bloomer shorts

May 15, 2017

ann kelle panda bloomer shorts

Bloomer shorts are so fun! You could put them under your little gal’s skirt, dress or just wear them as shorts. Little cutie-pie, Ever, is seen here wearing bloomer shorts made from my Urban Zoologie mini pandas. We used a McCalls pattern for these shorts, but below are a few others I found.

ann kelle panda bloomer shorts

ann kelle panda bloomer shorts

We used a McCallls pattern for these shorts. Here are some other great options:

Baby Bloomers Pattern via CraftHubs
Bubble Short Bloomers by Fleur + Dot
Free Blousy Bloomers by SewCaroline
Heirloom Bloomers Tutorial by This Mama Makes Stuff

(all photos via Tiny Kaper, shorts photo by Kelle)

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lets chat about the girl friends

April 06, 2017

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane! My Girl Friends fabric collection is one that is near and dear to my heart. Although, their very first fabric collection debuted in August 2012, I had been drawing one of the girl since I was eight or nine. I would draw her over and over again. She was a ballerina, wore her hair in a top bun and always had on pink. It’s honestly crazy cool to see her on fabric.

The other girls in the fabric collection came a bit later in life. Through the years, I’ve been fortunate to have some really great friends. The type of friends that have your back no matter what. We’ve been there for each other through those gut-wrenching, devastating times and those truly awesome “I-can’t-believe-this-is-happening times.” We each have our own personality. Some have short hair, some long. Others rock fros and then some of us have super straight hair. We’re all different, but the same. Those types of friends are a God-send. And my Girl Friends collection is based on those friendships. We live in different cities, but each time we’re together, new memories are formed and adventures are shared, as shown in the Girl Friends line.

 

The Girl Friends first adventure was being mermaids.

Next up, they put on their tutus and gathered their hair in top knots as ballerinas.


Then, they were elegantly dressed in gowns while jeweled crowns adorned their heads, as princesses. (April 2013)

The put on their wings and flew around as fairies in January 2014.

Showing a bit more of their personality, they explored careers in April 2015.

They’ve also made appearances in other fabric collections. They were super heros in Super Kids (June 2013), school girls in Back to school (April 2016), dressed in costumes in Pumpkin Fun (March 2016), played all types of sports in Sports Kids (March 2016) and became astronauts in Space Explorers (November 2016). They’re a busy bunch of girls.


There are seven main girls in the group. Each of them has them has a name and their own personalities. And very soon, I’m SO excited to share, that you’ll learn a bit more about them.

(photos by Kelle)

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urban zoologie bundles

March 28, 2017

ann kelle urban zoologie mini bundles
We have two Urban Zoologie mini bundles available now. They include the Urban Zoologie minis as well as Remix fabric coordinates. See all the prints in the bundles below. ann kelle urban zoologie mini bundles ann kelle urban zoologie mini bundles

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(photos by Kelle)

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an apple a day

March 21, 2017

ann kelle apple fabric / london dressing sewing pattern by shwin designs / toddler dress

We combined two of my favorite things, my apple fabric and the London Dress by Shwin Designs, to make this mighty-fine dress. We’ve made this dress before, but decided to add sleeves. It turned out just as sweet. To make your own, find the pattern here.

ann kelle apple fabric / london dressing sewing pattern by shwin designs / toddler dress
ann kelle apple fabric / london dressing sewing pattern by shwin designs / toddler dress

 

(photos by Kelle)

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fun birthday party invitations

March 14, 2017

ann kelle for tiny prints birthday personalized invitations

Designing birthday party invitations is so fun! I designed these exclusively for Tiny Prints. There’s also address labels, envelope liners, thank you notes, and gifts tags. . . all ready for your next birthday celebration. Find the Party Party invitation here and Lively Confetti invitation here.

ann kelle for tiny prints birthday personalized invitations
There’s also a version in blue, which you can find here.

(photos by Kelle)

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iron on t-shirts

March 07, 2017

iron on letters / ann kelle

I wear graphic tees allllll the time. Like, everyday. So, my BFF and I decided to customize some tees. We got the iron on letters from Michaels in the classically, cool Cooper Sans font. The t-shirts are from American Apparel. It took about 5 or 10 minutes. Super easy! The hardest part was deciding what to put on the shirt.

iron on letters / ann kelle

(photos by Kelle)

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toddler lounge pants

February 28, 2017

ann kelle space explorers / toddler lounge pant sewing tutorial
Lounge pants were one of the first things I learned how to sew. Using fabric from my Space Explorers fabric, we used the SewCanShe P.J. Bottoms & Shorts (free sewing pattern). They’re outer-this-world!

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(photos by Kelle)

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owl oven mitt sewing tutorial

February 21, 2017

owl oven mitt sewing tutorial / ann kelle

I’m all for having lots of fun in the kitchen! And this little owl is sure to bring a smile to your face. My owls from my Woodland Pals 2 collection served as the inspiration for this oven mitt.  I like to think of him as my little sidekick in the kitchen;) Find the FREE tutorial below.

owl oven mitt sewing tutorial / ann kelle

We lined this guy with my Woodland Pals 2 owl fabric.

owl oven mitt sewing tutorial / ann kelle

owl oven mitt sewing tutorial / ann kelle

(photos by Kelle)

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ann kelle hearts coloring sheet

February 14, 2017

ann kelle valentines free coloring sheet / for personal use only

Happy Valentine’s Day! I drew these funny heart faces a few years ago. I thought they would make fun coloring sheets. XO, Kelle

Ann Kelle Heart Faces Coloring Sheet (for personal use only!)

(photo by Kelle)

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the fiesta frock dress

February 07, 2017

ann kelle dot fabric / toddler dress / fiesta frock dress pattern by blank slate patterns

Have you seen the Fiesta Frock Dress by Blank Slate Patterns? It has all the elements I like in a dress – full waisted skirt, peter pan collar and puffy sleeves. It’s so versatile.  Although the structure of the dress tends to be more elegant, we made it a bit playful by using my fun Remix dots and Azalea Kona Solid on the collar and buttons. So fun! Head here for the pattern.

ann kelle dot fabric / toddler dress / fiesta frock dress pattern by blank slate patterns ann kelle dot fabric / toddler dress / fiesta frock dress pattern by blank slate patterns ann kelle dot fabric / toddler dress / fiesta frock dress pattern by blank slate patterns
(photos by Kelle)

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free valentines day desktop wallpaper

February 02, 2017

free hearts desktop wallpaper by ann kelle / for personal use only free hearts desktop wallpaper by ann kelle / for personal use only

Hearts are my favorite graphic shape. I’ve liked them since a kid. Add some bright colors to them and I’m all heart eyes! Find the free desktop wallpaper here. (For personal use only!)

free hearts desktop wallpaper by ann kelle / for personal use only
(artwork by Ann Kelle / Copyright 2016 / for personal use only)

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headband tutorial

January 31, 2017


We made these colorful skinny knit headbands using my knit fabrics. For an interesting twist, we used coordinating solids on one side. For the pattern, head here.
headband-tutorial-by-ann-kelle knit headband sewing tutorial by ann kelle

knit headband sewing tutorial by ann kelle

 

(2nd and 4th photo by Kathryn McCrary / all other photos by Kelle)

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fabric sighting: wrist wallet

January 24, 2017

ann kelle houndstooth clutch or wrist wallet

Whenever I go to a concert or festival, I always try to carry a clutch or something small instead of my regular purse. And this bag by Myl & Melo would be perfect! This bag is featured in my multi colored houndstooth cord. The strap is adjustable to fit around your shoulders, wrist strap or with a hand loop. The inside has different compartments for all your necessities. See more here.

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ann kelle houndstooth clutch or wrist wallet
(photos via Myl & Melo)

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free printable notebook cover

January 17, 2017

art by ann kelle / free journal cover download / for personal use only

I’m HUGE stationery fan. Whether it’s journals, cards, stickers, etc., I “heart” them all. I made a few with my own artwork and thought I’d share them with you as well;) Download these two journal covers and we’ll be journal-twinsies! Find links to the artwork below. You can have them professionally bound or below are some ideas on binding them yourself.

art by ann kelle / free journal cover download / for personal use only

Here are a few ways you could bind your notebook cover:
DIY Customizable Notebooks
Free Printable Boss Lady Notebook Cover by Studio DIY
DIY Notebook: Perfect Binding

art by ann kelle / free journal cover download / for personal use only

Download the printable covers:
Ann Kelle Flowers Journal/Notebook Cover (for personal use only!)
Ann Kelle Dots Journal / Notebook Cover (for personal use only!)

(photos by Kelle)

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DIY applique sweatshirts

January 10, 2017

ann kelle diy sweatshirt / urban zoologie

There’s so many things you can do with fabric panels. You could make quilts, pillows, wall art, tote bags, etc. Today I’m sharing with you how to use the panels to make a toddler sweatshirt. To provide a reference on the sizing, the sweatshirts we used are a 2T. For bigger shirt sizes, you could add more than one animal or the entire animal shape. Jump below for the super easy tutorial.

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ann kelle sheep sweatshirt

The sweatshirt applique is so simple. Here’s what we did:

1. Using a piece of Heat-n-Bond Lite cut slightly larger than the animal head, fuse it to the wrong side of the fabric panel centered over the animal head.

2. Cut out the animal head leaving a 1/8″ seam allowance all around it.

3. Remove the paper backing from the Heat-n-Bond Lite and fuse it to the sweatshirt.

4. Using a zig zag stitch with a width of 2.5 and a length of almost 0, stitch over the seam allowance covering the raw edges of the fabric on the animal face.

(photos by Kelle)

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suspenders + skirt

January 05, 2017

ann kelle dot fabric / skirt pattern by violet threads / skirt with suspenders

Skirts with suspenders is a new favorite of mine. For this skirt and suspender combo, we used the Lavina Skirt pattern by Violette Threads. We used this pattern for the skirt’s width and length. (We didn’t line the skirt). We made the suspenders and added buttons to the inside waistband and buttonholes for the suspenders. This skirt would be great year-round and it turned out pretty cute!

ann kelle dot fabric / skirt pattern by violet threads / skirt with suspenders ann kelle dot fabric / skirt pattern by violet threads / skirt with suspenders

Here’s a few photos of the skirt in action being worn by the adorable Ever.

ann kelle dot fabric / skirt pattern by violet threads / skirt with suspenders

 

(photos by Kelle)

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urban zoologie pouch sewing tutorial

January 03, 2017

ann kelle fox and panda zipper pouch sewing tutorial

Happy 2017! I hope your new year is off to a great start. My most recent Urban Zoologie fabrics have been in stores for awhile. I came up with a few ideas of how to use the panels, which I’m going to share with you. First up, I thought it would be neat-o to use some of the panels to make zippered pouches. We also added a strap to make a wristlet and a strap for a mini purse. Find the sewing instructions below for the panda pouch. Next week, I’ll share another unique idea.

urban zoologie by ann kelle
ann kelle panda zipper pouch sewing tutorial

We used my Urban Zoologie mini fabric for the interior.

ann kelle panda zipper pouch sewing tutorial
ann kelle fox zipper pouch sewing tutorial
ann kelle panda fabric
ann kelle panda zipper pouch sewing tutorial

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merry christmas

December 22, 2016

peace by ann kelle

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9: 6-7) Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

(artwork by Ann Kelle)

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free christmas desktop wallpaper

December 15, 2016

free ann kelle christmas desktop wallpaper / for personal use only

free ann kelle christmas desktop wallpaper / for personal use only

Do you have a certain color that you prefer your Christmas tree to be? I grew up with the traditional green Christmas tree. But, as an adult, I’ve never owned a green Christmas tree. I’ve had a pink tree, blue tree, and a white tree But, never green. These days, though, I’m kinda drawn towards the traditional green tree. I created a free desktop wallpaper that combines all the colors. Enjoy!

free ann kelle christmas desktop wallpaper / for personal use only

free ann kelle christmas desktop wallpaper / for personal use only

Download Green Christmas Trees HERE
Download Green Christmas Trees HERE

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

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christmas tree oven mitt tutorial

December 13, 2016

christmas oven mitt sewing tutorial / ann kelle

Christmas baking is one of my family’s tradition. My Mom bakes different types of treats. And I join along in baking homemade rolls and desserts.  I came up with these fun Christmas tree oven mitts to accompany my Mom and I in the kitchen this holiday season. They definitely add a little more cheer to baking! Find the free tutorial below.

christmas oven mitt sewing tutorial / ann kelle

ann kelle remix mini dots

christmas oven mitt sewing tutorial / ann kelle

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fabric sighting: makeup bags

December 08, 2016

ann kelle christmas trees ann kelle snowmen

I found these Christmas trees and Snowmen makeup bags made with my Jingle fabrics. These are so festive and fun! They’d be a great gift for a teen or colleague. You could put their favorite makeup item inside for a little surprise.

(photos via Peanut and Koekie Shop)

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diy paper bow template

December 06, 2016

ann kelle designs
We’re in full holiday mode over here! There’s so many awesome ideas for gift toppers. From pom poms to paper honeycomb toppers or even gumdrops, there’s a lot of great way to decorate your presents. Today I have a super easy DIY paper bow template to share with you.  All you need is a printer, scissors, adhesive/stapler and card stock paper. Find the instructions below.

ann kelle owl santas
I had wrapping paper printed with my designs:)

ann kelle christmas DIY paper bows by ann kelle

Use patterned card stock or contrasting paper for additional uniqueness to you bow.

ann kelle wrapping paper

DIY paper bows by ann kelle DIY paper bows by ann kelle
ann kelle owl santas
Bow Template Instructions:
1. Download bow template.
2. Load colored card stock into printer.
3. Print bow template and cutout.
4. To assemble the bow, start with the “body” of the bow. Bend the “right tab” to the center. (Do not fold. Just slightly bend.) Repeat for the left tab. Staple, tape or glue the tabs to the “center” of the bow. Tape the “bow center-strip” to the center of the bow. Add the bow tags to the back of the bow.

(photos by Kelle)

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ann kelle christmas coloring sheet

December 01, 2016

free printable coloring sheet by ann kelle

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how fun it is to color thee. Enjoy these free coloring sheets I made of Christmas trees. Happy coloring!

Ann Kelle Christmas Trees Coloring Sheet (for personal use only!)

(photo by Kelle)

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babydoll dress pattern

November 29, 2016

babydoll dress pattern / ann kelle fabric

I’ve always adored babydoll dresses. The simple neckline with an empire waist make this dress a gem. The Bohemian Babydoll Dress pattern by Elegance and Elephants is an easy-to sew e-pattern. You can have ruffled sleeves! We used a bright kona solid for the top and my Rainbow Remix “xxxx” print for the skirt. Find the pattern here, along with a ton of other gorgeous patterns.

(photo by Kelle)

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