3 sisters and one bro.
We are at deer lake....north of Spokane.
Remember the good old days....when you just played all day long.....everyone was safe....and there were no worries?
We went there many times....good memories.
When we were kids ....our family did not have enough money for chips, pop, snacks.....etc.
When we were hungry my mom told us to go eat a nice piece of toast.
There were never left overs and we went out to a fast food restaurant about 3 times a year.
You only got milk for your cereal and at school.
We had great holidays and gifts a plenty.
I was my father's only child and the baby of the family.  My mom raised us well and my father has been there for me all through the years...and still is!
Sometimes it seems like I have already had five life's worth of fun....and I will have a lot more.
Do you feel that way?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Live Simply - freebie design

Seems like it was just Sunday.
Time flies in the summer!
This design would look great stitched up into coasters ....or a small pillow shelf tuck.
 *Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make finished goods (no mass producing) and gifts...they are still legally my designs.
 and Whipperberry friday flair

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Miss Betty Darling

This is the sweetest letter....from Dottie Deery...Nicetown Ohio.
To Miss Betty Darling.....from Shady street.....oh no...she might not be as nice as she sounds....he he he
My mom was a Betty....and she was Amazing!
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Have a wonderful Sunny Sunday!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sugar and spice ... freebie friday design pattern

Yeah....girls are pretty awesome!
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
 I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them,
 and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

America, land of the free...$1 sale pattern

America Lady Liberty Stitchery PDF Pattern 3 in 1 - old bobbin embroidery kitty cat patriotic
Happy almost 4th of July!
I am having this lovely pattern on sale on my etsy for only $1 dollar....
Today and the 4th of July!
This pattern has 3 projects in one
Above is lady liberty Raggedy annie!
America Lady Liberty Stitchery PDF Pattern 3 in 1 - old bobbin embroidery kitty cat patriotic
This is also in the pattern... a cute heart on a bobbin
America Lady Liberty Stitchery PDF Pattern 3 in 1 - old bobbin embroidery kitty cat patriotic
The last project is Americata....a sweet kitty with flag.
For more details go to my etsy site.
Have a fabulous holiday!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Learn to Embroider

Raggedy ann gals quilt PDF pattern - 12 months seasonal stitcheries primitive embroidery anne doll cat bunny crow
Hi everyone!
Today is a hot one in the Pacific is a perfect day to stay in by the air some movies, and stitch away.
I love Embroidery!
It is so get fast results (as opposed to quilting and cross-stitch which take soooo much longer),
it is very you can bring it to games, by the pool side, to doctors appointments, and while on the road.
Halloween Mouse & Pumpkin Stitchery PDF Pattern - embroidery primitive Pdf pillow pin keep cushion tuck candy corn seam binding
I want to share some links that are really good for the beginner and all of us who have been stitchin for years.
Sublime stitching has great examples and tutorials.
Martha Stewart has info that is good.
Needlenthread has videos of stitches
Merry CHRISTMAS embroidery QUILT PDF Pattern -  stitchery santa gingerbread man ginger primitive snowman cat stocking wallhanging
I always have a project ready and in a large clear bag I got from quilt store...keeps everything clean and easy to see.
Yankee Doodle Mouse embroidery PDF Pattern - primitive stitchery mice sewing supplies Flag Stars pillow
Embroideries can be made into almost anything:
part of a quilt
shelf tucks (lil pillows that can be placed on a shelf or small area)
pin cushions
table mats
embellishments for clothing
in hoops and hung up
wall hangings
embellishments for wrist cuffs and jewelry
on tags
on and on.....
Hello Autumn OWL embroidery wool pillow PDF Pattern - stitchery fall acorn halloween leaves banner new prim primitive
The more you do it...the better you get at it.
You should see the first embroidery I had ever done....I need to find it from my boxes.
It was of a was horrible.  The stitches were wildand uneven....I even got it dirty working on it. 
I kept it though and it reminds me how far you can come!
I will try to find it and post it.  Right now I am changing my studio from my basement in my house to the big building by my house...which we just reroofed.
Love Cat Mouse pincushion scissor fob PDF Pattern - embroidery stitchery Chatelaine instant download ribbon primitive
I encourage you all to try is addicting however!

All the pics in this post are my patterns ....
you can find them on my Etsy (instant download), my Patternmart (instant download), and my website (Printed patterns).

Monday, July 1, 2013

Frisky Feline

My cats bring me presents from the field near by....they are so sweet.

The high today is 100 Degrees here in Spokane....but my air feels fab.

Right now I am at war.....
with Prairie dogs.....they are a thorn in my side every summer.
They eat my flowers...dig holes and now are trying to dig by my house...yikes!
One of my cats chases them (the girl Trix)....but the boys (Froy and Lucky) just look at them.
If you know of any tips on getting rid of them...let me know.