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2018 CD PhotoArt Calendar & Case: Free Template & Tutorial

2018 CD PhotoArt Calendar & Case: Free Template & Tutorial

As the year draws to a close, I would like to thank you all for your support throughout the year. I wouldn't be here doing what I love to do without you. As a Christmas gift of thanks, please download and enjoy my free CD PhotoArt Calendar template which is a quick...

How to Make Mini-Tassels using Silk Cocoons

How to Make Mini-Tassels using Silk Cocoons

One of the best things about being a textile artist is discovering unusual things that can be stitched and sewn, and incorporated into mixed media art in creative ways. Silk cocoons and silk carrier rods are definitely some of those unusual things. The cocoon is the...

The Dream Keeper

The Dream Keeper

Since 2010, instead of making new year's resolutions which have generally fallen by the wayside within a few weeks or months, I've been choosing a single word and using it as a guide to navigate through the year. A single word is a powerful thing. It's a simple...

Assemblage Hand-Dyeing Online Workshop – Registration Now Open

Assemblage Hand-Dyeing Online Workshop – Registration Now Open

Hand-dyeing my own fabrics and decorative fibers is one of my favorite things to do. I never get tired of seeing the beautiful colors and patterns that emerge after the fabric has been washed and ironed. So I'm really excited to let you know that my online workshop -...

PhotoArt Pincushion Tutorial

PhotoArt Pincushion Tutorial

With gift giving season just around the corner, these pincushions are a perfect handmade gift for your sewing friends ... or even for yourself. And they are so quick and easy to make you won't be able to stop at just one. You can easily personalize these pincushions...

The 3-2-1 Creativity Tracking Journal

The 3-2-1 Creativity Tracking Journal

Do you ever find yourself wishing you were more creative? I do my best to make at least 15 minutes of creative space in my life every day, if not more. I find that having a regular creative practice not only helps me to be more creative, but it's also where I find a...

Free Sewing Tutorial: How to make a Fabric Tray … with Gratitude

Free Sewing Tutorial: How to make a Fabric Tray … with Gratitude

Fabric trays are quick and easy to make and are so useful in the sewing room for holding needles and threads and other small items. I like to be creative in my design, so my favorite method of making these fabric trays is to print my PhotoArt designs onto fabric and...

Sentiment Cards – the Perfect Handmade Gift for the Holidays

Sentiment Cards – the Perfect Handmade Gift for the Holidays

It's hard keeping secrets but now it's time to share - I'm so excited to have one of my stitched mixed media projects featured in the latest issue of Somerset Studio magazine! This issue is perfectly time for the upcoming holidays and features several beautiful...

Fragments of Nature as ephemeral art

Fragments of Nature as ephemeral art

After spending several weeks making "Fragments of Nature", this project is finally complete. It was an intentional decision to make these stitched pieces fragile and ephemeral in nature because the inspiration came after the recent hurricane here in Florida, which was...

Fragments of Nature – seeing with new eyes

Fragments of Nature – seeing with new eyes

The walk around my back yard last week ended up being quite inspiring, which just goes to prove that inspiration can strike at the most unexpected times because I've walked around the back yard hundreds of times before and never really "noticed" what I noticed that...

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