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My Vintage Apron Collection – Part 1

My Vintage Apron Collection – Part 1

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By RetroRuth If you’ve seen my recent post about making labels for my reorganized kitchen, you know I recently went through everything hanging around in my kitchen and pantry cabinets, purging and moving things around mostly just to drive Tom crazy. During that process, I sorted through my vintage apron collection.…

Recent Thrifts Including A Vintage Dress, Some Nautical Fabric, Shoes and a Lamp!

Recent Thrifts Including A Vintage Dress, Some Nautical Fabric, Shoes and a Lamp!

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By RetroRuth Hey everyone! Filling in for Betty today, and, since I don’t have any lovely crafties to show you, I decided to give you a quick preview of all the great thrifting that I’ve been doing.. I recently stumbled on a HUGE haul of 50’s dresses at my local…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! 1940’s Day Dress Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  1940’s Day Dress Edition

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By Betty Crafter Disclaimer:  I am by no means a skilled dressmaker.  I have managed to construct a few garments that are reasonably acceptable to wear in public.  I WANT to be a skilled dressmaker though, and I have a huge pile of gorgeous vintage patterns just waiting for my…

Sewing In The Swinging 60’s

Sewing In The Swinging 60’s

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From the Eaton’s Spring/Summer 1965 Catalogue By Andrea (Sew What Fabrics) Eaton’s was a Canadian department store in operation from 1869 until 1999, who’s catalogues were found in the homes of most Canadians. Eaton’s prided itself on having quality, up-to-date products, and the offerings for the home seamstress were no…

My New Barkcloth: Real or Reproduction?

My New Barkcloth: Real or Reproduction?

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By Sara In AZ _______________________________________________ Ruth is having technical difficulties with her computer at the moment so I am doing a post for her today! I was out shopping at Goodwill a few weeks ago when I came across this fabric.  It was marked $4.99 for each panel, but since…

Super Secret Project – Fabric FUN Time!

Super Secret Project – Fabric FUN Time!

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By Sara In AZ _____________________________________________________ OK, so I finally have my one armed couch and his little friend. Maybe I should call the little loveseat ‘Bandido’ or something? 🙂 But now I am on the quest for upholstery fabric, specifically vintage upholstery fabric. Remember when I told y’all about finding…

Vintage Thrifted Linens!

Vintage Thrifted Linens!

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By Sara In AZ _________________________________________________________ Wait………. Hold the presses………….Before we start the post I HAVE to let y’all know there is a new blog up and running! Who, you ask? Well, it just happens to be the one, the only, the fabulous Eartha Kitsch. Click HERE for the link. She…

Etsy Round-up – Vintage Barkcloth Mania

Etsy Round-up – Vintage Barkcloth Mania

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I love barkcloth!  Since I am super into it today, I thought I would post some fab Etsy barkcloth choices for all of you to drool over. My first barkcloth pick is an abstract curtain panel in an amazing pink, chartreuse and gray from joules.  Love this pattern! Check out this amazing 3…

Vintage Dress Obsession – Found Housedress

Vintage Dress Obsession – Found Housedress

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Check out this great dress!  I thought it was a piece of fabric in a mixed bag that I bought from a garage sale recently for $2.  But it turned out to be a lot more than just fabric.  In addition to some actual vintage fabric pieces, there were about…

Sewing Up A Storm – Thrifted Vintage Sewing Treats

Sewing Up A Storm – Thrifted Vintage Sewing Treats

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So, my friends and I decided to start a sewing group, and I’ve been gathering  vintage sewing books and vintage fabrics in preparation for tons of crafting projects. Hopefully I will get SOMETHING finished!  🙂 These are some of my recent finds. This is a set of sewing books from…

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