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Crossroads Embroidery: Stem Stitch

Welcome to the fifth video in the Crossroads Embroidery Series! During the remaining videos in this series, we will be learning some basic embroidery stitches and I will be sharing a FREE embroidery design with each tutorial. Last time, we learned the Back Stitch and today I’m excited to teach you the Stem Stitch. In […]

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Crossroads Embroidery: Back Stitch

Welcome to the fourth video in the Crossroads Embroidery Series. During the remaining videos in this series, we will be learning some basic embroidery stitches and I will be sharing a FREE embroidery design with each tutorial. Last time, we learned the Cross Stitch and today I’m excited to teach you the Back Stitch. In […]

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Quick Holiday Gift Idea

I know we haven’t hit Thanksgiving yet, but for all of us crafters it is never too early to start thinking about and making our holiday gifts. I love the simple idea of using a vintage image to decorate a jar that you can fill with anything festive: candy, cookies, or hot chocolate mix. Use […]

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Fabric Flowers Countdown

Exciting News! I just reviewed our Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers proof! This book has been a project in the works since my friend Cindy from Skip to my Lou turned me on to the overwhelming popularity of fabric flower tutorials in the DIY community. The catalyst to move this book forward and to self-publish was […]

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Practical Style Giveaway!

I love fashion sewing, dressmaking, and helping others create their own style using Indygo Junction patterns. But, style isn’t just about garments. You can make a style statement anytime, anywhere with accessories and housewares that are one size fits all. Indygo Junction just released the video “Indygo Junction’s Practical Style: A Look Book” to showcase […]

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Vintage Modern Challenge Winners

After the whirlwind of excitement around the Vintage-Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge the past few months, I think I’ve finally caught my breath! Before I start running again (Quilt Market, anyone?), I wanted to take a minute to congratulate the winners and appreciate all the hard work and talent that went into the 123 project […]

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Duck Duck Goose Free Printable

Easter is just around the corner, and Spring is in the air! In my collection of vintage home arts books and magazines, I’ve found an abundance of wonderful vintage kids crafts to share with you. This fun, “jolly Easter duck” project came from a children’s magazine called the Buddy Book, published in 1929. This project […]

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100 Years of Girl Scouts

In 1912, Mary Brooks Picken was beginning her career as a teacher at the American College of Dressmaking in Kansas City. That same year, Juliette Gordon Low started the first branch of Girl Scouting in the United States, from her town of Savannah, Georgia. (hence the name of the new Girl Scout cookie, “Savannah Smiles”) […]

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Valentine Truffle Box Project

Valentine’s is just a day away, but here’s a great project that you can do in no time! It’s perfect for sharing some sweets with your sweetie! This Valentine Truffle Box project was also recently featured on the blog by my good friend, Cindy Hopper, on her blog, Skip to My Lou. Cindy invited me […]

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