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Fabric Painting and Design, Fashion, Lifestyle, Sewing, Uncategorized

Mixing Prints for the PRINT MIX CHALLENGE!

This month I hosted a challenge on Instagram called the #PRINTMIXCHALLENGE ! It was all about how to mix prints and wear them together. I have a section of my book dedicated to this as well if you'd like your own guidebook to wearing color and prints! Each week Andrea Jones and I gave a different tip and included photos during the week showing how we apply that tip to pairing prints together! The 4 we covered in our IG challenge were:

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Fabric Painting and Design, Fashion, Lifestyle, Sewing, Uncategorized

Wear Happy Color / Sew Happy Color 2020

A week ago I came out with my Book "Wear Happy Color: A Guide to a Colorful Wardrobe." I made this book because last year I held the first "Sew Happy Color" challenge and this year I wanted to give everyone something they could use beyond just that month, and without needing Instagram. I have plans for a bigger hardback book, but until then, I hope this guide helps more people explore the color in their closets! This year, I wanted to open...

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Lifestyle, Sewing

DIY Reusable Period Underpants, Panties, or Knickers!

I posted this photo yesterday on Instagram and my feed and DM's blew up with everyone talking about their periods! That is AWESOME! I spent the first 5 years of having my period totally embarrassed, never talking about it to anyone (not even my best friends). I don't want my two daughters to be as embarrassed as I was, and I want to give them the best tools to make it easier to live with. When I found out about these kits to make your own Reusable Period...

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Lifestyle, travel, Uncategorized

Exploring Iceland in a Camper Van!

That's me. I'd just climbed a glacier with ice axes and crampons. Like a BOSS. Of course that called for big jumps and happy dances! If you follow me on Instagram you know that my husband and I recently took a 7 day trip to Iceland in August. I posted our daily journey in my stories which will be available to watch in my "Highlights" (on instagram) very soon! I wanted to talk about it here as well for those that don't navigate the 'gram as...

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Fabric Painting and Design, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Kid Art— to Custom Bedding with Spoonflower

Have you heard the latest and greatest? Spoonflower-- the company that lets anyone become a fabric designer (like me!)-- now let's you design your own bedding!! What?!?! I have about 1,001 ideas for my own bedding, but for this (sponsored) collaboration with them, I am going to show you how I took my son's drawings and made him the bed of his quirky little dreams. The Backstory: My son was supposed to be sharing a room with his little brother who is 2. It wasn't...

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Lifestyle, Uncategorized

HELLO!

  Hello World! I am Katie Kortman. I crave visual stimulation and when I can't find it around me, I create my own. My goal is to help others do that too. I want you to see how much fun it can be to try something new, to make something in a surprising color or pattern, or to put paint to paper even if you're not sure what's going to come off that brush or if it will even look good. What's the point if we never take risks or try something new? It can be so invigorating to let go...

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