toddler lounge pants

February 28, 2017

ann kelle space explorers / toddler lounge pant sewing tutorial
Lounge pants were one of the first things I learned how to sew. Using fabric from my Space Explorers fabric, we used the SewCanShe P.J. Bottoms & Shorts (free sewing pattern). They’re outer-this-world!

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owl oven mitt sewing tutorial

February 21, 2017

owl oven mitt sewing tutorial / ann kelle

I’m all for having lots of fun in the kitchen! And this little owl is sure to bring a smile to your face. My owls from my Woodland Pals 2 collection served as the inspiration for this oven mitt.  I like to think of him as my little sidekick in the kitchen;) Find the FREE tutorial below.

owl oven mitt sewing tutorial / ann kelle

We lined this guy with my Woodland Pals 2 owl fabric.

owl oven mitt sewing tutorial / ann kelle

owl oven mitt sewing tutorial / ann kelle

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ann kelle hearts coloring sheet

February 14, 2017

ann kelle valentines free coloring sheet / for personal use only

Happy Valentine’s Day! I drew these funny heart faces a few years ago. I thought they would make fun coloring sheets. XO, Kelle

Ann Kelle Heart Faces Coloring Sheet (for personal use only!)

(photo by Kelle)

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the fiesta frock dress

February 07, 2017

ann kelle dot fabric / toddler dress / fiesta frock dress pattern by blank slate patterns

Have you seen the Fiesta Frock Dress by Blank Slate Patterns? It has all the elements I like in a dress – full waisted skirt, peter pan collar and puffy sleeves. It’s so versatile.  Although the structure of the dress tends to be more elegant, we made it a bit playful by using my fun Remix dots and Azalea Kona Solid on the collar and buttons. So fun! Head here for the pattern.

ann kelle dot fabric / toddler dress / fiesta frock dress pattern by blank slate patterns ann kelle dot fabric / toddler dress / fiesta frock dress pattern by blank slate patterns ann kelle dot fabric / toddler dress / fiesta frock dress pattern by blank slate patterns
(photos by Kelle)

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free valentines day desktop wallpaper

February 02, 2017

free hearts desktop wallpaper by ann kelle / for personal use only free hearts desktop wallpaper by ann kelle / for personal use only

Hearts are my favorite graphic shape. I’ve liked them since a kid. Add some bright colors to them and I’m all heart eyes! Find the free desktop wallpaper here. (For personal use only!)

free hearts desktop wallpaper by ann kelle / for personal use only
(artwork by Ann Kelle / Copyright 2016 / for personal use only)

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headband tutorial

January 31, 2017


We made these colorful skinny knit headbands using my knit fabrics. For an interesting twist, we used coordinating solids on one side. For the pattern, head here.
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knit headband sewing tutorial by ann kelle

 

(2nd and 4th photo by Kathryn McCrary / all other photos by Kelle)

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fabric sighting: wrist wallet

January 24, 2017

ann kelle houndstooth clutch or wrist wallet

Whenever I go to a concert or festival, I always try to carry a clutch or something small instead of my regular purse. And this bag by Myl & Melo would be perfect! This bag is featured in my multi colored houndstooth cord. The strap is adjustable to fit around your shoulders, wrist strap or with a hand loop. The inside has different compartments for all your necessities. See more here.

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ann kelle houndstooth clutch or wrist wallet
(photos via Myl & Melo)

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free printable notebook cover

January 17, 2017

art by ann kelle / free journal cover download / for personal use only

I’m HUGE stationery fan. Whether it’s journals, cards, stickers, etc., I “heart” them all. I made a few with my own artwork and thought I’d share them with you as well;) Download these two journal covers and we’ll be journal-twinsies! Find links to the artwork below. You can have them professionally bound or below are some ideas on binding them yourself.

art by ann kelle / free journal cover download / for personal use only

Here are a few ways you could bind your notebook cover:
DIY Customizable Notebooks
Free Printable Boss Lady Notebook Cover by Studio DIY
DIY Notebook: Perfect Binding

art by ann kelle / free journal cover download / for personal use only

Download the printable covers:
Ann Kelle Flowers Journal/Notebook Cover (for personal use only!)
Ann Kelle Dots Journal / Notebook Cover (for personal use only!)

(photos by Kelle)

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DIY applique sweatshirts

January 10, 2017

ann kelle diy sweatshirt / urban zoologie

There’s so many things you can do with fabric panels. You could make quilts, pillows, wall art, tote bags, etc. Today I’m sharing with you how to use the panels to make a toddler sweatshirt. To provide a reference on the sizing, the sweatshirts we used are a 2T. For bigger shirt sizes, you could add more than one animal or the entire animal shape. Jump below for the super easy tutorial.

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ann kelle sheep sweatshirt

The sweatshirt applique is so simple. Here’s what we did:

1. Using a piece of Heat-n-Bond Lite cut slightly larger than the animal head, fuse it to the wrong side of the fabric panel centered over the animal head.

2. Cut out the animal head leaving a 1/8″ seam allowance all around it.

3. Remove the paper backing from the Heat-n-Bond Lite and fuse it to the sweatshirt.

4. Using a zig zag stitch with a width of 2.5 and a length of almost 0, stitch over the seam allowance covering the raw edges of the fabric on the animal face.

(photos by Kelle)

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suspenders + skirt

January 05, 2017

ann kelle dot fabric / skirt pattern by violet threads / skirt with suspenders

Skirts with suspenders is a new favorite of mine. For this skirt and suspender combo, we used the Lavina Skirt pattern by Violette Threads. We used this pattern for the skirt’s width and length. (We didn’t line the skirt). We made the suspenders and added buttons to the inside waistband and buttonholes for the suspenders. This skirt would be great year-round and it turned out pretty cute!

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Here’s a few photos of the skirt in action being worn by the adorable Ever.

ann kelle dot fabric / skirt pattern by violet threads / skirt with suspenders

 

(photos by Kelle)

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urban zoologie pouch sewing tutorial

January 03, 2017

ann kelle fox and panda zipper pouch sewing tutorial

Happy 2017! I hope your new year is off to a great start. My most recent Urban Zoologie fabrics have been in stores for awhile. I came up with a few ideas of how to use the panels, which I’m going to share with you. First up, I thought it would be neat-o to use some of the panels to make zippered pouches. We also added a strap to make a wristlet and a strap for a mini purse. Find the sewing instructions below for the panda pouch. Next week, I’ll share another unique idea.

urban zoologie by ann kelle
ann kelle panda zipper pouch sewing tutorial

We used my Urban Zoologie mini fabric for the interior.

ann kelle panda zipper pouch sewing tutorial
ann kelle fox zipper pouch sewing tutorial
ann kelle panda fabric
ann kelle panda zipper pouch sewing tutorial

ann kelle panda zipper pouch sewing tutorial
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merry christmas

December 22, 2016

peace by ann kelle

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9: 6-7) Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

(artwork by Ann Kelle)

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free christmas desktop wallpaper

December 15, 2016

free ann kelle christmas desktop wallpaper / for personal use only

free ann kelle christmas desktop wallpaper / for personal use only

Do you have a certain color that you prefer your Christmas tree to be? I grew up with the traditional green Christmas tree. But, as an adult, I’ve never owned a green Christmas tree. I’ve had a pink tree, blue tree, and a white tree But, never green. These days, though, I’m kinda drawn towards the traditional green tree. I created a free desktop wallpaper that combines all the colors. Enjoy!

free ann kelle christmas desktop wallpaper / for personal use only

free ann kelle christmas desktop wallpaper / for personal use only

Download Green Christmas Trees HERE
Download Green Christmas Trees HERE

(artwork by Ann Kelle / Copyright 2016 / for personal use only)

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christmas tree oven mitt tutorial

December 13, 2016

christmas oven mitt sewing tutorial / ann kelle

Christmas baking is one of my family’s tradition. My Mom bakes different types of treats. And I join along in baking homemade rolls and desserts.  I came up with these fun Christmas tree oven mitts to accompany my Mom and I in the kitchen this holiday season. They definitely add a little more cheer to baking! Find the free tutorial below.

christmas oven mitt sewing tutorial / ann kelle

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fabric sighting: makeup bags

December 08, 2016

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I found these Christmas trees and Snowmen makeup bags made with my Jingle fabrics. These are so festive and fun! They’d be a great gift for a teen or colleague. You could put their favorite makeup item inside for a little surprise.

(photos via Peanut and Koekie Shop)

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diy paper bow template

December 06, 2016

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We’re in full holiday mode over here! There’s so many awesome ideas for gift toppers. From pom poms to paper honeycomb toppers or even gumdrops, there’s a lot of great way to decorate your presents. Today I have a super easy DIY paper bow template to share with you.  All you need is a printer, scissors, adhesive/stapler and card stock paper. Find the instructions below.

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I had wrapping paper printed with my designs:)

ann kelle christmas DIY paper bows by ann kelle

Use patterned card stock or contrasting paper for additional uniqueness to you bow.

ann kelle wrapping paper

DIY paper bows by ann kelle DIY paper bows by ann kelle
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Bow Template Instructions:
1. Download bow template.
2. Load colored card stock into printer.
3. Print bow template and cutout.
4. To assemble the bow, start with the “body” of the bow. Bend the “right tab” to the center. (Do not fold. Just slightly bend.) Repeat for the left tab. Staple, tape or glue the tabs to the “center” of the bow. Tape the “bow center-strip” to the center of the bow. Add the bow tags to the back of the bow.

(photos by Kelle)

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ann kelle christmas coloring sheet

December 01, 2016

free printable coloring sheet by ann kelle

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how fun it is to color thee. Enjoy these free coloring sheets I made of Christmas trees. Happy coloring!

Ann Kelle Christmas Trees Coloring Sheet (for personal use only!)

(photo by Kelle)

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babydoll dress pattern

November 29, 2016

babydoll dress pattern / ann kelle fabric

I’ve always adored babydoll dresses. The simple neckline with an empire waist make this dress a gem. The Bohemian Babydoll Dress pattern by Elegance and Elephants is an easy-to sew e-pattern. You can have ruffled sleeves! We used a bright kona solid for the top and my Rainbow Remix “xxxx” print for the skirt. Find the pattern here, along with a ton of other gorgeous patterns.

(photo by Kelle)

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My 2016 Christmas Card Collection

November 25, 2016

ann kelle for tiny prints christmas personalized photo card
Tis the season for Christmas cards! Here’s a peak at some of the personalized Christmas cards I designed exclusively for Tiny Prints.  And we thought of everything when it comes to sending out your Christmas cards. There’s address labels,  envelope liners, a design on the back of the cards and all different sorts of photo size formats. Each card comes in several different color options. See the full Ann Kelle collection here. I also have Holiday Party Invitations which can be found here.  Happy Holidays!

ann kelle for tiny prints christmas personalized photo card

ann kelle for tiny prints christmas personalized photo card

ann kelle for tiny prints christmas personalized photo card

ann kelle for tiny prints christmas personalized photo card

Shop all my holiday cards here. And you can shop Tiny Prints complete holiday card collection here.

(photos by Kelle)

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fabric sighting: car wallet

November 22, 2016

car wallet / ann kelle fabric
I featured a car wallet a few years ago.  (It’s still one of my favorite fabric sightings!) I recently found this car wallet by Three Loves featuring my most recent Ready, Set, Go prints. It’s slightly different in that it includes a little street. I’m always amazed at the fun things that are made out of my fabric.

car wallet / ann kelle fabric

(photos via Three Loves)

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baby bib sewing tutorial

November 17, 2016

ann kelle bib sewing tutorial

Whenever it’s time for a baby gift, bibs are a great option.  We mixed and matched my Slicker (laminated cotton) prints with Kona solids along the edge. Using the Slicker fabric on the front allows you to easily clean up messes. We used Shannon Fabrics’ Velour Terry for the backing. The velour terry fabric is ultra plush and makes the bibs so soft! Find the free tutorial here.

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ann kelle bib sewing tutorial
(photos by Kelle)

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(new) space explorers

November 15, 2016

space explorers fabric by ann kelle

Today I’m happy to share with you my newest fabric collection, Space Explorers. There’s a total of 9 prints in the collection. The two color ways are Mint (yes!!!) and Primary. It was a ton of fun designing this collection. While designing this collection, I was taken back to grade school. I remember spending hours and hours making a hanging solar system model, only to get them into a tangled-mess on the way to school. (Thank you, Dad, for coming to school the next day to help un-tangle them.)  I hope you enjoy the collection. This fabric collection ships to stores December 2016.

space explorers fabric by ann kelle


space explorers fabric by ann kelle

space explorers fabric by ann kelle

space explorers fabric by ann kelle
space explorers fabric by ann kelle
space explorers fabric by ann kelle
space explorers fabric by ann kelle

space explorers fabric by ann kelle space explorers fabric by ann kelle
space explorers fabric by ann kelle

space explorers fabric by ann kelle

(photos by Kelle)

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fun flag bunting tutorial

November 07, 2016

ann kelle mini fabric bunting tutorial

Fabric buntings are an easy way to add a punch of color and personality. You can use them as a cake topper, wall decor, party decoration, etc. The possibilities are endless! We came up with this super easy tutorial of mini fabric buntings. Have fun!

ann kelle mini fabric bunting tutorial

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ann kelle mini fabric bunting tutorial
( photos 1, 3, 5 and 6 by Kathryn McCrary / all other photos by Kelle)

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pumpkin fun giveway

October 31, 2016

pumpkin fun giveaway by ann kelle

Enter for your chance to win a fat quarter bundle of my entire Pumpkin Fun collection. This fat quarter bundle includes 12 pieces for a total of 3 yards. Coordinates are also included. To enter, leave a comment. One random winner will be selected. Deadline to enter is November 7th at midnight. I hope your day is full of lots of sweets! UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for all your comments. A random winner was selected below in the comments. 

(photos by Kelle)

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