Local KC Makers

Mrs. Blandings Stitches 

Local writer and sometimes blogger Patricia O’Dell (who also scribbles on the pages of IN Kansas City) has launched a line of needlepoint canvases. Drawing from her love of art and design, O’Dell reimagines Japanese paintings from the Nelson-Atkins, playing cards, and images from vintage design magazines to create fresh—but timeless—pillows, clutches, and coasters.

“I’ve been stitching for more than 25 years. I love the product, but I also love the process. It’s its own kind of meditation,” she says.

Mrs. Blandings’ designs are available on her website and KC Needlepoint in Waldo.


Blue Moon

Kansas City-born artist Brady Legler works in a range of media. His paintings hang in homes of collectors near and far, his jewelry adorns the ears, fingers and necks of stylish women coast to coast. But sometimes he gets walked all over.

Legler’s rugs bring a jolt of energy to any room. Sea Spray incorporates a big dose of blue, a color that Legler wears daily.  It brings new dimension to the term living room.

Legler’s jewelry is available at Tivol. His rugs are available at The Rug Studio in Overland Park and bradylegler.com. His paintings are available at Eva Reynolds Fine Arts.


Bloom x 2 

No one deserves to celebrate warming temperatures more than Kansas Citians. Bring a bit of perpetual spring to your space with sculptor Tom Corbin’s Fleur Double sconce and enjoy beautiful blooms year-around.