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Retro Craft Time – Super Easy Apron Lady Magnet Labels for Vintage Kitchen Cabinets

Retro Craft Time – Super Easy Apron Lady Magnet Labels for Vintage Kitchen Cabinets

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By RetroRuth Hey guys! This week we are going to craft (or throw together) some really simple magnet labels that you can use inside or outside of your vintage metal kitchen cabinets! I recently did a huge purge and reorganizing of our kitchen cabinets, including our dishes and our pantry.…

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…

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…

This Is Your Granny’s Crafting – Try A Little Kindness

This Is Your Granny’s Crafting – Try A Little Kindness

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By Betty Crafter Y’all, I am a crewel tornado and I cannot be stopped! I am on a roll – look out ’cause if you’re in the way you will be left flattened, bewildered, and covered in chain stitches and french knots of every jewel tone in the rainbow. I…

Glue For Jeweled Purses and Embroidery Transfer Pencils on Wondering Wednesday

Glue For Jeweled Purses and Embroidery Transfer Pencils on Wondering Wednesday

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By RetroRuth We have some crafty questions this week on Wondering Wednesdays! Angela writes: Hi Ruth, I really like the vintage embroidery patterns on your site. Could you please tell me how do I transfer them on to material? Thanks Angela Hi Angela – It is actually really easy. Just…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Crewel Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Crewel Edition

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By Betty Crafter Once again I find myself with my fingers in too many craft pots!  I’m working on the skirt for Little Betty I talked about last time, I’m beginning to catch up (finally!) on Andrea’s Mad Men sew along, and I’m more than a little geeked up over…

Our Contest Finalists And Voting Begins To Choose A Grand Prize Winner!

Our Contest Finalists And Voting Begins To Choose A Grand Prize Winner!

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By RetroRuth Wow! We got some awesome entries for our “Odds ‘N Ends” contest!  It was really, really hard to pick the three finalists, but after lots of thinking, discussing, thinking, arguing and then more thinking, we have it narrowed down to these three (which are in no particular order!):…

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…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Vintage Pattern For Knitted Fashion Doll Sweater

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Vintage Pattern For Knitted Fashion Doll Sweater

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Hello, all!  Tom and I are off to run errands today, so I leave you with this great pattern for cute “fashion doll” sweaters. Click on the pictures to make them larger. Enjoy!…