https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF_60LJrm9M 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 … Continue reading Friday Five: Fiber, Fun, and Fairness
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 … Continue reading Fashion, Fundraising, and FUN!
Do you have plans next Saturday? Because I am super, super excited to be part of Vibration Community Fashion Show at TISSU, and I hope you'll be there too!! This show is sponsored by TISSU and Finishing School for Modern Women, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Destination Innovation, a STEM … Continue reading One week until VIBRATION Community Fashion Show!
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 … Continue reading Georgia O’Keeffe, Textile Artists, and…Port-a-Pottery!
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 … Continue reading Cjoy Soulworks: Building Community through Art
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 … Continue reading WAM Art Chatter: Take-Home
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 … Continue reading A Grand Affair: TISSU’s New Location!
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 … Continue reading Craftacular Vendor Application: POSTED!
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 … Continue reading Stay Cozy Tees: Giveaway!!
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 … Continue reading Luscious Velvet and Updates…
While making an actual monetary investment is a wonderfully straightforward (and always appreciated!) way of supporting a small business or artist, there are times when you simply don't have the funds, or really just don't need what they're selling at the moment. That doesn't mean you can't still help out! Until you're ready to give … Continue reading Ways to Support Artists/Makers/Local Biz without Spending Money
[Featured photo: gorgeous entomology/taxidermy work by Jennifer Blundon] I am so very excited to announce that after a two year hiatus, Craftacular will be coming back in September 2018! Craftacular is a little show I started back in 2012; we did it once a year, usually in the fall. There was no show in 2016 … Continue reading Craft is Back…
I am pleased to bring you a curated selection of Kansas-crafted goods for your gifting pleasure! https://issuu.com/mothandrust/docs/2017_handmade_holiday_kansas_gift_g