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Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Baby, It’s Cold Edition

Vintage Crafting Shopping Roundup–Baby, It’s Cold Edition

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by Andrea We have very quickly and unceremoniously been thrust into winter, up here in Alberta, Canada, and it’s really cold!  It’s got me thinking about a new coat to spruce up my winter wardrobe – here’s some great sewing and knit coat patterns from eBay!   Vintage ORIGINAL Ladies…

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…

Holiday Shopping At Sears – 1959 Edition

Holiday Shopping At Sears – 1959 Edition

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By Eartha Kitsch I don’t know if you’re like me but when I go out shopping for holiday gifts and ensembles, I am often left feeling kind of well, “Meh”.  I have a hard time finding much razzle-dazzle and excitement in many of the newer goods of today. Call me…

Vintage Crafty – More Housewife Cupcake Toppers!

Vintage Crafty – More Housewife Cupcake Toppers!

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By RetroRuth Wow, I am actually kind of proud of myself!  I have something to show off this week for Vintage Crafty. Woo! A finished set of Housewife Cupcake Toppers!  I think this set is the prettiest one yet. I especially like that I got to use some of my…

Pin-up Girl Cupcake Toppers In Action

Pin-up Girl Cupcake Toppers In Action

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Thanks so much to Alex for sending in these pictures of the Pin-up cupcake toppers shaking their thing at her New Year’s Eve Party! Didn’t they turn out great?  And Alex’s choice of the plastic sticks over wooden ones was a nice touch, I think! Love the vintage serving plates!…

Mid-Century Menu – Pineapple Hamettes

Mid-Century Menu – Pineapple Hamettes

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Welcome to this week’s Mid-Century Menu!  This week Tom and I picked a great recipe out of Favorite Recipes of Michigan Meats, although I am not sure if any meats, especially Michigan meats, actually do have favorite recipes or not.  Hey, I don’t make them up here, I just cook ’em and…

Project in Progress – Housewife Cupcake Toppers

Project in Progress – Housewife Cupcake Toppers

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Sorry this is going to be a short post, but I am finishing packing up a great set of Housewife Cupcake Toppers and then I have to get these babies off to the post office!  This order was huge, 80 of them!  At the time I spoke to the client…

Retro Housewife Cupcake Toppers in Action!

Retro Housewife Cupcake Toppers in Action!

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Happy Monday, all!  I am excited about today for two reasons.  One is that today should be the day I get my fixed computer back, which I am longing for like my fattest cat longs for canned food. Which is a lot.  The other thing is that Reader Sara from…