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Free Image Friday! A Valentine Message

Happy Free Image Friday! The big V-day is tomorrow and if you haven’t gotten a card yet, we have a lovely image for you to use. To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to see the full size image. Then right click (Mac: control+click) and save to your computer […]

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Decorating for Valentine’s Day

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share a few of my favorite Valentine-themed items I love this tattered and torn, embroidered Valentine that I found at the Mission Antique Mall last season. It’s so simple and beautiful. I bought this “Lovers” image at the Bottoms Up Sale in the West Bottoms from my […]

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West Bottom Bound in KC

There are many things I love about living in Kansas City. It has great food, an amazing arts community, fabulous sports teams (Go Royals!) and now it is a vintage-lover’s heaven. At least on the first weekend of every month anyway. First Fridays have long been a big event in KC. That is the night […]

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Free Image Friday! Queen of Hearts

Happy Free Image Friday! As Valentine’s Day draws nearer I wanted to share with you this great Queen of Hearts image. To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to see the full size image. Then right click (Mac: control+click) and save to your computer desktop or a folder of […]

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Rick Rack Pattern Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Beth Arcuri who won our rick rack pattern prize pack giveaway! Beth, check your email for a message from us. Thanks to everyone who commented, I loved reading all your rick rack stories.

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Live Your Life and Forget Your Age

WHEN ARE WE OLD? I remember when I was a little girl, I used to think that anyone my mom’s age or older was old. This included my school teacher, the mailman, baseball players, sales clerks, etc.  I now have an 12 year old daughter and I am sure she sees me as old! But […]

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Happy Free Image Friday! Yee Haw Cowgirl

Giddy up ladies! It’s time to lace up your boots, tie your bandana and get downloading this free image. To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to see the full size image. Then right click (Mac: control+click) and save to your computer desktop or a folder of your choice. This […]

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Free Image Friday! Fruit Basket

It’s Free Image Friday! I love this stylized illustration of a woman carrying a basket of fruit. That dog sure looks like he wants a grape! To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to see the full size image. Then right click (Mac: control+click) and save to your computer […]

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Rick Rack Pattern Giveaway!

Rick rack, ric rac, or rickrack –  So many ways to say it, and even more ways to use it! This timeless trim adds instant flair to garments, home decor and more. Dating back to the 1800s, when it was called waved braid, today’s rick rack is available in many colors and sizes. The notion […]

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Bias for Bias Tape

Whether we are quilters, garment sewers or home decor sewists, who among us has not jumped on the bias tape bandwagon? A handy technique that makes our finished projects look more professional, bias tape has been a mainstay in sewing for a hundred years. For those of you who haven’t used bias tape, it is […]

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