Sunday, March 1, 2020

Sweet March....spring is coming!

I am super excited about March!

This is the month my book comes out!!! I am over the moon with happiness!
 More about that below....

I am also excited about all the upcoming arts and crafts shows coming...support you local creatives...they need you and you need them!

And another exciting thing about March is that Spring is here!!!

Aren't we all sick of Winter?!

Above.... is the new March phone/tablet calendar.
It's free!

I just started to doodle one night and before you know it, I had lots of elements for a new Shamrocky background. 
It is full of clovers, rainbows, shamrocks, hearts, gold coins and more. I had a blast coloring them out and its so cheerful!!
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New designs...
This past month I have gotten a lot done...like these sweet St. Patrick's day colored pinnies pattern:

Make these super easy and quick pincushions with scraps of fun fabric. 
There are 4 different designs: a Cat with shamrocks embroidery, a skinny / long rectangle, Medium rectangle and large rectangle. 
Learn how to embroider a sweet kitty cat with shamrocks and clovers. Incorporate your small embroidery into a fun pinnie which makes a great gift. Sew up any of these cute sizes with tips to make them & machine quilt them in a flash! Each have a cute ribbon loop to attach your small scissors to it and decorative Shamrock and heart pins.


Warning: These are addicting to make! 

You could make these designs in any colors or holiday theme.
I chose green and yellowy orange.

Take a focal piece of fabric and highlight it in the largest rectangle.

Even on the long skinny one...a let Snoopy shine.
I have so much fabric....with lots of cool characters....I bet you do too!

Here is the Valentine Pattern...with a sweet heart embroidery design.
See how color choices really make a difference.

Here is a sneak peak of the video that comes with my Valentine & St. Patrick's day pincushion patterns.

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Also brand new...
The sweetest little bunny is gathering blossoms....let's celebrate the beautiful weather changing! This design is easy and quick, a perfect project to start the Spring and Easter decoration with. Since this is an instant download, you can start this project immediately.

This is a PDF pattern of: Little bunny among the flowers. 
It's only $5.49.
The PDF pattern includes:
- A large full color chart with symbols. This pattern is easy on the eyes.
- DMC color chart
- A usage chart with color names
- Basic cross stitch instructions sheet
- Pictures with different fabric colors

Design size is a petite 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" using 14 count Aida. (53 wide x 75 high). This design uses 15 colors of DMC floss.
I created this cross stitch pattern based on one of my watercolor painting. 

It's very dramatic on black.
I plan to make many more from my art soon.
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Selina designed and made these new shamrock pin brooch embroidery pack.
These Wood engraved Shamrock blanks (2 are in this pack) are just the perfect way to add an embroidery design into a sweet pin and makes a great gift!
Shamrock measures: 2 5/8"" wide by 2 3/4"" tall.


Add a wash of watercolors to the Shamrock to change the color....this takes seconds...and is really easy!
Also included are:
3 embroidery designs: "Lucky" design, a shamrock design and Pot of gold. 2 pinbacks are also included. Plus a sheet with helpful hints and instructions. You can add pretty fabric, cross-stitch, beading, stamped out words and sayings, plus much more.

Ribbons are also a sweet touch to add to the back.
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My book is coming out March 25...I'm feeling really lucky!
The pincushion above is one of 30 projects in it.
There are projects for everyone....from wall hangings, pincushions, embroidery in hoops and frames...
and more. Most projects have simple patchwork.
C&T Publishing are amazing to work with and I am thrilled to have them as my publisher!
It was also handy that I know the computer and how to make patterns.
Learning never ends....and I am glad to learn something new every day.

This sweet shamrock girl is also one of the projects in Lovely little hand embroidery.
You can pre-order the book on C &T Publishing,  AmazonSearch PressEE Schenck,  and Checker Distributors.
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Selina has a new product -

Never lose a needle again. Keep your needle close at hand when stitching....this needle minder is cut from wood, with our own cute design. This is highly magnetic...and fits on your hoop, and will not fall off. Just place your needle on the needle minder and it will cling to the top of the needle minder.

This is also perfect.....When you change your thread...the needles will stay put. It is so handy when bringing your projects out and about with you. This is a fun gift to give and also makes an adorable kitchen magnet for your fridge!

Interchangeable measures: 7/8" X 7/8"

--------You will get instructions and 3 random fabrics with the needle minder!---------------

I'm in love playing with these... I especially can't wait to put Halloween fabric in them.
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I hope March will be a wonderful month...
I am a big fan of all the green and then Easter time will be here before you know it!

All my monthly designs with the cat celebrating with balloons have these sweet felt and wool flowers. The patterns and instructions for them are in my patterns.  They are super easy and mainly just take you scraps.




Saturday, February 1, 2020

Hello February!

 
It's February!
A whole month of 2020 has past.  January was a very busy month!
I really love this coming month because it will be Valentine's day and I love all the hearts, romance, and love.
Decorating for it is a blast....and it really makes a gloomy month special.
This freebie desktop is all about cute kitties and hearts....get your free phone or tablet wall paper here.
I always put these on my phone and tablet.  Sometimes a stranger will see my wallpaper and ask me where I got it... so please share that you can get freebies here. 
and here is where you can download a desktop calendar....the red section is for your computer icons....it makes it easy to see them.  
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Here a few New projects I have been working on......
I have been making my monthly cat with balloon patterns....I have from August until March done and ready.  This is February....done in Valentine pinks and reds

She has little hearts on her behind. and a set of pink and red flowers on the corner.

March is also ready.  I happened to have some fun green fabrics and a new shamrock print from hobby lobby. I think green goes well with pink ...purple too though. 

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All are pastels...my own artwork. 
These are large and are on 2 sheets....The Tags are: a Black haired beauty with hearts, Hearts with arrows, Bunny holding a heart, plant of hearts, Queen of hearts and a large heart. 
Each tag is 3" x 6"....so they are large.
Simply print, cut out, add ribbon and glitter!
These are great for you to decorate your home, scrapbooking, altered art, crafts, party supplies, classroom valentines and gifts. 

I love bunnies....they are not only for Easter!
Those crochet hearts are a breeze to make...look on youTube for videos on how to do it...the hard part is picking one video....there are so many to try.
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I retook some photos of my valentine badges.  Over the years I have gotten better at my photography.
They look sooo much better. My background is white poster board and 2 photography lights.  You can buy photography kits online that are not very much money....prices are always getting better.  Plus phone cameras are pretty great now and free photo editing apps as well. 

I use lots of ribbons and old book pages.

I also use lace, felt and ink to age the paper. There are 2 sizes.... small pins and larger ones.
They look cute wearing them but also so adorable on dolls. 
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I made some pincushions for Valentine's day...featuring one fabric and then adding scrappy coordinating borders.
There are some with a decorative heart pin.  All have a sweet ribbon loop so that you can add your scissors to the pinnie.

This one has a sweet doggy postman. 

I made many of them...so much fun.

Some have poodles or vintage like valentine card fabric on them.
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This is a sneak peek of a pincushion pattern that is coming out soon!
Look for it in my etsy shop in a few days.


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Selina has a brand new needle minder called love letter.... laser cut.
This is highly magnetic...and fits on your hoop, and will not fall off. Just place your needle on the needle minder and it will cling to the top of the needle minder.

Sweet isn't it!
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Selina made a new pin pack called : Sweet heart brooch embroidery blanks #725
These Wood engraved heart blanks (2 are in this pack) are just the perfect way to add an embroidery design into a sweet pin and makes a great gift!
Heart measures: 3" wide by 2 7/8" tall.
Inside oval area: 1 5/8” wide x 1 1/16” tall.
Add a wash of watercolors to the heart to change the color....this takes seconds...and is really easy!

Also included are:
3 embroidery designs: A double heart, a rose design and "Love". 2 pinbacks are also included. Plus a sheet with helpful hints and instructions. You can add pretty fabric, cross-stitch, beading, stamped out words and sayings, plus much more. Ribbons are also a sweet touch to add to the back.

On this one she used a pretty piece of fabric.

These are super quick and easy to make.
Here is a video she made .... showing the process of water coloring it and inserting the fabric....to make a sweet pin. 

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I am super super excited about my book coming out in March 2020. 
This is a sneak peek of one of the projects in the book!
The "Be Mine" pincushion.
There are 30 projects in the book....all designed by me!
These photos are from C&T Publishing. 

The cover turned out so cute!
You can pre-order the book on C &T Publishing,  AmazonSearch PressEE Schenck,  and Checker Distributors.
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It's time for the 
SUPER BOWL!
and I think most the ladies would like to 
sew and craft while watching or just going right into your sewing room and have fun.  
There are tons of St/ Patrick's day projects...

and lots of Spring and Easter.  plus all other holidays! Prices will be slashed for you!

The sale is Saturday February 1st- thru Sunday February 2nd (at midnight PST)


Happy February.....and 
Happy Valentine's day to you!