Mandala Madness

Oh my! On July 6 I entered into mandala madness! Well, what happened is I took Alisa Burke’s new Mandala Magic class. I really wasn’t expecting to get hooked. I’ve been following Alisa’s blog for years and loved Sew Wild. (I  reviewed her book when it came out in 2011.) I really love mandalas and…

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2012: My Favorite Posts

I debated whether to do what my hubby did and list the top favorite posts from Pinterest or from my blog traffic. I decided to combine the two, and throw in a couple of posts that might not have gotten a lot of hits, but are some of my favorites. They are not in any…

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How To Video: Sharpie Spin Art

This year I wrote an article for Quilting Arts on several different techniques using the Spin Art machine. While reading my email the other day, Linda Kittmer’s blog gave me the idea to try spin art with Sharpie markers. I’ve put together for you my first video tutorial on Sharpie Spin Art. This is on…

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Bayard Park Sketch Crawl

On Tuesday I participated in a sketch crawl. Well, it’s not really a crawl or a walk or a stand – but maybe – Yes!  a stroll. We spent an hour strolling around the Bayard Park area, near the East Branch Library which was sponsoring this class. This area is made up of beautiful old…

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How To: Sharpie Dyed Visor

At the Small Book making class last week, Ronda and Teresa talked about sharpie dyeing.  Since I’m all about dyeing, I just had to try it. I thought I’d try dyeing a stylish colorful visor to wear during this hot summer. Wow! How easy and fun! If you’ve never tried this technique, all you need…

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