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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 […]


Merry Christmas & Vintage Made Modern Episode 13

Time flies! It is hard to believe 2018 is coming to a close. I have had so much fun sharing my Vintage Notions book with you this year in my Vintage Made Modern Youtube Series! Here is the final episode for 2018. From the Department of Inspiration, I share thoughts on Mary’s advice in the […]


The Story of Samplers in Episode 10

Did you get a chance to watch the latest Vintage Made Modern Video? The tenth episode of Vintage Made Modern features stitched samplers, preserving fruits, and a Magic Pattern apron that can be made with one yard! I also share some of the free embroidery patterns and stitch tutorials. Crosstitch Samplers In this episode, I  […]


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 […]


New Vintage Made Modern Video! Pattern Play & Patchwork

In my newest video I review my Vintage Notions Series of Coloring Books. I love sharing my vintage collection of fashion and sewing ephemera and coloring books were a perfect format based their current popularity. My Inspiration The first in the series is Vintage Notions Fashion Therapy. This book contains fashion illustrations from my collection of […]

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Vintage Made Modern Episode 6

It’s Mother’s Day weekend! The fifth chapter of my book Vintage Notions shares inspirational essays about mothers and children, so I thought I would do a throwback to a Mother’s Day blog post. The post is all about shared memories of mothers from my childhood, with comments added from a post several years ago. First […]

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Vintage Made Modern Episode 4- Monograms and Magic Apron

Watch and learn about monograms and about one of the Magic Patterns from my Vintage Notions Book- The Slip-Over Apron. My pattern company Indygo Junction has made many patterns based on vintage aprons including our most popular, The Crossback Reversible Apron. In my Vintage Made Modern Series I wrote a blog post on the inspiration behind […]


Introducing Vintage Made Modern Video Series

I am so excited to announce the launch of our Vintage Made Modern Video Series! I will use my Vintage Notions Book as a guide to inspire you with vintage textiles, lessons, stories, and hand crafts focused on sewing, needlework and fashion. In the introduction video below I share some of the background of the […]


Vintage Notions Monthly: December

Thanks for joining me for my last installment of our monthly club. I have enjoyed revisiting the 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues and remembering all the amazing wisdom and inspiration found in their pages. Remember, you can purchase all of our back issues individually here! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in […]


Vintage Notions Monthly: November

Thanks for joining me in my next installment of our monthly club where we are revisiting our 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The material found in these pages are inspiring and just as relevant today as they were almost 100 years ago. The November issue contains all you need to prepare your house and […]