Thursday, February 22, 2018

March calendar freebie

Can you believe it...March is almost here!
I am really excited because you know spring is finally coming and I think we could all happily say goodbye to winter right!

You know how I love to make surface pattern designs...well this is my Irish shamrock one....very green and cheerful.
This one is really pretty on the screen...very bright!

And speaking of more Irish goodies....
very inexpensive and easy...just download and print.
I love using a light box and a blue disappearing marker...these would make sweet ornaments!

Isn't this a sweet Irish bunny?!
I think green is so welcome in a month like March!
We want to see green outside and if it isn't there yet then we can have it indoors with decor.

My daughter Selina made some embroidery designs recently too her "Camping is the life".
It is a fun coloring page as well.
Lots of flowers, unicorn, deer ... easy yet sweet.
This is her pack on embroidery blanks with some finished designs to the left.
My Irish Lass is in my Etsy shop...I won't be making come check her out if you are interested.
She has fun green hair, a magenta nose and a fun pin to hold or wear.
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Friday, February 16, 2018

Illustrating a profile....

Recently I made an illustrated profile of myself.
I really hate all my pictures...they always seem not like the real me.
So I decided to give it a try and even though it is fits me better than photos.

I used adobe illustrator and selected a photo and faded it.  Then I sort of traced over the image and colored it in.

Hey my wrinkles are not
Instant face
Plus art is an interpretation anyway!
I decided to wear my favorite color and have rosy cheeks.
I added a background circle of my surface pattern design and some extra flowers.  Then at the end added my name.
I love it and started using it on my instagram and facebook.
If you want to learn illustration on the computer....I highly recommend Bonnie Christine's classes on skillshare!  She teaches so much!
You need to be computer savy however.
I have a little Irish doll in my etsy shop.
She is a finished OOAK doll.
I gave her fun fluffy green (with a little white) yarn hair and there are two wool clovers in her hair. She has big raggedy ann eyes and a sweet heart mouth. 
Her simple dress is green with leprechaun hats....and a lace trim on her dress with a lace collar and wood green and blue lace on shoulders. She has a scrunched seam binding ribbon belt. Her legs are a fun green shamrocks design. She has a wool shamrock that says "Lucky" . It has a pinback , so that you can wear the pin if you like. 
My daughter Selina is having a BIG sale in her etsy shop!
There are paddle boards for punch needle!
You get 3 for $ ....
all three pattern designs....for the tudor rose, flag and pumpkin.
There are the tiny mini hoops...all her packs come with a free design...this one has the "Life is good" design.
The earrings come with this flower easy!
There are 3 sets in one package.
She has all kinds of necklace blanks...she cuts them from wood.
Sweet bunny in the hexie!
Another bunny in the Polaroid blank.
Sitting puppy....and there are many more designs.
This is Selina....pretty in pink!
Plus these are some more of her products and she she finished items too.
And just to make you laugh.....
Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, February 8, 2018


Sometimes we need to be inspired...I'm hoping this little tutorial will inspire you to make a sweet hanging heart!  It would be cute in valentine colors too!

It is really very simple. 
Here is a heart template....or you could draw your own heart shape. 
The ribbons I used are just a clump of seam binding ribbons tied together.
I love stamping out words and sayings...the sky's the limit.
You could personalize so easily!
This heart would make a great sachet.
Sweets for the sweet.....
This is quick and fast and fun...this has been a best seller for me.
Finished design measures: 5" x 7". 
This sale is for this week only...until next Friday.

Happy Weekend!!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Superbowl?... Craft instead!

I know a lot of us ladies like a good party....
but some of us like to eat the goodies and 
craft, sew, quilt and make fun decorations for our nest! is over.

This sale is a quickie....starts now and is over on Monday February 5th.
Everything is on sale~ patterns, digitals, tags, dolls, signs and more!
including all the embroidery ornaments for all year long. this sweet Indian...

Mini quilts for all the seasons...

Easter chicks

all the Halloween (my favorite!)


I love Raggedy too!

Bunny dolls

Christmas ornaments

All things Irish....

Prim and Vintage

Sweet sayings 

Wool everything!!!!

Easter quilts and pillows

One of my oldest but still a favorite...Easter Bouquet


Little bird of happiness...

Printable banners 

Signs for everything...


And even this finished doll (OOAK)...a sweet valentine gal!

One more thing.....

Hey...I gotta share this very cute set of  FREE Valentine printables  from Donna with you!
You can customize them...which is really nice!
There are owls, a squirrel, modern chic and more ...on one sheet.

Happy Weekend!