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Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Part 2

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Part 2

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by Andrea I came across so many awesome crochet patterns last week, that I had to share the crochet love and bring you a second selection of patterns this week.  Let’s have a look! VTG 1969 McCALL’S CROCHET LESSONS FASHION & HOME PATTERNS MAGAZINE~BEGINNERS~# 3 This one is fantastic if…

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup – Crochet Edition

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by Andrea It often seems that crochet doesn’t get the same love that knitting does in the crafting world.  Which is too bad, as it’s really easy to learn, projects usually work up quick, and you can make some really awesome projects!  Here’s some great vintage crochet patterns I found.…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Build Your Crafting Library Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Build Your Crafting Library Edition

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by Andrea A few weeks ago I brought you some suggestions for beefing up your sewing library.  For those of you who partake in other handicrafts, this week I have some suggestions to add to your crafting library. Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas: Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s-1960s…

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…

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