sneak peek: urban zoologie minis

July 27, 2016

ann kelle urban zoologie mini fabric

New Urban Zoologie minis! In addition to our new Urban Zoologie, we have minis! Shipping to stores October 1, 2016.

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ann kelle urban zoologie mini fabric

ann kelle urban zoologie mini fabric

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urban zoologie / 7

July 25, 2016

urban zoologie by ann kelle

I have some new Urban Zoologie critters that will be coming to stores soon! I drew some of these guys awhile ago, so I’m happy they’re finally making their debut. In this group, there’s pandas, sheep, flamingos and pups. Panels of these animals, as well as some of previously released animals, will also be available. This fabric collections ships to stores October 1, 2016.

urban zoologie by ann kelle

urban zoologie by ann kelle urban zoologie by ann kelle

urban zoologie by ann kelle urban zoologie by ann kelle
urban zoologie by ann kelle

urban zoologie by ann kelle

urban zoologie by ann kelle

urban zoologie by ann kelle

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sneak peek: remix

July 22, 2016

new remix by ann kelle

 

We’re adding a bunch of new colors to my Remix scattered dots. Several of the prints will also be metallic. This fabric groups ships to stores October 1, 2016.

(photo by Kelle)

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Day Off Bag Pattern

July 18, 2016


day out back pattern / ann kelle fabric
This bag is full of all kinds of happy! The pattern is the Day Off Bag pattern by Gingercakes. We used my new apples from my Back to School fabric collection, along with coordinating Kona solids. And we mixed things up a bit for the inside, using my Remix dots. The bag pattern includes sizes for adults and kids,  as well as a “mashup”  combo of the adult size and kid size. The boxy bottom is one of my favorite features of the bag. There’s plenty of room in the bag for you to carry plenty of items, as well as an interior and exterior pocket. Two thumbs up, Gingercakes. This is one awesome bag!

day out back pattern / ann kelle fabric

day out back pattern / ann kelle fabric

day out back pattern / ann kelle fabric

 

(photos by Kelle)

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insulated lunch bag pattern

July 14, 2016

ann kelle back to school fabric and sewing tutorials
My Back To School fabric collection started shipping to stores July 20th . . . just in time for your back to school sewing! (To see the full collection, head this post.). Here are a few back to school projects by Sew Sweetness to kick off the new school year. Both bags are insulated lunch bags! (I could see the smallest one working as a snack bag or a school supply bag!)  Happy Sewing!

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ann kelle back to school fabric / toddler backpack sewing pattern
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the caroline party dress

July 12, 2016

an apple a day dress / ann kelle

A full, gathered dress with a peter pan collar and pockets, topped with a thin sweet bow belt, is perfection.  And the Caroline Party Dress pattern is just that. It’s a classic dress that you and your little one will adore.  (The dress is also available in an adult size!) We used my new apple fabric from my Back To School fabric collection for the dress. Wouldn’t this be an awesome “first day of school” dress? Head over to Welcome to the Mouse House for the dress pattern, as well as a bunch of other fun sewing patterns.

an apple a day dress / ann kelle

(photos by Kelle)

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free summer desktop wallpaper

July 06, 2016

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

Watermelon! Oh, how I adore thee and eat thee frequently. It’s one of those fruits that’s not only yummy, but also fun to draw. Hence, today’s free desktop wallpaper. Find links to the free wallpaper below. Enjoy!
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Download Pink Watermelons HERE
Download Yellow Watermelons HERE

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

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diy popsicle pillow

July 05, 2016

ann kelle popsicle pillow tutorial

I guess you could say that I’ve had cool sweet treats on my mind. A couple weeks ago, I shared this fun ice cream quilt. (There’s also a fun ice cream cone pillow patten, as pictured above, which can be found here). Today I’m sharing these fun popsicle and ice cream cone pillows. I can’t believe we’ve already experienced triple digit weather this summer! Staying cool has been a top priority and ice cream always helps. You can find the free tutorial at the bottom of this post. Have a easy-breezy summer!

ann kelle ice cream cone pillow tutorial

There’s a couple of different of options for the ice cream pillows. We created a tutorial for a two scoop ice cream cone tutorial, as well as a one scoop tutorial.

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ann kelle popsicle pillow tutorial
ann kelle popsicle pillow tutorial ann kelle ice cream cone pillow tutorial

Find the full tutorial below. (more…)

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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.

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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.
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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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