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About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at

Indigo Dying Kit

I was inspired by Melony Bradley’s Indigo project above – so much so that I ordered a kit. It arrived yesterday and I cannot wait to play with it. centers. Everything you need to get started is in the kit. … Continue reading

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Everyday Journal for a little boy

Today we are having a blog hop to showcase the Buttons Galore and More buttons that coordinate with Laura Kelly Pirate Island and Princess fabrics .  The Laura Kelly button blends are custom dyed to match the fabric. Rules to … Continue reading

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Lamp Work Beads

I recently I participated in a jewelry swap called “Creative Canape”.  The participant in this swap exchanged handmade beads and other components to create a nice mix to send to their partner.  I was paired with Lynne Bowland and she created some … Continue reading

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DIY Gift Basket with Sizzix Die Cuts

Get creative when making a gift basket by taking a plain basket and embellishing it with a little ink added to Sizzix die cuts.  I used my Big Shot and a few die cuts to take this plain brown basket … Continue reading

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Make Valentine’s Day Paper Crafts

Valentine’s Day is often celebrated by giving confectionary delights and bouquets of flowers.  Presenting them with homemade accessories makes them even more special.  Custom gift bags are very easy to make with a bit of paper and scrapbooking embellishments. Here … Continue reading

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Make a Valentine necklace

Welcome to 365 days of Crafts.  We are pleased to be a part of the blog hop.  “Love Cast in Clay” The piece I created was made with Amazing Mold Putty that I used to make molds of buttons.  I … Continue reading

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CHA Winter 2012

Wow, it has been 20 days since I last posted.  Guess that is not that unusual this time of year.  The month before CHA is fill with lots of creativity and tons time.  Last minute art requests and tweaks to … Continue reading