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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,...

Designing with Denim & Ties

Designing with Denim & Ties

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to recycle and upcycle fabrics into new modern makes. We've talked about upcycling for the past few weeks, and this week we are focusing on denim. The possibilities are endless when it comes to reconstructing old denim...

Thrifted Fashion: Flowers For You

Thrifted Fashion: Flowers For You

Springtime means that everything is in bloom, and what better way to celebrate a new season than by using flowers as inspiration. With their infinite variety, delicate details, and exquisite colors, flowers never go out of style.If you joined me live on Facebook last...

Let’s Upcycle! A Shirt to An Apron!

Let’s Upcycle! A Shirt to An Apron!

Earth Day for me is all about upcycling! Finding cast-off clothing and using the fabric to create something new- what's old is new again, vintage made modern! A trip to the closet or thrift shop can offer fabrics for a wide variety of projects. From aprons to flowers,...

Easy DIY Inspiration for Easter

Easy DIY Inspiration for Easter

I had so much fun sharing Easter treasures from my collection last week! Watch this video to see vintage eggs and postcard art to craft for gifts or decor. See handmade bunnies with pearl button eyes and ideas for creating cards and tags with holiday printable art I...

Women’s History Month – Mary Brooks Picken

Women’s History Month – Mary Brooks Picken

Women’s History Month seemed like a perfect time to celebrate the work of my muse, Mary Brooks Picken! You may know the story of Mary founding the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, which I shared in my book Vintage Notions. But did you know, Mary was...

Crazy for Crazy Quilts!

Crazy for Crazy Quilts!

March is National Quilting Month! Our LIVE last week was focused on Crazy Quilts. If you missed the Facebook LIVE event you can watch it below. My mom, Donna, joined me for this episode sharing amazing patchwork quilts from her collection. See the gorgeous examples in...

Vintage Notions Monthly Club: February

Vintage Notions Monthly Club: February

Thanks for joining me in my second installment of our monthly club, where we are revisiting our second issue of the Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The timeless wisdom and inspiration that are found in the pages are a joy to explore. I filmed this video...

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