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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 their own work.  They take their time, talent, and hands to create soulful items that are beautiful and unique.  (If you’re reading this, you probably already understand why handmade is so important.)  But that’s why I am so proud to be able to organize this show.

You can view the Craftacular page here, which is where the downloadable pdf application can be found.  Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions about anything!  You can email me here.

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 lustrous.

This pouch was handwoven by me, from silk and wool yarns.  The wool yarns (cream and beige colored) were actually handspun by me as well.  The back is made from a caramel linen, and the lining is a fabulous, mustard-colored organic cotton…

Handspun Handwoven Zipper Pouch

This necklace includes reclaimed bits of Kuchi chain, beads and other baubles.  The felted wool is from a knitting swatch.

textile found object mixed media necklace

Though I plan to continue to stitch, March will be bringing on some serious arting vibes!!  The Clearwater Art Walk, an event I’ve participated in for a couple of years now, is coming up on April 6 and I hope to have lots of new work by then.  (There might be another art show, too, depending if I am able to get ready for it…details to come if I decide on it…)

Garden season is nearly upon us, too!  Well, it should be already…there are seeds I’ve wanted to start, but haven’t, of course.

I’ve also started working on what I’m calling Anatomy of a Pouch…I’m not yet sure if it will be a series of posts, an ebook, or what yet….but basically, it’s designed to help YOU sew and design your own zipper pouches.  I would hope to have this done sometime in March, but no promises!

As always, I would love to know what crafty things you’re up to!  Feel free to share here or on any of my social pages, or shoot me an email!

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!

Louise Bloomers
tumbleweed bloomers
Tumbleweed Bloomers

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, Knit, Create, as well.  These patterns are available for purchase, but I hope to also soon fill the section with free patterns, tutorials, and ideas.  As always, the site is a work in progress!  But I am excited for the plans I have…




If I get the time, I hope to throw together a little local shopping guide before the weekend.  If you plan on shopping this weekend, I hope you’ll participate in Small Business Saturday and remember to buy local!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!


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 has been spent preparing for other things.  (Today’s big event was Steampunkesque in Mulvane, KS!)

Beautiful bellydancers at Steampunkesque

So, the upshot is this: the “Grand Opening” of the online shop will be moved back a little further than I had originally intended, to October 31!  The giveaway will begin then as well, so look out!

Currently I have custom-made bloomers and a couple skirts listed, but during the Grand Opening, expect to see textile jewelry, woven scarves, and more…I’ll also feature more artists here on the blog.  I’m excited and hope you are, too!

Historical building in Mulvane…