Creative Hand

The weekend before Thanksgiving is always a good one. You’re coming up on a short week, there’s Christmas music on the radio, and it’s always the Creative Hand Show and Sale in Old Town Shawnee. The show is put on by the Kansas City Fiber and Weaver Guilds. It features a ton of handmade items […]

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The Lion Brand Yarn Studio

That’s right, I visited not one but two yarn shops on my whirlwind tour of Manhattan. We went a little out of our way for this one, because my friend Kristin (who interned in the City over a college semester) said it was worth the trip. That, and Lion Brand was one of the first […]

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School Products Yarns

I spent last weekend in one of my favorite places: New York City. The main goal of the trip was to cross a few items off my bucket list. I got to see Tom Hiddleston (and Charlie Cox) in the play Betrayal. I got to see Aaron Tveit perform in the original cast of Moulin […]

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Felted Slippers

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means we crafters are diligently spending every waking hour working on handmade gifts for our loved ones. We’ve all had that one year when everything was done on time, and you felt you had time to relax and work on personal projects. Then, out of the blue, an unexpected […]

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Snips of Thread Quilt Shop

The crafty family gathered once again for a quilting weekend at my cousin’s place in rural Iowa. When we called my aunt to tell her we were on the road, she said “By the way, there’s a new quilt shop in Humeston. I guess they have yarn. You might want to check it out.” It […]

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Yarnify!

My friend Kristin and I took a trip to Chicago this weekend, and this wasn’t just any trip. We were there to attend the Chicago International Tea Festival, and it was amazing. That said, most of our time was booked, but we had to squeeze in a visit to the closest yarn shop. Yarnify! is […]

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween is one of my all time favorite holidays. And sure, now I hand out the candy instead of ask for it, but I love the movies, the treats, and most of all, the costumes! Of course, fiber artists are usually pressed into service to create the perfect costume. I do have one handmade costume […]

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