Introducing Crafty Gemini Creates and a Huge Giveaway!


Welcome to Crafty Gemini Creates, with Vanessa Vargas Wilson, who is the Crafty Gemini!

Well, here’s the truth.  We are basically giddy over here!  We are so happy to introduce Crafty Gemini Creates, a brand new YouTube Channel featuring Vanessa Vargas Wilson (the Crafty Gemini) and powered by Missouri Star Quilt Company!  This will be your source for all kinds of cute & functional sewing and crafting tutorials, with Vanessa’s fun and fresh style of teaching that we know you’ll just love.  Her instructions are always so clear because she really thinks about every step of the process!  We want to make sure you don’t miss a single tutorial, so be sure to Subscribe to the new YouTube channel AND you can sign up to get weekly Email Updates right to your Inbox (get a free pattern when you sign up)!

So, with the launch comes the first of many tutorials!  This Reversible Headband Tutorial is a simple sewing tutorial that is so easy to replicate, you’ll be cranking these out in every print, every color, and for everyone you know (and maybe even a few random strangers too)!  Vanessa wears these herself and every time she does, people stop and ask her where she got them!  You can easily adjust the measurements, depending on if you want to make it for yourself or even a small child!  Vanessa teaches you how to make a simple template that you’ll be able to use over and over again (it’s easier than it sounds!).  You’re probably already thinking of someone who would look so cute in one of these babies! 🙂

To celebrate this joyous occasion, we begged Vanessa to tell us some of her favorite products to work with in her studio (she’s got great taste) and we’re picking one lucky person to WIN THE ENTIRE LOT!  This prize package has a $275 value!  We’re also going to pick a 2nd winner, who will receive $100 in Quilter’s Cash from Missouri Star Quilt Co!  Take a look 🙂

CG Creates Giveaway Basket


In case you’re drooling all over your screen and can’t see that photo clearly, here’s a summary of what’s included in this amazing prize:

Here’s how you enter (notice the top 2 entries are required, but the rest are optional for bonus entries):

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you want some extra chances to win, Vanessa is hosting another giveaway just like this one over on!  Once you’ve entered, make sure you go and watch the brand new Crafty Gemini Creates tutorial!!  When you try this one out for yourself, we want to see all of your beautiful new (reversible) headbands, so send us your photos!

Introducing Crafty Gemini Creates and a Huge Giveaway!
  • Yolanda

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  • Vickie

    I am anxious to view more videos! Already making Improv bags for Christmas gifts.

    • Crafty Gemini Creates

      They’re a great gift for sure! Hope you love what we’ve got coming up! 🙂

  • Nilda Adorno

    I have always enjoyed and understood the Missouri Star tutorials and Crafty Gemini.

  • Ann Woods

    Love Missouri Star tutorials and Crafty Gemini, now that they have teamed up together I can only imagine what great stuff we will be seeing as the weeks go by.

    • Wendi

      Hi Ann! We are huge fans of Vanessa the Crafty Gemini and very excited she has joined our team!!! Thank you so much for your support!

  • Lee Thomas

    It figures my lap top fries the day of the Bosal deal and I couldn’t read my e-mail until too late! I just made one of the totes (it looks great!) and can’t wait to make another one. (Also, my name is Cindy, using a family members computer and I don’t know how to change the name!)

  • Carol Ohlson

    So happy to hear that you teamed up. Looking forward to some awesome tutorials in the future.
    You are all so creative, I look forward to all of your tips. You are very inspirational.

    • Crafty Gemini Creates

      Thank you, @carolohlson:disqus!! We’re excited for what’s to come! 🙂

  • Mary Lynn Parson

    What amazing giveaways, the gift basket is gorgeous! Excited to see these upcoming videos as Vanessa’s projects are always trendy and so well done!

  • GrandmasBeans

    Love the headband tutorial! This will be great for my granddaughters. Your tutorials are always great, Vanessa!

    On another note, I would love to see a tutorial on the different presser feet, what they do, and when you should use them. Also any tips on other uses that you have found would be great. I’ve sewn for a while, but have never ventured out into using some of the feet because I have no clue when to use them. I’m sure I’m missing out on a lot.

    • Crafty Gemini Creates

      Thanks for the suggestion, @GrandmasBeans:disqus! It’s always great to hear what kind of things people would like to learn!

  • Rose Anderson

    What a fabulous gift basket! I love MSQC and Quilty Gemini

  • Phyllis

    I love the N-R-Foam fusible stabilizer. Saw you on MSQC in a video using it for purse. I ordered some right away. It’s great. Maybe I’ll be able now to win this prize and receive more. If you haven’t used it, you should really order some and try it. IT is GREAT.

    • Crafty Gemini Creates

      It’s such an amazing product!! Hope you get to try some of the new tutorials! 🙂

  • tisdeh-nj

    Great fun ideas!

  • Montika Allen-Atkinson

    I have followed and watched many videos of you on Youtube and have learned a LOT. I am looking forward to seeing what else you are doing for the craft world.

    • Crafty Gemini Creates

      Thanks, @montikaallenatkinson:disqus! We’re so glad you’ve enjoyed what you’ve seen so far!! 🙂

  • Veronica Skinner

    This is going to be a great combination. MSQC and the Crafty Gemini!! Thanks for the giveaway. Can’t wait for the tutorials.

  • Rhonda

    I’d love to win the gift basket. I’m excited about the videos and projects.

  • Faye

    Congrats on your new channel. I look forward to your videos.

  • Sewcraftyfriends

    Cant wait for all the great new projects. You have made my day.

  • Dawn Mason

    Brilliant giveaways & when my son’s wedding is out of the way tomorrow I shall enjoy looking at your tutorials at leisure.

  • Ethel Smith-Ames

    I love the tutorial I’ll will be making them for my grand

    • Crafty Gemini Creates

      @ethelsmithames:disqus That’s so fun!! I’m sure they will love the headbands as well as the quality grandma time 🙂

  • Emonieiesha Varnado

    Oh this venture is so exciting!!! I love to see what gadgets and tools others use!

  • Marsha Nelson

    I can’t wait to see what this team will come up with.


    Could’nt live without it

  • Mary Bosker

    I am so excited to see all the tutorials from Missouri Star and Crafty Gemini…

    • Wendi

      Thanks Mary. There are some exciting projects coming you way!!

  • Delana Arceneaux

    Thanks for taking the headache out of the learning equation.

  • Elizabeth Stone Stracener

    What an awesome giveaway! Love the videos!

  • Suzie Perrotto

    I just made the tote bag. It was so much fun.

  • Frances Pregillana

    Excited to see what is coming up.

  • Trisha Rothoff

    Awesome-sauce! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Mrs. Dahl’s Place

    So in love with your energy !

  • Loida

    Con tu canal he aprendido bastante que bendición gracias.

  • Eula Morrissey

    Wonderful News! I’m teaching my Granddaughter to sew and know she will be watching all the tutorials with me:)

  • Debbie Ward

    can’t wait to get through my radiation therapy and get started on some sewing!!! love your videos 🙂

  • Minerva El-Hage

    Yyaaaayy so excited!! My two favorite you tube ladies!! Got me into quilting and sewing!! Craft me up!

  • Janet Tyner

    Congrats on joining the team!

  • Sue

    What a super combo! Eager to see all the exciting things you’ll create together! Thanks!

    • Wendi

      I Sue Thank you for your support. Keep watching there are some very exciting things coming!

  • Bkrsdznmom

    How fun!

  • Lillian Merlin

    Love you and your family. You are super talented and your kids are super cute. Congrats on the new craft show. Can’t wait to watch.

  • Breezy Barkley

    Congratulations!!! I have followed and loved your videos for awhile!!! You taught me how to paper piece! Can’t wait to see what tutorials you post and techniques you share next!

  • D Sharlene Allen

    Crafting Gemini rocks

  • Girltwin64

    I am a huge fan of Vanessa’s and have been a subscriber of hers for a very long time on you tube and to find out the joint venture with Missouri Star is fantastic!!! I am so excited!!! Both simple Rock so you have me hooked for sure!!! Ellen Hurd

    • Wendi

      Hi Girltwin64 I could not agree more. We love Vanessa here a MSQC and are so excited that she has joined us. Thank you for your support,.

  • Nancy Warren

    Oh!!! Pick me pick me!

  • nancy gardner

    nice to a great union of crafty gemini and msqc yeah

  • Kim Jones

    I’m SO EXCITED about this UNION of BRILLIANT minds! ♥

  • Karen from Pa.

    I want to WIN WIN WIN

  • Cyd Runde

    As a beginner in quilting and crafts, this basket would make learning easier, by starting with professional products!!!

  • Anne Inga

    Nice site and market bag pattern! Thank you for the opportunity for someone to win this goodie basket. Best of luck in your new endeavor. You will be great!

  • Dominique Wielgosch

    Great prize, hope I win, love your stuff.

    • Wendi

      Thank you Dominique! Fingers crossed!!!

  • Holly Harvey

    This looks like fun!

  • Janie

    I Love all the inspiration I get from MSQC and Crafty Gemini. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with the quilting community.

    • Wendi

      Awe Thanks Janie. Jenny and Vanessa are such wonderful creative women. Thank you for your support.

  • Diane_13

    Loved the headband tutorial–making several for my granddaughters. I’m looking forward to this week’s tutorial and waiting for your next Juki review. I think I entered the contest but now I’m not sure 🙂

  • LaNice Murphy

    Such a fun basket! Thank you MSQC and Quilty Gemini

    • Wendi

      You are very welcome LaNice!

  • Sandra Hubley

    Woohoo! Awesome. Great news that Crafty Gemini has joined the “team”. Looking forward to some great tutorials.

    • Wendi

      We are such fans of Vanessa the Crafty Gemini and so very excited that she has joined our team!! Thank you Sandra for your support.

  • Ginny Carlson

    I’ve just got hooked on MSQC and now I get Quilty Gemini – Yea! What a great giveaway!

    • Wendi

      Thank you Ginny for your support!! There are so many fun things coming!

  • Darice Herigstad

    Congratulations to you!

    • Wendi

      Thank you Darice!!

  • Catarina Hardemalm

    I just love this and msqc. Fabulösa bil giftbox.
    Catarina Hardemalm

    • Wendi

      Thank you Catarina for your support!

  • Nancy Taylor

    This is going to be an awesome team!

  • Leslie Brown Thomas

    Oh my….I won the giveaway!!! I’m SO excited, I can’t stand it. LOL. Thank you very much CGC team! What great items to offer. Thank you, thank you, thank you.. ***scream, followed by crazy laughter***

  • Sue

    Congrats! This giveaway was lovely!

  • Sue

    Congrats! What a lovely giveaway!