Wednesday, November 28, 2007

For fun and service!

scary potholder thing, originally uploaded by drewzel.

I put this pic up on Flickr the other day, saying that I thought these crafts were quite ugly. But "pet potholder" has a fan, and I guess the "shoebox carry all" would be quite cute in a nice fabric. Here it is for your viewing pleasure. After Christmas, I might attempt a shoebox carry all...another one for the project list.
What do you think of these two?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Knit Your Own!

From 'Woman and Home' August 1945:

Click on the top pic to read the instructions.

Felt and Fashionable

From The Modern Priscilla 1929 - shame they aren't in colour. {click on the picture to see a readable size.}

Vintage doiley

vintage doiley, originally uploaded by drewzel.

Semco design 140 on a 7" round doiley. Part of me doesn't want to stitch it, as I do like it as is, with the old instructions attached...but then, I can't just collect things for the sake of it. I'm not really into that, things should be used for their purpose rather than hoarded.
Anyway...Semco are still going strong, and I'd say this one is from the 50's or early 60's as the price is still marked 3/6 (Australia went decimal in 1966). My mother had lots of doileys in this style that she'd made - Dolly Varden seemed to be her favourite! This design is called "Margaret".

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Little red hen

little red hen, originally uploaded by drewzel.

From Home Arts 1937.