In searching for vintage patterns, there is nothing like the thrill of finding a Christmas gift booklet. I love these for their novel gift ideas, plus the fantastic Santa graphics/pictures are an added bonus!
These particular booklets are supplements to the Australian Home Journal and probably date around 1930's and 1940's.
I know there are many of you who love vintage textiles and I would like to treat you to some of the vintage patterns found in these booklets.
For those who love vintage aprons, this one has an Australian Native Rose embroidery detail.
For the knitters.
For the embroiderers.
For those who love dolls and tea cosies.
As is usual with a lot of the sewing patterns in the earlier books, booklets, and magazines, you had to send for the pattern. It is the case for this cute Koala holding sewing accessories. I am sure that this wouldn't stop a lot of you clever crafters from making your own little version!
The sewing poll. Thankyou to those who voted. As with a lot of vintage textiles, some may be too fragile to display permantly. A lot of care is needed for most and keeping them clean is important. Some may be able to have them on display and protected from dust in glass cabinets. Sunlight should also be taken into consideration. Some items can still be used as with embroidered or crocheted doilies, quilts, tablecloths, aprons, etc. So in all it is really up to the collectors!
Snowman Pincushion Challenge with my pincushion group. All of the entrants did a fabulous job in creating their snowmen. It was so interesting to see the different styles of snowmen that other pincushion makers had created. For me, it was the first time I had involved myself in anything like it and it really set my poor little brain into motion.
Below is my Snowman Pincushion - a Snowman Peddlar!
~~~Snowman Kits~~~ SOLD HERE!
Although it ended up being more of a decoration, I am very pleased with my efforts, and I had a lot of fun.
On the tray are crocheted woollen caps, snowflakes, bells, cork pipes, snowballs and wooden bucket. Hanging off the tray are snowflakes, wooden bucket, pairs of snowman arms, bells, and ear muffs.
Underneath the tray is a snow shovel, wooden bucket, scarf, snowballs, and another crocheted cap.
I twisted my ankle on Friday, so while I had my foot up, I made this very simple little felt Christmas tree pincushion. Now I want to make a lot more Christmassy pincushions!
Dont forget to vote in my latest sewing poll! *****************