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Nelly Don: A Kansas City Entrepreneur

With the International Quilt Market trade show coming to Kansas City next week, I’ve been immersing myself in Kansas City history as much as possible lately so that I can share fun places for visitors to see while they’re here! I’m sharing all my pictures and suggestions on my instagram account @amybarickman_studio, and also with […]

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Introducing The Ephemera Book! (and a Giveaway!)

I met Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE at the Creative Connection event in 2010. We were both on a panel to discuss publishing books. I admired her work the minute I was introduced to it, and I have enjoyed her Uppercase magazine for years. The Vintage Made Modern story below was my contribution to an issue […]

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Vintage Made Modern – The Patchwork Bag and Railroad Quilt Block

I am pleased to share that this month I’m a guest designer for the International Association of Quilters. This quilt group is run by Becky at Patchwork Posse. They work through a few quilt alongs and several small projects every year. The community features swaps and challenges, and every month has a different guest designer! […]

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Free Image Friday – Ships of the Fleet

This cool vintage graphic features ships from the fleet of Norddeutscher Lloyd, a shipping company founded in 1857. Be sure to tag me on Instagram @amybarickman_studio using the hashtag #ABFreeVintageImage to share how you’re using these printables! Download instructions for the best quality: -Click on image -Right click (Mac: control+click) -Save to computer desktop or […]

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Free Image Friday – Sweet Little Stitcher

“Little maid neat and sweet, From curly head to cunning feet, Let each stitch you’re taking be, Full of happy love for me.” Be sure to tag me on Instagram @amybarickman_studio using the hashtag #ABFreeVintageImage to share how you’re using these printables! Download instructions for the best quality: -Click on image -Right click (Mac: control+click) […]

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Free Image Friday – Pepper Seed Packet

Vintage “Sweet Mountain Peperone” seeds! Vintage seed packets are a gift that keeps on giving, even after the harvest is done. The vintage graphics look so current–they are vintage made modern at it’s finest! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @amybarickman_studio using the hashtag #ABFreeVintageImage to share how you’re using these printables! Download instructions […]

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Free Image Friday – A Greetings Seashell

Greetings from the Shore! This larger-than-life seashell says hello! You can almost feel the breeze! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @amybarickman_studio using the hashtag #ABFreeVintageImage to share how you’re using these printables! Download instructions for the best quality: -Click on image -Right click (Mac: control+click) -Save to computer desktop or folder of your […]

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Happy National Sewing Month! Weekly Giveaways!

If you didn’t already know, September is National Sewing Month, and I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to recognize it. To celebrate I am putting together a fabric, notions, and pattern giveaway each week this month on the Indygo Junction Blog!! So be sure to visit Indygo Junction and sign up for newsletter & blog updates […]

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Free Image Friday – Sandy Vacation Postcard

This retro vacation postcard is so great! Sand in my (heeled) shoes… don’t you wish you were here too? Be sure to tag me on Instagram @amybarickman_studio using the hashtag #ABFreeVintageImage to share how you’re using these printables! Download instructions for the best quality: -Click on image -Right click (Mac: control+click) -Save to computer desktop […]

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Vintage Made Modern Episode 8

Watch the Beauty & Summer Styles Episode-Vintage Made Modern! Here is the opening quote from this chapter, titled a Thimbleful of Beauty. A New Vogue… Beach Pajamas Beach pajamas are discussed in this episode. This fashion is the origin of the modern woman’s pant. This is the original image from the Wrights bias booklet is […]