merriest christmas

December 23, 2015

merry christmas and happy new year / ann kelle

I hope you all have a very lovely Christmas. I’m taking some time off to spend with family + friends. Hugs! kelle

(graphic by Ann Kelle)

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inspiration / cheekwood harvest

October 30, 2015

checkwood nashville / ann kelle
I’ve been trying to plan more inspiration field trips for myself.  For several years, I’ve wanted to visit Cheekwood during the Fall. Last week, I was finally able to make it over there. It was jaw-dropping-beautiful. Fall is my favorite season. But, for some reason (maybe it was a very late summer vacation I took in September/October?) made Fall seem less like Fall.  It still felt like Summer to me.  Anyhow, my little visit to Cheekwood definitely helped cure my confusion with the seasons.

checkwood nashville / ann kelle

checkwood nashville / ann kelle

checkwood nashville / ann kelle

checkwood nashville / ann kelle

checkwood nashville / ann kelle

All the colors, pumpkins and mums put me in the Fall mood. My favorite part of the Cheekwood Harvest was the “Mum Explosion.” There were 5,000 chrysanthemums. So gorgeous! I took soooo many pictures and left full of inspiration. If you’re in Nashville, Cheekwood Harvest will be going on through November 1st.

checkwood nashville / ann kelle

checkwood nashville / ann kelle

Oh, and for my sewer friends, if you’re looking for a great skirt to make this Fall, try the Madeleine skirt from Victory Patterns. We used Robert Kaufman’s Indigo Denim (which is so soft and comfy) to make this skirt. We even lined the pockets with some of my fabric. It’s the perfect Fall skirt.

checkwood nashville / ann kelle

checkwood nashville / ann kelle
checkwood nashville / ann kelle

(photos by Lulu and me)

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summer fun

June 01, 2015

summer fun / ann kelle

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)

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birthday bash inspiration

May 25, 2015

girl birthday party inspiration / ann kelle This board is centered around this invitation I designed for Tiny Prints.  How cute are those balloons? And the cupcake toppers are so fun. There’s so many great crafty ideas out there!

Find all the party inspiration ideas below:
Birthday Party Invitation
DIY Paper Straw Birthday Candle Cupcake Toppers
Pennant Flag Paper Garland
Number Birthday Felt Party Hat

Blue Polka Dot Napkins

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black and white party

April 21, 2015

black and white party/ annkelle
Planning your next birthday celebration? We created this fun inspiration board centered around my Cake Cutout design.  (I also designed this black and white birthday card, too!) You could always keep everything black and white, but I like adding little pops of color here and there. When selecting colors, I pulled from the back of the card which has colorful stripes.  This card also comes in blue, pink and gray.

Find all the party decor items here:

Personalized Birthday Invitation
Black Stripes Scalloped Cups
Onyx Treat Bags
Number Piñata
Balloon Animal Cake Topper

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bunny love

April 03, 2015

some bunny loves you/annkelle


(artwork by Ann Kelle / Copyright 2015)

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hi peeps

April 01, 2015


hi peeps/ annkelle

I’ve been seeing these crazy cute bunny peeps all over the place this Spring, so I just had to draw them. (Seriously. They’re everywhere! They even have oversized stuffed peeps.) Happy first day of April!

(artwork by Ann Kelle / Copyright 2015)

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March 20, 2015

AWESOME / ann kelle

Happy first day of Spring! I hope your weekend is full of awesomeness.

(graphic by kelle)

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Cupid Says Hi!

February 05, 2015

cupid says hi / ann kelle

Valentines day is just around the corner. So, I thought I would start celebrating a little early just to get you warmed up.  Have a great Thursday! And remember, you don’t have to wait until Valentines Day to spread the love.

(artwork by Kelle)

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happy snowmen

January 26, 2015


My snowmen wanted to wish you a happy Monday! It snowed last Friday evening. It was so pretty watching the big chunks of snow fall against the dark sky. Of course, by the next morning it had melted, along with my hopes of building a snowman. Oh, well, maybe next time. I heard there’s a huge “historic” snow storm headed towards the states in the Northeast. I hope everyone stays safe, warm and happy.

(animated gif by Ann Kelle)

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merry christmas

December 23, 2014

merry_christmas / ann kelle

I can not believe that it’s already Christmas, guys! Time sure has flown by this year. I’ll be taking some time off to celebrate Christmas and New Years with my family + friends. But, I may pop up from time to time on Instagram. I hope each of you has a Merry Christmas! I have some REALLY fun things to share with you in the new year. Hugs and kisses, kelle

(animated gif by Ann Kelle)

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my favorite things: apples

August 25, 2014

apple of my eye / ann kelle

It’s back to school season!  Our schools have been back in season for a couple of weeks now. In celebration of all the hard working teachers and school staff, I thought I would put together an inspiration board full of apples, one my favorite things to draw and eat!

Items featured: apple crochet garlandann kelle apple fabric / apple lamp / striped apple pillow / freshly picked apple pillow / eco apple baby  blanket / apple clock

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inspired by . . . flamingos

August 20, 2014

flamingos / ann kelle

flamingos / ann kelle

I’m pretty excited about my new Urban Zoologie flamingo print. I fell for flamingos a couple of years ago. I’m sure it’s their bright pink color  that has me totally smitten with them.

(flamingos // soft pink flamingos)

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a sneak peek

July 25, 2014

ann kelle

Happy Friday! Today is the release of my two new fabric collections – Urban Zoologie and Cool Cords. (The picture above is a sneak-sneak peek). Next week I’m going to share more pictures.  I pinky-promise. Have a great weekend!

(photo by Kelle)

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hello you

July 18, 2014

ann kelle

Summer is just flying by! This week I received my samples for my two new fabric collections. I’m going to share pictures soon, but in the meantime I took a snapshot of a couple of “clues” as to what’s included in these lines. Any guesses? Have a great weekend and here’s some things I’m thankful for:

– God is so faithful and good.

– I’m REALLY into the color lilac these days.  (which means you’ll be sea seeing more purple in the future).

– Trying something new.

– One day this week it was in the 70s or 80s. It was like a preview to Fall and such a welcome change to the hot humidity of Nashville weather.

– Seeing people walk in love. True love.

– a comfortable pair of shoes

–  shelter in a storm

– evening summer walks

(photo by Kelle)

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the crossing quilt

July 15, 2014

the crossing quilt / ann kelle

Say hello to my newest quilt. Isn’t she fun? When I saw Kelly’s “The Crossing Quilt“, I knew this would be a great pattern for my Remix prints. So, I asked Kelly to make one for me! She has a FREE tutorial on her blog, which you can find here.  We used my Remix prints, as well as Kona solids for this quilt. One of my favorite things about this quilt is the oversized cross on the back. You can’t see it in the picture, but it’s made up of my Remix cross prints. I wasn’t feeling well over the weekend and I cuddled up with this quilt everyday. This quilt has quickly become my go-to comfort quilt.

the crossing quilt / ann kelle

the crossing quilt / ann kelle

The binding is a mix of the different Remix prints. Scrappy-happy!

the crossing quilt / ann kelle

the crossing quilt / ann kelle

the crossing quilt / ann kelle

(photos by Simply M Photography)

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I “heart” . . .

April 23, 2014

geronimo honeycomb balls
honeycomb balls
Honeycomb pop-up gift cards

Paper honeycomb balls! My affection started a couple of years ago and is growing more and more thanks to all the creative crafts incorporating these festive spheres. They’re just so fun!

photo credits: geronimo inspired pom pom  / honeycomb balls /  honeycomb pop-up cards

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a favorite pin: pom pom tutu

April 07, 2014

pom pom tutu

I just had to share this adorable pom pom tutu with you. Not only is it a tutu, but it has pom poms in it! It was TOO cute to just to pin. Happy Monday!

(pom pom tutu by Moodkids)

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celebrate the day

March 24, 2014

celebrate the day / ann kelle

Throw confetti, do a dance, or hug a friend because today is a new day . . . a day from God. There will only be one day like this, friends. So, enjoy it.

push-pop confetti / ann kelle

(diy confetti throwers / confetti sticks /  push pop confetti)

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a super kids inspired party + giveaway

November 07, 2013



Several weeks ago I threw a super hero inspired party in celebration of my Super Kids fabric line. It was a blast. Seriously. I had We met in the country on a 10 acres field complete with a barn (and animals), right outside of Nashville.  It was a great day. This inspired party is full of tons of FREE tutorials (listed at the very end of the post), just for you my friends. Giveaway details are also at the end of the post.


My Super Kids fabric line is inspired by these invitations I designed for Tiny Prints. So, it was great creating a party centered around the fabric and invitations. I have three different super hero party invitations with Tiny Prints, Super Cute Heroes, Birthday Bat Kid, and Super Spider Kid.



You may remember the super hero cape tutorial by Anna. My friend, Brooke, adapted the tutorial to include four variations.



These super hero masks are so fun! They were inspired by the masks the Super Kids are wearing. I worked with Janice in designing the masks. She wrote a detailed FREE tutorial, which you can find here. There are five different mask for you to choose from. At the party, I let the children choose which mask they wanted to wear.


We made cupcake toppers from my Super Kids fabric. These little guys were a hit at the party! After playing, I told the kids “Let’s eat cupcakes!” They ran clear across the field. By the time I had made it to them, they were all standing around the table and pointing to the cupcake they  had selected. They loved them and were able to take them home as a little gift.

I designed free printable labels that you can use on your cups or even as cupcake toppers. There are two different versions (hearts or stars).

A party just isn’t complete without garland. You can make this easy-peasy garland using your fabric scraps.


And the icing on the cupcake, I’m hosting a giveaway. I am giving away a yard of each of my Super Kids fabric prints. In addition, my friends over at Tiny Prints are offering a $50 gift certificate. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, November 13th at midnight (central/standard time). There are several ways to enter:

– visit my page at Tiny Prints and tell me your favorite card
– like Ann Kelle on Facebook
– follow Ann Kelle on Instagram
– leave a comment telling me which one(s) you did

super kids by ann kelle


Find all the FREE tutorials here:
1. fabric garland tutorial
2. cupcake topper tutorial
3. printable shield labels (stars and hearts)
4. super kids mask tutorials
5. super hero cape tutorial


A big hug and thank you to Janice and Brooke for sewing the masks and capes. They were perfect! And a special thank you to the all the Moms (Kelly, RaeAnna, Veronica and Ashely) and their adorable children. The day wouldn’t have been the same without you and I’m so very thankful you were there!

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who entered. The giveaway is now closed. 

(photos by the awesome Simply M Photography /  fabric bundle photo by Kelle)


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ann kelle quilt market booth

November 04, 2013


quilt_market / ann kelle

Quilt Market was so great! The Robert Kaufman team did a superb job. Someone said my booth was like stepping inside my blog. And it really was. The white and chalkboard walls were the perfect backdrop to all the color that filled the space. My logo was even in pink! There was a settee made out of my new chevron metallic. It was so pretty, I didn’t want to sit on it. Many of the projects that were featured in the booth are free tutorials I’ve shared on my blog. But, there were many other new projects included and I’ve included a list at the end of this blog post. Some, such as the Remixed Geese quilt, will be coming soon. I’m so appreciative to everyone who helped with my booth from setup to sewing samples to tearing down the booth at the end. And it was such a treat hugging and talking with those in the quilt community. Enjoy the pictures!

quilt_market / ann kelle

This quilt was featured on the wall outside my booth. I first saw the Remixed Geese quilt by Kitchen Table Quilting. So, I was excited that we included this quilt in the booth. It was so, so awesome how Elisabeth combined my Remix prints with Kona solids. The quilting, by Angela Walters, was quite exceptional. I stood there and in awe for quite some time.

quilt_market / ann kelle


This metallic chevron settee is one-of-a-kind! It was so dreamy. And even though I have a pixelated heart quilt made by Kelly, I wanted to take this one home with me.
quilt_market / ann kelle

The little tipi was so cute in the booth. And there was faux fire inside  . . . you guys, it even crackled!

quilt_market / ann kelle

I put together the art collage walls for the booth. My studio has a growing collection of art + inspiration, so it was fun re-creating this for the booth.

quilt_market / ann kelle

This snapshot quilt was SUPER adorable. Many people asked if it was a panel, but it’s an actual quilt.

quilt_market / ann kelle

I totally need a pair of footsies this year. Everyone needs a pair of footsies.

quilt_market / ann kelle

quilt_market / ann kelle Here’s a close-up of the pixelated heart quilt. I tried to take a picture so you could see the detail of the quilting by Angela Walters.

quilt market / ann kelle

Such a fun lunch bag. Pattern by Sew Sweetness.

quilt_market / ann kelle
A special thanks to everyone who helped! Here are links to the tutorials:

*Pixelated Heart made by Kelly Bowser / quilted by Angela Waters / pattern by Blue Elephant Stitches
Peas and Corn Lunch bag pattern by Sew Sweetness
*Tipi by Ramona Rose (free pattern soon)
*Kites pattern made by Liberty Worth of Merit Quilts / pattern by The Craft Junky
*Cloud pillows made by Liberty Worth of Merit Quilts / free pattern by The Craft Junky
Drawstring bag by Silly Mama Quilts
*Pencil case made by Janice Ryan / free pattern by Silly Mama Quilts
*Composition notebook cover by Silly Mama Quilts
*Raincoat and umbrella by Ramona Rose
*Flannel footsie by Ramona Rose
*Super Kids Snapshot by Nichole Ramirez / quilted by Liz Hansen of Sew Modern
*Remixed Geese made by Elisabeth Woo / quilted by Angela Waters / pattern by Kitchen Table Quilting

* = Free pattern

(photos by Kelle)

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my ballerina quilt

October 07, 2013

ballerina quilt / ann kelle

You see this quilt. Kelly made it. I’ve had it for awhile and I’ve been meaning to share it with you. My little ballerina girls were being camera shy. It has been nestled comfortably on my bed for the entire summer. The first morning I woke up after placing it on my bed, I saw all these little eyes looking at me saying “Good Morning, Kelle”. When I showed the quilt to my Mom, she said having this quilt  on my bed was like I had a slumber party every night with my closest friends. I just love my girls. Kelly came up with the design of the quilt. We used the Ballerinas (“sweet” color way) as the primary fabric, mixed with coordinating Kona solids. Now that it’s Fall, I switched my bedding. But, this quilt isn’t far away. It’s bright, colorful and I hope to have it forever.

ballerina quilt / ann kelle
ballerina quilt / ann kelle
ballerina quilt / ann kelle



ballerina quilt / ann kelle

(photos by Ann Kelle)

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print and pattern kids book

September 12, 2013

print and pattern kids book / ann kelle

I was so excited to get my copy of the new Print and Pattern Kid’s book. This edition is all about children’s design. My Dessert Party line is featured in the book. (And if you look very, very closely you’ll see my tiny design behind the “N” on the cover of the book.) I’m so honored to be featured among so many great designers. Print and Pattern was the first blog I ever read. It provided so much inspiration for me as a budding designer. I never dreamed I would be included in her book. So awesome. And I’m so very thankful. Thank you so much for including me Bowie!

print and pattern kids book / ann kelle

print and pattern kids book / ann kelle

print and pattern kids book / ann kelle

(photos by Kelle)

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pixelated heart quilt

June 24, 2013

pixelated heart quilt / ann kelle

A week or so ago I mentioned that I’ve been finding hearts everywhere. It’s true! I’ve found them in street, heart stickers stuck on the bottom of my foot, and random objects shaped like hearts. I have hearts (and the color pink) in just about every room in my house. So, it would only make since if I had this fabulous pixelated heart quilt. Kelly made this for me. I picked the fabric, but she did everything else. Pretty awesome, right? Another happy quilt to my collection. To make your own pixelated heart quilt, head to the Blue Elephant Stitches blog for tips.

pixelated heart quilt / ann kelle

pixelated heart quilt / ann kelle

pixelated heart quilt / ann kelle

I picked my Remix chevrons for the binding. However, the way Kelly cut the fabric, it looks like a Greek key pattern. So cool!

pixelated heart quilt / ann kelle

(photos by Kelle. fabrics used in quilt: Heart squares prints (Urban Zoologie, Remix, Metro Market and Ready, Set, Go) / Remix “bright” chevron binding / Kona cotton solid white background )

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