Tampa Fresh Foods

My friend Lauren didn’t stop with her fantastic fiber arts tour of Tampa with Stash. Oh no. She also took me to see the TikTok-famous, as-seen-on-TV Tampa Fresh Foods! This art installation was made by British artist Lucy Sparrow and her team. It’s a whole grocery store handmade entirely with felt. It’s so wild. I […]

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Stash Tampa

I will never forget my first trip into a local yarn shop. The sheer awe of the yarn and the samples while getting to talk with truly like-minded people. Over the years, that glitter has worn away, and I thought I would probably never feel that way walking into another yarn shop. However, I did […]

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Can I Have a Wordle?

Most of you know my day job is in marketing with an emphasis on social media. You would also know that I have a finger on the pulse of trends, but the older I get, the less inclined I am to participate, at least on my individual channels. I thought that would be the case […]

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On the Mend: Dog Damage

I love dogs, but I have had my fair share of crafting casualties due to pups. This, however, was a new one. This is Poppy, the most recent addition to my friend’s family. She is so sweet and as energetic as any puppy can be. Behind this angel face, though, is the heart of a […]

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On the Mend: Mattress Stitch

I still have an offer out to fix clothes, as my own small way to fight fast fashion. Over the holidays, the clothes formed to a mending pile once again, so I knew it was time to get back to it! One friend needed fixes on a dress shirt and a hoodie. The chosen mending […]

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Year of Stitch: January Update

This year-long embroidery challenge is going so much better than I anticipated! Like, I knew it was going to be a good time. I just can’t believe how much I’ve learned, and we haven’t even finished our first sampler. Here’s my progress so far. I have to say, it makes me feel super fancy that […]

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The Neighborhood Breed Study

I’m so excited about my latest class coming up in March! The first reason is it’s my first class I’m offering at the Kansas City Textile Art Center. Yes, the same center I took my Tapestry Weaving course with. I think their course offerings are creative, they have options for newbies and established fiber arts […]

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A Decade of Yarn: 2021

I’m so, so glad that I have reached this milestone. When I started my Decade in Yarn project, I was so good about making my swatches for each project as I went. Yes, I was home and had nothing better to do, but still. I’ve said a few times that I lost a lot of […]

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A Visit From Ann Weaver

The Sunflower Knitting Guild still killing it with the guest speakers! This month, Ann Weaver came to speak with us about visible (and sometimes not so visible) mending. This was particularly exciting to me because she was supposed to be one of our featured teachers at Knitting in the Heartland 2020 (RIP). Also, I love […]

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