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Meet Tommy the Tomato

Meet Tommy the Tomato

It's National Sewing Month, a perfect time to celebrate the tomato pincushion. I can only imagine the percentage of needle and thread enthusiasts in America that have a tomato in their home. I have a few!!It's always fun to hear stories of an heirloom tomato, LOL, not...

I love to learn! Do you? Courses launching soon!

I love to learn! Do you? Courses launching soon!

A Thimbleful of Knowledge is the theme for the September chapter of Vintage Notions. Mary Brooks Picken’s advice that appreciation is the key to knowledge is something I have embraced wholeheartedly with my new venture into online teaching! Learning brings me joy, and...

A is For Applique

A is For Applique

Applique is one of my favorite textile techniques to collect. From  butterflies to Sun Bonnet Sues, there are so many charming designs. Each with unique fabrics assembled into a puzzle of various pieces and prints. In my Vintage Made Modern Facebook Group live last...

Three Tips to Identify Pearl Buttons!

Three Tips to Identify Pearl Buttons!

My travels Up North offered me a chance to experience the beauty in nature on a daily basis.  Surrounded by it on the river, paddle boarding or kayaking, I love to explore the river's treasures above and below the surface. I found one of the most beautiful of nature’s...

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....

Textile Treasures & Upcycled Fashion!

Textile Treasures & Upcycled Fashion!

What fun it can be to discover delightful fabric, notions, and handmade textiles. Petoskey, Michigan offers one of my favorite shows in a great venue near the shores of gorgeous Lake Michigan! I have attended the show many times over the years and met fellow vintage...

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...

Kansas City Quilt Festival Recap & NEW Workshops

Kansas City Quilt Festival Recap & NEW Workshops

It was so good to be back in the community of sewing and quilting. The Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival this weekend was absolutely fantastic. I was able to make some new friends as well as see old friends. I want to thank everyone who stopped by to say hello. If...

Online Primer Workshops Available For a Limited Time

Online Primer Workshops Available For a Limited Time

Today I released a few online primer workshops available for purchase, but only for a limited time! To coincide with the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival, you can purchase individual workshops from my Vintage Modern Makers membership. While the membership is not...

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