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I was playing around with Picnik today and I made this little card!  I’ve been thinking about doing digital collage style cards to add to my Etsy, what do you think of it?  I’m looking for some feedback!  Also, if you print photo cards/postcards, do you print them from home or do you get them from a printers?  I don’t have a nice printer so I’m looking for a good printer online until I can get a nicer printer for the house.  Who have you used before?  Just popping in to say hello and I hope everyone is having a good weekend!  Tucker and I are going to go to the Magic Bus Cafe in a little bit and I can’t wait for a veggie chili dog!  If you live in or near Minneapolis-I HIGHLY recommend you checking them out.  Cathy is an awesome lady and the dogs are ridiculously delicious!

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I wonder what I should do with these little doodles…..it’s hard to think of different ways to utilize your pieces of work isn’t it?  Any ideas?

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I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with Illustrator lately.  I come back to it off and on to try and experiment with different styles and swatches and what sorts of things I can do to sell.  Anyhoo, I am a super novice at it since I’ve never taken a class so I thought that maybe it would be fun to give some of my experiments as free downloads!  I definitely don’t feel comfortable selling anything that I’ve produced but I don’t want them to just sit on my computer and not get any sort of feedback.  So, anytime I do something new or come up with something fun I’m going to offer it here!  Woohoo!  Here is the first download, I designed it to be a desktop wallpaper but if you can think of any other uses let me know!  Hope you enjoy it and I would love to hear any feedback, good or bad!  Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend!

Good Morning Wallpaper:

good morning

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Great Tit- embroidery- plant dyed silks
I have seen Jenny McCabe’s work around Flickr and etsy for a little while now, and I love it!  I have a big affinity towards birds and she stitches them up nicely.  Her color palette speaks to me and I love that she has pieces of work for your walls but for you as well with these great brooches.
Embroidered Brooch - Barn Owl Large
There are also really pretty pieces for your home, like this tea cozy
Tea cozy - embroidered feathers
I’ve really been getting into freehand machine embroidery lately, and she is an awesome inspiration for me.  You should check out her work on her etsy and swing by her blog.

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It’s the end of the week (my work week in Tuesday-Saturday) and I am beat!  I gotta get inspired to work on some things, so here are some great and inspiring things that I’ve seen floating ’round Flickr!

my first redwork. by Laura Hartrich.

Laura Hartrich

Family Tree Commission by kristenaderrick.

kristenaderrick

Little Tiger's Orangey Celebration embroidery close-up by Joey's Dream Garden (formerly Joey 7).

Joey’s Dream Garden (formerly Joey 7)

Tofu Baby Embroidery 12 by sugar-cookie.

sugar-cookie

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I have been loving Comfort Stitching’s patterns for a long time!  They are cute and whimsical and she’s a lovely stitcher.  Check out her shop and her blog where she shows off beautiful pictures of her quilts!  Here are just some of the patterns you can find on her etsy site!  Enjoy!

Little red riding hood - embroidery PATTERN

scoot embroidery pdf
London - embroidery pdf pattern

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New Things in the Shop!

Just popping in real quick to say hello and I hope your weekend is going well!  I’ve been a busy bee getting new things listed in my etsy shop!  Pop on over and check em out!

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