Friday, February 27, 2015

Silly Ninny Freebie

You silly ninny....
We have all been silly once or twice in our lives....and alot of us have been silly everyday.
This is the freebie friday!
I think this would be cute stitched into a small pillow.
Copy and save.
*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 sometimes think working with bright and fun colors makes your attitude better...

Spring is right around the corner now!
I love gathering up scraps for these mice pincushions.
I never throw away scraps. 
I am going to take a bunch of scraps....iron them and sew, sew, sew.
Why Hello glittery eyes!
I can't resist glitter.
This mouse has felts ears and eyes. 
Look at his booty!
It is a yo-yo with ribbon tail.
I love this is white with pins in cute colors.
Here is the original mice from my pattern....all Amy Butler fabric.
Sometimes I put my mice on a shelf or tucked on a branch on the Christmas always gives people a laugh. 
Soft pink....Love!
This is one of my signs for Easter.

Let me tell you alittle bit about how I made it....
This started by drawing the design in the background....goofing around in my journal really.
I thought it would be fun to make a cat have bunny the cat would like to be the Easter bunny.
Then I cleaned up the drawing by retracing and scanned it into the computer.
I added a pink background.
I added text and a scrappy white border.

This free picture with it...punch all the buttons and discover what you can do with your pics.
It my favorite go make my pictures nicer!

Happy Weekend!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lucky charms & more!

I got a lot of random things to talk about today....
Lucky charms....they are magically delicious!
I just created this artwork...."Ask me about my lucky charms!" a pdf instant download.  This is so funny....great amongst your St. Patrick's day decor! I created the background art of my repeating surface designs.
I wanted to share what I won recently....a lovely set of potholders from Spittin Toad.  Please check out her blog and etsy shop.  The fabrics she used are just beautiful.  A Big thank you to Denise!
She re-painted a dresser and it is sooo darned is on her blog.
I just put a few finished items in my etsy shops...I can't keep everything!
I Hand painted her face...on the prettiest floral fabric. She has a small flower by her face. On the front side is a tag that says "laugh"....with pink seam binding bow and a small gold safety pin. She has some great white trim around her as well. She is weighted so she stand well.
Lil shelf tucks...with inspiring words.
These are small and sweet.
Another set of four...with different words or sayings.
My "Hope" mixed media painting in my art etsy shop.
I made this small artwork to inspire and give hope. It is a painting on wood. I took papers and paint and collaged them all together. There is a crown and hearts....swirls and bright colors of all shades of pink. The sides are painted black. It measures : 3" x 4". 
Swoon...another small mixed media painting on canvas,
I love the sentiment that comes from this one small word!
Hippity Hoppity.....
This is a prim Easter wicker hanger....I made this a few years ago. I used one of my wonderful old photos...of a pretty lady...gave her glittery bunny ears. She is inside a wicker heart shaped basket that has a prim rusty wire hanger. There is lot of moss and small flowers in the moss. It also has a small cheesecloth tie on the hanger. This measures:5 1/2" wide, 7 1/4" including wire hanger.
Lastly is Froy ....Born to be wild!
Cat's always look funny when their nose gets close to the camera!
I thought he might give you a laugh.

I need a laugh today...sometimes life just throws a few punches and you have to deal with it.
I pulled out my gratitude journal.....and re read all I listed in the past that I am grateful for....already made me feel better!!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Queen O' The Green!

Feeling like a Sassie Lassie?
How about a Party O' Animal?
They are so bright and cheerful! 
Let your love of green show this St. Patrick's day! These chenille stem ornaments have a vintage they are fun, easy, and quick to make. All the artwork for 8 different designs and banners are included! 
They are easy enough for kids to make too.

Banners sayings include: Kiss me...I'm Irish, Queen O' The Green, Lepre-cutie,Luck of the Irish, Proud to be Irish, Happy go lucky, Party O' Animal, and Sassie Lassie.

These could also be used as gift tags. 
I painted the artwork get the collage sheet with all eight designs plus all 8 banners.
She is a real sweetie!
I loved glittering them up. 
These are so simple and super duper quick!
The pattern is in my etsy shop, my patternmart and my website.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Lucky girl freebie

Above is a Sneaky peak at my next simple...
great for kids!
It's is coming very soon!
This hangs above my desk....
Make each day count!
It helps me stay on task!
I made this sign using one of my ATC cards I did with pen and watercolor.
My frame was from goodwill...just an old gold frame that had something hideous in
I added text using the computer.
Hello Weekend!!!

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Little joys give us our wings...

Do you believe in fairies?
 This glittery gal is inspiring and uplifting! Such a charming embroidery quick, easy and fun to do. Finish the embroidery in a hoop. Perfect for the little girl in your life and your own home decor.
This new pattern is in my Etsy shop, my Patternmart, and on my website (if you prefer a printed and mailed pattern).
Finished design in hoop measures: 10 3/8" x 10 3/4"
Embroidery design measures: 6 5/8" x 7 1/4"
This was a blast to stitch up....really got my excited about spring!

Here is a little springy goodness...
a collage of my daughter's flower photography.
Selina is 17, a junior in high school and has her own Etsy shop called
She loves to take pictures of nature and also of buildings...
especially old buildings and barns. 
She is my one and proud of her!

Take time today to relax....I practically have to schedule it in now....yikes.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Inspiring crafty & artsy books!

I love art, craft, and sewing books....I have quite the collection.
but I can't buy everything that hits my fancy...I would be soooo broke if I did.
I went to my library....and was in heaven!
I got myself a whole stack of goodies! 
Show your work is fab! 
It was recommended by Bonnie Christine in her surface pattern design class.
It was very I ordered the other book called Steal like an Artist. 
Here is a page from show your has lots of good advice. 
Here is one on illustrating...I just happened upon most of these books.
I did search up the "show your work" book and placed a hold.  You can search for any book at your local libraries.  I am lucky to live in a city that has lots of libraries and when you place a hold ...they will deliver it to your favorite library for you to pick up. 
This one is many great ideas for hoops....and you know I love hoops.
Garage sales and thrift stores are full of hoops....dirt cheap! 
Here is an inside page...showing how to use it to organize. 
I love how you can just check them out...and see if the book is up your alley or not.
Then you can buy your favorites to keep! 
This one is due sooner than the others since it is new...I better get reading it! 
It is full of full learning opportunities. 
I love Bari J...I was a guest stitcher on her blog a few years back! 
Yummy home projects featuring her fabric! 
I love what the ladies are ordinary clothes for them....they are cool!

One more thing...I had to show you my little pot of flowers on my desk....from Trader Joe's....I think it was 3 sweet.
I love seeing the cheerful purple flowers while I work.
The pot is a keeper too...a small wooden pot....which would be good holding paperclips later.
I know my flower won't last forever...usually somewhere down the road things croak on
I noticed stores have prim roses too...for 1.39!!  
Another good option when we all have Spring fever!

Happy Wednesday!

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Presidents day...sneaky peak

I thought you might enjoy seeing this vintage ad in one of my old magazines...
for Wheatena.
I love the presidential theme.
Remember when back in grade school they would put pictures in as a replacement for a Washington's picture replacing his name.  Maybe it was kindergarten?
My daughter and I plan to go for a walk soon...the sun in shining,,,,,blue skies...just gorgeous!

Here is a sneaky peak of my next pattern...
I am thinking fairies!!!
My mom totally believed she could catch fairies in the woods
she looked under mushrooms and everything!
I would have loved to have seen that!

Have a fun day!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day to U!


I hope you enjoy the day....feel the love of family, friends, furry critters and your special loved one!
after all....
Love is all that really matters!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Last of alphabet series & MORE!

It's is Friday!!  Yay! 
Here is today's freebie!  It is the very last in the series.

It is "Z is for Zebra"
Remember ...these would be sweet to stitch up in a kids quilt or on lil pillows.  For earlier letters in this series...go back to my past Friday posts.  They were posted every Friday...the last in the series being today.  Fun to color as well. Copy and save.
Here is a fun little Valentine gift for you...
an inspiration sign!
I believe when you see inspiring quotes, signs, and poster....they go into your brain...and
then the magic happens.
The background of the sign is part of my steampunk valentine repeating pattern I made.

I challenged myself by entering a spoonflower fabric contest.
I entered with a different color combination.
I am just starting this process here.
I firmly believe in just jumping in....
things don't have to be perfect before you try...
If we waited for everything to be perfect, then we would never try anything.

I wanted to show you the gals I am with on the Deflecto Design Team!
We have a blast designing with products from Deflecto.
Marilyn is the head of the team!
This is one item I have designed with using Deflecto products...
it is a large clear stand up frame.  I made it into a necklace holder simply putting in pretty scrapbooking paper and using vintage clothes pins.  To see more that I have done

Have a fabulous Friday!

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