Friday, August 31, 2018

September is here!

Yay....It's finally September!
I love the beginning of's still warm but it's not so hot as August.
The leaves start the is in session.....the state fair is upon us.... happy times! 

I wanted to share with you the process of my latest painting! 
I start with a 16 x 20 canvas....covered with old paper, tissue paper and then some gesso.
I let it dry . 
I drew out a sketch to give me in idea of how I want it to go.
I paint in sort of a folk art, playful way.  It is not realistic at all! 
I started painting pumpkins....letting some of the old paper come through.

I keep adding color (Acrylics and a blending gel).  The cat and mouse are not painted yet.

This part is fun because you can focus of blending and taking away color with a paper towel.

I added the cat and mouse some textures using stencils.

This cat has spotted a mouse....very dangerous.

This mouse does not care about the cat, he has a berry branch.

I added another mouse.

Berries...which have some highlights and pastels to give it shape.

When I get close to the end ...I add black stabilo pencil....and lots of scribbles.
I then add a protective coat of gloss.
When I paint...I forget about being perfect....I know that is not going to happen.
I just have fun and always turns out fine when I get lost in it.
Notice the clocks in the background!

It's Labor day weekend...

Time for a little sale...from Now until Monday September 3rd.

My dolls are in my shop (Except Dracula...he is coming soon!)
Each have a unique mini quilt!

This is a new Halloween sampler design...currently $3.49 because of the sale!


My new calendar is ready for September!
Above is the phone or tablet background.


Just to let you know...Selina, my daughter, is also having a labor day sale....15% off
She has pendant blanks of all kinds of shapes and finished goods too.

Friday, August 17, 2018


It's Zombie time!
This is my latest embroidery doll ...
Stitch up the sweetest Zombie... perfect for your Halloween decor or for your kids to play with. She is carrying her treat container and has her own mini quilt. This is the 4th of a series of Halloween dolls... embroider up the whole collection! She has pumpkin buttons and a heart in her pocket.
She is easy to make....and fast. 
This little sweetie can be covered by her lil quilt.

Finished Embroidery doll measures: 5 1/2" x 8"
Mini Quilt measures: 5" x 7"

This mini quilt is very easy to make....quick to complete.
Plus it would make a sweet mug rug!

Look at her details....pumpkin buttons...a heart in her pocket, she is saving for later.

Her skull treat container is full...with brains!

Sleepy time

There is also a Frankenstein, witch and pumpkin man pattern available too.
Now they are ready to party!

Stitch up the whole gang!
A vampire is coming soon!
She is not scary, but fun and so cool!
She is hanging out with my succulents.

I've designs Zombies this one
I made her into a sort of log cabin like pillow. 
This one fits right in to a hoop!

This is a digital get the file immediately via email and u can print and frame it!
Perfect for a Zombie party.

I also painted zombies....and made tags with them.
There are 6 different tags...sayings include: Ye be Warned with zombie Skeleton, Who's your mummy with Zombie mummy, Trust me I'm a Zombie with Teen Zombie, Creatures of the Night with Zombie Dracula, Fright Night with Zombie bride of Franky, and Monster Mash with Zombie Franky.

Trust me, I'm a
Have a very happy weekend!
See you soon!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Great Pumpkin on the shelf

This little guy reminds me of the elf on the shelf, but instead he is 
Great Pumpkin on the shelf...watching all the kiddos and making sure they are good all!
He is made from Selina's pumpkin design shape (for the head) and chenille arms and a little spool.
The spool is wrapped in a small strip of fabric.
I have had lots of wooden spools in my stash (you probably do to) thread on them anymore, but still cute!  I wrapped mine in halloween cute.
This was my inspiration....a sweet jar of fabric covered spools.
I love how cheerful they are! 
The best thing is it takes the tiniest scraps.

Just measure the inside areas so you can cut the right width.

Thank goodness for these rulers and rottery cutters.

Its so easy to make perfect strips.

Just wrap and glue with tacky white glue.

These spools make the perfect doll body.

He has a frown, because he wants some music...but you can certainly stitch a smile on him instead if you like...just by turning the frown upside down.  (Corny alert!)

Each Halloween embroidery doll pattern comes with the directions to make a companion quilt.
Franky likes stripes.

Currently there is a witch and pumpkin as well....with their quilts.

Franky is carrying his treat container...a little pumpkin.

Next is the ZOMBIE girl...coming very soon!
After that...a vampire!

I hope you have a great summer weekend.
Watch out for those bees!