Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Out with the old, in with the new! I need to make room for new inventory, so I have reduced the price of many items in the shop to half-price. So come on over to and pick up some sweet deals. ;)

Another Great FACEBOOK Giveaway from WH!

Got Kids?
Hop on over to Wichita Handmade's Facebook Fan Page to enter!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tiny Vials

These were soooo darling....I had to get them. They're tiny, about 1" tall. Now here's the big question:

What do I put in them?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Making Everyday Handmade.

For those of you who don't follow the Wichita Handmade blog, here is what I posted there today. :)


In hopes of helping those who still may be in possession of this mindset, I am going to admit to once having thought in this way:

Sure, it's great to support handmade and local sellers, but I don't always need and/or have the money for those little "extras." After I go to the store to pick up my everyday essentials for living, I don't always want to buy some cute little handmade trinket.

Solution: be sure your everyday things are handmade (or vinage!) things!!

Sometimes people (including myself) forget that buying handmade doesn't have to be a luxury, it can be a lifestyle. You may not need a mustache on a stick, but everyone needs an ink pen! And you may find fingerless gloves impractical on a winter day in Kansas, but real gloves and mittens are always great!

So please check out these fabulous, functional items from Kansas Etsians!

Kitchen & Bathroom Sink Soap by woodenfencesoaps, $4

Monday, June 14, 2010

Say Hello to The Onion Tree: Wichita's Latest Handmade Treasure

Yesssss!!! I am pleased to present to you Wichita's very first ALL HANDMADE store--The Onion Tree. This is...awesome. In my midwest world of Wal-Marts and mass-produced imports, this is the stuff that dreams are made of....all handmade. All quality, all beautiful!! Located at 120 N. Hillside in Wichita, this lovely boutique features many artists from Kansas and some from other states, as well. Some of my Kansas favorites include the funky, eco-friendly jewelry of iamthemandy, Madame Scodioli's (the bearded lady's) goat soap, and some great glam threads by Mountainscreamer.

But truly, there are so many fabulous handmade things to choose from. (And boy was I disappointed that I didn't have any cash to spend that day! Next time....)

ALSO, once I get some other projects taken care of, I plan to take my own items down to The Onion Tree! Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Giveaway Tuesday: But you have to go to facebook!! :)

The awesome and incomparable Wichita Handmade is hosting a fabulous giveaway for the next two weeks!! It begins today and a winner will be drawn on Saturday, June 19th. The prize is a lovely, summer-inspired lemonade, linen, and lace wristlet created by yours truly. It really is a little cutie!

All you need to do to enter is head on over to Wichita Handmade's facebook fan page, become a fan (or "like," as they're calling it these days), and leave a comment on the giveaway status!

I am providing a direct link to the status right HERE.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thank you, Becky's Buttons!

Folk has been featured at the fabulous Becky's Buttons blog!! Please check out my interview here and feel free to leave a little comment. :) Also, check out the Etsy shop,, where you can find some positively adorable buttons and accessories! There are so many cute things to choose from, but this is one of my favorites:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Check out for some fabulous deals!! ;) I have put some items on sale; just use the search term "SALE" in the store, or follow the link here.

Also.... New Items are up! I love them all but this is one of my favorites...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


...and the livin' is easy...

It's not technically summer yet, but it is hot enough to be. I'm sure I'll tire of the heat eventually, but right now, I don't mind it so much. In fact, I find myself welcoming it right now. There is change in the heavy air, something I can't quite put my finger on, but it feels like it's for the best.

I also cleaned my studio--partially, anyway--which feels so great! (Sewing is much more pleasant when I don't have to spend half of my time digging through piles of fabric just to see what I have.) This was something that definitely needed to get done in order for me to start renovating the shop. Because a shop renovation is loooong overdue. I am not planning on making huge changes, in fact, they may not even be noticeable to anyone but me. BUT, changes WILL be made! And along those lines, I hope to have a big sale sometime in the near future, so I will be sure to let you know when that happens!!