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.

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ann kelle fox zipper pouch sewing tutorial
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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:)

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

ann kelle wrapping paper

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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

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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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diy harem pants

October 25, 2016

toddler harem pants / ann kelle fabric

These harem pants are legit! Did you get the MC Hammer reference?;) We made them out of my new knit fabric with a pop of color for the waistband and ankles, using this pattern. They’re great for your little one that’s on the move, with plenty of room for their diaper.

hug life t-shirt / ann kelle

And let’s talk about this adorable toddler tee by Cheerily. It was the perfect addition to the harem pants.

toddler harem pants / ann kelle fabric

toddler harem pants / ann kelle fabric

(stripe beanie by Snug as a Bug Clothes / hug life toddler tee by Cheerily/ linen pixie toy camera by Twig & Co / photos by Kelle )

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kitty purse sewing tutorial

October 18, 2016

kitty cat purse sewing tutorial / ann kelle fabric

I found this ADORABLE kitty purse sewing tutorial by Choly Knight. We sewed one up and it’s so, so cute! We made a couple changes to our purse (the whiskers and we added a nose). And of course, my Urban Zoologie kitties were used for the lining. We also used Shannon Fabric’s black faux suede for the exterior. It made the bag look and feel so luxe. One of the things I like about this purse (besides it being so cute) is the size. This purse can carry a lot of goods, which is always a good thing. Find the free tutorial here. Below you’ll also find our personal tweaks and sewing notes to accompany the tutorial.

kitty cat purse sewing tutorial / ann kelle fabric
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kitty cat purse sewing tutorial / ann kelle fabric

Our sewing notes: For this purse, we used the Kitty Purse Sewing Tutorial by Choly Knight. We used Pellon Flex Foam sew in stabilizer on the faux suede exterior and Pellon shape flex sf101 on the lining fabrics. We basted the flex foam just slightly inside the seam allowance then trimmed the foam within the seam allowance as close to the seam without cutting it. (This reduces bulk in the seam). We also used Shape Flex interfacing in the strap. We used a larger needle 90/14 for sewing through the suede and flex foam and a slightly larger stitch length (2.5-3.0). We added a magnetic snap instead of the sewn in snap. The nose and whiskers are craft felt that is stitched into the exterior panel.

(photos by Kelle)

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ann kelle coloring sheet

October 13, 2016

free printable coloring sheet by ann kelle

I guess you can say “candy” is on my mind. So far, I’ve been able to resist eating. Today I have a free printable coloring sheet to share with you. Have fun!

Ann Kelle Printable Coloring Sheet (For personal use only!)

(photo by Kelle)

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3 easy diy costumes

October 11, 2016

easy diy costumes / by ann kelle

I think my love of costumes originated from my Mom. When I was a child, my Mom would make the BEST costumes for us kids. Using creativity and things around the house, she would always come up with the most unique costumes. And the costumes weren’t just for the kids, my Mom and Aunts (Mom’s sisters) would also wear costumes they made. One year, my Mom and her friends decided to wear costumes based on the Wizard of Oz. My Mom was “Dorothy.” I remember watching her make her ruby red shoes by dousing them in glue and then dunking them in a bowl of red glitter. I thought she was the coolest. One year, she went as Mr. T. Yep, she’s the coolest mom. In honor of her, we decided to make simple, diy costumes based on the kids in my Pumpkin Fun fabrics. These are super easy with loads of cuteness. Find the directions on how we made these below.

easy diy costumes / bumble bee costume / by ann kelle

easy diy costumes / cat headband costume / by ann kelle

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fabric sighting: mr. fox

October 06, 2016

fox stuffed animal / ann kelle fabric

Get ready for some cuteness! These adorable woodland foxes are by, Lesne. They features some of my favorite Remix fabric prints. And check out those little heart shaped paws. So cute!

fox stuffed animal / ann kelle fabric

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fox stuffed animal / ann kelle fabric


(photos via Lesne)

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treat bags sewing tutorials

October 04, 2016

pumpkin fun by ann kelle
Happy October! My Pumpkin Fun collection is now in stores and ready for all your October sewing projects. Today I’ve gathered three bag sewing tutorials for you.

pumpkin fun by ann kelle

pumpkin fun by ann kelle

My Pumpkin Fun collection is all about pumpkins, candy and costumes. We used this fabric collection, as well as my Remix fabric for the bags. There’s a fat quarter bundle that includes the Pumpkin Fun prints, Urban Zoologie cats and coordinating fabrics.

goody sack pattern / fabric by ann kelle 1. Goody Sack Pattern: This bag is huge! And that’s a good thing for candy collecting. This bag can easily be folded and stored when not in use, which is an additional bonus. We used coordinating fabrics for the inside.

candy corn tote / fabric by ann kelle
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candy corn tote / fabric by ann kelle

2. Candy Corn Tote: Next up, we have this ridiculously cute candy corn tote by Positively Splendid. When I saw this tutorial, I knew it would be perfect for my candy corn fabric. Positively Splendid personalized her tote, which is really cute.

candy corn fabric by ann kelle
candy corn tote / fabric by ann kelle

3. Mini Pumpkin Pouch. Finally, we have a smaller bag. These would be great for kids passing out treats in their classroom. Find the free tutorial here.

candy corn fabric by ann kelle / free sewing tutorial
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ann kelle fabric / free sewing tutorial
ann kelle fabric / free sewing tutorial

ann kelle sewing tutorial

(photos by Kelle)

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what’s in your purse?

September 27, 2016

pouch sewing tutorial by ann kelle

If I were a kid, these would be the contents of my purse. Coloring utensils, such as crayons, markers or coloring pencils, were a huge priority. A cute wallet to carry my coins. And of course, little games to play to keep me entertained. In all honesty, not much has changed. What’s in your purse? (Also, to make these little pouches, find the free tutorial here).

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(photos 1 and 3 by Kathryn McCrary / all other photos by Kelle)

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