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How to Make Your Own Stenciled Flour Sack Tea Towels

I've been having fun creating sample towels for our new DIY Craft Kits (available here on our site and also on Amazon -- links provided below). It's a super easy project and leaves you with something cute for your kitchen. We have three different designs available -- succulents, milagro hearts and feathers.   Supplies (all provided in each kit): Flour sack tea towels Stencil  SoSoft Fabric Paint  Stencil Brushes  Paint Palette  Other supplies:  Paper towels, a glass or paper cup for brushes, painter's tape/washi Prepare your work surface by laying out a few paper towels and having a few extra folded on the side for dabbing extra paint off of your brush. Arrange your palette, cup, paint and brushes on the paper...

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NEW Succulent Serenity, Cactus Calm coloring book

What a whirlwind the holidays have been! In addition to, well, life...we published another coloring book in December.    I'm really in love with this one; I think my illustration style has evolved a bit and I included a lot more pages featuring multiple plants -- which I think are fun to color. Also, lots of cacti in this one. It's available on Amazon now; we'll have it available in our store here too soon.  I create the pages by taking photographs of plants and interesting containers. I find plants all over the place, and haunt all kinds of antique stores & nurseries for interesting pots, bowls, even antique platters with cool designs. Then I print these all out in different...

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