I don’t know how to crochet, but that doesn’t stop me from appreciating the artistry and technique of this craft. Many of the vintage garments I collect come embellished with a touch of crochet or tatted lace, adding to their allure and loveliness. And so, when I happened upon these vintage how-to booklets [...]
Work of Art
“In the Reference List is given a list of addresses of dressmakers who we know are satisfactory both as to fit and finish. All the addresses given are places that we know personally or through friends. All are reliable and make things that are [...]
The Cherrybration Festival is in full swing here in Howard County, Maryland. Down in Historic Ellicott City, shops and businesses are all in the pink to support the event, which benefits the Claudia Mayer Cancer Research Center.
Remember that pink vintage bra I collaged in antique lace? Well here it is [...]
Not a hard task for me, I admit. For the upcoming CHERRYBRATION CELEBRATION, part of the annual Blossoms of Hope event, my friend Kelli – owner of the charming Journey from Junk boutique in Historic Ellicott City, Maryland, asked me to create a little something for her to raffle off . Proceeds [...]
One of my favorite haunts at the MaryJane’s Farm Sisterhood chatroom is the Farmgirl Barter section. Let me tell you folks – this is just the most awesome thing. Earlier this month I got my feet wet by offering up some back issues of Sew Beautiful magazine that I no longer need but was sure [...]
Isn’t this dress just to die for? And guess what gals, it can be yours! Shona, over at In the Heyday, is hostessing a giveaway to celebrate 100 followers (now up to 144 actually, and you can bet I am one of them). Shona is the genius behind the most wonderful vintage reproduction clothing line, [...]
Recently this summer I was searching for treasures at one of my favorite shops, and came across this box….
Quite intriguing, and when I opened it up – the most wonderful set of 1940′s paper dolls!
May I introduce you to Gail and Lenora?
They have to-die-for wardrobes – classic 1940′s. Don’t you just love [...]
School’s back in session which means I have officially headed back to work, and while everyone is busy around here hitting the outlets and malls shopping for new clothes, I decided to take a slightly different route for “updating” my work wardrobe this year. In addition to making a few outfits, dresses and such to [...]