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 […]

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The White Peacock: Interview with Tayla Mace, Owner & Artist

  Today I am trilled to bring you an interview with Tayla Mace, artist, entrepreneur, and owner of The White Peacock Tea and Coffee Company in the lovely town of Lindsborg, KS.  I’ve been a fan of Tayla’s work for years and am truly excited about her latest venture.  Read more here, then visit for yourself! […]

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Interview with Cynthia Sutcliffe of Cultivated Dreams & Designs

​I think there’s something truly enchanting about semi-precious jewels skillfully set against silver.  Cynthia Sutcliffe of Cultivated Dreams & Designs creates particularly charming pieces in her Halstead, KS, studio, and she has graciously agreed to do an interview with me!  Take a moment to learn a bit about this talented Kansan and her work…  M&R: […]

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Why Bloomers?

It’s no secret that I like bloomers; I love making them, wearing them, and seeing others discover (or rediscover!) the joy of a comfortable pair of pantaloons. An airy pair of cotton bloomers are cool and breezy in the summer when you’re in the garden, painting on the patio, or just working around the house.  But they’re […]

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Giving Tuesday…and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday…

I’m taking a break from the gift guides for a bit, to shift the focus from commerce to kindness.  After the initial holiday shopping rush comes #GivingTuesday.  While it’s a shame that this day of Giving comes after the shopping days and not before, you and I know that giving is truly something you can do all year round. […]

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Shop Small, Kansas.

Welcome to volume 2 of my holiday gift guide!  This time, the focus is on small, locally owned brick and mortar shops.  These are must-visit destinations, especially on Small Business Saturday. Nectar Republic (formerly known as Milk + Honey Candles) has a brand new place in Clifton Square, and I can’t wait to visit them!  They handcraft […]

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New bloomers, patterns, and more…

A quick update on shop happenings: I have a couple new custom-made bloomer designs listed, and several more to come! I have also begun re-formatting my older knitting patterns and am slowly getting them listed both in the etsy shop and on my ravelry page.  They are linked in a new section of the website called Sew, […]

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Handmade Holidays: Kansas-Made on Etsy (Vol. 1)

I have been so busy sewing that I completely forgot about this week’s post!  I also completely lost track of the fact that we are more than half way through November–which means we’re just a little more than a month away from Christmas.  How is that even possible?!  If you’re reading this, you probably already […]

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Interview with Mike Moen of Old Church Works

I am very excited about today’s post because I am finally getting to explore some fabulous, local artisans and share them with you! Today, my guest is Mike Moen, the talent behind Old Church Works based in Andover, KS, which offers bespoke leather crafted goods.  Not only is his work beautiful and quality-crafted, but he has some great insights into design […]

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Giveaway (and 15% off!)

Hello!!  It’s been a while! I’ve been having some computer issues which are delaying progress, but I hope to get that fixed in the next few days.  So I’ll keep it short and sweet… …there is a GIVEAWAY currently happening over at the facebook page!  To enter, simply go over to the page and comment on or “like” the […]

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Update…

This week’s post is a little later than I’d hoped, and will likely be briefer, too! October’s a busy month for most, and for me, it has been out of control!  I’ve been crafting and creating whenever I get a moment, but those moments have been few and far between, as much of my time […]

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Autumn in Kansas: Bohemian Finds

How can we possibly be into October already?! The grand opening of the shop (and subsequent giveaway!) is coming up soon, but in the meantime, I’ve got some work to do.  So this week’s post is all about inspiration. Autumn is such a romantic time: perfect for sunset walks among the changing leaves, accompanied by a rising full moon […]

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