Monday, 7 November 2016

Peter Pan Frill

Oh my, I have been quite terrible about blogging for the past  . . . oh six months?  Hope this sort of makes up for it.



Thursday, 16 June 2016

(not quite) 100 Clever Fashion Ideas for Lace

Hellooo out there . . . I know I've been wildly neglecting this blog.  Please allow me to make amends by sharing a few of these "100 clever fashion ideas for lace". 







Monday, 25 January 2016

An Afghan for the Modern Home

Here are the knitted instructions for the lovely afghan you see below.  I didn't realise till I was back in Belfast that there were alternate crochet instructions as well, which I failed to photograph but I'm confident you crocheters are clever enough to work them out for yourselves (or you can always drop me a line the next time I go back to LA and I'd be more than happy to find the "official" instructions for you).



Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Tap Dance Tuesday

Wow, this is pretty much a tap master class right here.  I have to thank my dad for bringing this clip to my attention.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Sunday, 6 December 2015

Handkerchief Case

Continuing in this series of random patterns I photographed on my most recent trip home, may I present this charming Edwardian handkerchief case.  I'm not entirely sure how it's meant to work, but isn't it absolutely adorable?  If any of you make one please send me pictures so I can see it in action.



Friday, 27 November 2015

The Roundabout

Hello there!  Here's a lovely little 30's hat for you to crochet.  


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Tap Dance Tuesday

It's been awhile since the last instalment of Tap Dance Tuesday and since it looks as though things are going to stay busy for me until the new year, I thought I'd share this selection of five (yes five!) tap acts from the 1930's - just in case I don't get around to posting anything new in this department for awhile.  I hope this satisfies all your vintage tap dancing needs for the time being.