Sunday, August 31, 2008

I know vintage aprons are popular. In 1935 these 3 aprons were available in kit form, design stamped on muslin all for 50 cents.I had better check my face powder! Also a 1935 Ad from Woman's World.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Vintage Sewing Collectibles

Back in the Day - When women gathered in Sewing Circles. These nickel plated rust proof needles are still in great shape so I never run out of needles. I think sewing is popular again. More for craft type projects, then sewing clothes but there are wonderful fabrics on the market.
Years ago Sewing Supplies were sold at Penneys and Sears. I love the ric rac. Inside the match book look alike is a piece of chalk for marking patterns on the fabric.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More Postcards.......

Comic Linen Postcard from 1940's
RVing the old fashion way. I know there is a Phoenix in Arizona, but one in Oregon!
I can't help picking up a free advertising postcard.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - Mystic

Heres my entry for this weeks challenge Mystic on Sundays Postcard Art. To see what others have submitted go to

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday Projects

I have taken up some redwork stitchery and wonder what I will do with this angel when I finish it. Maybe make a pillow. In the background (excuse the shine) is a pincushion kit I am going to do tomorrow in sewing class. The wooden box I found at a garage sale. It has an old metal liner and came full of sewing goodies. Why can't I find boxes with postcards in them!?
Trying a little hand quilting. The image is of a Bleuette doll ironed on old sheeting from a transfer with stitches around it as a border. Well there are a few postcards next to it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Vintage Postcards - Roses

I love Flower Postcards especially Roses. These 3 cards are from about 1910. All are embossed and have splashes of Gold or Silver.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - Doors

Heres my entry for Postcard Sunday Art. The scan is a little faded. The contrast is a little better on the actual card. To see some fantastic entries go to

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sew Girls - Queen Zippira and Buttonella

This has nothing to do with postcards or challenges etc. Just felt like sharing something I made the past few days and had great fun. This is from the Loralie Fabric Line called Sew Girls. I sandwiched the square (cut from a panel of other great ladies) with batting and a backing then hand quilted around the ladies. I love their wardrobe. What am I going to use it for? Well maybe a potholder, hot pad but most likely will hang it on the wall.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Antique/Collectible Postcard Finds

I went on a shopping spree Monday and found about a dozen postcards at an antique mall. Well I found more but didn't buy them all!
This is from a town near me. I found the information written at the botton interesting. The only Masonic Lodge in the state of Calif. allowed to meet on the ground floor. This lodge is in Hornitos. They still meet on the ground floor and I guess all others must meet on the second floor. I have been inside and its very nice. I think the building was built about 1856.
Mono Siphon and San Joaquin River Bridge, Fresno County in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have driven on this road and its not much better, paved though!
I love the view of this Motel sign...advertising TV , Room Phones and Ice Cubes. Now they would be advertising Internet Connections or WiFi. Just not as charming.
This motel is in Prescott, Arizona.
I have listed these on Ebay. I guess I can part with them.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ribbon, Beads Vintage Postcard

This early Postcard is decorated with embellishments. This card has tiny beads glued for tree branches and ribbon laced through the front. It is double sided. I think its a little gaudy but unique. I have listed this postcard on eBay.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - On Yer Bike!

The theme for Sunday Postcard Art this week is Bicycles...any kind, "On Yer Bike"
I have never wanted my picture online but who is going to recognize me now with my neighbor.
The colorful bike is from a graphics program, and us kids are posing by a "scooter bike" I don't even think its mine. This PC is 4 inches by 6 inches.
To see what other folks are riding check out

Friday, August 1, 2008

Sketches by Tamara - My Card

This is my entry for Sketches by Tamara. To see others go to
It came out a little "busy" but I am still new at trying these rubber stamp challenges.

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