On Masks

I had an odd moment while making my first Me Made May outfit: I questioned whether or not it would be worth it to make a matching mask. Because this time last year, like many other folks, I was stuck inside my apartment slowly losing my mind. If I were making this outfit then, the […]

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Me Made May: Week One

If I’m being totally honest, this challenge got off to a rough start. I had to keep changing my plan, and it felt like I had bitten off more than I could chew. Once I got my rhythm, I was fine. Once I finished my first outfit, I was feeling great! This is a crop […]

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Heading West

A good, long ways west: from medieval England to the American frontier. I’ve done spinning demos out at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival for years, because I love it. A while back, though, I had an opportunity to demo in a pioneer/homestead setting. I turned it down because I didn’t have half-way appropriate garb for […]

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Me Made May

It’s almost upon us… the month that I usually forget about because, as far as I’m concerned, every month is “Me Made Month” in my house… As intended, that may not be totally true. This started on Instagram as more of a fashion challenge to show off a collection, akin to All Dress April or […]

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In Defense of Stash

I’m in a study for new contact lenses. I won’t get into the gritty of it, but these new contacts, at least at this stage, are a bit uncomfortable. With tired eyes, my go-to is heat. I’ll do the trick where you rub your hands together and put your palms over your eyes, but I […]

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A Super Easy Baby Quilt

As I said in Tuesday’s post, I had to bust out a couple of baby gifts for a shower with less than two weeks notice. This coworker is well worth more than one gift, too, so what to do? I chose a nursery-themed toy in a slightly bulky yarn and an old, quick baby quilt […]

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WIP Challenge: January Update

Not off to a great start with the WIP challenge… But I knew this was going to happen. I have the bucket-list shoot coming up this month, and almost all of my craft time has been dedicated to those projects. The plus side to that is almost all of those projects are Queue projects, which […]

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Scrappy Reusable Shopping Bag

If you, like me, were disappointed to not win a bag during ScrapsKC Get to Know Your Customer promotion (or if you just need another shopping bag), have I got a post for you! I’m going to show you how I made my donated bag. It’s big, made with almost zero waste, and you can […]

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In The Bag!

Let me tell you some things about ScrapsKC, just in case you don’t already know: They sell art and school supplies that would otherwise be thrown away: business surplus, school leftovers, and donations from people in the community. These perfectly useful, “upcycled” goodies are given a second life and are kept out of our landfills. […]

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