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This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! The Weirdly Popular Mice Ornaments

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  The Weirdly Popular Mice Ornaments

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By Betty Crafter Hello friends!  It’s your old pal Betty Crafter!  I’m back to share with you a recent vintage crafty project in my favorite mediums – felt and Kitschmas!    You may remember my post last year about some totally adorbs felt mice ornaments from a vintage copy of…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting – Yarny Gifts Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting – Yarny Gifts Edition

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I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll say it again.  Once August rolls around I always start thinking about what holiday gifts I want to make.  I unearthed this Current Attractions – Flowers, Pillows, Gifts, and Fashions pamphlet and let me tell you friends – there are some doozies…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Kid Sweaters Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Kid Sweaters Edition

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by Betty Crafter It never fails – right about August I start thinking about my long neglected knitting needles and start scouting out projects. I’ve got a few things in mind that I’d like to knit this year, and one of them is a new sweater for Little Betty. Kids…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Finished Sundress Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Finished Sundress Edition

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by Betty Crafter Y’all remember my 70s sundress aspirations, yes? Well, it’s finished! Now, don’t get too excited. It’s not exactly a win. I think I’d call it a “meh.” Let me preface by saying, this is why I rarely sew for myself. I never seem to end up with…

Decorating Ideas and Color Trends

Decorating Ideas and Color Trends

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by Betty Crafter I was going to show you my finished sundress today, but the nonstop rain has foiled my photography plans. So, instead, I give you Summer 1968’s Decorating Ideas and Color Trends! First of all, I LOVE the white house with robin’s egg blue accents! The shingle roof…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! 70s Sundress Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  70s Sundress Edition

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by Betty Crafter Anyone remember how last week I was musing on summer sundresses I wanted to sew? Well I buckled down and started putting together this 1970s sundress in this ikat fabric: It’s always a bit frightening ordering fabric on the internet, but I am quite pleased with this!…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Sundress Edition

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Sundress Edition

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by Betty Crafter Now that it’s 7,000 degrees here in Texas, I find myself scouring my closet daily for the outfit that will be the breeziest, coolest thing I can find and I am discovering that there are really only a couple dresses that are looking good to me on…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! The (very) Handsome Men of Fleisher’s Edition!

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  The (very) Handsome Men of Fleisher’s Edition!

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It may have been 1946, but apparently companies marketed to women the same way they do now – eye candy! I ran across this Fleisher’s Hand Knits For Men catalogue and hubba hubba! Someone get me a time machine! I’ve always loved me an artsy guy, and this gentleman tinkering…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Make it with sheets – yay or nay?

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Make it with sheets –  yay or nay?

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Just when I think I’ve seen it all when it comes to wacky vintage crafts, I uncover this little number. Make it with sheets! A pamphlet predictably put out by a company that manufactured linens. Why decorate with sheets? Well according to this company there are many reasons. They’re handsome!…

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Doilies – Yay or Nay?

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting!  Doilies – Yay or Nay?

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by Betty Crafter There are those who love vintage in all its forms, and those who believe it should be used sparingly and selectively. I am normally in the former category, except when it comes to doilies. On this issue, my friends, I am torn. I love the 30s and…

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