Monday, April 30, 2018 calendar freebie

I made another set of phone/tablet calendar wallpapers and desktop for the computer...
for MAY....and it's free.
These are my very simple teal flowers....a fun repeating pattern design.
I really enjoy playing with color combinations and since this is usually not my kind of was fun! 
Just save and set as your desktop wallpaper.
The solid blue on the left side is perfect so you can still see your desktop icons.

International quilt market is coming very soon now!

We are working hard getting ready for it...seems like there is always more to do.

One of the hardest things I have left is clothes shopping...I just don't like it.
We will be sure to take plenty of pics and videos.

Happy May to you!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Big eye Kitty cat

This week I painted another painting...a big eye kitty cat...
Inspired by the big eye movie.  I drew one like it before but it was really small....
 this one is a 16 x 20.
I want to share the process.....
I started with old papers covering my canvas...I used a matte medium to do this.  Then I added some white gesso here and there.
 Then drew in pencil a basic drawing of my idea.
Then I started with kitty's face....big dark circles for the eyes.
It looks ugly ...but it is all about layering paint.
The face is now starting to come together...I like outlining her face in blue.
I  have blended the face in better...smoothing it out.
Now to add the flower and heart in her pocket.
It looks human like too.
More colors and letting the papers in the back come through.
Lots more paint ....stamping, scribbles and more.
Sweet and simple...and finished.
She is more vibrant in person and her eyes seem to compel you to see inside them.

We, my daughter and I, got our brochures back from the time for spring quilt market in Portland.
We are very happy with them.
We both designed our adobe illustrator
Forgive the shine reflection my camera took...they look amazing in person
It was pretty easy to use vista print for these.
My daughter's has a cool wood background.
You can't fit everything in a brochure, but all the latest and most popular are here.
I can't wait to be at market...if you are attending...we are in booth #1227.

Here is too a wonderful weekend.

Come and have fun at the home matters linky party!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Why is spring taking its time?

Why is spring taking its time?
We have had two tons of rain...and lots of people are still getting snow...yikes!
I want some sunny skies and temperatures going upward.
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I thought a great sale in my etsy shop might be fun!
How about 40% off everything!!!
It starts now and runs until Tuesday April 24th.
So it is a quickie sale.
I have lots of patterns featuring wool know those tiny pieces you don't want to throw away.  Scraps are perfect for these pins....and I have a pattern for every holiday and year round designs too. 
There are quilt designs like this...she lingers in the garden.
This pattern is $4.19
Dolls like this cute raggedy. Her face is some simple painting.

I love using mice in embroidery....
I try to put them in all the holidays!

My fairy....she has glitter wings.
Hexies....small embroidery designs that are quick and cute...perfect with my daughter's hexie blanks.

Patriotic designs like this uncle sam kitty pattern are on sale.
and this big eyed liberty girl.
I have TONS of Halloween...
my favorite to design for.

Ornaments....these thanksgiving ones are is hard to find thanksgiving projects.

Four designs fit in a cute window frame, but could be made into a quilt wallhanging. ($4.79!)

This is the large mannequin dressforms....great for displays and holding your jewelry.
Each one takes a fat quarter.

These three silly monsters are always a hit.
Kids love them.

Prim valentines...I love making holiday decor that looks like grandma or great grandma received them long ago.

I have matching 3 pieces mini quilts for easter, halloween, christmas and valentines.

Pincushions are a passion of you collect them?
The merry mermaid....swimming in the sea!
Valentine ornaments are pictured here....I have sets for all year long.

Like these christmas ornaments.
Come check it out....there are so many choices that I can't list here....there are signs, flashcards and OOAK items too.
Selina is wearing a halloween corsage here...very big and fun for a party!
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These are her latest camera's....with lots of designs included and an alphabet too.
***Her sale starts Friday 4/20 and ends 4/24.
She makes ornaments...they come in a pack and you can watercolor them or leave them plain.
Embroidery designs come with all her packs.

These are her teeny mini sweet.

She has wide ovals and tall ovals.
I believe this exact pendant is available to purchase.

She learned wood cutting in high school, by a great teacher....she had ideas and was so excited to try them out.  Later her grandpa bought her a machine and she has been selling like crazy ever since.  

This is her new retro TV design... it comes with the embroidery designs shown above.

There are hexie ring blanks and earrings too.

Punch needle paddle boards...which I had some much fun with...I get addicting to it.
and here she is wearing the bird designs in the mini hoop. 

This is our banner for International Quilt market....I designed it after everyone went to
I can't wait for it to arrive.

Have a great weekend!