Oil Painting Tips…Got Any?

First time oil painter here. And to be honest, up until this project I would have told you I had absolutely no desire to ever even attempt to use them. But I had a request for a sign that requires … Continue reading

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Creating Large Designs With Your Silhouette Cutting System

Don’t let your Silhouette’s cutting size fool you! Whether you have a CAMEO or a Portrait, large projects are always doable. My Surf’s Up sign is proof…it is 75″ across at its widest point! The key to large projects is … Continue reading

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How To Guarantee Perfectly Centered And Straight Designs With Your Silhouette Cutting System

If you are a Silhouette (or Circut!) user, the video below is a serious game changer. Take a peek. I walk you through exactly how I edit my designs in my Silhouette Studio software to guarantee perfectly centered and straight … Continue reading

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Senior Night

I do not take for granted the fact that I live in a community that appreciates my work so much that the high school basketball team ordered custom signs. It is truly an honor to touch so many peoples’ lives, … Continue reading

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Teaching Is Good For My Soul

I always find my way back to a classroom. Of course, so many of you know me through The Craft Academy, but my first love is sewing. And teaching sewing is quite literally my dream job. There is something in … Continue reading

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Back To My Roots

The new year is calling me back to my roots. Back to sharing what I love, teaching, and most importantly…creating. Hope to see you around here more often in 2018. XOXO, Nikki, In Stitches PS…Take a good look at the … Continue reading

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Work Table Wednesday: SIGNS!

Just thought I’d stop in today to share what’s on my worktable! And invite all of you to do the same! The last few weeks have been spent cutting, sanding, and painting…signs seem to be in high demand as fall … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Story Wall

Every little thing on this wall means so much to me. Special days, lyrics, favorite pictures… It’s our story…literally from the day we met, to our most recent family photo. It’s all there, with plenty of room to grow. Plenty … Continue reading

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Before And After Entryway…A Chalk Paint Makeover

Did you ever have a piece of furniture you’d been carrying with your for a long time knowing that one day you’d find the perfect project for it in the perfect place? That was me. See that brown wine rack up … Continue reading

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Philly Home Show Make and Take Workshop

Just a quick note today to all my local readers… Ditch your Valentine and come craft with me this Sunday! I’ll be teaching dry brushing and stenciling techniques at the Philly Home Show. Everyone in class will take home the … Continue reading

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