I have a few new Halloween goodies that I designed for Tiny Prints. One of them is based on my never ending admiration for candy corn. I have been doing good this year with the whole candy corn thing. Years back, there were rumors that I would skip breakfast and lunch and would eat an entire bag of candy corn. This year, I can actually say that I have only had five pieces of this delicious candy. While the love affair is still there, I’ve been doing good with not over indulging. Anyway, I really hope you enjoy this new design. There’s also a coordinating address label, thank you card and gift tags. It’s also available as a kids classroom card. (I also have this fun hayride design!). I don’t really like tricks so I’ll just say “treat and more treats”!
Every princess needs a quilt, a “princess” quilt that is. This quilt is really adorable and I am so happy that my “Princess Life” fabric line gets to be apart of it . . . my yellow plus signs from the “Remix” collection also make an appearance. This quilt was designed by Amanda of The Craft Junky. Don’t miss out on the fun, you can make a quilt for yourself or the little or big princess in your life, you can find the free pattern here.
For this month’s illustration, the girl’s gathered together to take a ballet class.
(copyright 2015 Ann Kelle)
I would like to introduce you to my new Remix Wide fabric. There are several exciting things about this Remix Wide fabric. First, this collection is huge. No, for real it is literally huge. Typically, the average fabric roll width is 44″ inches, but the Remix Wide fabric collection width is 108″ inches wide. Huge, right? Secondly, this print comes in six colors, one of which is pink (and you know how I adore pink). But, what excites me the most about this collection is the larger size of the artwork. I have been wanting to design something with large artwork for awhile. So, it’s cool to see it on fabric and see it so BIG! I can’t wait to see what you all make with this! (Maybe I should give some of this away . . . hmmm, stay tuned! I feel a giveaway coming your way soon!) Happy Sewing!
(photos by Lulu)
I am so happy to introduce you to this fun drawstring bag pattern. This such a fun and simple project! These bags can be made big or small, but at any size they are extremely cute. For this project we used fabric from the Ann Kelle “This and That” fabric collection. Find the free drawstring bag pattern here. We use Spring Gems, Adventure Sneakers, and Adventure Purses for the fabrics in this project. And they can all be found here on the Robert Kaufman website. Happy Sewing!
I’m so happy to share with you my new Urban Zoologie Minis! The Urban Zoologie Minis are a miniature version of the regular Urban Zoologie collection. The characters in the mini collection are on an average about an inch smaller than characters in the regular Urban Zoologie collection. (There’s a picture below for reference). This collection has thirteen fabrics, featuring pups, ducks, and cats. These new Urban Zoologie Minis will be available in November, just a month before Christmas (hint, hint).
Wishing all the teachers, students and school personnel a great school year!
(copyright 2015 Ann Kelle)
I’m so happy to share with you my new Urban Zoologie prints. This will be my 6th Urban Zoologie release! For this release, I added pups, ducks and new little kitties, which I’ve been referring to as “scaredy cats” . . . don’t they kinda look scared? These prints will ship to stores in October. Enjoy the pics!
(Photos by Lulu)
My Girl Friends fabrics are now available in precuts! You can get a bundle of ALL of the Girl Friends collection . . . mermaids, princesses, fairies, ballerinas and careers! The bundle comes with 13 pieces, which includes 2 panel prints (pictured below, but without the panels). There’s also a 10 inch square set that includes 3-4 pieces of every print. The 10 inch squares are so convenient because you can quickly cut them into four sets of charm squares, quick strips or even half-square triangle. “Yay” for precuts!
I have been meaning to share this quilt with you forever. My quilting friend, Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts, made this gorgeous quilt for me. Julie was one of the first friends I made in the quilting industry. I was new to the quilting community (a bit shy) and kinda felt like the new kid in school that didn’t know where to sit at lunch time. Well, Julie, reached out to me almost immediately with support and encouragement. So, having my very own Jaybird Quilt is pretty sweet in my book! This quilt was made using her “Toes in the Sand” pattern. It’s such a fun quilt. Enjoy the pics! And thank you, Julie!
I have a quilt in just about every room of my house. I keep this quilt in my living room for sofa snuggling. (more…)
I like to draw from my childhood for inspiration when designing. But, I find inspiration from all around. I thought it would be fun to share some of the things that inspire me, such as this little food truck I visited last week. I’ve been wanting to try the shaved ice at Retro Sno for awhile. But, it’s been sooooo hot here in Nashville that I have been avoiding being outside (except when I’m swimming). We got a break in the humidity and the temps were a bit milder the other day, so I ventured out to the Retro Sno truck after lunch one day. (Milder weather also meant I was FINALLY able to wear my Rainbow Remix shoreline boatneck top). Retro Snow is a shaved ice truck here in Nashville. Their menu is full of interesting combinations, like the Sour Grape + Gummies (yes, as in Gummi bears!) or Raspberry Wedding Cake. I got the Strawberry Lemonade. It was a refreshing little summer treat. Next time, I think I’ll be a bit more adventurous and try one of their stuffed snow balls (they have a scoop of ice cream at the bottom). You can also build your own snow ball, which sounds fun. Their little food truck is so cute and seeing all the different combinations of snowballs, left me with lots of inspiration and a nice afternoon treat. If you’re in Nashville, stay up to date to where the Retro Sno truck will be here.
(top three photos by Lulu / bottom photo via Retro Sno)
The girls headed to the beach for my July illustration of the “Girl Friends”! Swim, surf, build sandcastles, play in the sand, repeat.
(illustration by Ann Kelle’s / 2015 Copyright)
With “back to school” time upon us, I thought I’d share an easy project you might want to do with your kiddos. Earlier this summer, I met up with my crafty-sewer friend, Amanda, for a day of crafting. We met at Atamlogy in Nashville. (It was nice to get outside of my home studio and craft). The project was reaallllly simple, which is always a good thing. Amanda’s three girls came along and they were able to put together the journals with little assistance. So, I guess it’s a kid-friendly project, too! I printed up a bunch of designs for us to use for the notebooks. I also used spray adhesive to glue fabric to card stock paper (not shown). We used this free tutorial here. Overall, it was fun project. And I’m looking forward to my next craft day! Happy crafting!
Back to school time is just around the corner! We gathered some fun inspiration and back to school tutorials to help get you ready! I hope everyone has a wonderful school year!
Although I’m not in school any longer, I still like to participate in back to school supply shopping. This year, I got a couple of new supplies at Poppin. They’re all so colorful! And their crayons are so unique.
Boy, it has been SUPER hot and humid in Nashville this summer. It has me seriously wishing I had a pool. If you’re hosting a pool party this summer, be sure to check out these new invitations I designed for Tiny Prints. I hope you’re having a having a great summer and staying cool!
What better way to “remix” my Remix fabric collection than to offer it on knit! The fabric collection offers 6 different designs in three different color ways. I can’t wait to see what you guys will make. Happy Sewing!
Loopy-doopy-doo. Here is another wall paper download. Fill free to tag me on social media (#annkelle or @annkelle), so I can see it in your computer space.
Download Yellow Loops HERE
Download Pink Loops HERE
Download Mint Green Loops HERE
(artwork by Ann Kelle / Copyright 2015)
I had a lot of fun putting together this color crush. Who knew tangerine could be so fun! Have a great week and make time to play!
(photo by Lulu)
Summer barbecues and picnics are just around the corner! How about adding a little color and fun to your dinner with colorful napkins. I was in search for some summery napkins, so I knew my new Rainbow Remix prints would work perfectly. And boy, they turned out so happy! You can find this free tutorial here.
(This year I’m sharing monthly illustrations of The Girl Friends. See all of them here: January / February / March / April / May)
Happy National Donut Day! Donuts are one of my favorite sweets. I’ve eaten them, thought about them, drawn them, and even floated in them. So, with today being “donut day”, I thought it would be fun for the girls to get decked out in their donut attire complete with hair clips and sunnies. I hope your day is full of lots of sprinkles and maybe even a donut. Have a great day!
(illustration by Ann Kelle)
My Princess Life fabric collection is in stores now! It’s been great seeing some of the things being made with them. To go along with all your awesome princess sewing projects, here’s a roundup of some of my favorite DIY Crowns. Perfect for birthdays or just because.
A crown made out of pipe cleaners? Very creative.
These are so cute! I’d totally wear one! Find the tutorial here.
Design Love Fest put together several different types of birthday crowns. See all of them here.
(Top photo: DIY Felt Birthday Crown)
Happy June 1st! I’m so excited that summer is just about here! More sunshine is always welcomed. This is going to be a summer full of fun for me! Sure, there will be other things mixed in (i.e. work!), but I’m purposefully pursuing fun. I’d like MORE craft days, learn something new, go to the lake, etc. I’ve already got a couple of things scheduled and it’s left me absolutely giddy! How about you? Any summer-fun plans?
(artwork by Ann Kelle)
Citrus-yellow is a such a fun color. I don’t nearly have enough of it in my house, but it’s still a color I crush on from time to time.
(photo by Kelle)