Friday Five: Fiber, Fun, and Fairness

As I continue to experiment with making videos, I thought they would be the perfect avenue for sharing some handmade/sustainable/inspiring goodness…Check out my latest video here! Let me know if you find these recommendations useful, or if there’s something else you’d like me to look into and share. I hope you enjoy, and happy Friday!!

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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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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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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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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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A Grand Affair: TISSU’s New Location!

Less than two months until Craftacular, three months until another special event (more info to come on that), and so…what am I doing here?!  I know I should be getting to work, but before I do, I absolutely must share these photos from TISSU Sewing Studio’s Grand Re-Opening! On July 27, TISSU hosted special guest […]

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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 […]

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Stay Cozy Tees: Giveaway!!

Happy Monday!  Guess what time it is?   Yep…GIVEAWAY TIME! I am sooo excited to be hosting this giveaway for Stay Cozy Tees.  The owner, Christin, is a Wichita maker who creates adorable, handprinted t-shirts.  Christin believes each person has something valuable and unique to offer, and her super sweet designs are all about inspiring the […]

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Luscious Velvet and Updates…

Happy Saturday!  I figured it was about time I give an update on what’s been going on around here.  I am working on adding new items to the shop, and these are a few new creations currently available… I just love this dusty rose/mauve velvet–it makes a great handwarmer.  It is so silky smooth and […]

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Interview with Jenny of Wichita Woolery

I’m excited today to bring you a fantastic interview with Jenny Brown, the artist behind Wichita Woolery.  I’ve been drooling over her gorgeous creations on her facebook page for some time, and she recently opened an Etsy shop where she offers hand dyed roving and handspun yarn for sale.  Check out the interview, then visit Jenny’s […]

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