Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 2 of 3

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, [...]

Craftacular Vendor Application: POSTED!

Craftacular Vendor Application: POSTED!

Are you a maker in the Wichita area (or beyond?) who wants to be part of the 2018 Craftacular Handmade Market?  Then get excited, because registration is now open! This Craft Show is exactly that: a shopping experience full of wonderful, handmade goods.  No resale items or MLMs.  The vendors not merely salespeople; they are representing [...]

Totes Totes: Free Market Bag Tutorials & Patterns

Totes Totes: Free Market Bag Tutorials & Patterns

Farmer's Market season is nearly upon us!  This is something I just realized the other day...I also realized that I've been really bad about remembering to bring my totes to the grocery store.  Market totes are the kind of thing you can't have too many of....(especially when you're forgetful.) I thought this might be a [...]

You Can Art: Opinions from a Non-Expert (Mini Zine!)

You Can Art: Opinions from a Non-Expert (Mini Zine!)

One of my goals for this year is to try and create a zine each month...or at least, every other month...(I mean, let's not get carried away!)  But I'm happy to say that so far, I'm on track.  This month's zine features some mixed media/collage work and my thoughts on creating art.  It measures 2.75" [...]

Breton / French Sailor Top! (Free Sewing Pattern.)

Breton / French Sailor Top!   (Free Sewing Pattern.)

{This pattern was originally published July 2016 on my now defunct blog, Prairiesque.} I’ve been wanting to make my own striped blouse/Breton top/French sailor shirt for a long time.   I had made the pattern, but it was surprisingly difficult to find just the right fabric.  I finally found a great fabric at Needle Nook Fabrics here [...]