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A Chat with Strawberry Swing’s Curator Katie!!

A Chat with Strawberry Swing’s Curator Katie!!

I sat down with Katie co-founder of Craft Show CEO, the mastermind behind my favorite indie craft fair, The Strawberry Swing! We chatted about how I got started with the sewing pattern company I founded, Indygo Junction, which dates back to my days in high school when...

Nelly Don: A Kansas City Entrepreneur

Nelly Don: A Kansas City Entrepreneur

With the International Quilt Market trade show coming to Kansas City next week, I've been immersing myself in Kansas City history as much as possible lately so that I can share fun places for visitors to see while they're here! I'm sharing all my pictures and...

A Royal October – and November!

A Royal October – and November!

What a fall we have had – another run for the Kansas City Royals in the Postseason followed by a World Series Win! My family enjoyed several postseason games and the celebration rally and parade. Here are some shots of this year's Royals journey, including some...

Sew Royal! Team Scarf for Your Furry Fan

Sew Royal! Team Scarf for Your Furry Fan

I am so excited that the Royals are World Series Champions! My family and I have been huge fans for many years and all season we have been sporting our favorite Royals gear and waving our rally towels proudly. But our cat Chloe has been left out of the fun - until...

West Bottom Bound in KC

West Bottom Bound in KC

There are many things I love about living in Kansas City. It has great food, an amazing arts community, fabulous sports teams (Go Royals!) and now it is a vintage-lover's heaven. At least on the first weekend of every month anyway. First Fridays have long been a big...

A Royal October

A Royal October

Here we are at the beginning of November and I finally have been reflecting on the Royal celebration that consumed my family and our city for the month of October. As you may have heard, the Kansas City Royals had been in a bit of a postseason drought, so after 29...

Define or be Fined!

Define or be Fined!

It's no secret that I greatly admire the life and work of Mary Brooks Picken. I've shared with you many of her words of wisdom, helpful advice, and thoughtful stories. She was constantly at work on one project or another, and had a seemingly endless well of knowledge...

Royal blue skies in Kansas City!

Royal blue skies in Kansas City!

Last week an accidental drop of my laptop led to an emergency trip to the Apple store on The Plaza. Established in 1922 by J. C. Nichols and designed architecturally after Seville, Spain, the Plaza was designed as a shopping experience. It was the first shopping...

The Sacred Sewing Room: Kansas City

The Sacred Sewing Room: Kansas City

Last month I was excited to once again work with Terry from Enchanted Makeovers (read about my previous work with Enchanted Makeovers here). She has spent her summer and fall embarking on the Sacred Sewing Tour, a program which transforms a room in homeless shelters...

The CROSSROADS Connection

The CROSSROADS Connection

Today, I am so excited to bring you our latest CROSSROADS fabric, our new line of solids with James Thompson Fabrics. In my constant search for the best ways to meet the needs of the creative DIYers, this collection is a natural solution for everyone. And by natural, I mean it. Our latest denim fabrics are 100 cotton and are pre washed and softened to bring you the best solutions for today’s urban lifestyle for both home décor and fashion.

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