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Instructions for making my embellished Christmas apron were included on page 144-147 of the holiday issue of Amy Powers' Inspired Ideas, an online crafts magazine.
The Crafter Culture Handbook My pattern for a vintage handkerchief pillow was featured in The Crafter Culture Handbook by Amy Spencer published by Marion Boyers Publishers, Ltd, London, UK.

Alchemy Arts: Recycling is Chic by Kate MacKay and Di Jennings used my Stitch School French knot tutorial to accompany a revamped skirt project by Carrie Sommer of Sommer Designs. The skirt was embellished with vintage buttons and embroidery.

Ready Made Primrose Design was mentioned in ReadyMade magazine's The Ten Spot (June/July 2009 issue) as a great source for vintage buttons.
The Romantic Homes December 2007 issue featured an article on The Lil' Folly Shop in Bellmore, New York. One of the accompanying photos showed a large grouping of my pillows.
As owner of Primrose Design, I received a Kindred Spirit Award from Susan Borgen of T-Party and the T•Cozy Blog.

This article by Kate Sullivan for CTW Features talked about mixing vintage and modern fabrics and featured several quotes about my work. It was syndicated and appeared first in the Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, Indiana.

Hot Cottage Collectibles

The author, C. Diane Zweig, had seen photos of some of my vintage treasures on my blog and asked me to contibute to her book, Hot Cottage Collectibles.

Craft: Magazine blog mentioned and linked to my Beginnings and Endings Stitch School embroidery post.

Vintage Indie

Vintage Indie blog featured my report on the Stormville Airport Antique Show & Market in their Guest Reporter on Location series.

Vicki Haninger did a nice post about her Primrose Design purchases on her Turkey Feathers blog.

Customer comments

I love my pillow! It's exactly what I wanted. My guest bedroom is blue and yellow and it looks beautiful on the bed...Thank you again for making this special hanky into a special family heirloom.
Linda, Georgia

We are in the process of moving some of my mother's things to her new residence. Among the things she will be keeping are two of the vintage eyelet sachets that I gave her years ago. We're amazed that they have remained so fragrant! The lavender still emits its lovely smell when squeezed.
Anni, Pennsylvania

I received the pillow and I'm thrilled with it! The vintage embroidery is adorable and your sewing skills are great—just wonderful work.
Audrey, Massachusetts

Your cheery website is a treasure trove of memories from my childhood. Nowhere else can I find the familiar feedsack patterns that my grandmother used to create her dresses and aprons, and the embroidery designs like those she taught me to stitch. It's all there for me to retrieve with a click!.
Anni, Pennsylvania

...your absolutely darling kitten clothespin apron has arrived...and makes a charming addition to my collection of vintage laundry bags and clothespin aprons. Thank you for your beautiful embroidery skills and for the amazingly quick shipping.
Laura, California

...just wanted to let you know that the products I ordered arrived safely today. I'm really pleased with them. "Doumo Arigatou!!" (means "Thank you very much!!")
Mika, Kyoto, Japan

I got my pillow and I want to let you know that I just love it! It's gorgeous and so unique, reminding me why I prefer to buy from artisans than from a big giant store with zillions of the exact same thing! Keep up the amazing work!
Beth, Vermont

My beautiful clothespin apron arrived today, and I am thrilled! It's almost too pretty to use. Thank you so much for your speed and elegant gift-style packaging. This purchase was a pleasure in every way.
Margaret, Pennsylvania

Your pillow designs are beautiful, and I like the way you've combined vintage materials with contemporary sensibilites.
Carol, Illinois

I. Love. The. Apron! I never wear aprons (and only full ones when I cook), but I will definitely be sporting this one!
Carrie, California

I just adore the items in your store . . . can't tell you enough how I love vintage fabrics, buttons, etc., and I'm an embroidery freak, so I believe in what you're doing.
Kristi, New Jersey

 
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