Whether they be so romantic as to demand a pirate’s garb or so nautical as to long for sailor’s togs . . . this quality of vesting us with new personalities may partly explain the lure of pajamas, but their quite general becomingness, as well as their very practical aspects, are also points in their […]
The Joy of Doing Things Inspiration, 1922 Of all of the joys that enter into our lives, it would be difficult to find one greater than that which brings us the exclamation, “See, I did this all myself.” I know of a woman who, until about a year ago, could not bake a loaf of […]
My Vintage Notions Book-a-Day Give-a-Way Countdown So excited to announce my new book, Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun, is a week away from its official launch. This book has been an absolute joy. From discovering Mary Brooks Picken and letting her into my heart and my life as […]
I am looking forward to my upcoming Kansas City book events Sept.2nd-4th, and I am thrilled to celebrate the release of Vintage Notions with favorite local retailers who have inspired me: Curious Sofa, Urban Mining, and Tomboy Design Studio. Check my events schedule for more details. Now a little bit about my book’s connection to […]
The last few week I have met some wonderful people while traveling to share my book Vintage Notions. Here are some photos from a book signing event I did at the Liberty Quilt Shop in Cedar, Michigan. Thanks to Judy and her team for hosting a charming event! An Indygo Junction pattern trunk show was […]
Signature Spaces August 2010
I am enjoying wonderful weeks in Michigan with my family and friends, three so far and two more to go. This is a much needed break from my daily work routine in Kansas City, here I refuel….time with my kids and enjoying all the beauty of “Up North” are at the top of the list. […]
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