Friday, August 30, 2013

Imagination is more important... freebie friday design

I love inspiring is a passion of mine.
I do love knowledge too....I am the queen of  I watch it every night...trying to beat the contestants with answers....I am not bragging....but I am good!
This makes a great little stitchery in a frame.
*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.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Old Washington map

Washington home!
I love old dictionaries, atlases, papers, etc...
This is Washington state from an old book from 1954.
I think if you click on the pics above they will show up larger.
***If you would like to see your state on my blog....just comment and tell me which glorious state you come from.
I love my shows how thinks were different over 50 years ago.  My neighborhood I grew up in was originally a it is part of Spokane....because Spokane grew so much. It is fun to see change.
Live more fully NOW,
to develop golden memories

Monday, August 26, 2013


See this cute guy?  He is a skunk.  Looks Innocent right.
A few nights ago I am sleeping....I wake up to large crunching noises. 
 It sounded like a zombie eating a human....very scary!
I look out my screened window, with flashlight in hand.
Peppy le pew was outside our window eating a piece of bread I gave the birds.
He looked at me and just kept eating.
I nearly had a heart attack.
This bread got dry and got crunchy....we live in the city!
So we stop putting out any bread for the birds. Next day....
We are sitting outside as the sun sets....and Peppy walks in our yard like he owns the joint....and goes to looks for bread.  My cat that hunts everything wants to get it.
Geez ...we had to get her and save her from being sprayed.
Now I am not sure how to stop this skunk from coming!
The skunk has sprayed something around the house, but not us or the cats.
Peppy was always so cute on the cartoon!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Forever begins today.... freebie design

I love to be inspired....I think this quote is wonderful!
This would make a great embroidery design...framed in a very small hoop and hung by the door!
*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.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Quilters wanted

Isn't this fun!
You get 3 lbs of quilt blocks for $1.98.
This is an old ad in a magazine I have...Do you think they'll honor this deal....if they are still there?   lol

Monday, August 19, 2013

Fun sampler quilts

We are having a windy monday....still hot however.  I like the wind for a change.
These are my two first patterns I ever created that belongs to my Hudson's Holidays line.
I was very proud of them and still are!  It doesn't matter how many years go by...these two are still popular.
They are both only $1.99 each on my etsy...until next monday.
Above is:

This is very simple embroider, just a running stitch and back-stitch, with 10 lil designs like: cat, bat, spider, candy corn, witch , ghost, moon, apple, owl and pumpkin. Quilt measures: 26 1/4"x 22 1/4". they could be made into lil mini pillows too. It is simple painting, like coloring in a coloring book, just fill in the area with color. Makes a great piece.
This is so easy and fast to stitch up! This pattern has 10 designs to stitch using black floss, and is easy to paint like coloring a coloring book. The designs are Christmas tree, snowman, reindeer, wreath, stocking, santa, gingerbread man, mitten holly and plaid heart.
finished quilt measures: 26 1/4" x 22 1/4".
I also need to show off my beautiful daughter who models for me!
Selina is very creative herself and she is always busy making the top she is wearing!
She is going to be a sophomore in 2 weeks...she can't wait for school to begin.
The hats she is modeling is on my Etsy site

She contacted Project runway about ideas for the show and how she loves fashion....and they wrote back with all kinds of informative advice....she has made a portfolio like they suggested....she is a hard worker! 
Soon I will be having her sweet sixteen birthday...seems like yesterday she was in her onesies and crawling around.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Now the day sweetly closes freebie design

Friday just flew on darned fast!
Wasn't it tueday just a second ago?
This design is sweet for the bedroom decor!
Stitch it up and frame it by your bed side.
 *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.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Selina's new pad!

This is my daughter Selina's new pad...the entire basement of our used to be my studio!
She painted it bright red.
This is her living room area.
The couch she got at goodwill for 40. She had a blast decorating!
First we had to reroof my studio building and then move my massive hoard of crafting out.

Here is her "Bar"  that serves coke and candy.
She covered the bar, which was just an old ugly shelf, with dollar store contact paper.

Here is our Mannequin..."Flo".
Selina made the paper dress for her out of an old dictionary.  She whips things up so fast....and on  her own.

Her poker/game table.  We bought the ikea light in Portland when we went to market.

Selina got a branch from the back yard and covered it in lil lights.
Her table there has old 45's on them.

She has her TV and karaoke too.  She is my only she is spoiled a little.

She painted this in the hallway next to her mirror....she just comes up with soooo many ideas.

This is part of her bedroom.
She likes color!

He vintage camera collection.
A nice lady in an antique store in Cashmere WA gave her one for nothing....score!

She loves painting radios and telephones

This is where she works on her Peacock Gumdrop etsy site.
Lets just say...she is never bored!
I love her sooo much!
Pretty nice pad!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Do small things with great love

Hey everyone!  Seems like each day I have so many tasks....and not enough time for everything.
I know you know what I mean!
Today we bombed the house and studio ....for bugs.
In the meantime we went out and about...but I really just wanted to be home.
I can't wait for school to be back in session so I can really get alot done.
My daughter and I have a blast most days....we love to goof movies...craft....and then before you know it dear husband is home.

He really is a patient man. He loves to cook too!
I lucked out!
Please check out my Mrstiddlemouse ...I just put some Halloween in that lil shop.
I also put these cool pics with quotes on my Hudsonsholidays etsy shop.....the pics are jpgs so you can make them work for all kinds of crafting.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Bee kind, Bee wise, Bee true - new pattern

It is Hot hot August and all the Bees are out....and they are getting testy!
Not this one though...
This is my newest pattern: Bee kind, Bee wise, Bee true embroidery pattern,
It is now on my Etsy and my patternmart

This sweet embroidery pillow tuck reminds us to "Bee kind, Bee wise, Bee true". The little bee is easy, quick, and fun to stitch up. What a great gift this makes and is also so lovely in your own home decor.
Finished pillow measures: 7 3/4" x 4 3/4".
Design measures:4 3/4" x 4 1/4".
This would also make a cute large pin cushion...and looks so sweet on a shelf or amongst your decor.
We have had such hot weather for so long this summer....but we had a huge thunderstorm last night....kinda exciting, kinda scary....since a bolt hit really close.  My daughter about jumped on top of me!  Then she went running. 
I calmed her down by drawing with her.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Act dumb- freebie design

This is a silly one I drew was fun though.
I love to doodle!
This would make a fun design in a small hoop.
*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.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Zombies just want to have fun!

Yay....a new design finally....this summer is wearing me out.....seems like days fly by!
This is "Zombies just want to have fun"....available on my etsy and my patternmart.
Halloween just got spookier! These zombie girls & pumpkin just want a hug. What a fun, quick, and simply project. Stitch this up for a friend! Design measures: 3 3/4" x 6 1/4"
Fits in a 7" hoop nicely.

This is an easy, quick, and fun stitchery to make up for fall. Looks so great framed in a hoop, so popular now!!

****Also included are special aging and depth secrets to add to all your stitcheries!
I have been stitchin a lot lately....I always get readdicted to it!
Can't help the satisfying feeling of completing putting together a puzzle.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Zombie sneak peak

Hey everyone....I am pretty hot....Gotta remember this heat when I am freezing in January.
I guess you have to expect the heat in August.
This is a sneaky peak of my newest design....out very soon!
When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Our day trip to Leavenworth

This past week we were mainly on a stay-cation but one day we went to Leavenworth much fun.  It is a city near the cascade mountains...just before you go over to get to the Seattle area.
It is a German town...Bavarian!
Everything looks like you stepped out of the Sound of music or Heidi.

There were tons of people there....having fun

We ate here at Cafe Christa....on the top balcony.
There we laughed so hard...the couple next to us was a sixty year old kissing a twenty something year old.....yuck city!  She was model beautiful....he was your typical dude of 60.  I wanted to say to him...."she is with you for your money fella".  I know this is naughty of me....but they were feeding each other and everything.....yikes!
Downstairs was a shop we loved...we got a German clock, beer steins (even though we do not drink beer-go figure), a teapot and other goodies.
This is a giant may pole....staring up at it made us want to fall over.
Nice pharmacy huh!  Even McDonald's looked German.  All businesses had the look of Germany.
I got some perfume to die for....called Versaille afternoon.  I rarely buy perfume because most makes me sneeze....but not this one!
We had tons of fun....and along the way driving we stopped at lots of old barns and took pics for my Daughters etsy shop...Peacock Gumdrop....she will be adding them soon!
One building was an old was creepy!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Selina's cool top

We went to Coeur d'Alene today...a small artsy city on the lake....close by Spokane.....but it is in Idaho.
There was all kinds of artsy stuff going on (Art in the Park) was packed with people.
My daughter Selina wore her new top she made last night....tons of silk rose petals....with a zipper in back.  She got lots of comments.  She just whips stuff up all the time!  People said she should have her own booth there.

Here is a sand castle made by an artist was huge and super cool.
We had to fight the crowd....but it was fun.  Didn't want to take pics because I didn't want to offend vendors.  I know how that feels.
Go out of your way to show kindness and respect to others...especially those people that are ignored.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Reach for your dreams- freebie friday design

This lil flower is reaching for her should too!
Go ahead and make a list of things you want to do and become.
Write everything down....make alittle each day at making your dreams come true. 
Once begun is half done!
Stitch this lil flower up for inspiration!
*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.
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