Amy's Blog • Amy Barickman

Amy’s Blog

I am an author, entrepreneur, and designer with a relentless passion for all things vintage—particularly sewing and fashion. I share ideas, tips, and projects with you that are vintage-inspired but timelessly true. Subscribe to my newsletter for updates. Thanks for stopping by!

I Love Loons!

I Love Loons!

Many days during my visits to Michigan, I hop on my kayak and head up Torch River to search for loons. I am drawn to these elegant birds with the black and white pattern on their bodies, one of...

Textile Treasures & Upcycled Fashion!

Textile Treasures & Upcycled Fashion!

What fun it can be to discover delightful fabric, notions, and handmade textiles. Petoskey, Michigan offers one of my favorite shows in a great venue near the shores of gorgeous Lake Michigan! I...

Summer Time is Reading Time & Picking Daisies

Summer Time is Reading Time & Picking Daisies

When summer comes with its warm days that send one to shady nooks and quiet spots, then one finds time for reading. Then there are long railroad journeys that need a thrilling book to shorten them,...

Kansas City Quilt Festival Recap & NEW Workshops

Kansas City Quilt Festival Recap & NEW Workshops

It was so good to be back in the community of sewing and quilting. The Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival this weekend was absolutely fantastic. I was able to make some new friends as well as see...

Join Me at the Quilt Festival

Join Me at the Quilt Festival

I've had a busy couple of weeks preparing for the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival which is just around the corner. I've been pulling together some of my favorite vintage fabrics and notions...

A Portrait of the Peony

A Portrait of the Peony

Tis the season for the beautiful peony. As Henry Field mention's in his vintage seed catalog, peonies are the first word of all flowers. If you watched my Facebook live last week, I started to talk...

Summer Holidays & A Button Flag!

Summer Holidays & A Button Flag!

Memorial Day is the start of summer and the season of decorating in red, white, and blue! Here are some ideas for you. A Button Flag project—how much fun will this be to create? First, dig into your...

Vintage Treasures & DIY Button Flowers

Vintage Treasures & DIY Button Flowers

Thinking of all new graduates out there reminded me of the Woman's Institute and the articles I have featured in my Vintage Notions Monthly publications. The May issues featured 1920s vintage...

From Quilt to Clothing

From Quilt to Clothing

I love quilts and I love fashion! Those two passions converged for me at a young age thanks to my mom (see me at age 8 in my jacket made from a vintage quilt). Many of you know I grew up with my...

Mother’s Day Card Ideas

Mother’s Day Card Ideas

I hope this Mother’s Day offers you a chance to be with your family, something you may have missed last year. I know I am looking forward to spending Sunday with my daughter and niece who will be...

Summer Fashion and Derby Styles

Summer Fashion and Derby Styles

This weekend the 147th Kentuck Derby will take place on Saturday, May 1st. And when it comes to the Derby it is hard not to think about the stylish fashion and exquisite hats. In the May chapter of...

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