DIY: Bracelet Handbag Tutorial

Bracelet handbags may be my new favorite thing. If you’d like to make your own…you can! Check out my tutorial here! I’m pretty excited about this particular project, and plan on making more of these in different styles… If you do create your own, I would seriously love to see it…I mean that! Post a […]

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Scrappers’ Delight, take two!

Scrap Happy Craft Kits are back in the shop and just $5 each (+shipping). Because I’ve amassed so much crafty goodness over the years and never throw any of it away, I am offering these carefully curated embellishment kits, featuring scraps and leftover fabric, buttons, etc. They’re perfect for small projects, scrapbook or junk journaling […]

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DIY: Crochet bobble trim (even if you can’t crochet!)

So, yesterday I posted a video on how to crochet your own bobble or pompom trim, even if you’re not an experienced crocheter (because I’m definitely not!) This was done on my phone, and also unedited…let me know what you think? Do you like quicker, more casual mini-tutorials? Watch it here and let me know […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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