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Meet Maryellen – The MOST Adorable (and Retro) American Girl Doll Ever!!!!

Meet Maryellen – The MOST Adorable (and Retro) American Girl Doll Ever!!!!

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By Sara In AZ Ok, I about hit the floor when I accidentally came across the newest American Girl doll to hit the shelves – Maryellen! She is an American Girl doll styled from the 1950s and just about the cutest thing I have ever seen! I do not own…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Terrific Toys Edition

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay–Terrific Toys Edition

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by Andrea I think toys are definitely one of the tings that really fall into the “they don’t make ‘em like they used to” category.  There are some seriously cool mid-century toys to be had out there on eBay, here’s some of my favourite picks.     Vintage Debbie’s Dream…

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup–Doll Clothes Edition

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup–Doll Clothes Edition

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by Andrea Last week, we took a look at some great vintage Barbie patterns.  This week, we’re looking at more sewing for toys, but this time, let’s take a look at some adorable patterns for baby dolls.   Simplicity Archives 4347 Vintage 18″ Doll Clothes Sewing Pattern Not only does…

Vintage Crafting eBay Roundup – Clothing Your Dolls Edition

Vintage Crafting eBay Roundup – Clothing Your Dolls Edition

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by Andrea If you’ve got a little girl, or know any little girls who love dolls, sewing them some sweet retro style clothes can be a fantastic way to use up your scraps – I know my girls have always loved them!  Here’s some great doll patterns from eBay. First…

American Girl Haul – Emily The 1940’s Doll and Retro Red Dinette Table To Be Retired In December!

American Girl Haul – Emily The 1940’s Doll and Retro Red Dinette Table To Be Retired In December!

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By RetroRuth So, it turns out that I am not just a sucker for full-sized retro wares, but pint-sized ones as well! A few months ago I received an American Girl catalog in the mail and screaming across the front cover was the news that one of the original American…

Vintage Crafty – World’s Scariest Clown Doll Pattern

Vintage Crafty – World’s Scariest Clown Doll Pattern

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By RetroRuth Good Lord!!!!  I found the World’s Scariest Clown Doll in the whole world!  Don’t believe me, huh??  Well check this out! Reeeee! Reeeeeeee!! Reeeeeee! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Check out the extra-long neck, perfect for wrapping around your poor child’s neck to choke them while they are sleeping.  And if that isn’t…

Vintage Crafty – Mitzi, The Peasant Doll Doorstop Pattern

Vintage Crafty – Mitzi, The Peasant Doll Doorstop Pattern

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By RetroRuth Oh boy!  Today, Crafty Saturday is dedicated to Mitzi Swisher, the super-awesome founder of The Vintage List and the new Swap Vintage.  I can’t put my finger on why this doll reminded me of her.  Maybe it is the Madonna-like calm? 🙂  Anyway, enjoy!…

Vintage Crafty Saturday – FREE Vintage Joan Russell Alice In Wonderland Doll Patterns

Vintage Crafty Saturday – FREE Vintage Joan Russell Alice In Wonderland Doll Patterns

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I thought this was a particularly appropriate pattern to feature since Tom and I are going to see the new Alice In Wonderland movie this weekend!  I stumbled across this issue of Woman’s Day from Nov. 1965 a few months ago in a thrift shop.  I was more than happy…