Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Make Your Own Christmas Trees - 1966 - KAP Kraft Books

If you are as old as I am you might remember these sorts of little craft books packed with projects. There are lots of charming vintage ideas here for you (the Tin Can Tree) or to make with the kids (frosting an upside down ice cream cone). Have fun, more to come!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Embroidered Angel for Christmas - 1938 The Needlewoman

"A Beautiful Design in the Modern Manner" - "In Softly Attractive Colourings and Easy Stitches"..."the recipients will be sure to preserve such original and lovely gifts".

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Gifts to Make - 1938 Needlewoman Magazine

Goodness I've been gone a long time! I was working on a big project that I'll tell you about soon. But now it's time to get busy making gifts for Christmas, so here are some ideas from The Needlewoman Magazine, published in 1938. (I've added the instructions, click twice to enlarge...have fun!)