Saturday, December 13, 2014

Wooly WInter......

Hi, It's been a busy fall and winter around here. And now with the holidays closing in on us, who isn't busy right?  I've been working on some new wooly patterns for my Etsy store and I'd love to share them with you today. First up is a cute new snowman pillow I just adore! Mr Chilly is going to be perfect to cozy up the home during the cold winter season. I just love the detailing on his face!

He was so much fun to stitch! I just love working with wool :) The pattern for Mr Chilly is available HERE:

I also finished another new pillow pattern, my new 'Hangin' Out With Friends'  woolie buddies. Aren't they just too cute waiting around for the holiday festivities to begin?

The Pattern for "Hangin' Out With Friends" is available HERE

I just adore their little faces! 

Both of these patterns are available as an instant download e-pattern in my Etsy store. I have lots more in the works. I just need to find more time to stitch them all up.  At this time of the year that's pretty hard to do :) Thanks for taking a look at my cute new buddies and don't forget to take some "Me" time out for yourself  to do some stitching or crafting :)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Change is in the air...

Hi All, I spent most of the summer traveling the roads with my recently retired hubby, so it has been quite a while since I've done any posting on here. Fall is here again, and my thoughts always turn to cozying up my surroundings and getting ready to hunker down for the long Michigan winters that we have here. I have recently renewed my interest in Wool-Applique and will be sharing a lot of those projects here, as well as my paper projects. After all, applique is a lot like paper piecing, in as much as you apply it in layers like you would paper. Well that may be a stretch, lol, but anyway I hope you enjoy viewing both my wool and paper projects here. (Warning: This is a long graphic filled post. Just wanted to let you know. I have a lot of catching up to do )

These are my hanging Autumn Ornaments made from wool felt. There are 6 in all and are perfect for hanging on a bare tree branch spray painted black. Which I will do with mine soon. If you put the branch in a rusted coffee can it would make a cute fall centerpiece.

I added seed beads to all of mine for some sparkle.

The pattern is available as an E-pattern for $6 or as a mailed pattern for $8. US only please, using Paypal.
Here is another of my newest Wool-Applique designs, called Smiley The Scarecrow.
I made him into a cute little pillow, but he would be perfect as a table runner, candle mat, wall hanging or pretty much on any project.
He works up pretty quickly too. I made him in just a few hours. Pattern is also available for this one.
My very latest wool applique projects are these two whimsical 'Pops' projects. Aren't they just too adorable? ' Pumpkin Pops and Snow Pops' will soon be joined by Ginger Pops. I am hoping to create an entire line of 'Pops' 

You could make a dozen of the Pumpkin Pops and make yourself a Halloween tree. And the Snow Pops would be adorable dusted in glass glitter and hanging on your Christmas tree. The patterns for these are available now also.

All patterns come complete with color photo,supply list, instructions and pattern template. Downloadable E-patterns are $6 and mailed pattern packets are $8. Mailed versions in the United States only. Payment is accepted through Paypal. Once payment is made, then file is sent by email. Finished versions are not available at this time. To order a pattern please email me at: or leave me a message here in the comment section.
Thanks for looking and have a 'Crafty' weekend.  :)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Have some cake.....

Hi, Stopping in with a cute project I made for our annual Mothers Day brunch. I had to wait to post it because I wanted it to be a surprize for the girls.
It was a hit with all of the recipients as well as the wait staff. A couple of the waitresses came by the table and slipped me there email addresses so I could share how it was made~lol
I used files from My Scrap Chick for the cake boxes, although I did alter the original files some to suit my project better. The roses, butterflies,and leaves, as well as the plate doiley are all from the SIlhouette America store.
Each lady was given a slice of cake to take home. I will be making more of these again. Maybe for a birthday or baby shower would be cute. I'm even thinking about doing one for July 4th :)

I also made up these cute candybar covers to give everyone too. They were simple and quick to make.
All the gals received a cute dress card as well. These were super fast to make and I just stamped a Mothers Day greeting inside. (The file is from the Silhouette America store)
Sorry about the darkness of the photos. I had to use my phone since I forgot to charge the camera batteries :(  Thanks for stopping by to take a look. Have a great Sunday and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

What a Winter....!

Whewwwww, a LOT of time has passed since I last posted. It has been a hell of a winter here in Michigan and I've been sick since the New Year. I contacted the dreaded H1N1 flu virus and suffered for weeks with that. Then my back went out for a few weeks and while suffering through that I caught a vicious head cold. It took forever to get over that, and I still have leftover symptoms from it. Now my back is acting up again, and I am wishing that Winter would take the hint and leave already! Today it is hanging on with a tight grip and dropping more large flakes and cold temperatures on us! one word...YUCK!

Anyway...I wanted to drop by and share a couple of cards I made. I enjoy using my software program to create digital stamps. (Even grown up, it's still fun to color once in a while.) So I created these stamps from some of the Treasure Box Designs cute new Easter kits.
Using my software program, I created the linedrawings from the files, printed them out on watercolor cardstock and then colored them with my copic markers. I found fun papers to match them up with, but kept the layouts and embellishments to a minimum. I wanted to keep the main focus on the stamped images.
I'm pleased with the way they turned out.
Be sure and check out all the adorable new cutting files on the Treasure Box Design website. Here is a link to the images from the kits I used today. Enjoy your Sunday and Happy Crafting!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Be Merry.....

Stopping by to share the first of my Christmas cards I'm doing this year. I don't send very many out, just to special family and friends, so I should be able to get them all finished and mailed out in time. This one was created using the Gingerbread Village cut file from Treasure Box Designs.
I used just one of the files to make the card, but there are other files included in the set so be sure and check it out.
Right now Treasure Box Designs has added some adorable new Christmas cut files perfect for all types of gift bags, cards and holiday crafting projects. And there is currently a 12 Days Of Christmas contest going on where you can win fabulous prizes, so be sure to stop by their Facebook Page and join in the fun!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Quick Greeting....

Just stopping by real quick with another cute project. This time I created a card front for a greeting card, using the "Christmas PJ's" file from Treasure Box Designs.
I always have so much fun using the files from Treasure Box Designs to make my digitals.(This is just another way I like to use their files)  It's also a great way to plan out layouts for when you do want to do a three dimensional project. This card layout can easily be copied in the physical form.The machine cutting files at Treasure Box Designs  are absolutely wonderful. If you don't have a die cut machine you can still hand cut them and they will come out looking just as great. Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Tis The Season....

This is a cute one page layout I made using the "Village Christmas Mice" set from Treasure Box Designs.
I just love the mouse holding his little candy cane!
I used only two of the files from the kit. There are others included so go check them out.
I followed an older template from Kay Miller and used scrapbook papers from Just So Scrappy.
I Love how it turned out! Go check out all of the cute Christmas files available at Treasure Box Designs.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What a block head!!!

Wow, it's been a long time since my last post. Been SO busy with Summer that I just got behind. But with Fall around the corner, things are starting to settle down and I am here to share this cute project with you.
I made these from little wooden blocks. I painted all of the blocks first, covered them with matching decorative papers, and then sanded all the edges. I drilled holes for the stem and neck screws and then inserted the dowels.
(I should have drilled the holes for the neck screws down a lot lower, but it works and I didn't want to start over.)
I added green ribbon to the pumpkin stem to represent the leaves. All of the facial features are from files from Treasure Box Designs.
A little ribbon to the ghost finished it off nicely.

 I had fun making these little 'block heads'. They'll look cute stacked up as shelf sitters on my shelf this Halloween. Thanks for stopping in! Happy Crafting.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

You Are So Bee-utiful To Me......

Hi, ~ I'm stopping by to share another card on this bee-utiful sunny Sunday! Then I'm off to spend Father's Day with my own Mr. Honey Bee!
I started my card off by using a jar file I got from the  Silhouette America on line store. I duplicated the shape in the Cameo software and then welded the shapes together to form the card base. I then cut out another shape, only using Vellum paper this time so that I could put the two smaller bee's behind the vellum.
Here is a closeup of the two smaller bee's sandwiched in between the card base and vellum layers.
I added the larger bee on top of the jar and added the computer generated message to the front using pop dots.

All of the bee cutting files are from Treasure Box Designs. The two smaller bees are from the "Unbeelieveable You" file and the large bee is from the "My Little Bugaboo" file.
Be sure and stop by Treasure Box Designs and check out all of the new files. They are the most adorable cutting files anywhere on the web. Have a Happy Sunday and thanks for dropping in! Keep scrapping.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Father's Day Card.......

Even though my Dad has been gone for many years I still think of him and miss him on Father's Day. This year marks 30 years since he passed away. I have a lot of good memories to keep him alive in my heart.
I'm stopping by today with a card I made in celebration of all Dad's everywhere. This pattern is from Treasure Box Designs and is one of the Treasure Tots line.
I kept the card simple, since most men don't like a lot of fancy lace, buttons or flowers on cards, so I simply layered the papers and popped up the piecing's. I used a kraft paper background as my neutral color, and used aqua as my accent color. Just enough color without appearing 'girly'.
You really need to go check out all of the wonderful Treasure Tots available at the store, as well as the adorable Twinkle Tots, and Tiny Treasures. There are all kinds of mix and match clothing files available as well, for you to create all kinds of different characters.
Thanks so much for stopping by and following me on my blog. I appreciate all of my followers so much! Have a great day and Happy Scrapping!