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Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Vintage Poodle Theme Purse!

Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Vintage Poodle Theme Purse!

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By Sara In AZ   So, what’s a girl to do when she loves poodles and would love with all her heart to have a poodle themed purse?! Well, make one – of course! I have a few vintage poodle appliques just lying around so I thought – why not…

Atomic Starburst Stencils In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo…A Tutorial – Thursday Retro Rewind

Atomic Starburst Stencils In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo…A Tutorial – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Thirty-two in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are having some fun decorating with starburst stencils! This was a super fun and easy project to do – it just takes some time and patience to make the stencils, but once you get going you will be so happy with…

Retro Craft Time–Let’s Make a Mermaid Soap Pump!

Retro Craft Time–Let’s Make a Mermaid Soap Pump!

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By Sara In AZ   Sooooo, since my first foray into making a retro look soap pump for the Poodle Bathroom was a success I threw caution to the wind and decided to make another soap pump for the master bath! In the master bath I (eventually) plan to hang…

Retro Craft Time–Let’s Make a Poodle Soap Pump!

Retro Craft Time–Let’s Make a Poodle Soap Pump!

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By Sara In AZ   Sooooooo, I’ve been planning out our hallway bathroom décor….in this bathroom that I re-painted the cabinets in……….. From day one this always was going to be the “poodle” bathroom! We are close to figuring out our tile for the room and I still need to…

Vintage Christmas Crafting Ideas

Vintage Christmas Crafting Ideas

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by Andrea Now that it is December, I am thinking Christmas – and thinking Christmas usually gets me thinking crafts.  Need some vintage crafting inspiration?  Here’s some great items from Etsy!   Vintage 1960s McCalls 8401 Vintage Christmas Crafts and Trims Pattern UNCUT** This pattern is perfect for those mid-century…

Ding Dong School Brochure : Mr Bumps – A Chenille Pipe Cleaner Craft Project From 1955

Ding Dong School Brochure : Mr Bumps – A Chenille Pipe Cleaner Craft Project From 1955

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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…

Foiled Again! – New Year’s Eve Decor by Alcoa

Foiled Again! – New Year’s Eve Decor by Alcoa

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By Eartha Kitsch   I love interesting old craft books and some of my favorites are those put out by Alcoa, one of the world’s largest producers of Aluminum. During the decades, they’ve published quite a few holiday decoration books that are well, quite obviously meant to hawk aluminum foil.…

Atomic Starburst Stencils In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo…A Tutorial

Atomic Starburst Stencils In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo…A Tutorial

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By Sara In AZ Since Atomic Star Stencils seem to be all the rage these days I thought I would add a few around Mom’s condo! I carefully documented all my steps in case anyone else wanted to make star stencils for themselves. Really it was pretty easy….even for me!…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Stylofil Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Stylofil Edition

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By Betty Crafter I was doing so well, y’all.  It is time to break this crafting block I’ve had and I was trying so hard.  I started a knitting project (which is going slowly, but hey – I did start it!) and I happened across this intriguing package at an…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Pillow Pet Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Pillow Pet Edition

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By Betty Crafter I’m a sucker for felt crafts.  Weird, I know.  I’m also a goner for 60’s flower power and cutesy animals.  So when I came across these cuties in a vintage craft mag, I knew it was only a matter of time until I had one for my…

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