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.


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

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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!

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In Like a Lamb

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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A Frosty Friend with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

My scrappy group has a fun annual holiday tradition. Every December we get together and do a big potluck brunch, and everyone brings a handmade gift to exchange. Oftentimes we just draw numbers to see who gets what package. But this year, we did one of those snatch and steal games where everyone gets one chance to take someone’s gift. That simple act brought a whole new element into the game, I tell you what. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

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Of course this party was the perfect excuse to craft up one of my favorite fabric prim creations. This is the little friend that I made… a wee frosty snowman, all dressed up for Christmas.

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Recently I scored some vintage Jello molds at my local junk store, and I thought they would be a great container for my little guy. Love that he can now stand upright without toppling over, and it was just the right size for building a snowman and adding a few fashion accessories.

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The snowman is made from my favorite fabric for frosties, Therm O Web Stitch n’ Sew fleece. I made the hat, eyes, and coal buttons from felt, and the arms from chenille stems. A hand-stitched mouth, and a nose carved from wood. I gave him a candy cane and pine-bough wreath to hold. And finally, doused him in a good coat of flaky mica glitter.

I do love making snowmen at the holidays, and I’m so happy with how he turned out. This little guy was snatched twice at the party, so I think he went over well. I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for him up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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And interested in winning some of the Stitch n’ Sew fleece I used to create your own holiday snowmen? Then be sure to enter this amazing giveaway while you are there!

Thanks for stopping by, Friends! How are your holiday preparations coming along?  I finally finished my tree yesterday, so now the bulk of my decorating is done. One thing out of many to check off that list. Baby steps, right?


Shop Small Saturday with AudOnes Prims

Hello sweet friends!
Happy Saturday. Happy Small Business Saturday, that is!

I am so excited for this special day for small shop owners, like me. I couldn’t let the day pass without some fun things to share with you! I have filled my shop with a brand new line-up of  holiday creations. Some special guys that kinda steal my heart. I hope you will enjoy.

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All my new items today are one-of-a-kind works of he(art), that I hope will fill your holiday home with lots of cheer. Lots of sweet and shabby snowmen and their little friends, in need of a new home.

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I’ve had so much fun with this new release, and I hope you love it, too. All my new items are loaded to my Holiday Shop and are ready to go.

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Plus, you’ll find special markdowns on all remaining prims from my shop opening, too. This is a one day sale, so be sure to hurry! And don’t forget, today only, I’ll refund your shipping costs on all orders over $75.

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It all starts HERE!

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Happy shopping!

Small Business Saturday at AudOnes Prims

Hello, hello, Crafty Friends!
Happy Black Friday.
Hope all of my friends in the States had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Did you all have big plans yesterday? I went out to the most amazing seafood buffet with friends. So nice and simple, and such a peaceful way to spend the holiday. Today, of course, kicks off the biggest shopping weekend of the year. Now I personally am not one for the Black Friday crowds. As a matter of fact, looking back, I don’t think I’ve ever gone shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. No, I prefer the quiet at home. .. taking down the fall decor and starting to put up the tree. But I have been known to take advantage of a great online deal or two, though! 😀

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, and if you are doing some shopping, I’ve got some great deals for you! I am celebrating this special day for small shop owners with markdowns, free shipping, and a brand new holiday release at AudOnes Prims!

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If you’re looking for truly unique holiday gifts, I hope you will come take a peek. This new release is filled with my favorites…. snowmen and gingers, and maybe even a Christmas mouse. And all are special handmade one-of-a-kinds.

Tomorrow only, enjoy:

  • markdowns on all remaining previously-released holiday prims
  • free shipping on all orders over $75 (shipping charges on orders over $75 refunded via PayPal)
  • a new line-up of one-of-a-kind holiday prims

It all starts at 10:00 a.m. EST

right HERE

Happy Holidays!