Free Image Friday! My Own Needlebook

I’m glad those kids are excited about sewing, but it seems dangerous to let them fight over a giant sharp needle! Anyway, Happy Free Image Friday, I hope you enjoy this vintage needlebook. Happy Free Image Friday! To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to see the full size […]

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Kitchen Couture for the Holidays

I know I am not the only one who will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen over the next few months. Although I will often whip up nightly dinners without an apron, when I start baking or cooking large meals (like Thanksgiving dinner) I need to protect my clothes from my mess. […]

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Thanksgiving Gratitude + FREE Ornament pattern!

  The month of November heralds the beginning of the Holiday Season. It is both exhilarating and exhausting! It is a time of making memories and participating in traditions. For me, it is important to take a moment to take stock of my life and to be grateful for all I have; my family, my […]

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Free Image Friday! Hat Shopping

I so wish that women wore hats these days. They are so chic and the candy colors are fabulous – as is the woman’s bow-ed dress! 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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Vintage Made Modern: Timeless Toys

There is something special about creating a stuffed toy. You make something with a distinct personality that will enrich someone’s life.  Also, making a stuffed toy requires different sewing skills than we normally use while sewing a quilt or garment. This makes a fun challenge for a sewer looking to learn new techniques. While it […]

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Recycled Style: Stitch a Shopper

Paper or plastic? Neither! If you thought the bring-your-own-bag trend at grocery stores was a recent movement, you may be surprised to learn that some shoppers were loading their own tree-hugging totes as early as 1944. That’s when Mary Brooks Picken published an article in Better Homes and Gardens called Five Paper Saving Carry-Alls, in […]

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Free Image Friday: Polka Dot Shoe

Happy Free Image Friday! Let’s face it, you can’t go wrong with a good black pump – especially if it has polka dots! 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 […]

Tradition of the Thanksgiving table is carried on in Vintage Notions!

Gathering ’round the Table

Thanksgiving is a holiday when we can hopefully put away the distractions and stresses of our daily lives and come together for a day of food, family, and fun. And where is that we come together? Around the table, of course! Matching china and silverware, place settings, tablecloth, napkins, centerpiece….it can add up to a […]

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A Royal October

Here we are at the beginning of November and I finally have been reflecting on the Royal celebration that consumed my family and our city for the month of October. As you may have heard, the Kansas City Royals had been in a bit of a postseason drought, so after 29 years of famine, this […]

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Holiday Inspiration: Serving in Buffet Fashion

With the holidays coming up, I looked to my Inspiration newsletters for some vintage party advice. The Department of Cookery never lets me down! I want to share this article on Serving in Buffet Fashion with you after all, everything old is new again and that includes party planning tips! See more articles and advice […]