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 use my blog, A Thimbleful of Thoughts to share ideas, tips, & projects with you that are vintage-inspired, but timelessly true. Subscribe to my newsletter for updates as well as weekly vintage art printables exclusively for my subscribers. Thanks for stopping by!

Let’s Upcycle! A Shirt to An Apron!

Let’s Upcycle! A Shirt to An Apron!

Earth Day for me is all about upcycling! Finding cast-off clothing and using the fabric to create something new- what's old is new again, vintage made modern! A trip to the closet or thrift shop can...

Easy DIY Inspiration for Easter

Easy DIY Inspiration for Easter

I had so much fun sharing Easter treasures from my collection last week! Watch this video to see vintage eggs and postcard art to craft for gifts or decor. See handmade bunnies with pearl button...

Women’s History Month – Mary Brooks Picken

Women’s History Month – Mary Brooks Picken

Women’s History Month seemed like a perfect time to celebrate the work of my muse, Mary Brooks Picken! You may know the story of Mary founding the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences,...

Crazy for Crazy Quilts!

Crazy for Crazy Quilts!

March is National Quilting Month! Our LIVE last week was focused on Crazy Quilts. If you missed the Facebook LIVE event you can watch it below. My mom, Donna, joined me for this episode sharing...

March Musings

March Musings

I love this quote from Mary Brooks Picken! Knowing Spring is around the corner cheers me up, how about you? Seeing the first crocus of the season makes for a great day! I saw a patch of yellow buds...

Vintage Notions Monthly Club: March

Vintage Notions Monthly Club: March

Thanks for joining me in my third installment of our monthly club, where we are revisiting my Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. This is the cover of the third issue of 24 in the series.The...

Let’s Celebrate National Embroidery Month!

Let’s Celebrate National Embroidery Month!

February is National Embroidery Month, so let's celebrate with a little vintage inspiration! Today I’d like to tell you about my book Folk Art Motifs and how it came to be and share a little bit of...

Vintage Notions Monthly Club: February

Vintage Notions Monthly Club: February

Thanks for joining me in my second installment of our monthly club, where we are revisiting our second issue of the Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The timeless wisdom and inspiration that...

Crystal Bridges – Crafting America

Crystal Bridges – Crafting America

Last week my mom and I visited Crystal Bridges, Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, to see Crafting America's opening. Donna and I stopped off at the Museum on our way to pick up my...

Fabric Valentine Fun!

Fabric Valentine Fun!

Digging through Valentine images I found this gem!! Dian Stanley made me this fabric Valentine 10 years ago! If there was a year to send Valentine's to friend and family, this is it! So how about...

Vintage Notions Book Club: A Fresh Start

Vintage Notions Book Club: A Fresh Start

  The theme that resonated most with me in the January Chapter was that do-overs are allowed, and that our happiness is not contingent on getting things right the first time. I believe it is...

Joy of Making a Snowman

Joy of Making a Snowman

Living in Kansas City snow can be scarce so I looked forward to our family trip over New Year's to Northern Michigan and the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of falling snow and the winter wonderland...

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