By The Lake

scenery from CA for TT

Just having some fun doing a bit of painting on a photo to share with Texture Twist and Texture Tuesday. I used the paint brush to add more blue to the sky, applied Kim’s kk_waterfront and then brushed the mountain back in and some other areas. Then using the patterns tool added some flowers and rocks as well as grass. Placed the lady and baby as if walking away from the edge.

Original photo below that was taken at a local park when I visited California last March.


Thanks for visiting. :)


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Need Mittens?

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My hands are always cold even when I wear gloves so I decided that I wanted a pair of mittens. So, I am trying to design my own. This is my first go around and for now they’re warm. The fingers get so cold in gloves and I’m thinking mittens will be better. Also, I saw a cute hat made out of fleece and decided to give that a try. This one isn’t exactly like I was thinking, but it fits my head. hahaha. To make these, I simply drew around my hand and left room for seam allowance and hand to fit comfortably inside.

After I made these, I found a great YouTube video of a gal who sews some really cute and easy mittens out of her discarded sweaters. I especially like her idea of using the ready made cuff from a sweater. Going to give that a try when I go through my sweaters, but for now, I have a knitted hat scarf that is just too big and floppy so I’m going to try to add a cuff to my fleece ones above. We’ll see how that works.

Cuff has been added to my fleece mitten:

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Material was $9.99/yard at JoAnn Fabrics but I had a 60% off coupon so that made it only $3.996/yard (love JoAnn for all the coupons you get), and I have plenty left over to make hats or scarfs.

If you’re interested in trying your hand at making some mittens out of recycling your sweaters (I think toddler sweaters for toddler mittens or little ones would be cute too)…anyway, I’ve put her website for the pattern and video below.

Have fun and ‘Sew Long’ for now…(see what I did there with the sew..never mind)….

~hugs giggles ‘n scribbles~


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Roman Cake Designs Pattern is HERE

hint when you take the pattern. I did the right click, but since apparently the jpg is named the same for both patterns, it would only download the first one for me so the next I copied and pasted into my word program and printed it.

Design D_

January 2015 ~ Goodbye

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As we say ‘Goodbye’ to January, I’m sharing my January Collage with Mona’s Picturesque monthly link up. January pretty much has been nothing but snow and cold so far, but we’ve been really lucky with not a lot of accumulation. We’ve pretty much just hibernated and not doing much except plowing and shoveling snow. The granbabykins even likes to help shovel when he’s here. As for me, I pretty much leave that job up to the guys. :)

The weather has drifted back and forth so we have had thaws in between. This week-end they are calling for a record snowfall for our area so far this season, but I’m hoping it doesn’t materialize like they’re saying. If it does, we’ll be pretty much just staying in and watching the Super Bowl.

I’m ready for Spring already and it’s only the end of January. bleh!!!

Pop over and visit Mona’s site. She’s an awesome photographer and shares some of her wonderful photos on her site. You won’t be disappointed with your visit. She has a monthly link up called a Month In Photos (the end of each month). Check out what others have been doing in the month of January.

Thanks for visiting, and I’d love to hear how your winter season is going so far or whatever season you might be experiencing right now.





It’s Back

Winter Scene w carmel for TT

The snow has returned here in Ohio, but not with the force of those on the East Coast that experienced Blizzard conditions overnight. Our thoughts are with them as they shovel out from under. One report said that Boston got 18 inches with winds of 65mph. Stay warm everyone. As long as the electric stays on and we have heat, it is so lovely with the new fallen snow.

I textured my winter scene with kk_carmel to share with Texture Tuesday . I’m also sharing with Texture Twist and The Enchanted Rose has a new link up on Tuesdays called Roses of Inspiration now so I’m adding her to my Tuesday linkups as well. It’s always fun to link up and see and meet new blogger friends. Stop by their sites and say hello. :)

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I saw these words on the internet and loved them so I recreated on my own graphic and if anyone knows the author please let me know so I can give proper credit, but the words are awesome, I thought. Please feel free to copy and take for your own if you like since the words are not really mine, just borrowed.

you are mine quote

Thanks for visiting Peabea’s Patch and have a wonderful Tuesday. And please leave a Hello so I know you stopped. Visitors ALWAYS welcome.

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My Longtime Buddy


When I picked up my 8 y.o. grandbabykins from school as I do three times a week for my daughter, he said, “We need to stop by my house to pick up my bag because I’m going to my dad’s for the week-end”. When he was getting out of the car, he smiled and said, “I’m also going to get Blue Bear.”

Blue Bear has been with this child since he was born. He has taken Blue Bear everywhere and apparently still does. He would always strap Blue Bear in with the seat belt to keep him safe.

One time when he came to stay overnight, he was sad because he forgot Blue Bear. He has stuffed animals at my house so I asked couldn’t he snuggle with one of those. He agreed, but he prefers Blue Bear. To me, it is so endearing that at eight, he still has a best friend in Blue Bear. He told me once when he was about 4 or 5 that he could tell Blue Bear secrets.

Here’s a picture of the stuffed animal he agreed could replace the forgotten Blue Bear that week-end. :)

As a young mom myself, I had never had stuffed animals. I did have a couple of dolls, but that was about it so I did not appreciate the value and Love of a stuffed bear. I, however, learned that lesson early on when my middle son was about four. His older brother had a black and white bear since he was born, and it was literally thread bare (no fur it was down to the bear cloth). The middle son played with it when his older brother had more or less put it by the wayside. I did not fathom how attached he was to that bear, and one Spring when we were doing Spring cleaning we were burning things in a burn barrel, and I threw the bear in. He was standing there, and was horrified and started screaming and crying. There was no way though that I could retrieve that bear. It took quite a while to soothe him, and eventually he grew to love another stuffed animal. Lesson learned for this young mom that to a littlekins, they love their stuffed animals very much. :)

Soooooo…with the grandbabykins, I’m very aware of his attachment to this stuffed and getting very worn blue bear. And when he was picked up to head to his dad’s house this week-end, peeking out of his bag was his trustworthy friend, Blue Bear.

Added note: My son who lost his beloved black and white bear to a fire that year would never part with his stuffed animals. Even after he had long moved out of the house, married, etc., his stuffed animals remained stored away in the attic. Finally, when he was in his late thirties and had forgotten about the stored animals, I asked and he agreed that I could get rid of them. The day I brought those down, this grandson was there and picked a few favorites from his uncle’s age old stash for his own.

~hugs ‘n scribbles~


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Picture Pillow

A few years ago, I was at a loss of what to make the granddaughter for her birthday. I ended up deciding to sew something for her as a personal gift from me to her. You see, I had just met that granddaughter the prior Christmas. My son was marrying her mom so that made her my granddaughter. Below is a picture of my new granddaughters that I decided to use for the sewing project.

I cropped it so that it only showed Hannah and then I mirrored the image so that I ended up with this:

Then I had to erase the image from around her so that I only had her in the photograph to end up with this:

to which I added her name and then I used my brushes in Adobe Photoshop CS5 to add these flowers and ended up with this:

At that point, I was ready to print the image onto the sew-in fabric. Once I’d printed it, then I could decide whether to make her a handbag or pillow or whatever for her birthday. I ended up doing a pillow.  See below.

Hannah’s birthday pillow. She liked it….

Since that time I’ve sold some, and also made one for my daughter and her guy this past Christmas (below). On the daughter’s pillow, I did put a pocket on the back and told them it was for passing messages/love notes. I just thought that might be a cute idea since my hubby and I always passed notes even after married. :)


If you decide to make your own, they’re fairly simple. All it takes is a photo, some sew in photo fabric which you can get at JoAnn Fabric or I’ve also seen them at WalMart and Meijer, and a favorite material. If you make one, I’d love to have you stop back and share your pillow on Peabea’s Patch. :)

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Thanks for visiting and happy crafting.