Friday, April 25, 2008

Girl's Own Annual Vol XLIV

Vintage Girl's Own Annual
edited by Flora Klickmann.

At the beginning of the year I showed you a
large vintage volume of a Girl's Own Annual.
I have been fortunate to find another this time
Volume XLIV. These Annuals are not dated but
they are from the early 20th Century.

I have chosen these two pages showing what
to do with scraps of ribbon and silk, projects
that I thought might interest you.
(click for larger image)

These delightful illustrations below are just some that
can be found in the Annuals.

Day and night-time wear for young girls.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008



The Delineator
A Journal of Fashion
Culture and Fine Arts
published by
Butterick Publishing Co. (Ltd.)
London & New York
September 1896

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For those of you who love embroidered doilies,
(don't we all?) you must visit Gina at Patra's Place -
she has a fabulous collection of vintage linen,
embroidered doilies, aprons, handkerchief sachets, etc.
Gina is a fellow Aussie and dedicated collector of
all things linen related as well as embroidering
her own vintage doilies.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Children's Embroidery Sets

This time we are taking a little look at Children's
Embroidery Sets.

The Kiddies Embroidery Sets below are Made
in England, and contain - 1 piece of Material,
6 Embroidery Balls, 1 Needle and 1 Transfer.
Each box has one design to embroider - these are
Butterfly design or Birds design.
I would estimate the date as circa 1920's.

Below - inside one of the boxes - well, we are missing two
of the balls of thread but that is fine. For a very vintage set
as this, you would expect there to be some items missing.

Next is the Princess Real Embroidery Set dated 1939
by Standard Toykraft Products Inc. New York U.S.A.
It is numbered 205.

Below - showing Contents ~ Materials to
Also, a sewing needle, the sweetest tiny thimble,
scissors, and threads.
Next - Embroidery Outfit by Transogram Gold Medal
N.Y. Dated 1950 .
Complete Cloth and Napkin Set with "Ballet Girl"
According to the box top, it contains - cloth centerpiece, napkins,
embroidery hoop, colorful embroidery thread and accessories.
This has obviously had a lot of work/play and I would
guess that there has been some items added to it.

Below is a Hasbro Take-Along Embroidery Set.
1965 Hassenfeld Bros., Inc., Pawtucket, R.I., U.S.A.
Numbered 1515.

Again, this set has been well played with and other
items have been added.

Next is "Stamp and Stitch" Embroidery Set No. 723
Made in Italy ~ Multi Print ~ Milano.

This set has a slightly different approach to
embroidery. The stamps can be used to
make more pictures to be worked, plus
there are also some transfers.

Lastly, here is a free vintage pattern for you.