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While She Naps Podcast Interview

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on Abby’s While She Naps Podcast. I’ve been following Abby for a while now and am always so impressed with everything she does! If you’re a creative small business owner you need to subscribe to her newsletter and listen to her podcast! She is amazing and really […]

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Handmade Dolls Anyone?

I have made a few dolls and softies in the past and have been meaning to make some more now that my kids are a little older. They are really getting into playing pretend with different dolls and characters. I started doing some research last year and came across the cutest patterns by an amazing […]

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Machine Embroidery time!

I get a ton of requests for machine embroidery tutorials and projects. As much as I’d like to offer that too, there just aren’t enough hours in the day.  I used to have a sewing machine with a small embroidery unit when I first started quilting back in 2007. I barely used it so I […]

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How to Make a Wallet from Plastic Bags- Life Reimagined Project

With all the exciting things going on in my life these past few weeks I almost forgot to blog about my latest sewing tutorial… oops! I created this tutorial after being contacted by YouTube and AARP to participate in their newly launched LifeReimagined Project. The LifeReimagined Project is basically a network of peers and mentors […]

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Guest Blog Post- Maria Peagler of

Thank you Vanessa for hosting me on your awesome CraftyGemini blog! Vanessa’s readers: allow me to introduce myself. I’m Maria Peagler, author of Color Mastery: 10 Principles for Creating Stunning Quilts, and the founder of, where Vanessa teaches the YouTube 101 course (she’s an incredible teacher!). Today I’m offering advice to those would-be craft […]

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FaveCrafts Radio

Today is another big day for me… I am being featured on FaveCrafts Radio today at 3:00pm EST! If you’re around feel free to catch it because four other fabulous designers and crafters will be interviewed on air as well.  If you miss the live recording… no worries.  It will be podcasted HERE. If you […]

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Quilting Lodge update!

Many of you remember Quilting Lodge as one of my blog sponsors.  They have hosted giveaways and offered sales exclusive to Crafty Gemini followers.  Well, they recently traded in the auctions on eBay for their very own official website! In honor of their grand opening they are offering a 15% discount on all orders […]

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Alliance for American Quilts

About a year and a half ago I entered an online giveaway and won!   My prize was an autographed copy of Meg Cox’s The Quilter’s Catalog- A Comprehensive Resource Guide.  I love it!  If you’ve never checked it out you are missing out.  It’s a very insightful book for both beginner and advanced quilters. Anyway, […]

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One lucky winner!

The Quilt Pattern Magazine Blog Tour is now officially over and the new first issue has been launched!  If you are just joining us, there is a brand spanking new online only quilting magazine that is now up and running! Visit The Quilt Pattern Magazine for more info. It’s time to announce the winner of […]

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