Slant Mittens // Knitting Pattern now available!

WOW! Finally, I am publishing a new pattern. (It’s been a while…) These mittens are easy enough for beginners who are comfortable working in the round, but I think interesting enough for a seasoned stitcher, too. These were made in Patons Classic Wool Worsted Yarn, but really, any worsted weight yarn should work. The Slant […]

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Fashion, Fundraising, and FUN!

VIBRATION was a huge success!! Last week’s fashion show, featuring incredible talent from Wichita designers, not only raised a lot of money for Camp DI, but it really raised our–yep–vibrations!! SO MUCH POSITIVE ENERGY was in this show. I truly felt honored to be able to participate and know we were supporting young people pursue […]

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How I design a simple clutch…

Handmade pleated clutch purse with zipper.

I thought I would show the process of how I design and create a simple pleated zipper clutch…it’s not really a tutorial (though you can find my basic pouch tutorial here,) but a look at how I make the pattern and finish the piece. What would you like to see me design next?! I do […]

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7 Sewing Tips for Beginners…

7 tips for beginning sewists! Yep, I made another awkward video. (Hey, you gotta start somewhere!) And the information itself isn’t that bad, though…I hope you find this informative!! Do you have any special advice or tips for sewists, beginning or otherwise? I’d love to hear them!

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One week until VIBRATION Community Fashion Show!

Do you have plans next Saturday? Because I am super, super excited to be part of Vibration Community Fashion Show at TISSU, and I hope you’ll be there too!! This show is sponsored by TISSU and Finishing School for Modern Women, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Destination Innovation, a STEM […]

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Garden Update! Cotton, amaranth & more…

It has been a while since I’ve done a garden update, but here it is! All in all, things are looking pretty good. (And the cotton that I mention in the video is actually coming up! They haven’t all sprouted yet, but I’m expecting that at least a few more will…maybe?) And the borage that […]

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Pearl Hair Barrettes: DIY

I always love a good excuse to use pearls (faux or otherwise!) In this simple tutorial, I’ll show you how to make your own chic-n-easy hair accessories. I feel like these could go dress or casual or anything in between. Check it out here and make your own variations!: PS–if you do make these, I […]

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11 Ways to Use Up Scrap Fabric

I have a lot of fabric scraps.  (Okay…that’s an understatement.)  If you do too, and are looking for some ways to get them out of your stash, here are a few ideas: 1.  Piece strips into a striped fabric that can be used for small projects like zipper pouches. 2.   Use tiny scraps and […]

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What’s new?

I’m (finally) getting some new things up in the shop. I’ve got some art that’s now available, a few new accessories, and more. (And have you seen my zine yet?! I’ve still got a few copies left!) Check them out!

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Creatively Sourcing Fabric

In some areas, sourcing good fabric can be…difficult. Outside of big box stores, I don’t have much to choose from locally (with the exception of Needle Nook, a great little fabric shop in East Wichita, and a couple quilt shops.) I’m pretty happy living here in Middle America, but fabric shopping is one of the […]

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Pinspiration: Story Skirts & More

I haven’t posted much #pinspiration (inspiring posts found on Pinterest) to facebook lately, so I thought I’d share some here! Although I did share this incredible Story Skirt yesterday, though: This jacket is another incredible piece and I’d love to create something for myself with a similar feel… And I don’t know what it is […]

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Embroidery School

Currently, I’m working toward creating a series of embroidery videos…naturally, though, that project is coming a long a little slowly (because that’s what I do, ya know?!) But these are the first two; I hope you’ll find them informative! I have ideas for the next ones, but simply need to get them done…(since I started […]

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Textile Artists, and…Port-a-Pottery!

A couple weeks ago, I went to the opening day of the exhibit Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style, and it was fantastic. (I hope to go back next week.) I also swung by Wichita Pottery that day for their annual spring sale, and got to check out the Port-a-Pottery for the very first time. If […]

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DIY Fungi: Sew your own Mushroom

Finally, I’ve posted a tutorial video on how to make your own mushroom. (I’ve been meaning to do this for some time…) This is an absolutely fantastic way to use little scrap bits of cloth, and they’re just so cute. These little mushrooms are perfect as a child’s toy, an art doll, in a fairy […]

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Garden Vlog Number 1

I’ve started a garden vlog! This is something I hope to do somewhat frequently…at least every other week or so. There isn’t much going on right now, really, but I do talk a bit about chickens. In the next vlog, I hope to get into PLANTING! Hope you enjoy! (And if you do, please consider […]

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