Thursday, March 05, 2015

Vintage McCalls Craft Book

 For Throwback Thursday,
here are some pics from one of 
the vintage craft books I own.
I love the dolls below!

And this pillow cover, 
Bye for now!

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

What I'm Working On

I've been crocheting more daffodils to fill a pitcher.
I wish they were real, but then they wouldn't last as long 
would they? 
Do you have a favorite spring flower?
Bye for now!

Monday, March 02, 2015

What I Wore Folklore

 Feeling in a very folklore mood, 
I chose to wear this skirt 
with my over the knee boots
and my matryoshka doll pin
that I made last year.
Skirt, blouse, belt and purse: thrift
Boots, cardi, tights: Target
Coat: Old Navy
Pin and crochet collar: made by me

Linking to Share in Style!
Bye for now!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Painting for Spring

 I've had this coffee table for about 10 years now, 
it came as a set with end table and media center,
all in black. 
At the time it fit right in with my decor, 
but my tastes have changed quite a bit since.
I'm much more into color now, 
with white as foundation.
But painting furniture can be problematic, 
either you do a lot of prep work
or put up with paint that scratches of over time.
Then I found out about chalk paint, yay!
There is no sanding or priming, 
and it really worked well on this piece.
So much so that I plan on doing the end table next!

 I added some bright and cozy throws to my boring brown sofa,
and already it feels lighter and brighter!

 I also made a new wreath 
using the base from my Xmas wreath, 
and substituting daffodils I crocheted and 
a bit of fabric scrap ribbon to hang.
I also am in the process of crocheting little 
yellow flowers for the fairy lights.

Have you added anything springy 
to your decor?
Bye for now!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Crochet Stool Covers

 Finished up the round stool cover 
I was crocheting,
and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
 Here it is with the other stool.
They really brighten up my kitchen!.

Bye for now!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Visible Monday

I found another great way to wear this plaid skirt,
with brighter colors.
Plaid skirt, blouse, belt and purse: thrift
Cardi: JCPenney
Tights and boots: Target
Pin: vintage

Linking to Visible Monday!
Bye for now!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Vintage Crafting

 Here are a couple of vintage craft books 
from my collection that I thought I'd share.
The above pic comes from 
"Fun with Felt"
by Jutta Lammer, 1968

 Very simple designs as you can see. 

 Next is a craft book from BHG
from 1966. 

 I really like the idea of a placemat,
that you can roll up
with the silverware and napkin already in it!

 Love these two rugs!

Hope you enjoyed these, 
which is your favorite?
Bye for now!