• Good Things

    Summer’s End

    Goodbye, grasshoppers, Hello, gourds. Hush, robin-song, Sing blackbird chords. Jump into leaves without diving boards. Goodbye, grasshoppers, Hello, gourds.   May these early fall days be the beginning of a wonderful new season for you.

  • Four Seasons Cafe,  Good Things

    A Giveaway!

    Before I announce the giveaway news, I'd like to let those of you who inquired about where to find my designs at on the online Needlework Show know that you can find them in the Kelmscott Designs "booth!" 🙂 And now for an exciting giveaway! Head on over to Four Seasons Cafe to find out what it is! (And enjoy…

  • Family

    Dr. FrankenBre and Monster Mike

    Just thought I'd share with you a little video I "made" from Jibjab. I thought it was hilarious when I watched it, but when I showed it to Mike, he just sort of blankly stared at me. Perhaps it was the ending. You decide. Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

  • New Designs,  Stitching

    School’s in Session

    In addition to HallowEden, I've got another new release coming out at the online Needlework Show. It's called Miss Lucian's School for Girls, Lesson One. There will be more in this series, but they need to be designed first! The Needlework Show starts on October 21st and runs through the 26th. If you see something you'd like, just inform your…

  • Crazy Kids,  Good Things

    Retired.

    … From painting shoes! I've painted my last pair (which makes a whopping total of 2 pairs), and I'm officially retiring from it now. 🙂 When Bre saw Bean's shoes last week, she decided to present me with her own blank footware – complete with an enormous, cheesy grin on her face. After stammering a bit, I agreed to paint…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family

    Bean’s Birthday

    Bean turned 17 on Tuesday, and after school she got to open her presents and have her boo stop by. (For those of you who aren't current on teeny-bopper lingo, "boo" means "beau." So now, when you're listening to the top 40 on the radio, you'll feel really dope when you know what boo means.) Here's what Boo brought Bean:…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family

    Seventeen.

    My sweet Bean's birthday is today. This baby girl  – straight from the Lord's Hand – has grown from a precious, thumb-sucking sprout into the perfect blessing of a kindhearted young woman. I'm so proud that she's not only my daughter, but my friend. I love you, Bean. Happy Birthday.

  • New Designs

    Coming Soon

    Here's one I'll be releasing at the upcoming online Needlework Show, which is October 21-26. It's called HallowEden, and the chart will include the option of making it slightly more Halloween-themed, if you so choose. Thank you to The Family Tree Frame Co. for providing the awesome frame (which reminded me of apples, which inspired me to design another A&E!),…

  • Contest Winners

    A Winner!

    Well here I had a video all ready to show to you of the dogs announcing the winner, but I can't find my movie-making software! :(  At any rate, I had so much fun reading everyone's comments about their dogs (and cats!).. and we have a winner! VANESSA!! Vanessa has 3 cats and a "schnauzer who channels Satan." Oh my,…

  • Crazy Kids,  Good Things

    Purrfect Fit

    Many many many days (weeks?) ago, my Sabrina bought a pair of plain white canvas zip shoes that she begged me to paint for her. "What do you want painted on them?" I inquired. "Oh, I don't care – just paint something!" she replied. They sat on top of the dryer for ages, and every so often she'd say, "Mom,…