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A Great Addition To Any Repro Sewer’s Library–Burda Style’s First Vintage Special Edition!

A Great Addition To Any Repro Sewer’s Library–Burda Style’s First Vintage Special Edition!

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by Andrea   I have always been a big fan of Burda patterns.  In recent years, they’ve really beefed up their vintage offerings in the packaged patterns you find in the stores, as well as usually putting a vintage pattern in each edition of Burda Style magazine.  However, they’ve just…

Great News For Vintage Yarncrafters!

Great News For Vintage Yarncrafters!

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by Andrea While shopping online for yarn the other day, I made a fantastic discovery – did you know that Mary Maxim sells downloadable versions of nearly every pattern they’ve produced, going right back to the 50’s?   If you’re not particularly concerned about owning the actual original paper pattern,…

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Baby, It’s Cold Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Baby, It’s Cold Edition

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by Andrea We have very quickly and unceremoniously been thrust into winter, up here in Alberta, Canada, and it’s really cold!  It’s got me thinking about a new coat to spruce up my winter wardrobe – here’s some great sewing and knit coat patterns from eBay!   Vintage ORIGINAL Ladies…

Make It Yourself – 1973

Make It Yourself – 1973

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By Andrea As soon as the weather turns cold, I really get the urge to knit or crochet – and love to make something that looks a bit retro!  I picked up volumes 1-5 of a series called Make It Yourself: The Complete Step-by-Step Library of Needlework and Crafts a…

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Fall Knitting Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Fall Knitting Edition

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by Andrea   Fall has definitely rolled in around these parts, and I am already feeling the urge to cozy up with an awesome knit sweater – and do some knitting!  Here’s some great patterns to get you started on your fall knitting from eBay.   MARY MAXIM Graph Style…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Barkcloth Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Barkcloth Edition

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by Andrea No other type of fabric so totally brings the mid-century look as barkcloth, I think.  Here’s some great barkcloth finds for your home from eBay!   VINTAGE 50′s Rough BARKCLOTH FABRIC REMNANT-Floral 46 x 43″ This fabric is totally a classic 1950′s barkcloth, and this piece is just…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Halloween Costume Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Halloween Costume Edition

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by Andrea It’s finally October!  Which means that Halloween is coming!  If you’ve not thought of a costume yet, here’s some great patterns from Etsy to get the ideas going!   Vintage 40′s Butterick 1695 Women’s Costume Pattern How pretty are these costumes?  Features Martha Washington, Colonial, Puritan, Dutch Girl, Argentine…

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Exterior Reveal!

My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia – The Exterior Reveal!

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by Andrea To read the rest of the posts in my “My Vintage Volkswagen Westfalia” series, click here. Those of you who were following along with my series may have been wondering what happened with my beloved Westi.  Most of the word that was being done on it between my…

Kool Kitsch For Sale On eBay

Kool Kitsch For Sale On eBay

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by Andrea I’ve got a bit of a hodge-podge of awesome mid-century items for you from eBay this week – but they’re all really neat.  Let’s have a look! TEAK WOOD MUSHROOM Hors d’oeuvre forks GUNTER WURM W. GERMANY Mid Century Modern How freaking cute would these be for your…

Vintage Mr Potato Head : Funny Face Ideas

Vintage Mr Potato Head : Funny Face Ideas

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By Sara In AZ Mike and I are in the last stages to finally move into our retro ranch over the next few weeks, so you will have to bear with me if my commenting seems erratic or if I’m not around very much. I promise to have new posts…

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