a summer outfit

June 29, 2016

ann kelle summer sewing outfit

Summer is here. And boy-oh-boy, it’s hot! Needless to say, I’ve been wearing lots of sleeveless tops and shorts these days. We mixed and matched two of my favorite Remix fabric prints for a fun summer outfit.  To create our playful attire, we used the Sunny Top & Dress pattern by SewVery and the Sycamore Shorts Pattern by Sew Like My Mom. (The fabrics used in these projects are listed below). Happy Summer!

ann kelle summer sewing outfit

One of the sweetest things about the Sunny Top is the back. The straps and bow are precious.

ann kelle summer sewing outfit

Sunny Top & Dress pattern fabric: Rainbow Remix sweet grid
Sycamore Shorts Pattern fabric: Remix AAK-15239-70

(photos by Kelle)

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free reversible bucket hat pattern

June 27, 2016

reversible bucket hat / ann kelle fabric

My new Sea and Sun fabric collection is in stores! We made a fun + free reversible bucket hat sewing pattern by Oliver + S using of my fish fabric. This little bucket hat is ideal for getting shade from the hot summer sun. A great accessory addition to your beach or outside adventures!

reversible bucket hat pattern / ann kelle fabric

eversible bucket hat pattern / ann kelle fabric

(photos by Kelle)

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beach tote pattern

June 24, 2016

ann kelle fabric / beach tote sewing pattern
I hope you’re off to a great summer! Today I’m sharing with you an awesome beach bag pattern made using my Rainbow Remix fabric and Kona Solids. The Sophia Beach Tote by Swoon Sewing Patterns is so, so good. The long adjustable handles, large pockets and roomy interior make this bag a winner! And it’s not just for the beach. You could use it to hold groceries or use it as a weekender bag. Find the sewing pattern here.

ann kelle fabric / beach tote sewing pattern

ann kelle fabric / beach tote sewing pattern


ann kelle fabric / beach tote sewing pattern

 

(photos by Kelle)

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diy reversible headband

June 21, 2016

headband sewing tutorial via ann kelle

Headbands can be a gals best friend on a bad hair day. For these headbands, we used my newest knit fabric. These headbands are so easy and quick to make.  (It took us about 15 minutes.)  Find the free tutorial here. Happy Sewing!

headband sewing tutorial via ann kelle

(photos by Kelle)

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new slicker fabric

June 06, 2016

ann kelle slicker fabric

Three of my newest fabric prints will be on Slicker fabric! Be on the lookout in your fabric store.

(photo by kelle)

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mod ice cream quilt

May 31, 2016

ice cream quilt pattern / ann kelle fabrics

I scream, you scream, we all scream for THIS ice cream quilt! This is one fun quilt! Once I saw Sylvia Sutters of A Stranger View’s Mod Ice Cream Quilt pattern, I was giddy. It’s the perfect summer quilt . . . reminiscent of childhood trips to the ice cream shop, tasting all the flavors before settling on a new favorite. Using my Remix prints and yummy Kona solids, this quilt is all about playfulness and color.  To make one, head here for the pattern. There’s also a pattern for the pillow which you can find here.

ice cream quilt pattern / ann kelle fabrics

ice cream quilt pattern / ann kelle fabrics

ice cream quilt pattern / ann kelle fabrics

We went with simple quilting, which I love.

ice cream quilt pattern / ann kelle fabrics ice cream quilt pattern / ann kelle fabrics

Scrappy colorful binding is always a win!

ice cream quilt pattern / ann kelle fabrics

(quilt pattern and pillow pattern by A Stranger View /// photos by Kathyrn McCrary )

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free desktop wallpaper

May 16, 2016

ann kelle free desktop wallpaper / personal use only

This year seems to be zipping on by rather quickly. I was talking about it with a friend last week and we were trying to figure out how to slow things down. We really didn’t come up with any ideas. So, if you have any suggestions, let me know. Anyhow. Here’s a free desktop wallpaper download I made for you. It kinda reminds me a fruit. It’s available in two colors. Find the link to download below.

ann kelle free desktop wallpaper / personal use only

ann kelle free desktop wallpaper / personal use only

Download Fruity Yellow HERE
Download Fruity Green HERE

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

 

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fabric sighting: made to play

May 11, 2016

ann kelle fabric / made to play
One of my favorite things about being a fabric designer is seeing all the cool things that are being made with my fabric. I stumbled upon the brand, Made to Play, recently. Their store is full of fun items. They’ve used my chickens and owls in children’s aprons, as well as my plus print in fabric bunting.
ann kelle fabric / made to play ann kelle fabric / made to play
ann kelle fabric / made to play

They also have super hero capes and these really fun dino capes. They’re not made from my fabric, but they’re too adorable not to share with you. Be sure to visit Made to Play to see all of their fun handmade goodies!

made to play cape made to play

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new “sea and sun”

April 25, 2016

sea and sun fabric collection by ann kelle

I’m super excited to share with you my new fabric collection, Sea and Sun. If you’ve been a reader of this blog for awhile, you’ve heard me talk about the beach. I spent many of my summers at the beach. Playing in the sand, jumping waves, building sand castles, collecting sea shells, etc. are just a few things we’d do. It’s my happy spot. I hope you enjoy this fabric collection inspired by one of my favorite places to be.

sea and sun fabric collection by ann kelle

sea and sun fabric collection by ann kelle
sea and sun fabric collection by ann kelle
sea and sun fabric collection by ann kelle
sea and sun fabric collection by ann kelle

sea and sun fabric collection by ann kelle

sea and sun fabric collection by ann kelle

 

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new knit fabric

April 18, 2016

ann kelle knit fabric

We’re adding more of my designs to knits! New Urban Zoologie mini foxes and Remix.

ann kelle knit fabric

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be happy

April 11, 2016

think happy be happy / ann kelle

I have a free download to share with you today. I made this print a few years ago as a free download. But, I decided to hold off because I wasn’t sure about the message — “think happy, be happy.” It sounded kinda cheesy and cliche.  However, I’ve been reading and practicing thinking about things that are true, good, lovely, etc. Focusing on being “okay” no matter what the circumstances may be . . . something I’ve gotta get better at.  And I decided, you know what, cheesy is sometimes good. Because the truth is, we are what we think.  And in honor of cheesy, I made the print yellow. Have great day, full of happy thoughts. Download your free print here.

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fabric sighting: plush friends

April 05, 2016

Plush Friend- Finkelstein's Center Handmade Creature / ann kelle

How adorable are these plush friends by Finkelstein? My Remix stripes are wrapped around the pig’s and bunny’s mid section. Be sure to to see all their other cute critters here.


Plush Friend- Finkelstein's Center Handmade Creature / ann kelle Plush Friend- Finkelstein's Center Handmade Creature / ann kelle Plush Friend- Finkelstein's Center Handmade Creature / ann kelle

(photos via Finkelstein)

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new “back to school” fabric

April 04, 2016

ann kelle back to school fabric

Today I’m sharing with you one of my new fabric collections, Back To School. My Mama and sister are both teachers. (I was also a substitute teacher after college.) So, teachers hold a special place in my heart.  I hope you enjoy the new fabric collection.

ann kelle back to school fabric

I think drawing school supplies was the funnest! I basically pulled out all of my supplies and drew them! Does anybody else geek out over back to school supplies? Or is that just my sister and I? I always loved getting new school supplies at the beginning of school, especially a new box of crayons.

ann kelle back to school fabric

I have a lot of apple designs. They’re one of those things that I can (and do!) draw over and over again.

ann kelle back to school fabric

No back to school collection would be complete without a school bus design.

ann kelle back to school fabric
ann kelle back to school fabric

The Girl Friends are included in this collection. Drawing their little outfits was so fun . . . and the knee socks!!

ann kelle back to school fabric

There’s a fabric panel that’s included the Back to School fabric collection. (It measures approximately 23.5 x 41.5 inches).

ann kelle back to school fabric

(photos by Kelle)

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new pumpkin fun

March 29, 2016

pumpkin fun / ann kelle
Ready for a Fall sneak peek? I took all my favorite things about October and put them in a collection. Costumes, pumpkins, candy corn and candy! The samples for this collection came in early. I actually had them last October. I reallllly wanted to share them with you then, but I had to wait until the release date.  We’re also releasing my new Urban Zoologie kitties to coordinate with this collection.

pumpkin fun / ann kelle

pumpkin fun / ann kelle

A couple of the costumes are based on costumes from my childhood. My favorite costume was (still is) a black cat. The little pirate is my little brother. He wore a “pirate costume” as a kid. It was the cutest!

pumpkin fun / ann kelle

pumpkin fun / ann kelle

I think I need a candy corn dress!

urban zoologie / ann kelle

The “Pumpkin Fun” fabric collection ships to stores May 2016.

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free spring desktop wallpaper

March 21, 2016

ann kelle free spring desktop wallpaper / personal use only

Happy Spring! I’m so glad springtime is finally here. I had a ton of fun times this past Winter. Sledding in the snow, drinking hot cocoa, cuddling under quilts, etc. But, it’s always those cold and dreary days that get me. Thankfully, the sun has been out and it’s been absolutely gorgeous in Nashville this past week. In honor of Spring, here are some free desktop wallpapers. Happy Spring!

ann kelle free spring desktop wallpaper / personal use only

ann kelle free spring desktop wallpaper / personal use only
ann kelle free spring desktop wallpaper / personal use only

Download Green Floral HERE

Download Yellow Floral HERE

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

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the girl friends tutorials

March 15, 2016

Robert Kaufman Girl Friends Super Stars Quilt

Looking for some cute tutorials for the newest Girl Friends “Career” fabric? Well, look no further. Here are some great tutorials that will add lots of colors and happiness to your home.  The Star Quilt and Pom Pom Pillows are also a kit over at Craftsy. You can find the Rainbow Building Blocks free right here.

Robert Kaufman Girl Friends Pom Pom Pillows Kit

Girlfriends_Rainbow Building Blocks copy

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fabric sighting: birthday shirts

March 08, 2016

number shirts / ann kelle

I stumbled upon the cutest little birthday shirts by Aidille using my fabric. She has a ton of tee shirts in her shop. You’ll find different styles of tees and fabric appliqué. Some of my Girl Friends also make an appearance on her shirts. Lots of adorableness in her shop. Be sure to take a look. 

number shirts / ann kelle

number shirts / ann kelle

number shirts / ann kelle

These tee isn’t using my fabric, but it was too cute not to share with you:)

number shirts / ann kelle

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new sports kids

March 01, 2016

sports kids fabric / ann kelle

Typically, as SOON as I finish a collection, I want to share it with you. Like, right then and there. This was one of those times. I couldn’t wait to share this new collection with you! I had so.much.fun drawing these sporty kids. In addition to boys, the Girls Friends make an appearance in this collection. I actually drew them first and then decided to add the boys. The “boy” sports were inspired by all the sports my little brother played growing up. (I forgot swimming! Sorry, Cholin.) You might not be able to see all the sports characters. Between the girls and guys, here is a list: ballerina/dancer, baseball player, football player, karate, soccer, tennis player, basketball, skater, and cheerleader. It was hard narrowing down the sports! Maybe there should be a part two!

sports kids fabric / ann kelle
sports kids fabric / ann kelle sports kids fabric / ann kelle
sports kids fabric / ann kelle

sports kids fabric / ann kelle
sports kids fabric / ann kelle
sports kids fabric / ann kelle
sports kids fabric / ann kelle

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super heros party

February 23, 2016

super hero birthday party for tiny prints / ann kelle

Super birthday party invitations I designed with all the trimmings for your super one!

Shop all the personalized party goods here:
Birthday Squad Party Invitations
Birthday Squad Address Labels
Birthday Squad Thank You notes
Birthday Squad Gift Tag Stickers
Birthday Squad Personalized Stamp

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new woodland pals 2

February 16, 2016

woodland pals / ann kelle

Hey, friends! Remember several years ago when I released Woodland Pals several years ago? Well, I’ve added new designs and fun colors to this collection.  There are three color ways. Lots of great mix and matching options for this collection. I hope you like all the new prints.

woodland pals / ann kelle_

woodland pals / ann kelle

woodland pals / ann kelle

woodland pals / ann kelle

woodland pals / ann kelle

woodland pals / ann kelle

woodland pals / ann kelle

woodland pals / ann kelle

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free valentine’s desktop wallpaper

February 08, 2016

free ann kelle valentine's day desktop wallpaper free ann kelle valentine's day desktop wallpaper

I love, love all the hearts I see around this time of year. Hearts are my thing, ya know? But, I decided to switch things up a bit. And I made this “XOXO” desktop wallpaper for you. It’s my Valentine’s Day gift to you! Enjoy!

free ann kelle valentine's day desktop wallpaper
free ann kelle valentine's day desktop wallpaper

Download Pink XOXO HERE
Download Red XOXO HERE
Download Yellow XOXO HERE

free ann kelle valentine's day desktop wallpaper free ann kelle valentine's day desktop wallpaper

(for personal use only / artwork by Ann Kelle / Copyright 2015)

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(FREE) Seeing Spots Pattern

February 02, 2016

seeing spot quilt pattern / ann kelle
I found these quilt photos that I meant to share with you awhile ago. The Seeing Spots quilt is great when you have a bunch of prints you want to use in a quilt. Plus, the pattern is FREE right here. I worked on the placement of all my fabric prints for this quilt. I used my Urban Zoologie minis, Remix and Kona solids. I also designed a pink version. Happy Sewing and enjoy the free quilt pattern.
seeing spot quilt pattern / ann kelle

seeing spot quilt pattern / ann kelle

seeing spot quilt pattern / ann kelle

 

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fabric sighting: phone wallet

January 26, 2016

fabric phone wallet / ann kelle

I stumbled upon these cute padded phone wallets made from my Rainbow Remix fabric. The Song of the Seam has a ton of adorable handmade goods in their shop. These wallets fit the iPhone 6 and also has a place for cards and cash. Find these padded phone wallets here: bright geometric triangles / pastel version pastel geometric triangles
fabric phone wallet / ann kelle
fabric phone wallet / ann kelle

fabric phone wallet / ann kelle
fabric phone wallet / ann kelle

(photos via Song of the Seam)

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thank you notes

January 12, 2016

personal stationery / thank you notes / tiny prints / ann kelle

You would think that since I design personalized stationery, I’d have an over abundance of my own personal stationery. Nope. Not true at all. In fact, I didn’t have ANY personalized stationery until recently. Now I have something to write thank you notes for all the goodies I got over Christmas. Below are links to all the sets. For many of them, I also designed mailing address labels. See all of the thank you cards here and my personalized stationery here.

personal stationery / thank you notes / tiny prints / ann kelle

Notably dotted. Available in Blush, Green or Lemon.

personal stationery / thank you notes / tiny prints / ann kelle

Daring Divide. Available in Heather, Blush or Reef. Address labels, journals and thank you notes are also available.

personal stationery / thank you notes / tiny prints / ann kelle

Thankful Script. Address labels are also available.

personal stationery / thank you notes / tiny prints / ann kelle

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