1950s | 1970s | Accessories

Perfect recipe for an enjoyable November evening

November 27, 2011

Inspired by the Admin post, I got to thinking about my favourite sewing magazines which led me to my absolutely favourite way to spend an evening (sorry, hubbie!) – glass of wine, log fire burning, stack of my vintage needlework magazines …. bliss!  My favourites are from the 50s as they seem to have so many useful projects and articles – sometimes there is even a great project tucked  away in a little half column at the back end of a magazine that I overlooked on the first ten or so read throughs.
I have been putting together as many copies of Needlework Illustrated from the late 40s/early 50s as I possibly can.  I have also got a
good (and growing) collection of 1970s Golden Hands magazines.  With regard to the earlier 30s, finding magazines is more difficult but I have a growing collection of needlework books from this era.  Of course, I am discovering echoes of earlier needlecraft projects everywhere.  Plus ca change and all that.  I am enjoying trying the vintage projects out and also creating my own interpretations of them.  I have started putting some of the instructions on my posts and hope to do lots more next year.  In the meantime, if you would like instructions to make a vintage peg doll fairy or a 50s style bow tie for a special night out, please visit my blog on the link below.
Enjoy your evenings everyone.  Cheers!

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