Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wicked Witch Ornaments

Things are getting frightful around here!
If you can't stir with the bad girls then stay away from the cauldron!
These are my new Wicked Witch Ornaments pattern
They are in my etsy shop and in my patternmart.
Celebrate Halloween in vintage style! Make these Chenille ornaments in no time. Artwork for witches included!
Add fun glittery sayings and words for fun or to personalize. 
Ornaments measures: 5 1/4" x 3"
This makes ten witches....2 of each face. Copy artwork or print artwork again and make limitless witches. These witches are great hanging in twig branches, on Halloween trees, on gifts, would make cute wearable pins, great for craft shows and fun for your Halloween spooky decor.
Isn't she a beauty!
Hey ...she was somebodies baby...once.
There is a chilly wind blowing...
I am watching "The house on haunted hill" 
starring Vincent Price (I love him!)....while working.
This movie is older than me!  
The skeleton cracks me up in the movie...wires showing...and it is too small...lol.
I love the old Halloween movies we watched as kids...lots of Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee,  and campy movies like Whatever happened to Baby Jane.  

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Halloween signs & sneak peaks

I love making signs....especially Halloween signs
I feel like this often.  These as usual are $3.99
So true...I find.
"Only bad witches are ugly"....a great saying from
The wizard of OZ.
Here are some sneaky peaks into my next couple of designs ...due out super soon.
I am only showing you a glimpse....gotta come back to see the complete projects.
Love witches...
I went to many thrift store Halloween sales this weekend....all were pretty much duds.
Oh well...I have enough Halloween decor for 50 people anyways.
One of my favorite finds was a child's metal refrigerator....5 bucks.....woot woot.
It's smallish....but big on cute!
I am going to change the front.....but leave the cuteness of the inside original.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Freebie friday...Fruit

I had a lot of great guesses last week of what this weeks freebie would be....but no one got it.....
It was "F is for Fruit".  :(
This would make a great coloring page.

Oh well.....guess next weeks freebie...."G is for _____"

Be the first to guess the correct answer to what "G" could stands for ....and you will get a sweet prize.  Just make your guess in the comment section of this post.
One guess per person to make it fair!

These are some of my new little treasures...ACEO's 
Aceo stands for Art cards editions & originals.
These are all original watercolor paintings with pen and ink.
They are all unique and one of a kind. 
They are in my Art Etsy shop
I used to be called Squirrelly instead of Shirley.....mainly by my sister Angie.
I will be nice and not tell you her nickname...lol.

Witch Zombie....she kind of goes with my earlier Zombie art I posted last week.
I love a girl with big eyes.....blue like me!
In the meadow we can build a ......pumpkinman!  
This little girl is dressed for the chilly fall air.
Silly Franky!  I love his balloon pumpkin he is holding....hehehe
I just revised my ebook on fun and inspiring sayings...I added a whole bunch of cool quotes and things for all the holidays....plus I added a new category: Wedding/Anniversaries!
Over 6300 words, 12 pages of sayings.....
for only $5.99.
Copy and past words to any document too....very convenient.
I seriously use my copy almost everyday....when crafting, making signs, my patterns, embroidery....etc.
 If you like my style and sense of humor....then this is for you!

Have a great Fall weekend!!!!!
I plan to attack some Halloween sales at thrift stores.....girl time!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Peter pumpkin.....& his kitty cat

Here is Peter Pumpkin....with his kitty cat pal in his pocket!
He is holding a tag that says "Forget the candy....it's all about the pumpkin seeds".
This is my newest pattern...which is in my etsy shop, patternmart and website (my website always has printed and mailed patterns- if that is what you prefer).
Pumpkin doll measures: 21" long, 5 1/8" wide
Have a horribly happy Halloween with this adorable skinny Pumpkin doll...he has a candy corn button, a leafy collar and a sweet kitty in his pocket. This is a fun mix of Prim & cute. Fast, takes simple supplies, & is easy! Comes with 6 tags for the doll to hold.
Sweet kitty!
Tags say: Forget the candy it's all about the pumpkin seeds, Welcome great Pumpkin, Trick or treat be so sweet give me something good to eat, Merry scaring to you, Halloween frightful yet delightful, and I'd like to be witchya on Halloween.
They come as this collage sheet that fits on a normal sized piece of paper......the tags could have all kinds of uses!
Hang them around the house, add to dolls, add to a place setting, use as an embellishment in scrapbooking....the skys the limit.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Organizing buttons!

I love organizing my big collection of buttons. It so wonderful to have them separated by color....I am always looking for specific buttons. Here I filled up all these containers - the carousel rotating containers with buttons
All these wonderful organizational products come from Deflecto!

I added a cardboard roll (tp) in the center of the carousel rotating organizer. My scissor fit nicely in the center....and I love adding more supplies such as a measuring tape, pincushion and thread.
Look at all my lovely buttons....I am in button heaven!  I need some more black buttons....I use them the most.  Pink is a close second.

I used to have them in jars....but they are hard to get you fingers in and see what you want.  These containers are easy to get your hands in.
Here are the stackable cube organizers....perfect for my mailing counter.
It is amazing how organizing these areas can cut down on time spent looking around for the right supplies.
I always need things handy ...otherwise I forget I even have them!
They are cute!  
I am always adding strings to things....taping packages, trying to make the things I mail sweet.

There are the Craft tilt bins.....I love these!
I have my labels, clips, hole punches, strings, and rubber bands....all which I use daily.

These make my work space clear and uncluttered.
This is so handy for me....an outdoor business card holder.
I put it up on my studio door....perfect for when someone comes and I am not there. The first business card fits in the front....perfectly displayed with all the info and all showing.

 Things are looking pretty darned sweet in my studio!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

E is for Elephant

E is for Elephant!
This is today's freebie. 
What a sweet elephant....working the circus!
Again....this would be so adorable embroidered into a quilt.
Go back to previous Fridays for the beginning of the alphabet..."A" through "D".

Next week is "F is for......".  Be the first to guess the correct answer to what "F" could stands for ....and you will get a sweet prize.  Just make your guess in the comment section of this post.
One guess per person to make it fair!
I have a few new signs in my art etsy shop!
I made elements of this sign while working on a surface pattern design challenge.
I love to learn new things.
This one is:
I love Franky and I love candy....two fun things!
The pumpkins in the background are going to be in another pattern coming out soon.

Lastly I have here:
This is a sweetie and acorns with smiles make me smile!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Zombies are everywhere....they even filmed a zombie TV show in our hometown!
I thought my zombie monsters would fit right in!
These are ACEO's (Art Cards editions & originals).
All of these lil original watercolors are in my art Etsy shop.

Each one is 2.5 x 3.5 inches and comes with a white Mat 5 x 7 inches....perfect for popping in a frame and hanging up or on a shelf! 
 They are originals..... not prints.

They come in a clear plastic sleeve and in a bend proof mailer. It is signed and titled.

I had a blast painting these....they are like little treasures.

I always have a soft spot for Franky....so misunderstood!

I finally saw the original mummy movie with Boris Karloff....totally a movie of another era.
I enjoy him.
More spooky stuff tomorrow!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

My sweet lil girl

Recently my sweet lil baby girl turned 17!
I can't believe it!
Seems like yesterday we were strolling her around.
She had a wonderful birthday and had lots of fun. 
We went to the fair on Saturday...and she won a Special grand award for her paper dress made from vintage dictionary pages.
It fits her as well.  She is very artistic and talented.
She also won awards for her photography.
Star Night Church photo - 8 x 10 frame Print Art Photography
Here are some of the photos she won blue ribbons for...
a digitally enhanced starry night -church
Old Barn with a field of wheat photo - 8 x 10 frame Print Art Photography yellow brown
Her very popular barn
Pink cone flowers - 8 x 10 frame Print Art Photography Daisy
The pink cone flower (my fav!)
Beautiful Black & White Hydrangea Flower photo - 8 x 10 frame Print Art Photography petals floral
Her black and white flower
Beautiful Colorful Cat photo - 8 x 10 frame Print Art Photography
Lucky the cat....
Beautiful waterfall photo - 8 x 10 frame Print Art Photography
Multnomah falls too
All her photos are in her Etsy shop!
I entered 4 paintings and won 4 blues...I am a happy camper too!

The theme of the fair this year was the Wizard of oz.
I wanted to share a wrist pincushion I made featuring the wizard of oz fabric.
Sweet isn't it!
Any favorite fabric can be used in this pincushion pattern
Wrist Cuff Pin cushion PDF Pattern - bracelet pin keep specialty fabric rubber stamps buttons scrunched seam binding
Like this cute lil girl fabric.
I gotta pick up our goodies at the fair now...my daughter is going to help me.
Try to enter something in your local fair next year...it is fun and believe me...people want to see your creations!!