Kendra McCracken

1) When did you first start gardening?

Around 1992.

2) What is your favorite plant in the garden?

Hands-down it’s the zinnia. No other flower requires so little care yet rewards you with such big, showy, blooms.

3) What is your proudest gardening moment?

The year I was finally successful at growing bell peppers was a relief! Bell peppers are my favorite garden food and I was frustrated at having so much difficulty with them.

4) What tool could you not live without in your garden?

What tool could you not live without in your garden? My most frequently used tool is my Fiskars D-Handle Compost/Mulch Fork.

5) What inspires you the most?

Nothing beats going into the gardens of others or a botanical garden to make you want to get out in your own garden or yard and make it more beautiful.


Upcycling Clothing into Holiday Stockings

Simple Christmas Throw Pillows

Fabric Christmas Card Display

First Full-Sized Quilting Experience

New Year’s Resolution: Turning 40 Mini Album

Throws Pillows Made from Upcycled Clothes

Love Letters

Quilted Toy Box Cover

National Sewing Month – Heritage Bolster Pillow...

Vintage Halloween Wall Hanging

Fall Themed Fabric and Paper Collage

Graham Cracker Layout

Tree Wall Quilt

Art in the Garden

Coin Purse and Cosmetic Bag

Cork Board

Pincushion and Needle Book

Picnic Blanket Project

Recipe Book for Kids

Custom-built Hat Holder

Sewing Apron

A Rustic New Year’s Eve Celebration

Papier Mâché Fabric Covered Letters


Beginning Sewing: Journal Cover

Vintage Snowman Layout

Ice Cream Party

Sewn Kitchen Accents

Pillowcase Set

One-Of-A-Kind Gift Bag

Thank You For the Gift

Uniquely You Layout

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth A Little Of You...

Sowing Grass Seed

Pruning Cherry Trees

November Gratitude Journal

Fabric Tag Calendar

Creative Melted Crayon Art

How to Use a Pattern

Crafting a Rag Quilt

Bridal Recipe Book

Decorative Bathroom Basket

Handmade For You

Happiness for the Home Frame

The Mystery of Black Eyed Peas

Spring Pom Pom and Flower Wreath

Kids' Mixed Media Banner

Handmade Sewing Kit Using Thrifted Clothing

Documenting My Life: Episode 4

Family Time Capsule

Solving and Researching Garden Problems

Vintage Burlap and Moss Centerpiece

Vintage Paper Lanterns

Vintage Wedding Invitations

Fabric Bird Wall Hanging

Documenting My Life: Episode 1

Beginning Gardeners Series: April

Beginning Gardeners Series: January

Fabric Strip Curtain

Gift Wrap

Party Favors

Utensil Holder

Kids Play House from a Cardboard Box

Documenting My Life: Episode 5

Beginning Gardeners Series: May

Turn an Old Frame into Wall Art

Beginning Gardeners Series: February

Documenting My Life: Episode 2

Bachelorette Party

Beginning Gardeners Series: March

Documenting My Life: Episode 3

Documenting My Life: Episode 6

Picnic Recipe Book

Pretty But Practical Picnic

Beginning Gardeners Series: Fall Clean-Up

Beginning Gardeners Series: July

Pretty Canned Food Gifts

Burlap & Chevron Pencil Bags

College Recipe Book

Great Tasting Mardi Gras Recipes

Snowflake Canvas Wall Art

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Saint Patricks’ Day Banner

Easy Valentines for Boys

Memo Board for Dad

Gardening with Kids: Planting Seeds

Locker Decorations

Rolled Magazine Cork Board

Handcrafted Mother's Day Gift

Festive Hanukkah Bunting

Handcrafted Dog Beds

Upcycled Sweater Purse

Handmade Burlap Gift Tags

Home Improvements Organizer