Yelli Kelli...Hey! That's Cute!

I am an Artist, Fashion Designer, Freehand Embroidery Designer, and mom. This is where I show recent custom work, new designs, fun stuff about my daughter, and silly stuff about my Shih Tzu.......Remember....
You Can't Be Serious!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Meanwhile Back At The Trailer.....

Hey, I know you all are familiar with my Etsy shop, YelliKelli. Well, I do have another shop, Little Pink Trailer, also on Etsy, where I sell vintage items and silly craft supplies. Well, I have been wanting to do a different line of girls dresses for a while. So, I listed my first one today! It is a dreamy pink confection made up of a variety of vintage fabrics along with some hand embroidery and beading. Check it out in my "other" shop!

LittlePinkTrailer on Etsy, and my blog at LittlePinkTrailer.blogspot

Monday, June 28, 2010

Here Comes The............ FlowerGirl!!!

I made this set for a dear customer. She followed me from Ebay to Etsy after getting several items from me. This is for a Darling little girl who will be the "flower girl" in an upcoming wedding. She will wear this for the rehearsal dinner and reception after the ceremony! The colors of the wedding are apple green and brown. I also made her a cute little tulle hair clippie!

The back of the set shows her as the Flower Girl.

What do you all think?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

New Etsy Order Just Completed

I just finished these little Embroidered monogram pillows along with these other items for a dear Etsy customer. The monograms are for sisters, one loves blue and her yellow lab, and the other loves pink and her Lamb Lovie. I just love my freehand embroidery! I haven't been stitching as much lately because I am doing so many paintings and clothing sets, but it is so relaxing! I am going to work on some new designs over the weekend!

These are some of my favorites fom my Etsy shop! Visit my shop by clicking the shop mini on the right, or here.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Grocery Store Find!

Hmmmmm...I am walking through the grocery store the other day and look up...why is this stuff always on the high shelves? I see a bag of puffed brown rice. Hmmmmmm....what could I do with this stuff? Now, I am the one who will eat plain spagetti noodles without sauce, or plain cooked rice without seasoning. I love bland comforting (ok, I guess starchy) foods. I decided to try some. (My DD immediately said "Yuk" but she had not tasted it yet).. I tasted it at home and thought, well it reminds me of sugar smacks cereal, without the sugar coating. I tried some in milk, a little soggy, (no sugar crispy coating) but OK. Then I about using this to make whole grain rice krispie treats? Or using it in homemade granola or trail mix? Or, I could just munch on it dry, as I have been doing. I like to snack on crunchy stuff while I am working. This has the texture of Cheeto's without the fat and salt. This might be a healthy alternative! It is made by Alf's, and contains the wheat germ. Try some yourself, and leave a comment if you do!

Hey, another great snack that DD does love is a whole baby dill pickle! I noticed on the label that they are ZERO fat and ZERO calories! Snack away!

**Hey! leave your healthy snack suggestions in a comment!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Something for the Girls

I just finished this alchemy request for a "Chicken Coop Sign" for a darling Etsy customer. She has a Hip Urban Chicken Coop with several Ladies, no Roosters. They lay colored eggs! Anyway, she wanted something funky and mod for them, and this is what I came up with. I am pleased, hope she will be as well. I think this is such a cute hobby, raising hens!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

An Etsy Shop I Admire!

Way back at the first of the year, I found a pleasant surprise in a Google search of my user name. I found a Darling shop review about my Etsy shop on the Darling blog, the Casbah Kitten! These two cute kitties, Alice and jane, have been entertaining me ever since with their funny antics and banter on this fun blog! I discovered that they also have an Etsy shop full of wonderful playthingies for cats and dogs! My Shih Tzu, Clementine, has pointed out these items as her personal Fav's.(the flying pig is a cat toy, but Clementine has always sort of wanted to be a cat anyway.) These kitties are so funny and cute, I wanted to spread the word about them to all of you animal lovers out there!

and their "Toy Shop"

They also donate a portion of sales to animal charities! Check them out!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Button, Button, Who's Got The Button?

Like my new Blog Buttons? I got them from
She is making some cute ones and they are FREE for the taking!
*some of my earlier buttons are from

Friday, June 18, 2010

My 100th Sale Customer!

A while back, I made my 100th sale on Etsy. I am so proud and honored that my dear Etsy customers have been so nice to me! I know many Etsy sellers have far many more sales than me, but this was a milestone for me!
My customer, caderobertabbyhope, bought my Goose Ruffles dress as my 100th sale. She also bought my cute little fishstick pillow. For her gift for being my 100th, I gave her something she had mentioned that she loved in my shop, my Sweet Dreams nightie for her daughter. I also included a painted bookmark.
I waited until she received her order to put this post up. I hope she doesn't mind, but this is her email to me when she got her shipment...

"OMG! OMG! OMG! I got the package just a moment ago and I was so Excited about everthing I was shreiking!!! The woman that works with me thinks i am a freak! I opened the Goose Ruffles dress first and IT. IS. BREATHTAKING! You are soo talented - I can already imagine my daughter in this!! Then I opened the pillow for my boy and HOW CUTE!! This will be perfect in his room, He will love it!! Then I was like hmmm, I wonder what is in the other packages?!? (It was like Christmas) The book mark is so beautiful, I'll say it again you are very talented! The pics do not do any of this justice.. And then the last one, IT WAS THE NIGHTGOWN! THE NIGHTGOWN!!! I'm sooo in love with it - I may have to shrink myself down and try to get in it!! Thank you soo very much you have made day/weekend, Oh and my daughter's as well.! Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!!!!! Thank you, Thank you!!!!!"

Thanks, caderobertabbyhope, for being supportive of my little shop, and for supporting Handmade. I appreciate you and all of my Etsy customers!

*visit her blog at

Friday, June 11, 2010

Daddy Dodo Bird

I have a wonderful customer, Randi, on Etsy! She has purchased several items from me, and is always a pleasure to work with! She asked me to make a custom "Dodo Bird" pillow for her father for Father's Day. She said Dodo is her nickname for him. This is the finished pillow. I am pleased with how it turned out! I used my Vintage wool yarn on Burlap. The design is freestyle without a pattern.
Happy Father's Day! Thanks Randi!

She's Just a Little Naive.......

Well, we all know that I do not "do" perfect! I love the imperfect! That is why I love the sweet crooked naive style of these little mixed media pictures I made from some old fabric, vintage wool yarn and some odds and ends. This reminds me of the sweet..yes... naive style of the decor' we had in children's rooms in the 70's. A more innocent, less "jaded" time when sweet puppies and kittens were the popular motifs and not the over commercialized characters of the latest movie.
I just listed the weiner dog in my Etsy shop. More of this look to come!
The Pink Gingham one was my first attempt at this look. It was inspired by an old greeting card I found from the 60's or 70's. This one is staying with me, I can't part with it!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pink Lemonade!!

I just listed this Adorable girls set on Etsy!! I love the Yellow and Pink color combination!! Pink Lemonade is one of my Fav's!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Break A Leg!!!

This is my cute custom embroidered Crown Pillow that I made for an Esty customer. She is sending it to her niece as a surprise "Break A Leg" gift for a performance she is doing this weekend. I understand she has two solos! I am so proud and honored to be a small part of this for her since I am also a Theatre Mom! I know how much these performances mean to these kids! She is playing Queen Constantina in Cinderella!
The little pillow is made of wool and linen and has my freehand wool embroidery and glass beading!

Party Party Party

Here is a Birthday Party Idea!!! I just listed this Party Pack of Girls Tank Dresses on ETSY! I will Custom Make FIVE tank dresses for your next Birthday Party! I did a fun splashy girl on the front with a Fun phrase on the back. ALL CUSTOM!!! You choose the colors for the art and the wording! This is my June Special at a group price! SoOoooOooO Fun for a Spend The Night, Pool Party (cover-ups), or Princess Party!
Click on the link on the right to see more!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Dog Portrait for Way TuTu Cute!

I just finished this sweet little dog portrait for a customer on Way TuTu! If you have not visited this site lately, click on the link on the right!



Hey! That's Cute!


All of my YelliKelli designs are Original works of art. Kelly Jackson, aka YelliKelli, is the ORIGINAL Fun & Funky Designer Artist from Guntersville, Al.!

"HEY! That's Cute!"