Mexican Story Fish Stencils & Giveaway!

Mexican Story Fish Stencils & Giveaway!

It’s always a thrill to get my new stencils from Stencil Girl, so I can begin playing to see what they can do. Here are a few of my recent explorations! I hope these will unleash all the ideas swimming in your own head. (Sorry, couldn’t resist!!)

First, I tried my homemade gelli plate. Just an FYI, I made this plate with gelatin, water and rubbing alcohol and I’m going on a year with it, with no refrigeration required. It’s amazingly sturdy and easy to clean.

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Guest Blog: Emily Graham—A Happy, Hoppy Easter Without the Mess Is Possible With These Kid-Friendly Crafts

Guest Blog: Emily Graham—A Happy, Hoppy Easter Without the Mess Is Possible With These Kid-Friendly Crafts

I am always looking for ways to include creativity in daily life, so when writer, Emily Graham, reached out and wanted to share a fun tutorial with our audience—I was pleased. A mother herself, Emily finds ways to interact with her children creatively every day. We think she's found great strategies for kids, grandkids and adults alike–and ideas to celebrate Spring no matter where you are or what your spiritual practice.

Crafting is as much a part of Easter as chocolate and egg hunts. Kids cannot get enough of them, but parents often worry about the mess pastel paints and dyes can leave behind. Here are some egg-cellent tips on how you can embrace arts and crafts that won’t leave you with another round of spring cleaning afterward.

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Guest Blog: Joanne Weis Interviews Project Runway Contestant, Zach Lindsey

Guest Blog: Joanne Weis Interviews Project Runway Contestant, Zach Lindsey

With costuming, you are working around a character.  With fashion, you are working with a woman in mind.  My mom taught me how to sew.  When we were living in Chicago, she taught me how to make pillows so I had a little pillow company for a while but I kind of got bored with that. 

Originally, I wanted to be a lawyer. I interned for a day under a lawyer and we went to court and it was the most boring thing I ever did and I figured I have to find something different.   I also played saxophone and every time my family would say to go into music I would say It's fun and I like it but it's not where my heart is. At that time, I knew how to sew but never thought of that as a career. I like to dress nice so fashion sort of crept up in my life and it took over. When I got to high school and started to learn the proper way to sew clothing, I just took it from there.

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