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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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…

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Easter Basket Finds

Winter seemed to drag on, but now that we’re into March, I can hardly believe it…and Easter is less than a month away!  If you’re searching for something extra special for your Easter baskets, check out this list of lovely and unique handmade treats! All of the felted wool sculptures by this artist are just…

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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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Living the Homestead Dream: An Interview with Quinn of Reformation Acres

Today, I am beyond thrilled to be able to bring you an interview with Quinn of Reformation Acres!  I’ve been following her blog and facebook page for sometime, and it is such an inspiration.  She is a homesteader, blogger, and also crafts all-natural skincare items.   Quinn has been gracious enough to take the time to…

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Ways to Support Artists/Makers/Local Biz without Spending Money

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…

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Favorite Fabrics: The Feedsack Dress

There is something so appealing to me about the feedsack dress.  Though sometimes viewed as a symbol of the necessary frugality (or, poverty,) of the Depression era, it was also a way to “[give] rural women a sense of fashion.”  I’d love to see this type of practical reuse come back (though granted, less people…

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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″…

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Tribal Stripe Coasters (Free Knitting Pattern!)

{Originally published September 2012 on Prairiesque} I published this free pattern long ago on my old blog, and thought it was time to post again…this is a simple yet fabulous stitch pattern, (if I do say so!)   Like zipper pouches and coffee mugs, you just can’t have too many coasters.  Make these in some…

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Cicada Shawl Knitting Pattern: Now Available

The pattern for one of my favorite little shawlettes, the Cicada Shawl, is finally back!  This lightweight shawl is perfect for transitioning to and from winter, and also works as a stylish and ample scarf.  You can purchase the downloadable PDF file through my Ravelry store or at the Etsy shop.

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Scrapper’s Delight

As you may know, I often offer curated scrap kits over at my Etsy shop, because after 15 years or so of sewing, I have accumulated a whole lotta scrap.  If I am unable to use them (or am just tired of looking at a particular fabric!) I sell them because I know there’s someone…

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Craft is Back…

[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…

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Ghillies Knitting Pattern: Available Now

The Ghilllies Knitting Pattern is a simple yet lyrical slipper, quick and easy to make, and perfect for dancing or lounging! I really love this little slipper (and should make more for myself!)  It was unavailable for time since I’ve been moving all my content, but is back now and can be purchased in my…

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