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Saying Goodbye


Hello! If you are following my blog, I want to say thanks! Being on the world wide web is a little like carving out a pin-size hole for yourself in the universe. I've struggled with what I am wanting for myself in my creative world. Bottom line: I just want to create... when I want. Trying to have and grow a small business is a 24/7 job. And I love that I've tried. I love that I've grown in … [Read more...]

Valentine Printable – Love Is Sweet


I haven't blogged in a long time! Probably all this snow that's clogging my head! I wanted to give you a freebie, printable, (whatever you like to call it), card and envelope you can print from your own printer for Valentine's day. I think I do this each year. This is probably my third year for this one. The card says, LOVE IS SWEET, on the front. The inside is blank for you to write your … [Read more...]

DIY Outdoor Ornaments – tut & printable


Merry Christmas! I've been working on so many orders and freelance projects I have not had any time to do anything for myself. So, I started this craft about a week ago and finally finished it this weekend. We live in a neighborhood that does a tour of lights through the hood and take a donation at the end of the tour. The monies collected are given to local charities. As a neighborhood, we … [Read more...]

Retro Holiday Freebie


I am thrilled to be home full time again. I haven't had much time designing. I was definitely inspired now that I've had time to rest a bit. Here's a fun Retro Holiday pattern I designed and am totally smitten! So, in honor of 600 FANS! on Facebook. I'm giving back with a FREEBIE. Here's a desktop pattern for your computer or iPad with a December calendar. It's shown here at half the … [Read more...]

Authentic Glitter House


I hope you are enjoying my favorites posts from the past! This is one of my favorite things to make over the holidays!! I wish I could stay home and make them all year long. ********************************************************************************************************************* Here we are heavy into the holiday season. I'm excited for Christmas and celebrating the birth of … [Read more...]

Designing for At The Picket Fence


I'm re-visiting some of my favorite posts from the past. I love these two girls, Heather and Vanessa from At the Picket Fence blog. They are kind of a big deal now. You should check them out if you've never had a chance to visit them. (www.atthepicketfence.com) ********************************************************************************************************************* Custom design … [Read more...]

2013 Calendar-Inspired Tea Towel


I'm  re-visiting some of my favorite posts from the past. I am currently waiting for my 2014 tea towel to come back from Spoonflower. YAY! ********************************************************************************************************************* So, here it is! If you read my last post you know I've been putting in some hours in Photoshop designing a calendar-inspired tea towel … [Read more...]



I'm re-visiting some of my favorites posts from the past. I made this banner last November. I recently made it as a fabric banner! How cool is that? ******************************************************************************************************************* Anyone else LOVE winter? I think winter is pretty... white snow, light blue or gray skies, and soft billowy clouds. I think … [Read more...]

Fabric Bowl


During this busy season, I thought I'd re-visit some of my favorite posts from the past. So for the next few days, I will be sharing those. I hope you enjoy! ******************************************************************************************************************** This post was featured on MODGE PODGE … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Homemade Salsa Recipe


I'm so excited to introduce you to someone I've known my whole life! She is not only a fabulous Mom, Teacher and Wife, but she is my SISTER, Debbie! She got the cooking gene in the family. I did not. If I don't have a recipe, I have no idea what I'm doing. She is amazing and can whip up a feast in no time. So, take it away, Deb, the page is yours.   This recipe … [Read more...]

Burned Out! A New Collection


I have the day off today and was really hoping for some spark, some sort of creativity to come to me. I feel like I haven't been creative in a long time. So, of course I went to Pinterest to take a look around and was really inspired by all the "burn out" fabric being showcased throughout fashion. I've seen a little of it here and there this year but now am seeing it everywhere I turn. Love how it … [Read more...]

Friday Etsy Finds #23


The air is feeling like fall which is quite early for the midwest. August is usually our hottest month and it's been quite cool and comfortable. I'm not quite ready for fall, so let's hope it warms up a little before September hits in two weeks. As we look forward to fall, here is a great Etsy treasury that features my kitchen print, Coffee. I hope you have a great weekend! Vicki … [Read more...]

Friday Etsy Finds #22


Happy Friday! I haven't done this post in awhile. I haven't done much in awhile. Just work, gettin' boys ready to leave for college and cleaning the house to get it ready for showings (#homeforsale.) I saw this fabulous treasury on Etsy while I was browsing and just had to share. Enjoy!!   Did you grab my latest FREEBIE? Have you made homemade Starbucks' Passion Tea … [Read more...]

Simple art print – Freebie


We recently finished remodeling our laundry room and I wanted to add some art in there to make it feel special. This room has been neglected for such a long time. We covered a very bright gold, orange striped and floral wallpaper with white beadboard and covered the old linoleum floors with light laminate floors that are carried through the whole main floor. One seamless floor... it's … [Read more...]