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
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
Sunday, 6 December 2015
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
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
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.
Saturday, 21 November 2015
I don't really "do 60's" too much anymore, but I definitely used to and so my archive of knitting patterns is absolutely full of books and magazines from that era. If memory serves, these are from an "Around the World in Knitwear" supplement to Woman's Day magazine or something along those lines (sorry, I really should've taken a few source notes when I photographed them). At any rate - enjoy!