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So much for planning ahead…

I whipped up a bunch of new versions of my classic chevron pattern, in different colors and configurations, before I left for vacation. I even uploaded them to the server… and then forgot to come back and schedule a few posts. So much for planning ahead!

I swear, these days I can’t seem to focus on more than one thing at a time, and I’ve got about 10 things that I’m trying to juggle at once. Anyway, here are some new chevron patterns for your downloading pleasure. As always, if you make something cute, send me a pic! I love seeing my downloads in action.

yellow thin chevronyellow plain chevron yellow multi chevronyellow depth chevron superbright-red orange chevronsuperbright-green yellow chevron rainbow chevronpurple yellow pink chevron


Greetings & salutations!

I apologize for my radio silence; it seems I’m not that great at balancing all of the things I want to do in life, so inevitably one aspect of my life or another gets abandoned during the busy times. I’ll explain my absence later.

I received a number of requests while I was away and I’ll be addressing those in the next few days, so please bear with me and I hope it’s not too late for those of you who put in special requests.

For now, I wanted to share some 4th of July/US Independence Day/patriotic downloads with you. The first is a bunting/banner template that I like to use around the office. There are two per page, so simply print out as many as you want the banner to be wide and then cut them out. Alternate stars and stripes and either punch holes in the corners & string yarn through each end, or fold the ends over a string, then hang and enjoy.

patriotic banner

A New Kind of Chevron

Hey, hi, hello! I love having this blog as a creative outlet because it allows me to play around with different ideas and inspires me to try new things… which is what happened the other day.

I was working on some geometric patterns using triangles and accidentally created these gems. So here’s your extreme chevron – I hope you can find a use for it! Within the week I’ll link them on the chevron downloads page. Enjoy!

Berry Triangles pattern Blue Triangles pattern Bright Triangles pattern Grey Triangles pattern Purple Triangles pattern 1 Purple Triangles pattern 2 Sun Triangles pattern Yellow Triangles pattern

Cleaning House

Hey there! Happy almost-spring!

Thanks for visiting this old blog despite the lack of updates. And thanks for your comments/messages. Here are responses to the latest requests.

Bev requested Grey Chevron #2 in a landscape format. She wasn’t able to rotate bc of the pw protect, so first here’s an updated pdf w/o password:
grey2b chevron pattern update

Here it is simply rotated to landscape orientation:
grey2c chevron pattern

And here is the pattern completely rotated & adjusted to fit landscape:
grey2altb chevron pattern

Next I received a comment from Nata wanting to know how to save as a jpg; since the pw protect was also on this file, it wasn’t possible. Here is a jpg of the Anchors Aweigh pattern:
20130611anchorsupd2b JPG

And here is the updated pdf for Nata:
anchorsupd2b anchors pattern

And finally, Tracey posted a comment regarding the Tiffany Blue Chevron. Here’s the large pattern pdf updated to remove the password:
tiffanyblu2 chevron pattern update


And here’s the smaller Tiffany Blue chevron pattern pdf:
tiffchevsm pattern update

And finally, I have the first round of organization started on my downloads files. You can access a sampling of the chevron patterns by clicking the link under FREEBIES in the menu bar, or by visiting this link

This is only the beginning, folks. Much more awesomeness to come!

Remember, I love seeing what you make with my patterns, so feel free to email me a pic!

Halloween is upon us!

Hi friends!

It’s very nearly my favorite holiday, Halloween! I’ve been hoarding crafty supplies to make some awesome crafts but the month has flown by so quickly that I haven’t had a chance to play with them yet. I guess I’ll just be ahead for next year.

I made you a Halloween-inspired pattern, which you can download by clicking the image below. I went one step further with it and created a mini treat bag that was super easy to put together. Check it out!

Halloween bag pattern


Here’s how I made the treat bag:


I folded the paper in half, then I cut out three sides of a rectangle, being sure to leave the folded side alone. I just eye-balled it because I was only putting a handful of candy in the bag so it didn’t need to be giant.


Next I cut slits that went in about 1/4″ on each side right at the fold. Then I folded the sides over. Again, I just eye-balled it because the bag will be curved around the candy so it didn’t need to be precise when I folded the tabs. I also cut along the chevron pattern at the ends to add a little pizzazz. I made it uniform on both sides, but you could follow the chevron on each side to create a different effect. I think next time, though, I’ll just leave it straight.



Next I used my adhesive dot runner on the exterior of each tab (the side with the chevron print) so they would stick together when I folded the bag.


I then folded the bag on the line, sticking the tabs together but also puckering the bag a little so that it would have room to hold some candy.


Here you can see the puckered fold that became the bottom of the bag:


I finished it with some candy and a smile! Haha, sorry. I know that’s cheesy.



There you have it! Quick & easy. (Sorry for the poor iphone photos.) Enjoy!


Rev Your Chevs

Thanks to a push from Pinterest, my downloads continue to generate buzz and special requests. Speaking of which, I’ve received a few requests and/or questions lately so I thought I’d bring back some more chevron for you.

I know it’s tough to search my site right now; I’m working on organizing the downloads (for real this time) and configuring a new search box.

Today I perused the kuler gallery for some of the most popular color palettes; I just wanted to try something new. Enjoy!

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Finally Friday?

Those of you who typically visit my blog via traditional methods, i.e. the internet, may have noticed some connectivity issues on Friday. Suffice it to say that Jess was not happy to have downtime for the fourth time in 2 months due to her website host not making adequate reparations for the massive increase they experienced.

Fortunately, it got worked out and here’s hoping for no further issues!

Here’s Friday’s download, requested by Jenn. Good news: you can open this one in your favorite image editing program. Enjoy!

direct link to jpg version   |    direct link to pdf version

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