The “Creative Sewing” Gift Guide

The “Creative Sewing” Gift Guide

There’s no getting around the fact that gift-giving season is almost upon us! I don’t know about you, but since I spend so much of my time sewing, dyeing and working with surface design, I always love getting gifts that are...
New in the Store: Vintage Roses Printable Journal

New in the Store: Vintage Roses Printable Journal

The Vintage Roses Printable Journal Kit is designed with vintage roses in soft vintage colors with a touch of grunge. You can use this kit to make your own junk journal, or incorporate the pages into other journals. This kit can be used...
How One Word Can Change Your Life

How One Word Can Change Your Life

Every December for about the last 10 years or so, instead of making new year’s resolutions, I choose a word that will become my guide for the coming year. I use my word as a way to stay focused and move my life in the direction that...
Looking Forward with a Creative Vision

Looking Forward with a Creative Vision

As we move toward the final month of the year, I’m already preparing myself for an amazing year ahead. December is one of my favorite months and not just because it brings with it the holidays, family get-togethers and good cheer....
DIY Printable Gratitude Journal

DIY Printable Gratitude Journal

Keeping a gratitude journal is not only a great way to remind yourself of all the wonderful things in your life, it can also transform your life in amazing ways. According to Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough, leading researchers into...
Designing and Cutting Stencils using the Silhouette Cameo

Designing and Cutting Stencils using the Silhouette Cameo

Not so many years ago, designing and cutting stencils was a time-consuming job. After sketching the design, or designing it in a software program and then printing it onto paper, you then had to transfer the design to a piece of stencil...
Making Space – a Themed Journal

Making Space – a Themed Journal

This week I’ve been adding some pages to my latest journal which is a themed journal titled Making Space. I’m using one of the vintage journals that I made recently as a sample for the latest Creative Art’n’Soul...
Art Journaling for the Soul

Art Journaling for the Soul

Today begins the year-long journey of Creative Art’n’Soul Journaling … and I am so excited to get started! Over the years I’ve come to enjoy art journaling, both as a process for creating beautiful stitched art...
Join me for a Year of Creative Art’n’Soul Journaling

Join me for a Year of Creative Art’n’Soul Journaling

Let’s play with fabric, thread and paper in a whole new way to make beautiful creative journals that can be used as a place to hold and treasure our personal stories. Journals can be used in lots of different ways. Although I have a lot...
How to Tea-Dye Lace and Thread for a Vintage Look

How to Tea-Dye Lace and Thread for a Vintage Look

When making stitched mixed media journals, I love to use lace and thread that have an aged and vintage look. It just seems to complement the other bits and pieces I use to tell my stories. Dyeing lace and thread using tea (or even...
My Latest Art Journal: Wings

My Latest Art Journal: Wings

My latest art journal is a contemplative themed journal titled “Wings”. Contemplative journals give us a safe space to explore our feelings and emotions in a creative way. I used wings as the theme for this journal. With wings...
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