Busy Day Silhouettes: Free PDF Image

Enjoy these darling early 20th Century silhouettes scanned, cleaned up, modified and turned into vector graphics. Use for apparel graphics, blog buttons, greeting cards, stencils, and more!
What would you make with them?

Click on image above for the JPG file, or Download the vector PDF file HERE.

UPDATE: Click HERE to see what Molly of Molly Lee Cards made with one, complete with tutorial! Wow!!

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53 Responses to Busy Day Silhouettes: Free PDF Image

  1. #1 - Anonymous says:

    I liked the other download better!

  2. #2 - Lorissa H. says:

    These are so cute! I will make cards with them.

  3. #3 - Lydia says:

    These are great! Have you thought about having them digitized as machine embroidery designs?? 🙂

  4. #4 - LeAnne says:

    These are awesome, Cathe! Thanks so much. I also noticed that when I print the new downloads out, they are much clearer than before. You're a gem!

  5. #5 - Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk says:

    These are really darling. Thank you.

  6. #6 - Julie says:

    Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing these!

  7. #7 - Sarah@Neoteric.Traditional says:

    These are really cute! I like to use icons for my kids' chores since they can't really read – and a couple of these are chores they have, but I've never seen icons of before.

  8. #8 - Rebekah says:

    I think it'd be super cute to have a couple enlarged on the wall of a laundry room. (Note to self: Get a laundry room.) 🙂 Love them.

  9. #9 - Andrea Elizabeth says:

    PRECIOUS!!! Thanks so much!!

  10. #10 - Rachel Ann says:

    These are too cute! I love the idea of hanging them in the laundry room! I think I'll use my cricut to cut a few from vinyl and stick them to the washer and dryer.
    Thank you so much for sharing them!

  11. #11 - ArtSnark says:

    how cute!

  12. #12 - Sophie says:

    Thanks for sharing..I think I'm going to have busy day with that today..
    These are so useful..

  13. #13 - Mary Ellen (megardengal) says:

    I have just spent the last hour devouring your wonderful blog!! I don't know why I never ran across this blog before it is amazing and I am a faithful follower from now on!!

  14. #14 - Free Pretty Things For You says:

    You are SO talented!!
    i ♥ your site!
    you have a new follower!!

  15. #15 - Esther says:

    Those are really cute thank you.

  16. #16 - Esther says:

    Love the ironing on the table rather than a board although I'm slightly concerned about the first one on the second row, looks like she is about to cut the babies head off!!

  17. #17 - My name is PJ. says:

    Those are all silhouettes of my mother back in the day! You're right, she was darling!

    Thanks for sharing, Cathe!

  18. #18 - Almay Alday says:

    Super cute! Oh the possibilities!

  19. #19 - Almay Alday says:

    Super cute! Oh the possibilities!

  20. #20 - Anki says:

    Wow. I think they would be great for a scrapbooking layout!! Thank you!

  21. #21 - Kat Farmer says:

    Wow, these are great downloads! And I'm excited to see ideas of what to use them for. 🙂 Good job, Cathe!

  22. #22 - kat says:

    i love these! i can see them on kitchen towels, definitely.

  23. #23 - Nancy ~ Inkcicles says:

    Oh so cool! Thanks for sharing. I'd like to use them to make something for daughter or her room.


  24. #24 - Stephanie says:

    Thank you, I love sihouettes as does my SIL. I think I'm going to use them as PS masks with some digital patterned paper on a layout.

  25. #25 - Marimer says:

    Gracias, Cathe, muy generosa por tu parte, me lo he guardado para utilizarlo en algun trabajo, Felicidades.

  26. #26 - Emily says:

    These could be cute posted up in a little girl's room!! A bunch of them on the same wall!

  27. #27 - I Heart Faces says:

    Super cute!! Thanks:-)

  28. #28 - 32˙North says:

    These remind me of old embroidery patterns on hand towels — love them!

  29. #29 - simo e ... says:

    that's wonderful!

  30. #30 - Stephanie - My Frugal Lifestyle says:

    These are fantastic! I love your blog! I just may be able to use one of these silouettes for my blog button 🙂 Thanks!

  31. #31 - Auntie Cake says:

    Thanks for giving us these pretty silhouettes! I can't wait for some free time to create some of your magic with them. As always, your ideas are simply the best! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  32. #32 - Amelia says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these, so cute! I'd print them out and frame 'em. Any boy ones to come? I ask as I've two little boys /=)

  33. #33 - Claire says:

    Thes are lovely, Cathe! Thank you! But what is she doing with the doll?? (middle row, left)

  34. #34 - kristianne25 says:

    Thank you so much for sharing they are so cute:0)Kristianne25

  35. #35 - Molly says:

    Cathe! I'm so excited to share the pop-up card I made using your generous download: http://mollyleecards.blogspot.com/2010/01/busy-little-silhouettes.html

    What do you think? Thanks for your generosity!


  36. #36 - DART says:

    Not sure what I'll end up doing with them at the moment, but I must have them since they are SO DARN CUTE!!! Thank you very much for your continued generosity Cathe and Happy New Year!!!

  37. #37 - Limar says:

    You have such great freebies and you are so generous. Thanks so much 🙂

  38. #38 - Brandi says:

    I was thinking of printing them on magnetic sheets.

  39. #39 - Cynthia at A Shimmy In My Spirit says:

    Hi Cathe – I just added your vacuuming lady to my side bar with a link back to you. Your designs really are clever. I will have to try that flip-book trick. I am looking forward to meeting you in Nashville.

  40. #40 - Cynthia at A Shimmy In My Spirit says:

    Oops – I forgot to say thank you.

  41. #41 - Flassie's Fil'a says:

    Thanks for the Silhouette images!!

    I made a card with Molly Lee's
    instuctions. It was so much fun.

    God Bless You and Yours!!!

  42. #42 - Digi Free says:

    Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the CraftCrave Blog Printable Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: [21 Jan 07:50am GMT]).

  43. #43 - bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Your blog is *just* fabulous! I'm not sure WHY it wasn't in my google reader, but it IS now! 😉

    I would love to use these on cookies…if I had a projector, that is!

  44. #44 - Angela Noelle of Striking Keys says:

    Thank you, once again, for wonderful free goodness! I used three of these little ladies to form a series of framed prints for the kitchen. You can see the write-up (and link to you) here.

    Love all the other ideas shared within the comments too. I do not think I have seen the last of these busy women!

  45. #45 - Cécile says:

    They are just WONDERFUL!!!

  46. #46 - elka says:

    Very cute! Thanks so much for sharing these!

  47. #47 - Susie says:

    Sooo CUTE! Thanks for sharing!

  48. #48 - Martine says:

    Je brode les silhouettes mais il me manque des grilles je serai très contente de recevoir les grilles a l avance merci salutations

  49. #49 - ChrisA says:

    Thank you Cathe!!!

  50. #50 - Daphne says:

    I recently found these older files and was wondering if it is still possible to get them. When I clicked on the link it said it is no longer available! They are really cute!

  51. #51 - krafting kelly says:

    Thanks so much! I’m going to use these on an “about me” poster for my daughter. They’re perfect!

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  53. #53 - Joey says:

    Thank you Cathe for these as they are just adorable. I am going to use them on pages in my smash book as references to my busy days.