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Saturday, 15 July 2017

1950's Home Decorating Ideas

From Number 40  April 1956 and Number 45 September 1956 issues of Pins and Needles magazine.

Curtains made from Bath Towels, trimmed with white cotton fringe and fish cut from cretonne (thick upholstery fabric), padded and then appliqued in position.
Here is proof of what can be done with ingenuity and colour. No structural alterations were made and this transformation was carried out by a clever young couple of do-it-yourselfers.
In 1956 this room was furnished for just £25, it contains 10 items of furniture all made from plans from various issues of Pins and Needles magazine.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Personality Knitting Pattern Model

Pauline Stone was born in Guildford in 1941, and became  a top English fashion model of the 1960's. A 1960's  image of her that ran in the Daily Express helped to launch celebrated photographer David Bailey's career.
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Stone married actor Laurence Harvey in 1972 -1973, He starred in Room at the Top (1959),The Alamo (1960) and The Manchurian Candidate (1962).

In  1978 - 1986 she married Peter Morton a businessman from the United States. who was the  co-founder of the Hard Rock Cafe.

She then married  Mark Burns in  1995  until his death  in 2007, an  English film and television actor who stared in Death as a woman, The Saint, The prisoner and the tv series Lorna Doone .

In Domino, the film about Stone's daughter Domino's life,  Paulene is played by actress Jacqueline Bisset. Stone, however, requested that her name not be used in the film. The character was renamed Sophie Wynn.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Sew Cute Patterns with Coloring Storybooks!

Read the story, color the storybook pages and then make your own characters!  

These cute and easy sewing patterns include a coloring storybook for even more fun.  Each downloadable coloring book is an adorable children's short story.  Patterns include instructions and pattern pieces to sew your own characters from the story! 

Durtle the Sea Turtle Gets Lost in the Sea

My Giant Pet Caterpillar

Kitty's Magic Cupcake

Olivia and her Pet Octopus

My First Day of School

Snippet's Snoozefest

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Restoration Upcycle Queens

These ladies are masters at restoring old furniture, and have an eye for making  items such as picture frames, pictures and Christmas decorations out of old bits of broken jewellery and fabrics.
Upcycled Pictures, Frames and Christmas decorations