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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 the process that is important. With January resolutions we have a chance...
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 it leaves behind- to play in it and photograph it! Capturing...
New Year’s Inspiration For You

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...
Halloween Greetings

Halloween Greetings

Happy Halloween! I had some fun making treat bags for my neighbors and wanted to share the project with you. The image is a printable in our FREE Printable area! You know I love vintage notions so take a look at the simple mother-of-pearl button details I added to the...
Color Yourself Calm!

Color Yourself Calm!

I just read that 80% of us are currently “sheltering at home”. In this unprecedented situation, I think we are all looking for the good that can come out of this VERY difficult time in our world. Recently I read an article about the guiding goal of...
Discoveries at the Amelia Earhart Museum

Discoveries at the Amelia Earhart Museum

As soon as I discovered Amelia Earhart’s connection to sewing and fashion, I decided a research trip to Atchison, Kansas was in order. I set out to search for any more information I could find, maybe a copy of one of her patterns or some needlework she stitched...

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