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Friday, 25 March 2011

Get Sewing for Summer

True vintage style or this season's take on vintage, make your own with patterns from Wickedlady Collectables

1940s bra top, skirt, shorts, blouse and pinafore.

1940s girls playsuit.

1950s sundress & jacket.

Bikini, shirt and shorts c1960.

1960s pleated sundress.

MOD culottes dress.

1970s Givenchy tucked dress.

1980s jumpsuit.

New! Big Sister Little Sister Rag Doll Sewing Pattern with Caterpillar & Butterfly Patterns!

Learn to sew this adorable sister duo and their caterpillar and butterfly companions!  Sewing pattern includes instructions, pattern pieces and supply list to make both dolls, their doll clothes and their critter companions. 

Big sister rag doll is approximately 18" long.  Little sister rag doll is approximately 14" long.  Made from muslin cotton and yarn hair.  Faces are painted and embroidered.  Caterpillar is approximately 18" long.  Butterfly is 12" tall.  Made from soft fleece fabric.

Easy, beginner level sewing pattern!

Pattern will be emailed in a PDF file format within 24 hours.  Free shipping!


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

New Raggedy Mouse Doll Sewing Pattern at Snowdrop Shop!

Sew this adorable raggedy mouse doll! Makes a great handmade gift for any occasion! Pattern includes pattern pieces, instructions and supply list to make the doll and her clothes. Mouse is approximately 22" tall and made from tea-stained muslin cotton. Her face is painted and embroidered.



Sunday, 13 March 2011

Vintage and New Plastic Buttons

Hello Folks! Here are some gorgeous buttons to tempt you ...

This first set are vintage plastic ball-shaped buttons in a wonderful baby blue colour. They cost $4.00 from Love Buttons On Etsy for a set of ten buttons.

I was delighted to come across these beautiful, carved, vintage plastic buttons after several hours hard "button hunting" recently. They are black shank buttons - coat button sized with a very stylish leaf motif. They cost £8.00 for four buttons from Love Buttons HQ.

Finally, these adorable 'brown sugar', new plastic buttons. Their surface looks like creamy coffee with a sprinkling of brown sugar (well, to me anyway!). A very versatile button, ideal for all sorts of knitting, sewing and craft projects! They are available for £0.10 each from Love Buttons HQ, or for £1.20 for 10 buttons from Folksy and MISI, and for $1.95 from Etsy.

A quick 'heads-up' to let you know that all of the Love Buttons shops will be closed between the following dates: Friday 18 March to Saturday 26 March (inclusive). Apologies in advance for any inconvenience. But 'business as usual' before and after those dates :)

Posted by Julia of * Love Buttons HQ * Love Buttons on Etsy * Love Buttons on Folksy * Love Buttons on MISI *

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Be entered to win a plush dog with the purchase of a rag doll sewing pattern!

Purchase any rag doll sewing pattern during the month of March and be entered to win a plush dog holding a blanket!  Includes 10" plush dog and 32" x 48" fleece blanket.  Winner will be chosen April 1, 2011.


Vintage for St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawls

Are not doing a pub crawl, hitting a party for green beer, working or just hanging out, You MUST wear green for St.Patrick's day and join the fun ~ you don't want to risk being pinched for not wearing it!

Vintage is true "green" ~ environmentally and physically! go vintage! And a Happy St. Patrick's day to all!!

Here are a few green suggestions for you from
Vintage Outlet.

Wrap Sateen Hawaiian Dress XL seafoam green Sarong

Vintage Ladies Hat Bollman Green wool Veil Bow Rhinestone satin band

Vintage Outlet
for more green and other vintage pretties!

Insurance – A Thing To Remember

Many of us watched in horror as the Iraq museums were ransacked and the artefacts stolen. Lesser known but never-the-less disturbing robberies regularly take place.

On Sunday 30th November 2003, three burglars managed to break into the Antwerp Diamond museum and exited with about 12 pieces of jewellery. The estimated combined worth was about 1,250,000 US$. Insiders say the burglars were well trained professionals and the job was well prepared. Most of the jewels taken were Art Deco. The thieves used sledgehammers, took what they wanted, and left via the emergency exits before the automatic doors could be closed.

There is no real way of protecting jewels with certainty; there is though a protective solution: at least insure your jewels properly. We feel it is our duty to insist on reminding all antique and jewellery lovers to properly deal with that question.

Before it is too late!

Tips from the 1950's housewife

1. dated december 22 1956 - 4 pages of "About the home hints" including borax for cleaning, blue mildew on furniture, limp rugs,herb dring and much more.
2. dated January 7 1956 - Housekeeping hints - electric cooker, dustbins, bath, care of shoes, toilet brushes, lamp shades and much more.
3. January 28 1956 - Hints for the home handywoman - curtain runners, drawers that stick, thawing frozen pipe, scraps of wallpaper, ugly meters and much more.


Thursday, 10 March 2011

Free Gifts with Purchase from Snowdrop Shop

Receive a free doodle kit with any $25 purchase! Doodle pads, pencils, crayons and more!  Doodle kit includes a variety of doodle tools and a plush doodle stick figure miniature!  Anyone can doodle a stick figure!  Your children will love this little doodle friend!
Doodle kit may vary by color and contents.


Receive a free craft gift with any $15 purchase!  Free gifts change daily!

Available March 10th or while supplies last:
Free Tie Your Own Fleece Easter Egg Pillow Craft Kit with any $15 purchase.  Includes precut fleece fringe and polyester stuffing.  Approximately 17".  All craft pieces are precut.


Tuesday, 8 March 2011

15 Critter Club Stuffed Animal Sewing Patterns

Set of 15 critter club stuffed animal sewing patterns. Learn to sew these adorable critters! Sewing patterns include pattern pieces, instructions and supply list to make 15 critters. Easy, beginner level patterns make great handmade gifts for any occasion! Approximately 12"-15" tall.

Critters include: naptime buddies (laying flat pupply, sleeping kitty, pet mouse), mouse, lying kitty, butterfly kitty, sleeping bear, teddy bear, penguin, fish, lying puppy, honey pot teddy bear, owl, fat cat and round bunny!

Patterns will be emailed in PDF file format within 24 hours.  Free shipping!


Monday, 7 March 2011

Easter Sewing Patterns from Snowdrop Shop

Try these fun sewing projects this spring!  Create a giant felt Easter egg.  Sew a felt Easter basket with eggs.  Or sew this adorable round bunny!  Sewing patterns available at www.snowdropshop.com.  Giant egg and baskets are sewn using a whip stitch sewing technique done by hand.  Appropriate for ages 12 and up!




Sunday, 6 March 2011

Latest Buttons From Love Buttons

Morning all! Here I am again with the latest additions to Love Buttons HQ.

These unusual grid-patterned buttons are right on theme for the new Spring brights fashions! The colour is a citrus orange and the raised 'weave' or 'grid' pattern add an interesting feature. They cost £2.35 for seven buttons.

These sweet 'realistic' dolphin buttons are handmade ceramic. They are perfect for cards, wall hangings and more. They cost £5.00 for five buttons.

Finally, these small black glass buttons have a slightly cupped profile and triangular shape. They have a gold lustred rim and white speckling. They cost £4.50 for five buttons.

Until next time...

Posted by Julia of * Love Buttons HQ * Love Buttons on Folksy * Love Buttons on Etsy * Love Buttons on MISI *