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.
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.
I have a lot of apple designs. They’re one of those things that I can (and do!) draw over and over again.
No back to school collection would be complete without a school bus design.
The Girl Friends are included in this collection. Drawing their little outfits was so fun . . . and the knee socks!!
There’s a fabric panel that’s included the Back to School fabric collection. (It measures approximately 23.5 x 41.5 inches).
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.
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!
I think I need a candy corn dress!
The “Pumpkin Fun” fabric collection ships to stores May 2016.
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!
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.
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.
These tee isn’t using my fabric, but it was too cute not to share with you:)
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!
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.
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!
Download Pink XOXO HERE Download Red XOXO HERE Download Yellow XOXO HERE
(for personal use only / artwork by Ann Kelle / Copyright 2015)
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.
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
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.
Notably dotted. Available in Blush, Green or Lemon.
Daring Divide. Available in Heather, Blush or Reef. Address labels, journals and thank you notes are also available.
Happy New Year, friends! I’m so happy to share with you my new Remix prints. We’re adding a few new colors that I’m super excited about. Mint green finally makes is debut in Remix. Yay! We’re also adding a pretty purple and peach. Have a great day!
For the past year, I have shared monthly illustrations of The Girl Friends. Today marks the 12th illustration! There were months that I wasn’t sure I would be able to do an illustration, but I thankfully, I was able to contribute to the monthly series (even if it was very last minute). I hope you’ve enjoyed them! You might see some of them in the future! To review all the post, I’ve included links above.
A few weeks ago I shared a tutorial for fabric ornaments. Well, while perusing the Sew Very blog, I also found this adorable placemat tutorial. (I told ya, SewVery has some really cute free Christmas sewing tutorials!) We made one to sit out on Christmas Eve for Santa treats. It would be really fun for Christmas morning breakfast or dinner, too. Find the free here. (Also, while editing the photo, I saw one of the raspberry was shaped like a heart. So cool!)
My new Jingle (4) fabric will be the on the shelves soon for all your Christmas projects for next year. We’re on our fourth addition of Jingle. (Remember these?) Here are links to my past Jingle collections : Jingle 1 / Jingle 2 / Jingle 3. A few of the older prints of them are still in print! The newest Jingle prints ships to stores in June 2016.
One of the things I’m most excited about with this collection are the new stocking panels!
We also have regular panels with some of my holiday critters in their seasonal attire.
Christmas cowboy boots, anyone?
We’ll also be releasing the below prints in flannel.
Boy oh boy, I’ve been pretty bad at not sharing my new Cuddle fabric. Sorry about that! Many of my designs, such as Princess Life, Urban Zoologie, and Jingle, are also available on Cuddle fabric. To keep up to date on what cuddle fabric I have, my friends over at Shannon’s Fabric has the latest cuddle news. They manufacture all of my cuddle fabrics. Pat Wodskow of Cuddle Soft Kits made me an early Christmas present that I absolutely LOVE. It’s pretty much my go to quilt these days! It’s been perfect for naps, extra warmth at night or just for cozy time on the couch! If you’re interested in sewing with cuddle fabric, Cuddle Soft Kits is a great resource for all things cuddle. There’s a pretty large assortment of cuddle quilt kits (including the cuddly goodness I’m snuggled with). She also has readmade cuddle quilts (including Christmas)! Below are some of my other Jingle cuddle prints. You can see all of my cuddle designs here.
Are you looking for something awesome to make for the crafty one in your life? Look no further. Sara of Sew Sweetness has these Creative Maker Supply Cases that would be a great option! The cases come in three different sizes. Sara used my Rainbow Remix fabric and they turned out so happy! Sew up one (or a few) and fill them will all sort of crafty treats! There’s space to hold the color pencils or markets, as well as pockets to hold paper, coloring books, stickers, scissors and all sorts of goodies!
There are so many great simple sewing tutorials out there. Veronica of SewVery has several cute sewing Christmas tutorials, such as these fabric ornaments. We used some of my Remix fabric to make a few. Although they’re ornaments, you could also use them as a gift topper. She has a Simple Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial and a Simple Candy Cane Ornament Tutorial. (She also has a Santa hat and Stocking ornament tutorial). Tis the season, friends!
A couple of weeks ago, over lunch, my Dad asked me what the my color scheme was going to be for my Christmas decor. I had been telling him how I was going to put up my Christmas tree early this year (like before Thanksgiving!), which he thought was a great idea. My Mom changes her colors up from year to year. But, I’ve been working on this “happy-bright-colorful” theme for awhile. And I haven’t grown tired of it yet! Each year, I add a new decor item. One year, it was a Christmas tree skirt. Another year, it was painted ornaments. This year, it was stockings!
We mixed in matched the fabrics. I think they turned out great!
Looking for a couple of ideas for stocking stuffers for your crafty loved one? Here are a few ideas:
– How about a cute macaroon measuring tape for the sewer in your life?
– Paint! You could get water colors, acrylics, etc.
– Colored pencils are always great idea!
– Make an activity case to hold all your crafty goodies.
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for On the Go Bags—15 Handmade Purses, Totes & Organizers by Lindsay Conner and Janelle MacKay (Stash Books). The book is available this month at CTPub.com and January 7th on Amazon! Add it to your holiday wishlist now, and comment below for your chance to win a copy! I took a peek at the book and it’s full of so much goodness. There are 15 clever projects designed for the girl on the go. UPDATE: Thank you for all your comments. A random winner was selected. Congratulations to Barbara! Thanks again to all your comments!
One of my favorite projects, is the Hipster Pocket Scarf. My friend and co-auther of the book, Lindsay, made one for me in my Heart knit fabric. For a couple of years, I ran long distance. (Hello, fellow half marathoners!) Running in the 40 degree weather was my ideal weather. I would be close to freezing when I started out, but by mile 4 or so I’d start shedding excess layers. This pocket scarf would have been perfect to hold my keys and other essentials. Although I’m not running any more, it’ll be perfect for those day when I don’t want to carry a purse or jam things in my pocket. The book includes projects for beginners to more advanced sewers. There’s also all sorts of truly unique projects to help us stay organized! Enjoy the preview below and be sure to enter the giveaway below!
Lindsay and Janelle are offering one copy of the book to one of my blog readers. The giveaway will end 12/15. U.S. winner will receive a hard copy, and winner outside the U.S. will receive an e-Book.
I’m happy to share with you a few of my holiday party invitations I designed exclusively for Tiny Prints. I designed several holiday party invitations with different themes in mind. From a cookie party to a christmas tree decorating party. Similar to my holiday cards, each party invitation has several different options. We provide you with various color options and a ton of component pieces (address labels, thank you cards, gift enclosures, envelope liners, etc.). You can see my entire collection here. I’m so happy Christmas is just around the corner!
I’m happy to introduce you to my 2015 Holiday cards designed exclusively for Tiny Prints. I started designing these cards awhile ago, so it’s fun to see them up on the Tiny Prints website. After the initial design is done, we spend a lot of time making sure that each card is perfect for you. For many of the cards, we provide several options for the color, card size, sentiment and number of photos. Most of them also come with component pieces, such as address labels and envelope liners. I took a bunch of pictures of the designs. But, to see my entire collection, head here. I also have party invitations, which I’ll share tomorrow.
I had to sneak a little pink into my holiday cards. This is one of my favorites. It’s called “Cheerful Trinity“. It’s available in three colors and there’s a bunch of options for card sizes and the number of photos.
This is a trifold card, which is perfect for when you have a lot of photos to share. It comes in 3 other color ways. There’s also a coordinating address label.
These are two also my favorites. Joyful Craft is available in 3 colors and gives you the option for 1 or 3 photos. Boldly Blocked is also available in three colors. There are a ton of formats for you to choose from the card size to the number of photos. You also have the option of choosing from three different styles address labels!
I tried to make sure to have the more “traditional” christmas colors, but both of these designs also come in a more fun non traditional color option. Dab O’Chalk and Patched and Happy comes in 3 colors ways. Both of these designs are available in various card sizes and photo amounts. Patched and Happy also comes in another sentiment.
One of the funnest parts of designing these cards are the backs. All of the cards have a design on the back.
Throwback Flurries kinda reminds me a retro diner. It’s also available in two other colors.
As I mentioned, we like for you to have lots and lots of options. Throwback Flurries has lots of options! This is a good example of the different card sizes, number of photos and sentiments available. All of the cards come with the option of envelope liners. They really add a nice little pop to your perfectly selected holiday card. As I mentioned before, I didn’t photograph my entire collection. To see the entire line head here.