Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Witchy goodness!

I know it is super duper close to Halloween...but I had to share some last witchy goodness!
Above is a delightful vintage drawing of a witch!  Slightly goofy and a little nutty.
I used to cut witch on broom silhouettes from black construction paper when I was a kid.
Good times.....making our own decorations. 
This is my plastic witch I always put out in my pots of flowers.
She is grumpy and mean....but she never fades.
She is like a gnome.

This one is some art deco goodness.  
She is glam and looks like she might have known the Great Gatsby!

I have been watching all my favorite hokey Halloween movies from the 60's....usually hammer films with peter Cushing and Christopher lee.
I also love Vincent Price.....just watched "Twice told tales"....pretty good!
I love roasted pumpkin seeds and enjoying these flicks.

We are going to have those pumpkin shaped pizza's on Halloween....can't wait!


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Turkey time ornaments - new pattern

Thanksgiving is now just around the corner!
I have a new design...just finished...
Thanksgiving ornaments and banner patten #342.
These chenille stem ornaments have a vintage flair...plus they are fun, easy, and quick to make. You can make them in black, orange, brown or yellow....whatever chenille stem color you like.
All the artwork for 8 different designs are included! There is a couple turkeys, pumpkin pie, a squirrel, leaf, cat Indian, mouse in acorn and a cornucopia.
It is now in my etsy shop!
This is the collage sheet you get with it!
Sweet kitty cat Indian.
Yummy pumpkin pie...all my own artwork.
This mouse is in an acorn!
There are also banners: Gobble gobble, gather together, let's get stuffed, gratitude, pumpkin pie, give thanks, autumn leaves, and turkey time.

Finished design measures: 6" x 6", not including hanger
The artwork could also be used as tags.

I am getting excited to decorate for thanksgiving!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Little things to make it all easier

It's a lovely fall day today.
Leaves are falling like snow.
I have been using a lot of little gadgets to make life easier around here.
They all come from Deflecto!
Above is their chalk board sign....normally in rectangles....I cut this one with scissors..into a sweet leave.
With their chalk paint pen (which is erasable with water)....I scribbled on "Give Thanks" and added some dots!
They would make great Thanksgiving day place cards for your dinner guests. 
Here are some clear pockets and a pear clip...perfect to store some of my Christmas ACEO's.

This makes it protected, yet easy to see and find!

On the opposite side of my red and green ACEO...I put my blue wintery ACEO's.
So much fun!

I made these using old photos, pretty papers, and printed out words and phrases.

Here is a plastic chalk board sign....I just wrote out my favorite saying...."Once begun is half done"..... and then added flowers, squiggles and dots with the chalk paint pen.
This saying really motivates me to just get going.

I love tags....I can't stop making them and collecting them.
I just string them onto a pear clip from Deflecto and they are all together.
They stay organized and nice this way.

So sweet this way! 
I have also been using the pear clip for clipping together my patterns....you could clip your collection together!  They are easy to hang on a peg this way.

These gadgets are so handy!

I have a fondness for all things French....here I used the sign holder and made a sweet little piece of art...Marie Antoinette with a glittery muslin banner saying "Dream it".

Here is a side view.  It is plastic and easily holds small signs and paper.

I made a sign for my dishwasher....It stays on with the magnetic clamp.
The sign was fun to make.

I am always wondering if the dishes are clean or not.

See how this works....very handy.

Here are a few pics from my recent Quilt show .
It was so hard to fit all my samples and patterns into my booth.
These clamps worked great to hang up unusual items. 
It made it alot easier. 
Also at the Washington state quilt show...I used the double clamps to hold a sample (A Happy New Year door hanger) and a pattern on top of a turn style.

People could really see everything well. 
The magnetic clamp was so handy on my metal cabinet I brought to the quilt show. It helped hold small quilts....to sort of fill a hole in my display.
I hung my "She lingers in the garden" quilt with the clamps and had the pattern nearby using the magnetic clamp. It is really hard to pack so many samples and patterns in one booth, but the Deflecto products made it much easier. 
So I have been a busy girl.
Now .....I need to finish up a cool Thanksgiving ornament pattern.
So much to do!!


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Jack-o-lantern freebie

I have been waiting especially for this one! 
J is for jack-o-lantern!  This is a perfect one for this time of year.
I thought for sure someone would guess this one last week in the guessing contest......boo hooo!
Each week is another letter of the alphabet....which you can find on previous fridays. I always list a freebie on fridays.  This would be so sweet made into a snack mat.

Next week will be: "k is for ____"
Be the first to guess the correct answer to what "k" could stand for ....and you will get a sweet prize.  Just make your guess in the comment section of this blog post.
One guess per person to make it fair! 
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Isn't this a sweet Halloween party invite....so vintage.

Wow....the knife looks so dangerous in this old picture.
Everyone has a the cutest hair dos.

I have to share what I got in the mail yesterday!
It is from DMC......they gave me goodies to design with and all the colors they have....yay!!!
I always list my DMC colors in every embroidery pattern....they are the best!!!!

Have a great fall weekend!



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My booth at the Washington state quilt show

Last weekend was the Spokane Washington state quilt show!
I had my same booth in the corner.....above is a wide shot of it.
We had a great show and I want to share some pictures on it!
Let me tell you....setup is hard...because I always have to get sooo much into a small spot.
I used old screen doors for display.....my prim flag, smile pillow and Christmas poem stitchery.
Here is another side shot...I think by clicking on these pictures you may see it larger.
I grouped my Halloween projects together.  I have quite the collection.
I always bring my wool pin patterns.....these are great for using up small scraps of wool and felt.
At the top left is the Witch's stocking....it is what you might give a witch for great spookiness ....on halloween night as her gift....lol
I had patterns for wallhangings, ornaments, pillows and more!
Here are my sweet snowmen and the "Where the tree top glistens" ornaments...my design that is on the cover of the Somerset Holidays and celebrations.
See how every inch is needed..lol
I try to have most my samples for my patterns on display.
Chicks in an egg and  kitty dresdan plate pillow and lots of projects for wool.
I love all the holidays, as you probably already know.....valentines, Easter, and christmas...oh my!!!
I brought my daughter's bench to put on my table for extra space for halloween decor.
My ghost....he has been to alot of shows...and has been handled alot.  My pal Sarah's ghosts, that she made for a show...looks all fresh and pretty.
My old cupboard for halloween....through out the year I use it as part of my photography station.
I use old drawers to hold pattern....sweet
This is the front side....the christmas design in front has always been a big seller.
My wire tree from goodwill is perfect for my witch ornaments...which are made from chenille stems.
The corner....lots to look at.
Valentine......I love mixing red and pinks!
Garden tags
I put most my hoop art on a chicken wire frame.....a giant gold frame that used to hold a tacky painting from the 70's.
A Christmas stocking with mice stitchery.  Plus the santa mannequin dress form.
Embroidery is one of my favorite things to do...so satisfying.
Candy cane stocking....with lots of tags.  
I made this valentine to look like a vintage box of chocolates.
In the back is my heart with changeable wool circles....one for each month of the year.

I love me some St.Patricks day too!
Bunnies are so sweet at Easter time.
I like taking a bundle of wheat and twigs....put them in a big pickle jar and then hang up halloween ornaments on them. There is my turkey on a stand.  I love owls too!
Wicked witch pinkeep....and stacking pumpkins.
At the top left is one of my oldest designs....a bouquet of halloween goodness.
I really love pumpkin men or ladies
Everyone wants to buy my raggedy girl.....she is a sweetie
Boy that skull is sure staring at you!
I had a great time at the show....and met some really really nice ladies.....loved hearing their stories and all!
Another shot from where our cash register table sat.
Hope next year will be as fun!


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