Friday, September 11, 2015

Mom-mom's Vintage Style Portable High Chair Pattern

My new old pattern. I revised, and took this pattern out of retirement. It is Mom-mom's Vintage Style Portable High Chair. Made out of necessity in 1984, we couldn't afford a high chair along with all the other bay stuff we needed to buy. I collaborated with my Grandmother and this is the result. This is my daughter in the original one. Later that year I made it into a pattern and have sold many over the years. Now it is back for a new generation of parents and children to enjoy. You can find it at my My Craftsy Or My Etsy Shop. Available for instant download in PDF form for $7.95.

Friday, July 10, 2015

What takes 18 processes, lots of colors, countless hours, many days, lots of love, and one set of hands to complete?
An Original Little Craft Cottage Pattern

1.Come up with an idea in my minds eye.
2.Draw design on paper
3.Draw out rough draft pattern pieces
4.Cut out pattern pieces
5.Choose fabric, either from my stash or visiting some Quilt shops
6.Wash fabrics
7.Place pattern pieces on fabric and cut out fabric pieces
8.Sew together while jotting instructions on scrap paper
9.Type up instructions in terms everyone including new sewers and crafters can follow and completely understand
10.Re-draw professional drafted pattern pieces, create a pattern cover
11.Take professional looking photos of finished items
12.Print out the completed pattern
13.Choose another fabric
14.Cut and sew a new item using this completed pattern & instructions
15.Print out the pattern & instructions many times over
16.Print out many photos
17.Glue photos to pattern covers
18.Fold and place in bags for distribution
And this my friends, can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks. According to how much life gets in the way during all these steps of the process.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

              We had to say goodbye to our beautiful Willow.  
  She was 15, and had a happy kitty life. Smaller than most cats, she was a girlie girl! I appreciate your companionship,& all your kitty antics.
 I'm gonna miss you. Rest in peace sweet girl.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all! As usual it has been too long since my last post. I do apologize for that. It's been a very difficult year for us here. I have 4 new dolls (each sold separately)that I made for St Paddy's Day. They are for sale on my website here. St. Paddy's Day Dolls

I also sell the pattern to make these dolls. Her name is Joslyn Annie.  Available in paper pattern form and PDF download at my website, Craftsy, My Etsy Shop, The Patterncupboard, & Patternmart.
On another note My wholesale patterns that used to sell at The Pattern Peddlers are now being sold at

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hi everyone! OMG it has been way too long since I posted anything. I apologize for that. But I'm still getting past a very difficult year. I'm trying to be positive about life in general. I am slowly getting my crafting mojo back. Still too many sad days. Each morning I pray for it to be a good day, and hope to accomplish something each day. I try my best to have some little drops of awesome each day, no matter how small.
I'm working on some new quilting patterns. I will post them here once I get them done. But that will be quite awhile. I have an idea for about 12 new patterns. The ideas flow out of my brain a lot faster than I can create these things!! hahaha
I have a Chef Pierre Bag Holder doll partly made for a custom order. He is such a great seller. Here's a couple pictures of the Chef dolls I make.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Autumn Door Greeter

My latest creation: a pumpkin welcome door greeter. I am taking orders to dress up your door for Autumn. Your pumpkin will be very similar, they are hand drawn and created from my head. The bow may be different according to the ribbon I have in stock. They measure about 19" x 19" including the wire hanger. They are $35 plus shipping. I need a week to make it and get it in the mail to you. Comes from a smoke free environment. Please message me with your order. I accept Paypal and money orders for payment.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SALE!! Fat Quarters

I have 54 different Fat Quarters for sale. I have 1 of each FQ unless noted at the bottom of this post. All 100% cotton fabric. They are $1.50 each plus shipping. Shipping charge is the weight of the pkg. plus 50 cents to cover tape, envelope, paper, ink, and gas to and from the Post office. I accept Paypal for payment. Send an email with your Paypal address and the FQ # and how many of each to and I will get an invoice out to you. Please make payment within 48 hours, I'd appreciate it. 
I have 1 each except the following: 
#9 I have 4
#10 I have 3
#12 I have 6
#14 I have 2
#16 I have 4
#19 I have 2
#20 I have 2
#29 I have 2
#40 I have 2
# 42 I have 2
#48 I have 2
# 50 I have 2
#52 I have 2
#53 I have 2
# 54 I have 2