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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! 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,…

Getting Your Vintage Craft On – Some Free Online Resources

Getting Your Vintage Craft On – Some Free Online Resources

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By Andrea I love shopping for vintage patterns and crafting magazines to add to my collection – but I also love freebies as well! It’s fantastic how the Internet has made sharing crafting resources so easy, and I’ve got some of my faves to share with you. First off, FreeVintageKnitting.com…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Afghans Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Afghans Edition

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By Betty Crafter There’s nothing more nostalgic, comfy, and granny than an afghan, amiright? Curling up on the couch under an afghan that my grandmother made with a glass of wine and my knitting, a cat on my lap, and Masterpiece Theater on TV is my idea of heaven. It…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Chair Sets Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Chair Sets Edition

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By Betty Crafter Today’s craft is DEFINITELY a granny craft. Chair sets from a 1945 crochet pamphlet. These seem to have been left firmly in the true granny craft category. I have never seen a chair set on the furniture of any of my friends, even the most die hard…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Quick Tricks Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Quick Tricks Edition

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By Betty Crafter Got some spare yarn and a crochet hook laying around? Well turn that clutter into spare cash with these quick tricks!! Did you know there are people dying to line up and purchase glass jackets? You know you’d buy as many of the bunny ones as you…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! 50s Housewife Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  50s Housewife Edition

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By Betty Crafter I have been furiously knitting away on my cowichan sweater (almost done!) which means I have not been able to find time for any other crafty endeavors of any kind.  I’m determined to finish that thing before my getaway next week with Mr. Crafter!  But I do…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – FREE Half-Moon Cape Pattern

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – FREE Half-Moon Cape Pattern

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By RetroRuth Alas! The fabric for our apron that I mentioned last week was a poor choice.  So, we are choosing other fabric and starting over!  So, no apron to see today, folks. But hold on to hope for the future. Instead, check out this Half-Moon Cape! It is the…

Vintage Crafty – Free Checkerboard Hot Pad Crochet Pattern

Vintage Crafty – Free Checkerboard Hot Pad Crochet Pattern

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By RetroRuth Welcome to this week’s free pattern, oh Crafty One. I have a cute vintage checkerboard potholder pattern for you to crochet. I think this is an especially cute vintage look, so get your crochet hooks ready! …

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