Tutorial: How to Sew on a Button

I’ve been meaning to create some tutorial videos and finally managed to post one this week!  There are so many things I want to share.  One of the most difficult things is deciding what to do first.  (Oh, and actually making the video.  That’s no small feat…much respect to all the youtubers out there who…

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Silly, Sweet, and Ready to Meet (You!)

Most of my days are so cut-up lately, I just don’t have a good solid block of time to really dive into my sewing (I’m hoping to change that soon, though!)  However, I have had some time late at night to mess around on my computer with doodling…and as a bit of an experiment, I…

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Coping with the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

For many, “the most wonderful time of the year” can feel like anything but.  From seasonal affective disorder (aptly referred to as SAD), to feeling the pain of lost loved ones, and everything in between, winter is tough.  It might be made even tougher by the thought that everyone else is having a grand time. …

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Reclectic Goods

Mixed media artist Christie Johnson, the creative force that is Reclectic Goods, has a knack for taking everyday objects and reclaiming them as vibrant, unique, and interesting works of art.  I wanted to share these amazing earrings I acquired through a trade (full disclosure, I was not fair in that trade; I definitely got the…

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At the ART SHOW!

I’ve been kind of lazy lately and didn’t blog about my recent art show at TISSU. As always, Nina is the most fabulous hostess ever and I’m so grateful she let me spend a few hours lurking around her gorgeous studio.  I’m also grateful to all who came out to see my stuff. The exhibit…

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Secrets of the Prairie Spinster Society

I’ve been blasting it all over social media (so, if you’ve already seen this two or twenty times, I apologize!) but I’m very, VERY excited to be having my own Final Friday show at TISSU Sewing Studio again this month!! Previously, my “art” shows have been mostly about paintings.  Secrets of the Prairie Spinster Society,…

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Hello, September…

The weather is finally starting to cool off (though admittedly, some of these photos were taken last week when it was still hot as blazes…as I type this, it’s drizzling, again.) I don’t know if I want to think about the fact that Craftacular is only 23 days from now… (!!!) I am trying to…

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A Grand Affair: TISSU’s New Location!

Less than two months until Craftacular, three months until another special event (more info to come on that), and so…what am I doing here?!  I know I should be getting to work, but before I do, I absolutely must share these photos from TISSU Sewing Studio’s Grand Re-Opening! On July 27, TISSU hosted special guest…

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Guess What?

HA!  Sorry, I couldn’t resist… But guess what else?  There are new items in the shop! The Rustique linen tunic is a comfy, versatile top made to your measurements from a lovely, (lovely!) linen. It’s truly one of my favorite go-to wardrobe pieces.  It’s available in two colors, and can read more about it here.…

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The Season of Green // Studio (and Garden) Update

After all of April’s cold, it’s suddenly summer! Between gardening, other side jobs, and–yes!–some actual creating, I haven’t spent any time keeping things updated on the shop. However, I hope to be adding some things next week.  (I’m always hoping, aren’t I?!?)  It’s my goal, anyway… But that garden…it’s finally looking great.  We had a…

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Simbala Shawlette Knitting Pattern

The Simbala Shawlette pattern is available again!! For more information on the pattern or to purchase it, visit my ravelry page here. This is one of those simple yet interesting shawls I found myself grabbing again and again (back when it was shawl weather!) If you were wondering, yes, I do plan on working up…

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Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 3 of 3

To some, Slow Fashion might look like just another trendy gimmick to market to consumers; indeed, there are companies who, quite predictably, use the “green” label to persuade people to buy items that may not, in reality, be all that green.  And yes, ethical, sustainable, and artisan brands of clothing typically do cost the consumer more…

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Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 2 of 3

After exploring the definition of slow fashion in Monday’s post, let’s take a closer look at its three elements that I mentioned:  care, quality, and cultivation. First, let’s talk about Cultivation (or, if you prefer, curation.)  This refers to the way you build your wardrobe.  How are you obtaining your clothes–are you buying new, hitting up the thrift shops,…

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Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 1 of 3

The Slow Fashion movement is gaining momentum.  But what exactly is it? Here’s an apt description from slow fashion brand Study NY: Slow fashion is the movement of designing, creating, and buying garments for quality and longevity. Slow fashion encourages slower production schedules, fair wages, lower carbon footprints, and (ideally) zero waste. Just as the…

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FLASH SALE! 17% off, Today Only!

Can you believe I forgot what day it is?  In honor of St. Patrick’s day, get 17% your total purchase (today only!!)  at the Moth and Rust etsy shop.  You can use the link here and it will be automatically applied, or enter coupon code GOGREEN18 at checkout.

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