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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Grandma’s Peach Pie

It’s Pi Day!! I’m not very good at math (though ironically I end up using it a lot…) However, I do have a great pie recipe. I know fresh peaches won’t be in season here in Kansas for a while, but once they are, go down to your local orchard or farmers’ market, and give […]

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Enough to go around…

It’s easy to think that the craft business is oversaturated; maybe it is, I have no idea. I suppose it’s all relative.  And it can be easy, as a small crafter/small business to feel somewhat—possessive?—at times.  Most of us have probably at some point, to some degree, felt this. The fear that someone might steal […]

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Cjoy Soulworks: Building Community through Art

Friday night, I was thankful to have a few minutes to check out the grand opening of Cjoy Soulworks, a community art studio and gallery owned by Wichita artist Casey Joy, who manages the space with artists Don Praseuth and Greg Walker. (The down side is that I only had a few minutes, as I […]

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WAM Art Chatter: Take-Home

Friday night, I attended an Art Chatter at Wichita Art Museum for the first time; my friend Nina Winter was one of the presenters so I just had to go.  I’m glad I did, too, because all of the artists who talked were so inspiring and gave me a lot to think about… There were […]

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Mini Junk Journal Flip Through

I’ve always been fascinated by zines, art journals, and the like. It’s only recently, however, that I’ve started actively creating them. This is a little flip-through of a little journal…it’s only partially finished. I hope to have some junk journal tutorials up soon…(and have been thinking about the possibility of offering kits in the shop? […]

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DIY Video Tutorial: Unicorn Hand Warmers

Handwarmers, wristwarmers, fingerless gloves–or whichever phrase you prefer!–are some of my most popular items. Making them is fun, too, and they can be a great way to reclaim fabric–t-shirts, sweaters, or any type of stretchy garment can be upcycled into this versatile accessory. So, it only makes sense to do a tutorial on these…you can […]

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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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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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