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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…

Vintage Finds From The Recent Midland Antiques Festival – Another Tiger, Needlework and Some Vintage Ties

Vintage Finds From The Recent Midland Antiques Festival – Another Tiger, Needlework and Some Vintage Ties

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By RetroRuth We had a really great time at the Midland Antiques Festival, and we also got some pretty awesome stuff! First up, another big cat for our growing collection. This is a tiger ashtray, and is going to live with the other big cats in our bedroom. This was…

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! Embroidered Squirrels Edition

This IS your granny’s crafting!  Embroidered Squirrels Edition

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By Betty Crafter  I was not kidding, y’all, when I said I needed to cleanse my craft palette after the creepy clown production of last time.  I wanted something cute that I’d enjoy making and actually WANT in my house.  And friends, there are no two words sweeter to this…

Vintage Crafty – Christmas Bells Embroidery Pattern

Vintage Crafty – Christmas Bells Embroidery Pattern

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By RetroRuth Hey there, Crafties!  This is just a reminder to start working on your crafty Christmas presents for this year.  Don’t be like me and wait until after Thanksgiving to try and start them.  That way only leads to pain and sadness.  Well, it leads to late Christmas presents. …

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Free Matador Embroidery Patterns!

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Free Matador Embroidery Patterns!

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By RetroRuth Just so you know, Tom is completely crazy and started a 50 mile race this morning at 6:00 a.m.  Nuts!  And do you know who got suckered into being his race crew? That’s right. His idiot wife. So, that is what I am doing right now while you…

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Free Vintage Patterns: The Pig And The Poodle

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Free Vintage Patterns: The Pig And The Poodle

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Hey guys! Two super cute vintage patterns this week.  I love these!  The pig pattern was printed here in Michigan, and the poodle is awesome.  I can’t wait to stitch that baby up.  Have a great day!…

Vintage Craft Saturdays – More Free Vintage Spring Embroidery Patterns

Vintage Craft Saturdays – More Free Vintage Spring Embroidery Patterns

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Hooray for Saturday! Today I have two more cute vintage embroidery patterns from my stash.  Enjoy!…

Pictures From Recent Estate Sale – Embroidery And Fun Furniture!

Pictures From Recent Estate Sale – Embroidery And Fun Furniture!

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I hit a gem of an estate sale the other day, and it was so fun!  The lady who lived in the house did a lot of crewel embroidery and paint-by-numbers, and they were all over the walls of the house.  She did excellent work, too, and I was really…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Free Vintage Scottie Dogs Embroidery Pattern

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Free Vintage Scottie Dogs Embroidery Pattern

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Or should I say, cross-stitch AND embroidery pattern, since there is a lot of cross-stitching in it! Either way, these two puppies came from the bag of mystery embroidery I received from my Aunt in the mail a few months ago.  It looks like she bought it from an estate…

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