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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...

Join Me at the Quilt Festival

Join Me at the Quilt Festival

I've had a busy couple of weeks preparing for the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival which is just around the corner. I've been pulling together some of my favorite vintage fabrics and notions which I will be featuring at the show. If you are in the Kansas City area,...

A Portrait of the Peony

A Portrait of the Peony

Tis the season for the beautiful peony. As Henry Field mention's in his vintage seed catalog, peonies are the first word of all flowers. If you watched my Facebook live last week, I started to talk about peonies. If you didn't get a chance to watch, you can see the...

Summer Holidays & A Button Flag!

Summer Holidays & A Button Flag!

Memorial Day is the start of summer and the season of decorating in red, white, and blue! Here are some ideas for you. A Button Flag project—how much fun will this be to create? First, dig into your button box or grab grandma’s from the closet, sift to find as many...

From Quilt to Clothing

From Quilt to Clothing

I love quilts and I love fashion! Those two passions converged for me at a young age thanks to my mom (see me at age 8 in my jacket made from a vintage quilt). Many of you know I grew up with my mom’s business inspiring me to launch my own business (I started in high...

Mother’s Day Card Ideas

Mother’s Day Card Ideas

I hope this Mother’s Day offers you a chance to be with your family, something you may have missed last year. I know I am looking forward to spending Sunday with my daughter and niece who will be visiting from Michigan. Here is a little history and vintage inspiration...

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,...

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