Friday, August 11, 2017

Priest lake freebie

I was at Priest lake (in Idaho) last week...camping.
It was so much fun and I wanted to remember the fun times with an embroidery design.
This would also be fun to applique on a quilt too.
Copy and save...
*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make a couple finished goods (no mass producing) and a couple gifts...they are still legally my designs.
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This is Priest lake...a huge lake...lovely water...great sandy beaches.
We had a great camp site...very close by.
WE boated around, swam, made several sand castles, went to resorts, hiked, played games, four square and more! 
This chipmunk loved our potato sticks and he would eat some and then hide the rest...he would take one and rest it on a tree , in between bark....it was so cool!
Then he would go back and eat them.
we also had deer that came through our camp and a sweet frog. 
Here is one of the sand castles...
the beach was pretty hot and the sand was too.
The smell of pine tree and water was great!
One day someone played bagpipes in the distance...it was cool.
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My daughter selina has her online portfolio ready...it features her fabric collections....

Check them out.
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This cute little mouse stitchery is my sale pattern of the week!
This lil Mouse is having a late night sweet with Jack O' Lantern. The stitchery is easy and quick. In the pattern is the SECRET to how to make the stitchery aged and to have depth! It makes a great pillow tuck set amongst your decor, primitive pin keep, framed up, or doll pillow.
Design measures: 3 1/2" x 4 1/8".
Pillow tuck: 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".

Soon I will have a few new Halloween patterns...please come back to see!
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Bloom....freebie embroidery design pattern

I just got back from a wonderful time camping in Northern Idaho....Priest lake.
It was so much fun....but I am totally wiped out...I need a vacation from my vacation...lol.
I quickly drew up this bloom freebie and I hope you like it!
Copy and save.
*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make a couple finished goods (no mass producing) and a couple gifts...they are still legally my designs.
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This is the sale pattern of the week!
Sorry...sale is over
Celebrate your garden growing & blossoms opening...this punch needle design is perfect for your home decor! 
What a cute box topper & handy to store little supplies or treats. This punches up fast & is very easy. The box is paper mache (1 Dollar at jo ann fabrics). The trim is scrunched seam binding....so delicate.
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Have you ever tried punch needle?
It is so much fun to do...alittle addicting really.
It is a needle tool that feeds embroidery floss in it....and it is like rug hooking but mini style.

My daughter has a cool paddleboard design...that looks like a prim butter or cheese plate....
and it is for necklaces!
The punch needle is small and easy....but super quick!!!

I need to make a Christmas design...that would be fun!
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I did get these wonderful cards at priest lake....
cute as can be!!!
I love the colors and it really represents the huckleberry experience...
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Now...just to get through the heat of this month!
Happy summer days!




Friday, July 28, 2017

Whatever!!! freebie


Have you ever just wanted to scream...
WHATEVER!
I do all most daily....lol.
This little girl is sweet yet sassy....
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Remember ...every friday there is a freebie on my blog and a sale pattern....

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Things that go bump in the night , Skulls and bats pattern
Sorry, sale is over
It is only $2.99....this week only.
Isn't this bat cool?!  
I love hanging them on twigs and branches.
These take simple supplies!
These prim bats and skulls make a spooky feel to your Halloween decor. They are simple, fast, and take little supplies. Put them in a bowl, hang them around, attach to a wreath, or tuck them on a shelf!
Spooky skull!
a close up...
Skull measures: 5" x 5 1/2"
Bat measures: 11 1/4" long x 3 1/2"
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This week I worked on some repeating halloween designs...like Franky and his gal pal..
they are holding their treat bag and doing some serious trick or treating.
It was fun playing with colors and changing things up a bit.
I drew this and watercolored it on sunday...while by my sister's pool.
I love bringing a small watercolor pad and just making something up on the spot.
I can always sell the original, scan it and make it into a print or tags, or I could make it into a repeating pattern design...
the sky's the limit.
This is going to be make next pattern...but it won't look like this when you see it next!
I also was playing around with raw edge applique...so much fun and so much texture!
I will share more about this next week.
Have a terrific weekend!



Friday, July 21, 2017

Shine bright...freebie embroidery design

I love glitter!
This is my freebie this week..."Shine Bright".
I stitched it using a darker pink floss and added seed beads on the dot areas.
It fits perfectly in my daughter Selina's hexie pendant blank.
Selina has all kinds of wooden pendant blanks and more in her etsy shop and on her website.

I added glitter to this...just some glue and pink glitter....the picture didn't show off the glitter has cute as it really is though.
Copy and save...
This is her hexie 3 pack....and it comes with this bunny design.
She also has tons of other packs!

We share a studio...so I just walk right on over to her stash and choose what I want...I am spoiled!
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Time for another sale pattern of the week!!!
It's only $2.99...this week only ..until next friday.
These are great to use up those small scraps of wool that you just can't throw away!
My favorite is the large pumpkin face.
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I have been working some logos....just my name and some illustrated flowers

This one is soft and muted.

This one is a study in blue...lol

I love this pink one...

but even this darker one is cool...
so many decisions.....

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Sneaky peaky....
Of my next pattern design. 
Coming soon!

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Friday, July 14, 2017

It's five o'clock somewhere...freebie friday

It's five o'clock somewhere...yay!
This is the Friday Freebie this week!  
This design is perfect for my daughter Selina's mini hoop pendant blanks.
This is super easy to stitch and fast too!
Just copy and print out.
Transfer the design with a light box or window onto muslin using a disappearing marker.
Put your muslin in an embroidery hoop and choose some floss colors.
For the center are of the design...I added little tiny wool scraps...I just added a french knot center and stitched down the edges.
Then I removed the marker with water.
Then popped it into the pendant blank.

Her mini hoop packs comes with instructions and a free pattern...."Hello". 
They can be necklaces, pin/brooches, magnets and even a key chain.
I love how this turned out and it kind of reminds me of the watch the white rabbit holds in Alice in wonderland.
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Spooky days ahead...
My Witch Mannequin dress form pattern is the sale pattern of the week!
These are some of the mannequins I have made in the past...all sold quickly.
Each one can look different....choosing different fabric, photos, embellishments...etc.. 
Notice the glittery stars...just cardboard with glitter on top! 
The skirts can be paper, yarn, ribbons, and string. 
The shawls are cheesecloth.... 
This one has a tulle skirt and an "EEK" badge.
This is a great craft show seller!
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I have four in this series of mini quilts...halloween, christmas, valentines and easter...
I was thinking of doing one for Thanksgiving...What do you think?
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These are some kitties I have been working on for repeating patterns....
Cats going this way and that!!!

Have  a very happy weekend and try to stay cool!!


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