Delightful DIY

AnyTime Topper Tutorial with Missouri Star Quilt Co.

I am so excited to let you know about my upcoming appearance on At Home With Misty Doan on YouTube!! I’ll be joining her to talk about my new, easy-to-make pattern – The Anytime Topper! My association with the Missouri Star Quilt Co. goes way back and I have such...

Upcycle a Hankie – Create a Fold & Go Folio

Hankies are a perfect fabric to upcycle for  Fold and Go Folios. They have been part of practical fashion for over 200 years and rose to popularity in the USA in the 1940s. The beautiful designs available are endless! You may have your own collection or find them...

Introducing the AnyTime Topper

You’ve seen them in ready-to-wear boutiques and on the runways and now  you can make your own! My new Anytime Topper pattern is quick, easy, stylish and so very versatile that you’ll want to make one for every occasion. I love the fact this pattern is ideal for...

Fold & Go Folio in Tula Pink!

We have had so much fun making Fold and Go Folios. Some of our favorites have been made with Tula Pink fabrics from FreeSpirit. Tula is a friend and neighbor, she lives in St. Joe , Missouri.  I absolutely love her art and fabrics. Here are a few Fold and Go Folios we...

Make a Mask & Eyeglass Chain

It's Game Day in Kansas City! The Chiefs are playing Pittsburg in the NFL Wild Card Game. I have a DIY project I will be wearing today with my Chiefs mask, and I want to share it with you. I love the Kansas City community's team spirit and the creativity celebrating...

DIY Courses Now Available

I am so excited to share that my DIY Courses are now available on the Vintage Modern Makers platform. If you joined me live last Friday on Facebook you learned a little about the Feedsack Course. Watch the video below if you want to see the fun treasures I shared....

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!

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

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!

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...

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