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This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! The Weirdly Popular Mice Ornaments

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  The Weirdly Popular Mice Ornaments

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By Betty Crafter Hello friends!  It’s your old pal Betty Crafter!  I’m back to share with you a recent vintage crafty project in my favorite mediums – felt and Kitschmas!    You may remember my post last year about some totally adorbs felt mice ornaments from a vintage copy of…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting – Yarny Gifts Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting – Yarny Gifts Edition

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I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll say it again.  Once August rolls around I always start thinking about what holiday gifts I want to make.  I unearthed this Current Attractions – Flowers, Pillows, Gifts, and Fashions pamphlet and let me tell you friends – there are some doozies…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Kid Sweaters Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Kid Sweaters Edition

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by Betty Crafter It never fails – right about August I start thinking about my long neglected knitting needles and start scouting out projects. I’ve got a few things in mind that I’d like to knit this year, and one of them is a new sweater for Little Betty. Kids…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Finished Sundress Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Finished Sundress Edition

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by Betty Crafter Y’all remember my 70s sundress aspirations, yes? Well, it’s finished! Now, don’t get too excited. It’s not exactly a win. I think I’d call it a “meh.” Let me preface by saying, this is why I rarely sew for myself. I never seem to end up with…

Decorating Ideas and Color Trends

Decorating Ideas and Color Trends

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by Betty Crafter I was going to show you my finished sundress today, but the nonstop rain has foiled my photography plans. So, instead, I give you Summer 1968’s Decorating Ideas and Color Trends! First of all, I LOVE the white house with robin’s egg blue accents! The shingle roof…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! 70s Sundress Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  70s Sundress Edition

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by Betty Crafter Anyone remember how last week I was musing on summer sundresses I wanted to sew? Well I buckled down and started putting together this 1970s sundress in this ikat fabric: It’s always a bit frightening ordering fabric on the internet, but I am quite pleased with this!…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Make it with sheets – yay or nay?

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Make it with sheets –  yay or nay?

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Just when I think I’ve seen it all when it comes to wacky vintage crafts, I uncover this little number. Make it with sheets! A pamphlet predictably put out by a company that manufactured linens. Why decorate with sheets? Well according to this company there are many reasons. They’re handsome!…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Doilies – Yay or Nay?

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Doilies – Yay or Nay?

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by Betty Crafter There are those who love vintage in all its forms, and those who believe it should be used sparingly and selectively. I am normally in the former category, except when it comes to doilies. On this issue, my friends, I am torn. I love the 30s and…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Mary Dollies Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Mary Dollies Edition

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So, in classic Betty fashion, I have completed exactly 0% of my crewel pillow road trip project. I still have hopes of getting some done on my trip, but I have utterly disappointed myself thus far. However, I do have something to show you that I have recently come across,…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Road Trip Crewel Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Road Trip Crewel Edition

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We’re about to embark on a lengthy road trip, which means plenty of long hours on the road in which to be crafty! But what to work on? When in doubt, I say crewel! I’ve had this kit for awhile and have been itching to get started on it. Aren’t…

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