Let's get this party started! The Craft Academy and "The Crafting With Your Silhouette" Program is turning one and the presents are for YOU! I just posted FIVE of our favorite lessons that we covered this year in class. They are FREE for you to enjoy for the next 48 … [Read more...] about The Craft Academy Birthday Bash Starts NOW!
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 paint almost everything. From picture frames to … [Read more...] about How To Paint And Age A Picture Frame (Using Chalk Based Paints and Dry Brushing!)
The Craft Academy is turning one! I can't believe I just typed that! To say this has been the most exciting year of my career would be a complete understatement. But what makes The Craft Academy so special is all of you. I started The Craft Academy as a place to teach … [Read more...] about The Nikki, In Stitches Craft Academy Is Turning One!
Yes, the dog days of summer are sadly coming to an end, but if you're anything like me, those summer nights are just getting started. My family and I will enjoy dinners outside and nights spent by the (outdoor) fire for as long as we can, so making our new (and much larger!) … [Read more...] about DIY Outdoor Sofa and Drop Cloth Pillow Case Tutorial
Hey, Stranger. It's been while. Too long, to say the least. This summer has kicked my behind. From packing the entire house and family up for a move, to unpacking the entire house and family in our new home, to two of our three kids being down for the count for a short time … [Read more...] about Welcome Home