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Button Fun! Playing with Pearls & Plastics

Button Fun! Playing with Pearls & Plastics

Everyone has a button box or remembers grandma's. My friend Martha shared the fun she remembers organizing and playing with her grandmother's buttons: the colors, the shapes, and sizes, each one unique. Do you long for ideas and inspiration to craft with your vintage...

Vintage Shop Hop

Vintage Shop Hop

C.J. and Dan Zonderman are proprietors of True North - Interior Design & Antiques in Charlevoix, Michigan, a wonderful shop filled with vintage and vintage-inspired treasures. I was thrilled to hand-deliver my Vintage Notions book to the shop last week.I met C.J....

I Love Loons!

I Love Loons!

Many days during my visits to Michigan, I hop on my kayak and head up Torch River to search for loons. I am drawn to these elegant birds with the black and white pattern on their bodies, one of nature's unique masterpieces. Here is my view as I write this post.If I am...

Summer Time is Reading Time & Picking Daisies

Summer Time is Reading Time & Picking Daisies

When summer comes with its warm days that send one to shady nooks and quiet spots, then one finds time for reading. Then there are long railroad journeys that need a thrilling book to shorten them, days at the lake, camp, and mountain when one can be lazy without...

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 my Vintage Notions book, there are so many examples of beautiful hats,...

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, flowers never go out of style.If you joined me live on Facebook last...

My Pearl Button Adventure!

My Pearl Button Adventure!

  "Meet "Gus"! This is the Mississippi Harvest statue that sits on the banks of the Mississippi in Muscatine, Iowa. Gus is standing in a small boat with a pair of large tongs and mussels at his feet. Muscatine is known as the Pearl Button Capitol of the World....

A Quilted Jacket with a Story to Tell

A Quilted Jacket with a Story to Tell

Recently I had the honor of chatting with Pat Sloan on the American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast on Creative Talk Network. You can listen to Episode 323 here. We had a good time chatting about how I came up with our Fabriflair™ kits, and our new line of...

Common Threads & St. Louis Inspiration

Common Threads & St. Louis Inspiration

Last week I traveled up to St. Louis to the Baby Lock Common Threads event. This was my second time to be a part of this inspiring and educational retreat. I love getting a chance to connect with a really wonderful community of bloggers, magazine editors, publishers,...

A Royal October – and November!

A Royal October – and November!

What a fall we have had – another run for the Kansas City Royals in the Postseason followed by a World Series Win! My family enjoyed several postseason games and the celebration rally and parade. Here are some shots of this year's Royals journey, including some...

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