Friday, July 31, 2015

Friendship freebie!

Today I am celebrating friendship!
I love my friends and I really appreciate each one....there is nothing like a kind word when you are feeling low.
Friends make us laugh, help us get through life, and show us a different point of view!
This would make a sweet tag for a gift or fun insert in a card.
Plus it would be great to stitch up and frame it.

*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make finished goods (no mass producing) and gifts...they are still legally my designs. 
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Last week I was in Seattle...had lots of fun.
I thought I would share a few pics with you!
Above is the city skyline as we just got on a ferry to Bainbridge island. 
Pikes place market!
The smells are terrific. 
Even the fish are cool.
One place throws the fish around...the crowd always loves it. 
My hubby and daughter in the Space needle dinning area.
While you eat...all the tables go around very slowly...so you get to see all around the city ...so cool!

I love the space needle....it doesn't matter how many times I see it....it is just great! 
I was at an antique mall....and just loved this display of spools!
They were expensive...so I just took a pic...lol.

It is super hot again here....time to hit the pool!
Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fabric from my trip

Recently I went to Seattle and tried to find some quilt shops along the way....it was great!
Above is a cute dish towel from a shop on Bainbridge island.
They made it into the cutest pillow...which I want to do too! 
Kitties reading!!!
I love the whimsical drawings...so much to see.
I like to buy fabric that is unusual. 
Unicorns!  
When I was a teen....I loved unicorns....this one brings back some fun memories. 
I love any fabric with a sewing theme! 
Mice!
So sweet!

This is a charm pack...I can't resist these....especially if they have a fall theme. 
Cori Dantini fabric! 
All with a crafty sewing theme. 
I love her work and have several of her prints...she is from Washington too!
I met her several times....and she is so sweet and kind. 
Very happy with picking up some of this!!

Halloween!!!
These are so cool and vintage like! 
Great cat! 
I love the crow....so cool.
I don't have a plan for these yet....but they main thing is I got them when I could! 
I love the woman in the corner. 
This is so orange...love it. 
This would be great to fussy cut a particular image for a project. 
Great details. 
This makes me want to make a quilt now. 
This is just lovely in person 
The layering is terrific 
I hope you enjoyed seeing these....
I hope you get to a quilt shop and see what might interest you for a project.
I used to think....I have tons of fabric and don't need one more.
But sometimes a few new pieces will really inspire you!



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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Japanese dollar store goodies

I recently went to Seattle for a vacation and knew I was going to find the Japanese dollar store there.
The Daiso japan store is located at the Westlake mall where the monorail is.
It was so much fun...full of unusual items....but I loved all the crafty goodness! 
Variegated embroidery floss...1.50 for the pack. I love how it is so cutely packaged. 
Almost everything in the store is $1.50
Threads....of all colors! 
Page markers...I got some cute ones...my daughter chose teddy bears. 
Fun wrapping paper. 
A thick drawing tablet...perfect to sketch ideas! 
Washi tape! 
Lots of fun papers....and I could have spent alot longer there....but my families patience was wearing thin....lol.
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I found this cool purse on Bainbridge island.
I love what it says too... Love who you are. 
Isn't the artwork lovely!!
So darned cool!
I may put some art supplies in it...for when I go to my sister's house to draw and watercolor.
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Later this week I will show you my fabric finds....I am so happy with them!


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Friday, July 24, 2015

Farm fresh Strawberry freebie!

Hi everyone!
It's friday again....so darned fast!
I am very busy, but I thought I would share my strawberry freebie with you...
I know he is silly....but he is a cutie!!
*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make finished goods (no mass producing) and gifts...they are still legally my designs. 

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Have


Fun 

and Fabulous

weekend!!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Stitching on vintage sheets- pink

Have you ever embroidered on vintage sheets?
There are all kinds of pretty designs....still in the package....or ones that look pristine as if they have been in a hope chest forever.
My favorite are the florals!
Sayings are perfect for these sheets...you can fit the saying in between floral designs.
I made up a whole bunch of sayings on the computer.
And then I traced them in a good area on the sheet.
I love the blue disappearing marker....it just rinses away after you stitch the design.
I used 3 strands of floss....using a simple back stitch.
Below I have given the saying as a freebie!
I like framing in a hoop but it would be cute in a wall hanging or pillow too.

*Please note that all freebies are for you to use to make finished goods (no mass producing) and gifts...they are still legally my designs.
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Have a Wildly fun Wednesday!!


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Monday, July 20, 2015

British suitcase makeover

My daughter Selina made over an old suitcase of my grandmother's.
It started as the old Samsonite type case below.
She loves duck tape....as you know....she has made dresses, backpacks, wallets, flowers...etc.
She covered it first with silver tape  and then used her British tape....like the flag.
So now it looks terrific and she can't wait to use it on a trip and camping.
She even made some compartments for inside the suitase.
She always likes to stand out and be unique.
She has some new photos in her Etsy shop....
This cool typewriter....closeup on the keys. 
Pink flowers....from my sister's garden... 
She just passed Driver's ed and only has the driving part to complete to get her license.
This is Selina (prom pic).
She looked like a princess!
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Have a sweet summer day!


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