sneak peek: girl friends

April 15, 2015

ann kelle / girl friends fabric

I’m so happy to introduce you to my new Girl Friends fabric prints. Can you believe we’re on the 5th release? (Sixth if you count Super Kids.) The theme of this fabric collection is careers. It was so, so hard narrowing down the careers. (Maybe there should be a part 2?) My hope for this fabric line is that when little girls see this fabric, they know anything is possible. When it comes to selecting a career, there’s so much you can do . . . from a veterinarian to an artist to a contractor! And sometimes, you might do several things in a lifetime. Included in this fabric group are panels, as well as the regular all over design. It comes in two color ways. This fabric collection ships to stores July 20th.

the girl friends fabric careers/ annkelle

Here’s run down of the careers: chef/baker, photographer, doctor, astronaut, artist, musician, teacher, sewer, scientist, veterinarian and contractor.

ann kelle girl friends

We’re also releasing bundles of the entire Girl Friends collections (mermaid, ballerinas, fairies, princess and careers)!

ann kelle / girl friends fabric

the girl friends fabric careers/ annkelle

(photos by Lulu)

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free wallpaper download

April 13, 2015

Macbookpink

Yay! We’re starting a new series here at Ann Kelle.  I’ll be  sharing monthly FREE wallpaper downloads to dress up your computer or laptop (for personal use only)!  First up are raindrops, not to be confused with tears. I hope you enjoy! Find links to the download below.

raindrop-wallpaperpink copy

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Download HERE Pink Raindrops

Download HERE Blue Raindrops

(artwork by Ann Kelle / Copyright 2015)

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printable birthday banner

April 10, 2015

printable happy birthday banner/ annkelle Celebrating birthdays is big deal around here.  In the last couple of years I have tried to put more effort into decorating and celebrating the birthdays of my family and friends.  One of the things missing from my party decor arsenal was a happy birthday banner.  So I made one, and decided i would share it with you.  Enjoy the FREE download here. (And remember, this is to be used for personal purposes only.)    Special printing instructions: We printed our banner on card stock paper. Once printed, we trimmed them.  Another option would be to play with you printer scale settings, if you’d like to print them smaller). 

printable happy birthday banner/ annkelle

printable happy birthday banner/ annkelle

printable happy birthday banner/ annkelle

printable happy birthday banner/ annkelle

(photos by Lulu and Kelle)

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new rainbow remix

April 06, 2015

rainbow remix/ annkelle

I’m so happy to share with you one of my newest fabric collections, Rainbow Remix. I worked on these fun designs awhile ago, so it’s so awesome to finally share them with you.  It includes four color ways (Sweet, Bermuda, Black & White and Bright). This fabric line ships to stores July 20th. So, be sure to let you local quilt shop know about the new line.

rainbow remix/ annkelle

(photos by Lulu)

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bunny love

April 03, 2015

some bunny loves you/annkelle

XOXO

(artwork by Ann Kelle / Copyright 2015)

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a little sneak peek

April 02, 2015

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Super excited to share with you my new Girl Friend fabric print. The official release date is just around the corner. In the meantime,  I thought I’d give you a little hint at what’s to come.

(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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color crush: green

March 31, 2015

ann kelle green color crush

Spring is here! Whenever I think of Spring, I think of the color green. I’m sure it has to do with all the budding flowers and trees. I don’t have a TON of green things around the house, but I was able to find a few things.

(photo by Lulu)

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back pack mini tutorial

March 26, 2015

ann kelle princess mini back pack sewing tutorial

Our friend, Sherri at Thread Riding Hood, has made this super, awesome back pack tutorial. It’s SO cute. The bold pink and blue is so fun with The Girl Friends Princess line.  She did such a great job!  Head over to Thread Riding Hood to get the full tutorial and make a back pack for the special little one in your life.

ann kelle cargo duffle backpack mini tutorial

(photos via Thread Riding Hood)

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the girl friends / birthday

March 24, 2015

girlfriendsbirthday

Birthdays are the best.  But, birthdays with friends are even better!  So all the Girl Friends, including their turtle and birdie friend, are here to celebrate.

(artwork by Ann Kelle / Copyright 2015)

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awesome

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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no pinching

March 17, 2015

ann kelle fabric / circle dress green chevron
I’ve never been a fan of pinching.  In fact, I have horror stories of my sister’s friend pinching me and it was NOT St. Patricks Day. So, I usually try to make sure I’m wearing green to avoid any pinches. I actually had this skirt made a couple of years ago.  Whenever St. Patricks Day rolls around, it’s my go-to green outfit. I’m a big fan of full skirts and own a bunch. But, this was the first one I had made out of my own fabric. So, it’s pretty special to me.  Happy St. Patty’s Day!

ann kelle fabric / circle dress green chevron

ann kelle fabric / circle dress green chevron

ann kelle fabric / circle dress green chevron

I don’t have a tutorial for this skirt. But, I was able to find a couple of similar skirt tutorials:
Gertie’s “Full, Gathered Skirt”
Out of Order “Full Skirt Tutorial”
It’s Always Autumn “Easy Gull Gathered Skirt for Women”

(fabric: Ann Kelle Remix Chevron / photos by lulu)

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the perfect 10

March 10, 2015

 

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If you are looking for an awesome girls sewing pattern with lots of options, look no further.  I would like to introduce you to the Perfect 10!  The Perfect 10 is a sewing pattern provided by our friends at Little Lizard King.  You will find that this sewing pattern is packed with options giving you hundreds of combinations to play with. Here are two examples of the different kinds of shirts you can make with this one sewing pattern.  Visit Little Lizard King’s to see the other types of shirts that can be made with this pattern.  There’s a ton and lots of other ADORABLE pictures! This just might be your next new favorite pattern.  Happy Sewing!

blueflower

(Photos via Little Lizard King)

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urban zoologie minis: slicker & flannel

March 04, 2015


slicker urban zoologie minis by ann kelle

Urban Zoologie is one of my first fabric collections.  So, it has a very special place in my heart.  When we revisited the Urban Zoologie fabric collection and took some of my favorite designs and made it mini’s,  I was beyond excited.  But, I am now even more excited to announce that the Urban Zoologie Mini’s are not only available in cotton, but in flannel and slicker.  Yay!!!!  I hope you enjoy both of this collections as much as I do, be sure to go pick these up in your local fabric store.

flannel urban zoologie minis by ann kelle

 

(photos by Kelle)

 

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color crush: pink, blue & yellow

February 25, 2015

ann kelle color crush with robot fabric

 

Pink, blue and yellow are my go to colors.  This is a color combination that I absolutely adore.  It’s fun, bright, playful and it never gets old!  Here are a few fun things I found in the studio and I just love how my robot print embodies this wonderful color combination.

(photo by Kelle)

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princess life giveaway

February 17, 2015

ann kelle princess life giveaway Yay! We are teaming up with our friends at Stitch Stash Diva for a Princess Life giveaway.  The winner will win 2 yards of fabric from Princess Life (winner’s choice!). To enter to win. 1. Visit StitchStashDiva.com 2. Visit Ann Kelle’s Facebook or Instagram page.  3. Leave a comment on this blog post.  The deadline to enter is Tuesday, February 24rd at 12:00 am.

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(photo by Kelle)

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the girl friends / valentines day

February 14, 2015

annkelle/ The Girl Friends Valentines day

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s not just a gushy-kinda-romantc love day.  It’s a day to throw heart-shaped confetti in the air. Share a cupcake with your best friend. Wear the color pink from head to toe (actually, you should do that everyday). It’s the perfect day to make a handmade card for someone you care about.  We hope you have a very happy Valentine’s Day –  from your friends, The Girl Friends.

(artwork by Ann Kelle)

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I heart you

February 10, 2015

ann kelle hearts / animated gif

I heart you x 4.

(photos by kelle)

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spread the love

February 09, 2015

heart balloons

Valentines Day is this Saturday. When most people think of this day, they think of romantic love. But, I see Valentines day as a day to spread love.  So, whether you have a significant other or not, here are some ways you can spread the love on Valentines day.

ann kelle / spread the love

ann kelle / spread the love

1. Make goodie bags full to treats.  You can make several goodie bags filled with candy, fruit or fun trinkets. (You could also sew some little bags. See these I made a couple years ago.) Give the bags to random people, colleagues or even people that work at places you visit often (i.e grocery store, coffee shop, mall etc).  We did this two years ago and it was a lot of fun! People were totally surprised and seemed to really enjoy the bags.

ann kelle / spread the love

2. Bake cookies or sweets. Pull out your favorite cookie recipe. After you bake your tasty sweets and decorate them (we baked  heart shaped cookies), give them to your neighbor, friends, co-workers, etc..

ann kelle / spread the love

ann kelle / spread the love
If you’re not a great baker, you can also purchase pre-made sweets to pass out.

ann kelle / spread the love

3. Give a bag full of hearts.  As an alternative to a bag full of sugary-sweets, you can always fill a bag with heart themed or valentines day items. If you’re feeling crafty, you could make a heart brooch, heart clutch, or even heart pencil toppers .

4. Provide a service. Whether it’s your neighbor, friend, grandparent, new mom, etc., everyone needs a helping hand. Whether it’s raking their leaves, putting out their garbage bin, or bringing them a meal, gifts of service are always a win, win!

5. Pay for someone’s coffee.  It is always fun when you’re in the Starbuck’s line, and you go to pay for your coffee and are told that its already been paid.

6. Send Something. You can send flowers, pizza or send both. It will totally be unexpected and a treat for sure!

7. Make Something.  Making something can be really fun, but you probably need to start now.  Here’s a couple of sewing project ideas: heart pillows, monogram pillow, head band.

8.  Be Kind. If you really want to celebrate this day to the fullest, then just be kind to everyone you meet. Pay someone an honest compliment, smile at a stranger, let a person go in front of you at the register or just encourage someone. Kindness is golden!

(top photo found here ; all other photos 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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introducing princess life

February 03, 2015

princess life fabric by ann kelle I’m really excited to introduce to you my new fabric collection, Princess Life.  This is definitely one of my favorites!  It is a combination of bright, vivid blues, purples and the color that I heart the most, pink. I thought it was important to have princesses in this collection, so we’re rereleasing my Girl Friends princesses in two new colors to coordinate with this fabric collection. This fabric collection starting shipping to stores in January and is already popping up in stores online.

princess life fabric by ann kelle I think that every little girl should feel like a princess, even if it’s just for  for a day.   Every princess should have a castle, their own carriage, crown and their own frog that may turn into a prince (fingers crossed, wink wink). Enjoy the pictures! I can’t wait to see what you all make with this fabric collection.

princess life fabric by ann kelle

princess life fabric by ann kelle

princess life fabric by ann kelle

princess life fabric by ann kelle

(photos by Kelle)

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kids valentine classroom cards

February 02, 2015

ann kelle  kids classroom valentines cards

Valentines Day will be here in exactly 13 days.  Here are some Valentines Day cards that I designed exclusively for Tiny Prints.   You still have time to order these and share them with everyone that makes “Your heart Go Pop,” or just to spread the love.  I have more kids classroom invites, as well as valentines party invitations.

ann kelle  kids classroom valentines cards

(photos by Ann Kelle)

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the girl friends / a snow day

January 31, 2015

ann kelle / the girl friends / a snow day

Starting this month, I’m going to share with you illustrations of the Girl Friends along with a little story.  So, before January is over and done with, here is my story/illustration for this month . . .

Snow days are the best! You get to sleep in, cozy up to a warm cup of hot coco and of course, play in the snow. Once bundled up and outside, you can make snow angels, build a friendly snowman or have a snow ball fight.  You can even lace up your ice skates and take a twirl on the ice. Snow days are random, special days. But, the best thing about them is when you get to share them with friends.

(story and artwork by Ann Kelle / Copyright 2015)

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free printable / cuddle

January 30, 2015

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Every day is a perfect day to cuddle with a quilt! Whether its a great day or a not so great day OR if it’s freezing outside or a just a little chilly, your favorite quilt is always there ready for a cuddle. Download the free printable wall art here.

(artwork by Ann Kelle)

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