Miss Sunflower Bunny at AudOnes Prims

Hello Sweet Friends! Happy Wednesday!

I hope you are all having a good week! It’s been a very nice one so far here at our house, I must say. Just one more day until my Missy Nik turns 19, (which seriously, I have such a hard time believing) and we are making the most out of it with some special fun…. a day trip out to our favorite local lake, eating out, and yesterday we went to see Beauty and the Beast. Which truly was just amazing. I don’t often get to spend so much time with her these days, and soon she is heading off to college. So you know this old mom is on cloud 9 right now.

Speaking of beasts, I have a new very prim and very sweet one to share with you today. This is Miss Sunflower. She’s been keeping me quite busy over the last several days, but she was worth it. I really love how she turned out with that shabby little dress and pinny, made from some favorite prints in gingham and calico. And look at her flowers! She’s quite the gardener, isn’t she?

I have a small stash of real vintage millinery flowers that I absolutely treasure and adore, and thought this sweet yellow velvet combo was the perfect finishing touch for Miss Sunflower’s old tin watering can. She does make me smile. Hope she does you, too!

Miss Sunflower Bunny has just been listed in my AudOnes Prims shop, in case you are interested in taking her home!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a very wonderful day!


Incredible You- A Mix and Match with Photo Play Paper

Happy Monday, Crafty Friends!
And happy first day of spring!

Today I have another card to share for the fun new challenge feature over at Photo Play Paper, the Mix and Match Challenge. To play along, simply pull out your Photo Play collection kits, and mix and match them into unique, one-of-a-kind creations, like my card here that combines the bohemian Rhapsody collection with the summer travel line, Boarding Pass.

This month’s contest is open until March 28th. To enter, share your card creation with us on our Facebook page and tag us on IG using the hashtag #audreymarchmixandmatch for a chance to win a collection pack of your choice. Hope you join in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I think we made a final college decision, which is very exciting here in our house. And I’ve been working away on some new additions for my shop, and think I’m finally ready for the grand opening of my spring shop. Be sure to check out my AudOnes Prims Facebook page throughout the week for sneak peek previews and all the details.

AudOnes Prims
Spring Shop Grand Opening
Friday, March 24th
@ 11:00 a.m. EST


A Grateful Heart with Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements

Hi Sweet Crafty Friends!

It is with a very grateful heart that I sit down to write this post today. Grateful that my colonoscopy is now OVER. Grateful that the results were negative and that I don’t have to do that again for another ten years. But mostly, SO grateful for all of your sweet comments and concern!

Sharing one of my shabby sweet sewing projects today. A very grateful heart, made with my latest crafty obsession, Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric.

You may remember some similar vintage hearts that I made recently for my shop, right? This little cutie is made from all of the leftovers from that project. A little pile of crafty goodness that I couldn’t force myself to throw away. Just random shapes and sizes, curved edges and straight. All too pretty to go in the trash. Maybe it’s just me. But I cannot bare to let a single thread of this beautiful fabric go to waste. The solution? A bit of shabby patchwork, wonky style.

I really love how this turned out, with a bit of an overlap here, a bit of a bare patch there. Imperfect and shabby…. just how I like it. Topped with a few of my treasured vintage pearl buttons and velvet millinery pieces. And a hand-stamped banner flag, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And thank you all for your well-wishes! I am truly grateful for all of YOU!


In Like a Lamb

Hello Sweet Friends! Happy Wednesday, and happy first day of March!

We are expected to hit a high of 83 degrees today. I know I mentioned this the other day, but really, this is unseasonably warm weather for this time of year. I think that old phrase, March comes in like a lion, falls way short of the mark. Looks like March is coming in like a lamb, and probably will leave like one, too… or perhaps some even gentler animal, like a baby chick or a baby harp seal.

My poor winter snowmen have been quite out-of-place these past couple of weeks. We’ve been trying to hold on, waiting for winter to make an appearance, but I’ve finally given up. So my frosty friends are now making their way into storage, and a few shamrocks are coming out instead.

While I tend to go overboard for many of the holidays, I don’t do much for St. Patrick’s Day. When Easter is early, I usually skip it completely. But Easter is later this year, and that gives me an excuse to break out a few lucky charms.

As a hunter and gatherer, I have managed to collect enough “schtuff” over the years for a few small scenes. Anything with a bit of green will do. Vintage transferware dishes. An old trusty rusty watering can. A few precious Majolica plates. And of course some of my own funky junk handmade pieces. I gotta have a few of those.

Over time, I’ve managed to amass quite the collection of handmade bits. Clovers from paper bags. Clovers from foil. Water-colored clovers. Shabby hand-painted clovers from fabric. And of course, a pair of leprechaun monster dolls (made by my Missy Nik and me), too.

I think the older I get, the more I appreciate the sentimentality of homemade. So you know how that goes….

A little bit of decorating leads to a little bit of crafting, for more things with which to do a little more decorating!

My poor basket looked a little bare, so I figured a few more shamrocks were in order. Prim shabby shamrocks made from my latest crafty love, Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric.

I used some adorable Ledger fabric from the Wallflower collection for the backing, creating a bit of messy patchwork from torn and stitched strips of fabric. I really love the worn collage look that brings. The shamrocks have been pieced from fabric hand-tinted with Distress Inks, and topped with my favorite twine and vintage pearl buttons.

I made a few for me, and there’s some for you, too, if you’re interested. Just listed in my AudOnes Prims Shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Sending warm breezes your way!


He{art} Doll with Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements

Happy Wednesday! Hope all my Sweeties out there had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Today I’m switching gears from papercrafts to one of my little fabric projects. After a rather long hiatus from sewing these past few months due to the holidays and CHA, I have been going through fabric withdrawals. But a few dates with my sewing machine has me good as new. And now I have a new raggedy folk art doll to share with you.

Do you ever have supplies in your stash that you love so much, you’re afraid to use? That’s exactly the case with me here. This little dolly is filled with things I’ve been hoarding…. vintage treasures, trinket treasures, and my precious stash of Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric. But things tucked away into closets don’t bring much happiness. Not like a new little art dolly does.

One of my favorite parts of the doll making process is picking out which bits and bobs to use, and seeing the personality evolve from start to finish. I am just a sucker for neutrals and text-print, so this combo really speaks to me. And since I went with Tim Holtz fabric, I thought why not add some other favorites from his line, too?

As with paper, I tend to keep every little fabric scrap, and it’s a good thing I do. You never know when that little piece is going to come in handy. All the fabric I used here is from just one of the Eclectic Elements 12″ Fabric Crafting Pack. Leftovers from a previous project I made here. I’ve been working on my dressmaking skills, and love how her dress turned out. I made a ruffled skirt from the clock print, a top from the dictionary print, and legs from a typography print. Her underskirt and belt are made from remnant taffeta. I added some lace trim for a bit of color, and little pom poms for shoes. And for a perfect color match, I stained the pom poms with Distress Ink, too.

The face has been pieced from a variety of fabrics, with a bit of hand-stitching and vintage buttons for eyes. I dyed the pink fabric on her eyes and mouth with Distress Ink, and used an ink blending tool to apply a bit of soft Distress to her cheeks. The hair is from a piece of vintage velvet I’ve had for years, and the hair bow is made from vintage millinery…. treasured pieces I’ve been afraid to use, but so glad I finally did. This little dolly has truly captured a piece of my heart. So an Idea-ology (heart) typed token seemed the perfect finishing touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Friends! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below for your convenience:

Tim Holtz Fabric Eclectic Elements 14743 LABELS 8PC FAT EIGHTHTim Holtz Idea-ology TYPED TOKENS TH93203Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FRAYED BURLAP Ranger TIM21469Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDF53170Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677

Other: fabric, lace, buttons, floss, polyfill fiber stuffing

AudOnes Prims- Valentine Misfit Dolls

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

It’s been a right long time since I’ve had the chance to play with fabric. Between the rush of the holidays and the Creativation CHA show in January, there hasn’t been an extra moment to spare. And you all know me….. I go through withdrawals without my fabrics. I do.

I finally carved out enough time to re-bond with my sewing machine this past week, and that makes me one very happy girl. I’m pushing it on Valentine’s this year, getting the late start that I am. But I couldn’t let the holiday pass completely. So I do have a couple of little misfit dollies to offer today. For your special Valentine, or for you.

There’s silly sweet Valentine voodoo dollies, and a new Valentine art doll, too.

A few little treasures to share with you, just listed in my AudOnes Prims shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!