Friday, March 30, 2018

April....come she will's almost April!
Spring has sprung!
Here is my gift freebie for you...a calender for you.... featuring the current month. 
Just download and set as a wallpaper.
Here is the April 2018 desktop calendar...the solid pink left side makes it easy for you to see your icons!
I think this works better rather than having the designs compete with the icons.

Share this with your friends!
I painted this week....on a spring folk art style painting.
I took this picture on my  It makes for a great backdrop.
It is a large 16 x 20.
Just toshare a littel bit about the process...
I first glue down lots of old papers and some house shapes.
I like to paint the sky....and wipe away some paint so you can still see some of the papers underneath. 
Its all about layering. 
Now I have sky skies with clouds.....a tree is appearing. 
I decided to have a front area with flowers.

Still some of the papers are showing underneath.

I forgot to take some pics of some of the process...I guess I was really getting into it.
The house are behind the tree and flowers area.

Things are really taking shape....but not defined enough for me. 
Finally I have added inks, stabilo pencil, pastels, colored pencils and more.
I even added a sunrise in the sky.

I really love gives me a break from all of my other tasks.
It already is taken.
It is only $3.99 this week, until next friday!
This pin keep is extra cute, made to look like a vintage mannequin dress form and it keeps all your pins, thimble, thread, and scissors. The apron is an old hanky. This is a very easy pattern and comes with measuring tape belt, just copy and use it over & over. It could also hold your jewelry, wearable pins and rings for your bedroom. Measures:13 1/4" x 5" including stand. 
On this one I added a pink tulle skirt, some pearls for a necklace, a brooch of Marie Antoinette, and a pin that says "Imagine".
The above steampunk version was really fun to make..using tim holtz fabric,
rusty wire for wings, an old belt buckle for the waist and gears and wool heart.

This one is on my office... I added a tea stained cheesecloth skirt ( just a gathered rectangle) and some vintage streamer flowers, sash....etc.
These are really fun to play with and decorate!
Hello weekend and

Come to the home matters party!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Going to market....spring quilt market

We have our booth number for International Quilt is #1227.
Spring market is in Portland Oregon
May 18-20.
We are also participating in Sample spree. May 17
Sample spree is where shops can get products in hand...and finished goods as well. 

Quilt market is not open to the is for businesses, quilt shops, companies to interact.  If you are attending...please stop by and say hello!!
Quilt festival is open to the public.
I am excited to partnered up with my one and only sweet daughter Selina!
We work together every day...and luckily we get along like peas and carrots!

We have lots more work to do yet, some we have to keep quiet about until later....wish I could share now!
On another note...looks at some goodies I recently got...

Cute lil easter ornaments to hang on my tree. 
A large tin retro cute! 
A pink bunny vase.  These items were from the Two women antique store.

This vintage honeycomb is from a yard sale last year...I finally got it out and it is so cool...lots of honey comb elements in one.

Even the eggs stretch out!
I love yard sales!

This cool wood heart came from a place called paint in your hair.
I love how my daughter pendants look displayed on it!
Selina is having a spring sale in her etsy shop....
She has her finished items in a variety of styles....
Lots of packages of her blanks to put your embroidery, cross stitch or pretty fabric in....
Her she is with her laser.
She first has to design...on the computer, test things out, cut, and perfect them.
This is my sale pattern of the week:
Raggedy Ann is one of 3 designs in this pattern.
Perfect little bunny to add to a basket!

3 super fast & easy to stitch up designs...make Raggedy Ann with bunny into a pillow,"spring" posy pocket on a heart that can hold a treat or flowers,& a Bunny wool rug that decorates a basket front! 

Raggedy Ann & Bunny pillow measures: 6 " x 7 1/4 ". "Spring" heart measures: 7 1/2" x 9 " not including hanger. Bunny wool rug- on basket measures: 4" x 5".
This heart pocket design is easy!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Oh Blarney!

Oh Blarney ....St. Patrick's day is upon us!
I took a few pics of my holiday decor...this my cross stitch piece and two leprechauns.
I have a really long skinny tree that is perfect for any it is decorated with all my shamrocks and tags. 
I really is festive!
This tree was pretty cheap from hobby lobby during Christmas. 
I've had this leprechaun forever...he never gets into any mischief. 
I collect colored glass for my windows...
I put each color in a different box so I can get to the right ones when needed.
This is a fun father is the little boy in the photo.
And now for some random stuff I purchased......

and recently I went to a cool museum that travels the country....
it was fun, though I already know pretty much everything....I have a huge collection of books and other memorabilia. The coolest part was seeing all the objects that were found on the bottom of the ocean and brought back up.  
I had to have the teapot and cup glasses.

I got this sweet ballerina in a trophy at a spring craft cute!
I was always in awe of the jewelry boxes with them inside.

Derpy ugly its cute!

In a bag of easter items in a thrift store....I notices these vintage plastic easter bunnies and duckie amongst weird items.....99 cents for the whole bag.  I was in heaven.

I am alos a huge peanuts fan and found this sweet picture booklet.

The photo book is small but so darned cute.

a big wood bowl for my table top...perfect for my easter eggs!

Whenever I see orange and eyes go crazy....I love anything halloween.
This is the coolest art book for kids from the 40's.

Fun valentines....


and oh yeah...halloween.
4 bucks for this book full of goodies!
This week's sale pattern is....
It's only $3.99....this week only....ends next friday.
Lighten your spirit with this sweet hand embroidery quilt design.

What a perfect way to decorate your home, add sweet charm to a nursery or make it into a gift for a friend who needs some cheer!

Make the design into the small quilt as shown or a pillow! It is very fast and easy to stitch up!

There are complete instructions on how to assemble the quilt are easy to follow diagrams in the pattern too!

Embroidery design measures: 7 1/4" x 6 5/8"
Quilt measures: 16" x 18 3/8"