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!

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...

Designing with Denim & Ties

Designing with Denim & Ties

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to recycle and upcycle fabrics into new modern makes. We've talked about upcycling for the past few weeks, and this week we are focusing on denim. The...

Thrifted Fashion: Flowers For You

Thrifted Fashion: Flowers For You

Springtime means that everything is in bloom, and what better way to celebrate a new season than by using flowers as inspiration. With their infinite variety, delicate details, and exquisite colors,...

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...

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