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Quick Holiday Gift Idea

Quick Holiday Gift Idea

I know we haven't hit Thanksgiving yet, but for all of us crafters it is never too early to start thinking about and making our holiday gifts. I love the simple idea of using a vintage image to decorate a jar that you can fill with anything festive: candy, cookies, or...

Kitchen Couture for the Holidays

Kitchen Couture for the Holidays

I know I am not the only one who will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen over the next few months. Although I will often whip up nightly dinners without an apron, when I start baking or cooking large meals (like Thanksgiving dinner) I need to protect my clothes...

Thanksgiving Gratitude + FREE Ornament pattern!

Thanksgiving Gratitude + FREE Ornament pattern!

The month of November heralds the beginning of the Holiday Season. It is both exhilarating and exhausting! It is a time of making memories and participating in traditions. For me, it is important to take a moment to take stock of my life and to be grateful for all I...

Gathering ’round the Table

Gathering ’round the Table

Thanksgiving is a holiday when we can hopefully put away the distractions and stresses of our daily lives and come together for a day of food, family, and fun. And where is that we come together? Around the table, of course! Matching china and silverware, place...

Holiday Inspiration: Serving in Buffet Fashion

Holiday Inspiration: Serving in Buffet Fashion

With the holidays coming up, I looked to my Inspiration newsletters for some vintage party advice. The Department of Cookery never lets me down! I want to share this article on Serving in Buffet Fashion with you after all, everything old is new again and that includes...

Vintage Notions Book Club Halloween!

Vintage Notions Book Club Halloween!

While I haven't gotten very far (or, to be honest, started) my Halloween planning, my friend has. She Boo'ed us last week! Have you been Boo'ed? It is similar to the May Day basket idea, but with a delicious Halloween treat. I love this idea! It was such a delightful...

A Not-So-Sweet Recipe for a Halloween Treat!

A Not-So-Sweet Recipe for a Halloween Treat!

Sweets and treats come in a seemingly endless supply during the season of Halloween... Candy corn, cookies, Snickers, Twix, bubble gum, candy, chocolate, gummies....so many options with one common denominator: SUGAR! Yummy at first, sickening after awhile, right? But...

Dressing Your Fabric Pumpkin – What NOT To Wear

Dressing Your Fabric Pumpkin – What NOT To Wear

Last Christmas I found something very exciting in my stocking  - dried pumpkin stems! It is an unusual gift, but I had requested my parents to save their pumpkin stems from last fall. You see, I was developing our Pumpkin Trio pattern for Indygo Junction and I...

Mother’s Day Memories

Mother’s Day Memories

I was so excited to see the many wonderful comments sharing stories of  "mom" from our Mother's Day Gift Basket Giveaway. I especially loved those that shared sewing memories! Today, as I to post a few favorites, I also thought it was only appropriate that I...

Mother’s Day Apron Story

Mother’s Day Apron Story

Did you know that this is the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day? I recently read a great article detailing how Anna Jarvis made it her life's mission to make it a national holiday, and how she then spent the rest of her life fighting against the commercialization of...

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