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Vintage Notions – Book Release

September 25, 2010
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Vintage Notions by Amy Barickman

This is something a bit new for us but as it is a Saturday, the day for perusing art and culture, we thought it would be fun to bring you a book review, and this book is called “Vintage Notions, an Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun” and is by Amy Barickman.

Amy wanted to create this book “to reintroduce the clever sewing patterns, cooking basics, beautiful illustrations, and inspirational essays from the Women’s Institute’s newsletters with a fresh and modern voice. It is filled with creative ideas, practical advice and charming anecdotes that celebrate the domestic arts.” It explores all of these aspects through the ages going month by month and year by year, with recipes, sewing projects and crafts.

Some of the sample pages include Summer Skin Care from 1928 a pattern for a slip over apron from 1929 and and Fashion advice from 1927.

It is summed up in this feedback:

“Amy Barickman is a great collector of all things vintage. Her book Vintage Notions is indeed packed full of her treasures, along with inspiring projects to nourish the creative spirit. It’s amazing to see this timeless collection of domesticity preserved for modern women, proving everything old is new again.”
~ Nancy Soriano
Lifestyle & design consultant, co-founder of The Creative Connection

To find out more about Amy’s book, you can check it out on her website.  Could be just what to get your mother or mother-in-law for Christmas!

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