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Crossroads Embroidery: Foundations, Transfers, Tools

Hello! Today we bring you the second video in the Crossroads Embroidery Series! This video series was originally released with Sulky Threads. I’d like to share it with you here too! Let’s talk about all about the tools you will need for embroidery. In my last video I told you all about one of the most important […]

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Crossroads Embroidery: Getting Started

I am so excited to share my Crossroads Embroidery Series with you! I recently finished this series of videos in partnership with Sulky Threads. I love to share hand embroidery with other makers, and I can’t wait to teach you how to get started stitching. The first two videos of the series cover the things you need to […]

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Vintage Notions Monthly Club

Last year I launched my new Vintage Notions Monthly magazine. This magazine allowed me to share more of the material that inspired my book Vintage Notions. It brings to life more of Mary Brooks Picken’s writing and wisdom as well as the lessons the Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences. Mary & her students […]

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A Holiday Treat to Share: Candy Cane Popcorn

One of my favorite holiday treats to make for friends and neighbors (and anyone passing through my kitchen!) is this recipe for Candy Cane Popcorn. I’ve shared it here before, but it bears repeating, as it’s the perfect gift to whip up and present to others in this season of gathering and joy. I just […]

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Vintage Made Modern – Land that I Love

I love vintage maps! They have been part of my larger vintage collection for years. This little gem, the Dollar Atlas of the World dated 1900 is a great piece. I love the simple graphic cover and level of detail in the illustrations. The graphic nature and colors of vintage maps lend themselves to lots […]

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Vintage Made Modern – Gingham

Who doesn’t love gingham fabrics?!? I’ve wanted to design a line of ginghams and I’m thrilled that my new fabric line Stitcher’s Garden with RJR includes some! Here is a beautiful vintage swatch of gingham in small check. This a great modern version of gingham being used in our Indygo Junction Everyday Tank pattern in Cotton and […]

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Passion for Fashion: Contemporary Kimono

When we were designing the Contemporary Kimono pattern, I wanted to make a simple jacket that would work for all occasions – dressy or casual – a simple, stylish jacket to become a wardrobe staple. We created an everyday jacket out of my Fire Red Crossroads Denim – though, we added a little extra oomph […]

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Vintage Made Modern: The Take-Two Tech Pouch

As you know, I am always collecting bits of vintage inspiration – sewing book here, a magazine there. A few years ago I picked up this single page pattern for a leather-craft coin purse. The copyright on this piece is 1947 and it came from Drake’s LeatherCraft in Los Angeles. What a treasure! I don’t […]

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