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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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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