July 18, 2009Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Making A Vintage Lampshade
Happy Saturday, everyone! Welcome to my new feature on the blog, Vintage Crafty Saturdays. I have a huge collection of vintage crafting books and ideas, so I thought I would make them available to you and post a new project for you to work on every Satuday. I originally thought it would be a great idea to craft along with this series, but I just don’t have the time. But that doesn’t mean that you guys should be deprived of some great ideas!
In any case, the first of these new posts come from a great book my mom got me for my birthday, Sewing by Ruth Wyeth Spears. It seems that Ms. Spears was a columnist for a long time, writing a newspaper column called “How To Sew”. A bunch of her columns were collected into a great set of sewing books, which were published in 1941. I love these books, not only for their great sewing ideas, but because of the awesome vintage illustrations!
Sorry for the small size, hopefully you can read it, Sable! 🙂 You should be able to click on it to see a bigger version. Enjoy!