Tag Archives: Ask Nikki

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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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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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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How To Stain Wood With Tea, Vinegar, and Steel Wool {Now The ONLY Way I Stain!}

Staining wood with tea, vinegar, and steel wood really couldn’t be much easier. You’ll see in the tutorial below that the steps are very simple…but just like many things in life…the secret to getting it just right is in the … Continue reading

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Curious About The New Silhouette Curio?

Just stopping by today with a quick video. It’s actually a snippet of last week’s Masters’ Program inside The Nikki, In Stitches Craft Academy. For those of you with Silhouette cutting systems, and those of you considering one, whether or not … Continue reading

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How To Hem Tulle Ruffles (VIDEO Tutorial)

Lots of questions came in after my last post, asking for a close-up view of exactly how I used jewelry monofilament or fishing line in my tulle ruffles, so I thought I’d show a short video today. I demo the … Continue reading

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How To Hem Flowing Tulle Ruffles With Jewelry Wire? {A Sewing Tutorial}

As I mentioned in my last post, I am in the throes of some serious Halloween costume sewing these days. And I do mean serious. My kitchen table is covered with yards of pink tulle that I push to the … Continue reading

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How To Paint And Age A Picture Frame (Using Chalk Based Paints and Dry Brushing!)

I’m so excited to be sharing one of my favorite painting techniques with all of you today. We’ll be painting and aging a picture frame with chalk-based paints and chalky finish paints. I use this same “dry brush” method to … Continue reading

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