Friday, January 31, 2014

Let our love grow...freebie design

It's Freebie Friday! 
I love is the end of the work week and the beginning of the weekend... woop woop!
I also love coming up with these little freebies.... it is fun!
Come back every week atleast...because they will not be on here forever :(
*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, January 30, 2014

Scottish Valentine & memories

I love this Scottish Valentine....
reminds me of dad...who came from Scotland 63 years ago....and is very happy to be here in America.
When he first came...he was so unhappy.
Everything was different and he felt very out of place.
As the years went by, he became accustomed to America.
He loved my mother until the day she died, even though they had been divorced when I was 2....they were very good friends.
He still has an accent and is VERY THRIFTY....
but he has always been EXTREMELY GENEROUS to me....
and his one and only grand-daughter Selina.
He now takes care of his long time girlfriend who has Alzheimer's.
He has more patience than I would ever had thought.
Love him!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

To love another person....

I LOVE Les Miserables...and this is a wonderful quote from it!
It is so profound and beautiful!
I made the collage background from old papers, paints, ink, and chalk.
This is a digital download get the file instantly and then can print it on white card stock, matte photo paper, or glossy paper.  It fits in either a document frame or
an 8" x 10".
It would make a great Valentine gift!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Valentine Key Chain
Today I wanted to share some fun blogs with you and their amazing ideas!
I bet you could get lost in their blogs and have a lot of fun doing it!
Above is:
For the key to my tutorial

DIY Valentines Straws from Blissful Roots
I hope you enjoy... I really love these projects and yummies!

Monday, January 27, 2014

You are sew special to me...

This is a message from me to you...
"You are sew special to me"...
I really am soo happy to be able to tell my story, my ideas, my studio, and share my freebies with you!
You all inspire me!  And I love your comments...they are the sunshine in my day!
This is my newest design...available in my Etsy shop and also in my patternmart.
This stitched up kitty cat has sewn her own heart for you! What a fast, easy, and fun design to make. This sweet design has a banner and buttons, plus other techniques with shading and glitter! This would also be great sewn into a pillow or wallhanging for your sewing room. It makes a great gift for your bestie!
Finished framed design measures:8 3/4" x 8 3/4"...with an opening of 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" for design.
Embroidery design: 4 3/4" x 4 3/4".

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Yummmmmmyyyy... is all I can say!
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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fun & bright pillowcases...& more

 I am making some new Pillowcases for my 16 year old daughter Selina.  I found some fabulous fabric (tula pink) at a new shop in town...Charming Lulu. 
This is the pattern I am going to do with my new fabric.

 My newest pattern in my Etsy shop and on my patternmart.
It is called...Valentine ...Don't break my heart. #321
This heart is protected under a glass dome... but is still vulnerable, like our own heart is. What a fast, easy, and fun design to make. This sweet pillow will look perfect in your home decor! Special tinting and depth secrets included.
Finished pillow design measures: 5 3/8" x 5 3/8"
Embroidery design: 4 3/4" x 4 1/8" 
I think it looks so sweet next my paper mache heart boxes.

Friday, January 24, 2014

French flowers freebie design

Feeling French today....I would love to go to Paris for a week with lots of money..ha ha.
We all would like to.... I believe.
Well...some of my designs are being sent to be in some French is Quiltmania and Simply Vintage.
I wish I could go with them!

This freebie design would be lovely as a lavender sachet....would make a fabulous little gift!
*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, January 22, 2014

Valentine sneaky peaks

Sneaky peak time!
I have 2 new embroidery designs coming out in a day or two.
I would love to create Valentine designs for several more months....but I need to move on!
I really get caught up on the pink and red, the hearts, the love, and all! 
This one is soooo darned cute...not modest about this one!
There is something so relaxing about stitching ... it makes me feel good.
By the way....there is a super cute Etsy treasury that I am proud to be in....
It is a beautiful treasury.
It will inspire you to get stitching!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

When Irish eyes are smiling...

Seems like time is flying by again....just decorated for Valentines day....
but I wanted to show you all my St. Patricks' day items..
before you know will be here.
These are all available in my etsy shop....patterns and digital artwork...
instant fast.
This year Easter is late (April 20th) there is plenty of time to have St. Patrick's day decor up.
I am Irish, English, Mainly Scottish, and a lil drop of Cherokee.
My father had Vikings disease (tendons in hand pull up) it may be from the vikings invading Scotland so long ago.  Hope I don't get it.  He had a very simple surgery to take care of it.
Then again....I wonder how much is story

Oh well....we can celebrate just being alive...with all our ancestors doing all the really hard work to make our lives so wonderful today!
I am thankful for that!
One changes from day to day
...every few years one becomes a new being.
George Sand

Monday, January 20, 2014

Vintage dog valentine, plus extras

Happy MLK Day!
I am supposed to be off....but so far I have been working all day, don't know how that happened.
I went to some antique stores this weekend....found some lovely Valentines to share.
This dog is sooooo the extra long neck!

This Valentine is super sticky sweet, just the way I like them!

I have always had a fondness for Raggedy Ann and Andy!
This raggedy has yellow hair though...that is not
I also got some books to make mixed media with, a lovely tray to put jewelry on, red velvet fabric, and lots of frames.  I love to thrift shop and antique of my favorite things to do!
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Friday, January 17, 2014

One cool peep freebie design

This is one cool peep!
I was inspired to draw this when I saw a Cadbury egg at Walmart!
I love them, but I refrained until later....I am doing great eating better.
This would be fun stitched up as a tag for a gift....a box of peeps for your loved one.
*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.
I can only eat one of those....then the rest of the box gets
Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Envelope Heart bookmarks & embroidery tip

Greetings on this fine Thursday!
I just wanted to share with you this lovely idea about heart bookmarks made from envelopes.
Go to this link for their easy and sooo cute!
Also If you have ever wondered how to embroider on dark fabrics...go to sublime stitchin to find out...she has many great ideas.
Got to finish some projects much to do!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Valentine banners...and so much more!

Hey y'all!
I am feeling soooo valentiny...not sure that is a word or not?
With my can make banners.... 
and Valentines.... 
I provide this sheet on sahpes to make them with. 
Here is what the collage sheet looks like...just download and print.
The larger images are 2 1/4" x 3 1/4". The smaller images are 1 7/8" x 1 3/8".
You can make these images into banners, valentine hearts, tags, jewelry, cards, and more! Make banner from pink cardstock (using shape provided) and glue the images easy
I want to decorate for Valentine's...have you?  I don't want to decorate too early but I want my house to be red and
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

U make me Purr....sweet treat make do box newest pattern is complete!
in my etsy shop. Also in my patternmart shop and for a printed pattern go to my website
U make me a sweet Valentine keepsake. This project is easy, quick, and makes a great gift. Fill the box with treats or buttons & sewing supplies. This make do will look purrfect in your Valentine decor. Also includes how to make the box aged and how to make this sweet banner.
Kitty measures: 4" tall. Finished project measures: 5 5/8" tall, 5" wide including tail
I really love this lil guy....he is sooo sweet!
This could be made for anytime of the year, by changing the colors and banner saying.
Be passionate
Be fearless
Be strong

Monday, January 13, 2014

Valentine Banner Flash Cards & a new shop

Love is in the air....seems like Valentines are everywhere! 
My daughter gets her braces off on Valentine's excited for that!
I just wanted to share a few things with you...I have new phrase flash cards.
These are perfect to make into banners for your home decor.
The SET has 12 medium VALENTINE FLASH CARDS and 8 smaller flash cards.
You download instantly and print on 4 pieces of creamy cardstock...very easy.
The words you get are: Sweets for the sweet, Be mine, Happy Valentines day, Be my Valentine (in larger size). Larger cards have numbers and definitions. Larger cards measure: 3" x 6 1/4"
The smaller cards are: Truly madly deeply, kiss me, love conquers all.
Smaller ones measure:1 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Simply add ribbon, lace, string, tinsel garland to the back using hot make a super fast and yet pretty banner.

These also look great on shelves and as gift tags.
The larger cards have numbers and definitions. 
I am going to put this one above across my mantel.
This is a mini banner...using the small flash cards....nice on a mirror.
I also want to tell you about my new Etsy shop called...
Each design in my new shop is only $1.50.

Some have been a part of my freebies....which have been retired so they are not available anymore
(I suggest checking my freebies often...before they are not longer here)

Some are new designs....they were never a freebie.

These are so inexpensive because they are just a sheet pattern....that keeps the price affordable.
It comes with my basic embroidery tips...and how to use a finished design in many ways.
They do not come with color choices....I figure you are smart enough to choose you own.
Plus they would look great as redwork ...stitched entirely in red ....or other colors.
I will be adding new designs all the time.
If you have one been deeply in love with someone, you never lose him or her.  You can invoke that person's presence by just thinking about him.
Eleanor Lambert

Friday, January 10, 2014

Enjoy the little things - freebie design

This small quote is so BIG!
This is one of my favorite quotes....if you follow will be a much happier person.

Yesterday I put my frozen microwave lunch on a pretty square plate....set the table before me nicely....just for me.  Made a small fruit salad to go with it.  It was terrific.  It made my lunch special and I felt great afterward.  It was a little something special....that turned out BIG. 

This would look great stitched up and framed in a tiny 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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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Purrring Valentine....sneaky peak

I love cats!
I have three...and it wouldn't be the same without their little furry souls around!
They each have their own personality, their cute traits, and each is good at something.
My cat Lucky is a gentle giant...very lovable.
My cat Trix is playful and kills any mouse in the neighborhood.
My cat Froy is super fluffy and reminds me of Bugs bunny(what a smartalic)
Anyway....above is a sneaky peak at my newest pattern....available very soon.
"U make me purr".
I love the ever changing holidays....always something to look forward to!
"You know, a heart can be broken, but it keeps beating, just the same"
Fannie Flagg