Secrets of the Prairie Spinster Society

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, [...]

Guess What?

Guess What?

HA!  Sorry, I couldn't resist... But guess what else?  There are new items in the shop! The Rustique linen tunic is a comfy, versatile top made to your measurements from a lovely, (lovely!) linen. It's truly one of my favorite go-to wardrobe pieces.  It's available in two colors, and can read more about it here. [...]

Craftacular Vendor Application: POSTED!

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 [...]

Stay Cozy Tees: Giveaway!!

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 [...]

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

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! [...]

Interview with Cynthia Sutcliffe of Cultivated Dreams & Designs

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: [...]

Why Bloomers?

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 [...]

Shop Small, Kansas.

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 [...]