Tag Archives: DIY

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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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Easy Christmas Greenery

Happy Holidays everyone! We are less than week away from Christmas, and that means its time to start wrapping up your holiday preparations. For decoration, Christmas trees and wreaths may last for awhile, but you’ll want something fresh to use the week of, and for your Christmas dinner table. I love to “deck the halls” […]

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Spool Craft Christmas

Want to unwind during the holidays? Salvage your thread spools to make a cute Christmas craft! I discovered these adorable handmade ornaments at an antique mall a few years ago. I love how simple this project is but what a stunning statement it makes. These tree-trimmers are adorned with lace or rick rack and topped […]

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