Denim ~ need I say more

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It’s no secret….I love denim ~ to wear and in my Classic Cottage Home style.  There is something nostalgic, comfortable and hard-working about denim, along with the wonderful textures and feel.

As you can see in the image above….I myself am decked out in my denim best….even in the Studio when no one is looking.  PS ~ that cute snowman angel is coming soon! Continue reading

It’s a Wrap – Classic Christmas

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Well It’s a Wrap for Christmas 2018 and I would like to share a little thank you to my creative friends~ a gift pattern for a chalkboard ribbon slide ‘No Peeking Elfie….perfect to top your Christmas wrapping…... from my heart to yours. Continue reading

Homespun, Handmade and Heartfelt 2018

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Every year around this time ~ I think a lot about those special people in my life and how I can show my appreciation with homespun touches in a heartfelt way.

To share appreciation to my creative friends across the miles I simply love to share how-to videos and free patterns….click here and scroll thru if you missed any ⇒ , or I share pretty wrappings in a special order, stamped with a pretty stamp.

To my friends and neighbors and those close by ~ it is a homemade sweet treat and a handmade ornament…always homespun and heartfelt for sure. Continue reading

Create Christmas New~ness

Since the ‘Hiccup’ it has been a whirlwind of creating and new~ness….in every way, shape and form…at Classic Amy Joanne.

Let me introduce you to a few new patterns ~ to create this Christmas Season….or get ready for next year! ….I know as Decorative Artists we can paint ‘Christmas’ all year long!


How could you not LOVE Classic Chalk Art….it’s quick, easy, but yet has all the good parts like shading, hi-lights and details to make it special!  You can find Classic Chalk Art here.…..and a free pattern with video too….here

‘Joyful Jolly Santa’

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Gingerbread Sweetness ~ Garland

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I find myself getting excited over the cutest homespun handmade things, like this little Gingerbread Sweetness Garland.…..maybe longing for simpler times.

This Classic Chalk Art Ginger would be happy as a garland wrapped around the tree, a simply made ornament or a gift tag for a tin of sweets for a special someone. Continue reading

Classic Chalk Art goes Big….and Vintage

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 Classic Chalk Art goes Big…and Vintage….on the mantel at the Mogish’s

Our home is very Cottage~ Blue Jean Cottage as I like to call it ~ and yes, I do collect a lot of Vintage… when I say Vintage ~ I imagine folks thinking it’s this old musty place with a lot of knick-knack clutter…long drapes….and dark paneled walls.…. Heavens no. Continue reading

Halloween Hat, my Pretties!

You asked~I’m delivering… pretties!

Creating the Halloween Hat 


This is probably the most requested Mixed Media project I created…..and with a few simple steps and supplies you can create one (or two) of your own, just in time for Halloween! Continue reading