Monday, February 29, 2016

Sweet floral bookmarks

Happy Leap day!!
This day only comes every four enjoy it.
I decided this day need a little gift!
I made these bookmarks and I want to share them with you!!!
**for personal only only
They look like this after downloading and printing them! 
Just cut out and add string, yarn or ribbon.
I put a tassel on this one...
All the artwork was done on Adobe illustrator...using my newest repeat pattern....wild florals. 
I covered these books for quilt market a few years ago....just old wallpaper.
The books looks so much nicer now...hahaha.

I was in desperate need for some bookmarks for some magazines I was reading and I wanted to keep my spot.  I have a bunch of bookmarks somewhere...I am always trying to organize and then I don't know what great place I put them at.
Need to know How to make a tassel?  
Here I added purple ribbon.... 
Relax and accept the of my favorite sayings right now! 
Encourage silliness....I always do!
Enjoy this unusual day!!!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Be Different ...freebie!

Don't you just want to be different...follow your own path?
This sweet flower decided to do it her way!
This would make a terrific little pillow shelf tuck...embroidered up!

 *Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make a couple finished goods (no mass producing) and a couple gifts...they are still legally my designs.
I have been making some embroidery designs for these super adorable hexies that my daughter made.
They are wooden pendant blanks....and you can pop in embroideries and fabric.  
I will be having a pattern for the embroideries. I have 24 designs to do...geez...I may have to cut it done to 12 or 18. 
Here I  did something alittle easier....just put some kitty fabric with a touch of embroidery....the flower and grass...
then I popped it into a hexie blank. 
Each hexie is 1 " 5/8 Tall and 1" 5/8 Wide.......Then the inside is 1" 2/8 Tall and 1" 2/8 Wide
My daughter Selina has recently experimented with even tinier hexies....that make a perfect ring!
This picture was taken with my phone...color isn't exact.
The fabric just fits in like the hexie pendants and you add a blank ring.
Cute matching set isn't it!
Another embroidery which will be in my pattern,
hearts are great anytime of the year.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Let the Shenanigans begin!

I illustrated some new St. Patrick's Day tags...2 sheets of printables.
I love the green and purple combo! 
There are 2 collage sheets- 15 different tags and one banner that says" Let the shenanigans begin!"
Other tags say: I'm a wee bit Irish, Lucky me...I have you, and Happy St. Patrick's day. Some tags says...Lucky girl! Just print, cut out and add strings, ribbon or yarn. Glittering them would also be adorbs! 
The top left and bottom right are what the sheets look like when printed out. 
These are cute for parties, glued on fabric hearts, hanging on knobs, tucked in your altered art projects, and much more! 
The banner would be sweet on a small wreath or on a big felt shamrock. 
I feel so lucky ... I bet you do too!
This is my mound of goodies put in the tag holes.
My stash is never ending...I keep telling myself not to buy more...
but do I listen?

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Dear Irish Memories....postcard 1910

Happy Fri-yay!
This is my freebie for today....a lovely vintage St. Patrick's day postcard.
And here is the back.
I think if you click on it you can see a larger pic of it.
Can you believe it was sent over 100 years ago...1910!!

The artwork is just beautiful!
This has lots of silver all over.
Plus I love the little poem.
So sweet!
Erin go Bragh....means Ireland forever!  Also it is used to express allegiance.
I am Irish, English and mainly I always just go with all the British stuff....why not?!
But I am American through and through!!

My twins celebrated their 9th birthday this week with wet food in the morning ... a princess Leia and Han solo catnip mice set and turkey in the evening. 
Yes ...I am
Speaking of cats...this is one of my patterns...
4 seasons cats pattern
You can Make it into a wallhanging, put into an old window frame, make pillows, or lil mini-quilts. Each Finished piece measures: 4 3/4" x 5 3/4" -muslin area.
***But I really wanted to share how Jessica Breitschwerdt made up hers!!!

This is winter...



and fall! 
Didn't she do a great job!
I love them and so happy she gave me permission to share and gush over them!!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Happy President's Day to you!

Happy holidays!
It isn't all the time that you have Valentine's day and then the next being President's Day!
I love this school girl....she rocks!
WE have much to be thankful for....because of the men and women who made this country great....but today is for those wonderful presidents!!!
It doesn't matter what political party you like best...we are all in this together and I believe each president did a great service for us!

I had a wonderful Valentine's day!
Hope you did too!!
I was spoiled with goodies!
Plus my hubby made his great Lasagna for dinner!!!
Back to the studio...
Can't wait to get back to sewing on a new project for Easter!
I am also working on something involving hexies or hexagons!
I will post again with pics later.

Treat yourself to a little fun today!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Vintage Valentines

I got some new vintage Valentines this year...well I collect more every year....I add to it.
I thought I would share a few that caught my eye.
Above is the sweetest elephant...with the weirdest clown ever.  The nose cracks me up!

This Giraffe is cute and his neck moves.
I just love all the corny sayings and puns....they just don't make them like this anymore.
The valentines kids give to each other now are cheap pieces of paper....with funny edges and they have zero cute factor.
I love valentines with Kitties!
This one is cool because it was for teacher.
Plus the kitty is an artist...with beret and

This couple really caught my his hat is huge and reminds me of the mad hatter.
It has gold...I remember as a kid loving that gold on paper.
This one is from 1911.
I love the ornateness of this one.
On the back it says:
Dear Glen, 
I wish you was out here. 
I like school fine. 
It has 23 scholors in role.
Goodbye answer soon
They were both in Kansas.
What really gets me is how romantic the card looks....but maybe that didn't mean anything or maybe it did.
The postcard is 105 years old now.
I always wonder how things went for the two writing each other in these old letters and postcards....did they have a good life?
We will never know.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Lucky me...freebie friday

It's Fri-yay!
Lucky me...I have you!!
I did this using some cool colors....but it could definitely be stitched up or made into a sweet card.
I love sayings and drawing lil these freebies are always fun for me to create.
***Please let your friends know about my blog...there are freebies every Friday and it would be nice to share with all!!!  

*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make a couple finished goods (no mass producing) and a couple gifts...they are still legally my designs.

I am on instagram!!!
Are you?
Please check it out and I would love if you followed me!
The unicorn above is something I recently shared on instagram...
Sometimes I share unique pictures only on is just so easy to take pics and share!
I love following all kinds of people with interests in art, crafting, sewing, quilting and vintage goodies.  You can really get inspired by everyone!
I sometimes just have my coffee and see what's is so fun...
a little addicting. 
This is a hexie pendant blank...I just put this cute little birdy fabric in it after I embroidered a few flowers. I got some cool scraps of fabric on etsy...some people have amazing treasures listed.

If you are looking for some St. Patrick's day projects...I have lots!
I have badges and pins, tags, banners.... 
Quilts, embroidery, flash cards... 
Pins with the artwork included... 
tutorials for hangers... 
Raggedy ann... 
and mousey pinkeeps!
There are some really fun etsy treasuries this one!
Tons of fun ideas and products!

Vintage Valentines...tomorrow...I won't forget!!!

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