Crafting with Lillie Mae's September 2010



Hello Everyone,


By now I'm sure all the little ones are back in school and you're either so delighted you want to dance a little jig or, if your youngest has just started school, you're depressed out of your mind because this means "your baby's growing up."  Haven't we all been there.  But...


The one certainty is that now you have more time to spend on your love of crafts...yeah!!!  Because I've been VERY busy and have 4...count them F-O-U-R new patterns for you to download. the end of this newsletter is a nifty little "painting" with watercolor pencils tutorial...check it out.






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Painting with WaterColor Pencil Tutorial





All of the pocket ornies in one of the new free patterns, "Close to my Heart Pocket Ornies",  were "painted" with watercolor pencils...with the exception of the sheep which was painted with acrylic paint.

Gather the supplies you will need including watercolor pencils in the colors needed, a small paintbrush, small container of water, and of course the item you are painting.

Lightly dip just the very tip of the watercolor pencil in the water.



Quickly "brush" the tip with your small paintbrush to collect the paint and then paint your item. 




This way is slow, but it gives a wonderful watercolor "painting" effect.  If you dip your brush in the water and then collect the paint from your watercolor pencil, you may end up with too much water on your brush which may then "ooze" out of the area you are painting and ruin your project. 

For a brighter more vibrant look, paint in layers.

The projects below were painted using the above method.  I just love this technique.









In this issue:

Tidings From Brenda

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New @ Lillie Mae's Crafts

Prayer Requests
New Free Patterns

Painting with WaterColor Pencils Tutorial

Happy Birthday


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New Free Patterns

EllaMae Teddy Bear

Victorian Ladies

Sampler Pillow



Lillie Mae Prairie Doll


Close to My Heart

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Happy Birthday


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Wish me a Happy Birthday.

Brenda - September 20th


To celebrate my birthday, I thought I would include here my favorite dessert...which I love to make on my birthday.

Dirt Pudding




1 pkg. Oreo cookies (crushed)

1 stick of melted butter

1 lg. box of vanilla pudding (prepared with instructions on box)

1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese

1 small (8 oz) container Cool Whip




1.  Stir together the crushed Oreo cookies and melted butter and press down lightly (as crust) in a 9 x 13 cake pan.  Save a few crumbs for the top of the dessert.

2.  Mix together (with mixer) the prepared vanilla pudding, cream cheese, and cool whip.

3.  Pour the pudding mixture over the crust.  Crumble the saved crust on top.

4.  Refrigerate.




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