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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 Chat with Strawberry Swing’s Curator Katie!!

A Chat with Strawberry Swing’s Curator Katie!!

I sat down with Katie co-founder of Craft Show CEO, the mastermind behind my favorite indie craft fair, The Strawberry Swing! We chatted about how I got started with the sewing pattern company I founded, Indygo Junction, which dates back to my days in high school when...

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 "being your best...

Introducing The Ephemera Book! (and a Giveaway!)

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...

Crafting a Creative Business Webinar

Crafting a Creative Business Webinar

I'm so excited to share with you my new web seminar, Creating a Fabric Arts Business! I've been working with Interweave to create this hour long presentation which will be streamed April 28th. Launching a creative arts business in today’s market can be a profitable...

Inspired To Sew…

Inspired To Sew…

Recently I was featured in the Schmetz Needles monthly newsletter Inspired to Sew. I love working with Schmetz and was honored to be featured. The newsletter is now available online and I want to share it with you, read it here. This weekend I will be at the Original...

West Bottom Bound in KC

West Bottom Bound in KC

There are many things I love about living in Kansas City. It has great food, an amazing arts community, fabulous sports teams (Go Royals!) and now it is a vintage-lover's heaven. At least on the first weekend of every month anyway. First Fridays have long been a big...

The Sacred Sewing Room: Kansas City

The Sacred Sewing Room: Kansas City

Last month I was excited to once again work with Terry from Enchanted Makeovers (read about my previous work with Enchanted Makeovers here). She has spent her summer and fall embarking on the Sacred Sewing Tour, a program which transforms a room in homeless shelters...

Book Giveaway – The Lost Art of Dress

Book Giveaway – The Lost Art of Dress

As you may know, Mary Brooks Picken is my muse and I was inspired by her work in educating the women on fashion, sewing techniques, and the home arts through her work with The Woman’s Institute to write my book Vintage Notions. I have recently written a new book...

Sacred Sewing Room

Sacred Sewing Room

In February 2013 I had the honor of traveling to Detroit to work with the philanthropic organization Enchanted Makeovers as they transformed a shelter for homeless women into a place of beauty, complete with a sewing room. See my previous post that shares that...

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