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A Saucy Rita for Turkey Day

A Saucy Rita for Turkey Day

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by Arleen On my recent travels to Texas, I purchased an eye-catching plaid in all the perfect fall colors. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it. It would make a great Rita Blouse! I’ve made a couple versions so far, so I was feeling really eager and confident…

Holy Yokes! Pt. 2 of 2!

Holy Yokes! Pt. 2 of 2!

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by Arleen Last week I set out to make the sweetest little dresses you ever did see. I used this basic dress pattern I found on Etsy with several yoke variations all on the same skirt. It even included basic embroidery stitches, so you can really add all the details.…

A Winter Party – Invitations

A Winter Party – Invitations

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By Lindsay Goranson I’m tickled pink to be entertaining with you on December 8th. We have so much to do! This week we’ll select our official party color scheme, guest list and get those invitations in the mail. The Guests Just like fine spirits in a delicious cocktail, your guest…

Holy Yokes! Vintage Dress Pattern – Two ways! – Pt. 1 of 2

Holy Yokes! Vintage Dress Pattern – Two ways! – Pt. 1 of 2

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By Arleen Holy yokes! Here it is. The new (old!) wardrobe staple for your favorite little miss! Some years back I came across this pattern and added it to my Birch Sewing list. We always need to sew up samples, so it’s wise to keep an arsenal of utterly adorable…

Vintage Simplicity 4703 – Embroidered Western Shirt

Vintage Simplicity 4703 – Embroidered Western Shirt

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By Arleen I have been hunting for a good western shirt pattern for some time. Finally, Etsy has brought me some good fortune and I found a gem! My honky tonkin’ honey has been begging me to sew him a western shirt that he can wear for gigs, and this…

Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Vintage Poodle Theme Purse!

Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Vintage Poodle Theme Purse!

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By Sara In AZ   So, what’s a girl to do when she loves poodles and would love with all her heart to have a poodle themed purse?! Well, make one – of course! I have a few vintage poodle appliques just lying around so I thought – why not…

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Front Door Restoration

Mike and Sara Rehab a 60s Retro Ranch : Front Door Restoration

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By Sara In AZ   So, we have this front door. A solid wood front door. It’s a secret I’ve been hiding….but we’ll just bust that little secret wide open right here and now! It is the original front door from the 1960s…the decorative flower like designs match the built-in…

Retro Craft Time – Vintage Craft Master Mosette Poodle Gravel Art

Retro Craft Time – Vintage Craft Master Mosette Poodle Gravel Art

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By Sara In AZ   We are keeping the “crafty” theme going again this week but instead of making pillows we are moving onto gravel art! I bought this vintage New Old Stock  poodle gravel art kit on eBay a few years ago and I figured  since we just completed…

Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Throw Pillow!

Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Throw Pillow!

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By Sara In AZ   OK, sooooooo……I found this teeny-tiny scrap of fabric at the thrift store a while back and I could not leave it behind…..but what to do with it….what to do? I loved the atomic design so I thought – why not make a pillow! I washed…

Atomic Starburst Stencils In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo…A Tutorial – Thursday Retro Rewind

Atomic Starburst Stencils In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo…A Tutorial – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Thirty-two in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are having some fun decorating with starburst stencils! This was a super fun and easy project to do – it just takes some time and patience to make the stencils, but once you get going you will be so happy with…

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