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 [...]

Zine Love

Zine Love

God willing, 2018 will be the year of more ART. Often times, I am torn between my desire to create and my desire to sit on my backside and stare at books (...or the internet...a lot of times, the internet, if I'm being honest...) Anyway.  I mean to work on that.  I want to paint and [...]

Gypsy Belle Jacket

Gypsy Belle Jacket

This is just a little project/prototype I made for myself, and I wanted to share it...it was somewhat inspired by the lovely jacket Belle (Emma Watson) wears in the live action version of Beauty and the Beast.  (#nerdalert) This was my first version of the jacket from the pattern I came up with.  There are quite a [...]

Interview with Jenny of Wichita Woolery

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 [...]

Interview with Laura from The Corner of Knit and Tea

Interview with Laura from The Corner of Knit and Tea

Laura is an Overland Park artisan who creates fabulous things from fiber and has them available for purchase at her online shop, The Corner of Knit & Tea.  She spins, knits, and--yes--loves tea!  (She'll even add some of her favorite teas to your Etsy order!)  When her vibrant, oh-so-squishy-looking yarns first caught my eye, I knew I [...]