free appliques

Today we are sharing our Train from the Santa’s Workshop Applique Collection. At some point in time I’d like to create a whole train, but for now we have a steam engine with an “I think I can!” attitude! Of course I had to include a “pufferbelly” if for noRead More →

Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some sheep E-I-E-I-O With a baa baa here And a baa baa there Here a baa, there a baa Everywhere a baa baa Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O This coloring page is based on our Barnyard Sheep Applique TheRead More →

To me August is the most “summery” month of the year. Traditionally, our temperatures are the highest, we get the least amount of rain, and we always try to get in a couple “long weekends” to fully enjoy the last lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. By the end ofRead More →

Happy July! Oh, when I think of summer I can’t help but think of strawberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, watermelons and an assortment of other tasty fruits. Yum! We eat them right off the bushes, sugared on shortcakes, or swirling in smoothies. It’s not surprising that for our summer appliques, fruitsRead More →

Happy June! In the summertime not only do we enjoy watching all the animals romping in the yard, we also love observing all the bugs and creepy crawlers. They are so fascinating! You might ask, “Can you truly appreciate a snail when it’s munching on the leaves in your garden?”Read More →

If I had to give a definition of artist it would be “anyone that answers the call to create”. Whether we take paint brush to canvas, write a poem, sculpt an attractive crust on an apple pie we are baking, sing a delightful ditty in the shower or move perennialsRead More →

Tim and I went to Boredine’s Nursery this weekend. It’s a local chain in Michigan and one of our favorite haunts in the spring and summer. They have yet to stock the store with the year’s annuals and perennials, but it doesn’t stop hard core gardeners from congregating. Like TimRead More →

Every year at this time Tim and I make plans for our yard. We always have a project or two or three or four just waiting for the nice weather, but no matter what other projects we do, we always take the time to make sure we are providing theRead More →