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Great News For Vintage Yarncrafters!

Great News For Vintage Yarncrafters!

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by Andrea While shopping online for yarn the other day, I made a fantastic discovery – did you know that Mary Maxim sells downloadable versions of nearly every pattern they’ve produced, going right back to the 50’s?   If you’re not particularly concerned about owning the actual original paper pattern,…

Make It Yourself – 1973

Make It Yourself – 1973

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By Andrea As soon as the weather turns cold, I really get the urge to knit or crochet – and love to make something that looks a bit retro!  I picked up volumes 1-5 of a series called Make It Yourself: The Complete Step-by-Step Library of Needlework and Crafts a…

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Fall Knitting Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Fall Knitting Edition

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by Andrea   Fall has definitely rolled in around these parts, and I am already feeling the urge to cozy up with an awesome knit sweater – and do some knitting!  Here’s some great patterns to get you started on your fall knitting from eBay.   MARY MAXIM Graph Style…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Strangely Appealing Hats Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Strangely Appealing Hats Edition

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By Betty Crafter At long last, I believe The Great Craft Block of ‘012 is finally cracking! I actually made some progress on Little Betty’s skirt I started months ago, and even persevered through a most gruesome injury (I stuck a pin under my fingernail and out through the top.…

Everyone Loves A Scary Mid-Century Clown

Everyone Loves A Scary Mid-Century Clown

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Boo! Are you terrified yet??? This post originally ran in August of 2010, but it is just too horrifying not to run it again. 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!…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Junior TV Slippers Free Knitting Pattern

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Junior TV Slippers Free Knitting Pattern

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By RetroRuth Hello, All!  Time for this week’s free pattern.  This pattern comes from a great stash of Workbasket magazines I bought from my local Salvation Army for a quarter each.  I was super-psyched, because most of them have their  embroidery transfer sheets still in them!  And the ones that don’t,…