journal - Mend it Better

A Place to Mend in May

Gather up those textiles you’ve been meaning to work on and join me for some creative social fun. Bring any projects to work on, ie.. knitting, crochet, needle work, whatever. 5:30 – 8:00pm Thursday, May 25th, 2023 Octagon Center for the Arts, 2nd Floor Studio FREE IN PERSON EVENT | […]


Handmade Greeting Cards Workshop

There is nothing I love more than getting together with a bunch of people and make things together. Yesterday my friend Sarah co-hosted an Ames workshop with me and it was a delight!  She showed us all how to make these great little stars, how to use circle cutters, […]


Weaving and Spinning :: Folklore Themes

Folklore is one of my favorite places to draw inspiration from, so when the Octagon Center for the Arts asked me to participate in a “Folk Lore Summer Art Camp” I jumped on it. I packed up my spinning wheel, tapestry loom, weaving and spinning samples, drop spindles, carding paddles, […]


Maker Faire :: Rounding Up the Weekend

The original plan was to post each day, but honestly, I was so exhausted at the end of each day that I just came home and passed out. It was a ton of fun and I want to share that with you now that I’ve recovered. We changed up the […]


Makin’ it to the Maker Faire

Today was set up day at the Maker Faire and for Frau Fiber and I it went off without a hitch. Are booth was all set up and ready to go in under an hour – which ment we had the rest of the day to do whatever we pleased. […]


Maker’s Faire :: Come Sew with Me!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I’m happy to share the great news with you that Craft Leftovers and the Sewing Rebellion will be co-hosting a workshop at the Maker’s Faire! It will be all about mending, learning to sew, making sewn projects! There will be demos every hour on sewing and mending skills. Stop […]


Central Iowa Sewing Rebellion!

I’m really excited to tell you about a great project I’ve become involved with and will now soon be the host of here in Central Iowa! It’s called the Sewing Rebellion! I first joined the Stop Shopping, Start Sewing cause 2 years ago when I did an art history (contemporary) […]