Tag Archives: Inspiration


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 […]


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 […]


Vintage Made Modern – Fabriflair!

Fabriflair™ is a new brand I created for Indygo Junction. It falls into my focus of products that are “Vintage Made Modern”. Here a little bit of the story behind the brand. This is the inspiration that started the process- a vintage star made with feed sack fabric that my mom found at a antique show. […]


A Quilted Jacket with a Story to Tell

Recently I had the honor of chatting with Pat Sloan on the American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast on Creative Talk Network. You can listen to Episode 323 here. We had a good time chatting about how I came up with our Fabriflair™ kits, and our new line of Indygo Essentials Patterns, and about how I […]


New Year’s Inspiration For You

Excerpt from the New Year’s letter to the students of the Woman’s Institute, Inspiration Newsletter, January 1922 As many of you know, I am an obsessive collector of vintage fashion and sewing content. The above excerpt is from my collection of Woman’s Institute material that inspired my book Vintage Notions (read the full inspirational letter […]

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Amy’s Inspiration: Patterns in nature

  I am obsessed with patterns in nature…particularly during my summer sabbatical in Northern Michigan when I am able to observe and photograph constantly… Unlike Kansas summers, Michigan summers allow for living outside most days… I see pattern everywhere- in water, loons, on a petoskey stone, and I am compelled to record it. Will I […]


Happy Fourth of July!

  Happy Fourth of July everyone! Enjoy the holiday with this free patriotic 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 process will ensure you […]

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