Comparison of Stamp Pad Inks on Fabric

The best Stamp Pads for Stamping on Fabric

Here’s another post inspired by the “which one is best?” question. I like to stamp images on fabric postcards, art quilts, and even ribbon for paper crafting. So I got to wondering which stamp pad would work best on fabric (providing a nice, clear image) and which, if any, would survive a washing.   The contenders in this comparison are: A. Inkadinkado Dye Stamp Pad B. Archival Brilliance Dew Drop by Tsukineko C. VersaMagic Dew Drop D. India Ink Black […]

Yo-Yo Embellished Tank Top


I bet if you look around in your closet or dresser, you’ll find it- a blah, boring tank top or tee-shirt. You can transform it in about 2 hours (plus drying time) into a fun, stylish top! You only need a few tools and supplies, so let’s get started. You’ll need: Clover Yo-Yo makers in small, medium, and large Sewing supplies: Needle, thread, scissors Fabri Tac fabric adhesive tank top or tee shirt from your closet 1/4 yard of coordinating […]

Book Review: Sew Wild by Alisa Burke

Book Review: Sew Wild by Alisa Burke

I’ve been a fan of Alisa Burke for a while now, her blog is in my daily feed and I have another of her books. I’m crazy about her messy graffiti style and the way she uses and layers color. In Sew Wild, Alisa still uses her messy layers, colors and even some lettering and graffiti but she’s added a new element to her work… thread! That makes me happy! So happy! A few things you might want to know […]

Craft Product Review: Clover Kanzashi Flower Makers: Pointed Petal

Cotton Kanzashi Flowers

When Jenny handed me these Clover Kanzashi Flower Makers at CHA, I knew that I’d be reviewing them during National Sewing Month, but I had no idea how great the timing would be! As it turns out, a few weeks later, my husband was nominated for an Emmy, and I suddenly found myself making my own evening gown. So, the kanzashi flowers I made during this review are actually the finishing decorative details for my dress and shoes, and I’ll […]

Hooray for Headbands and Heather Bailey

The weather here in NE Ohio has been sticky-hot this week, and my curly hair is getting on my nerves. I’m always up for a new hair gizzie (as they are affectionately called in my family) and Heather Bailey of has a quick and FREE tutorial on making fabric headbands.  Yay! She has a great blog, and designs the most scrummy fabrics. Totally cool. And the free tute also has multiple sizes so you and your tot can rock […]