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Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Kitchen Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Kitchen Edition

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By Andrea Fun kitchen accents are a great way to spruce things up or change up the look of your kitchen for the seasons.  Here’s some great patterns from Etsy and eBay for some inspiration! First up this 1970 McCalls pattern: This pattern would be so adorable to add a…

Vintage eBay Crafting Roundup

Vintage eBay Crafting Roundup

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by Andrea This week, I am bringing you something a little different – not just sewing, this time it’s fantastic vintage craft kits from eBay!  Let’s have a look. First up, we have this National Handcraft Society Fad of The Month Craft Vera Voo-Doo Kit   It’s a little too…

Vintage Crafting eBay Roundup!

Vintage Crafting eBay Roundup!

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by Andrea I am branching out a bit this week and gettin’ crafty!  Here’s my fantastic sewing and crafting eBay finds. First up, we have this Mediterranean Cross Stitch Booklet   These patterns would stitch up into fantastic pillows, wall hangings and more!  Very 60s! Next, we have this gorgeous…

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…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Knit and Stitch Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Knit and Stitch Edition

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By Betty Crafter We’re cleaning out the garage here at Casa Crafter and that means getting sidetracked by the GOBS of vintage craft magazines I have stashed away. Most recently I started flipping through Women’s Day Knit and Stitch magazine and actually found several things that are right up my…

Retro Stitching With A Twist

Retro Stitching With A Twist

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By Andrea I haven’t had a sewing post for y’all for awhile, as I’ve been busy with non-retro sewing projects. However, I have been doing some embroidery lately (I need to have something to do when I am sitting in front of the TV!) and there’s a couple of online…

Decorating 1962 Style – Seven Magic Rooms You Can Create

Decorating 1962 Style – Seven Magic Rooms You Can Create

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By Andrea We’re delving into another issue of McCall’s Needlework and Crafts this Friday – this particular issue is the Fall/Winter 1961-62 issue. While I was taking a look at it, this article on “Seven Magic Rooms You Can Create” caught my eye … First off, we have this girl’s…

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…

Happiness Is Homemade

Happiness Is Homemade

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by Betty Crafter Well, folks, I did it. My crewel obsession has culminated in my producing my very own original crewel design, inspired by all the amazing vintage, hard to find pieces I love so much. And now I’ve got kits available so you can make one too! Introducing Don’t…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Crafty Finds

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Crafty Finds

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by Betty Crafter Aren’t grandmas the best? Mine saves crewel kits that get donated to her church for me. Here are some she just sent me. I was most excited about these loose bits but wouldn’t you know, there was no stamped fabric to be found for either of these…

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