Month: January 2017

It’s so CUTE! 

This month’s issue, January 1967, didn’t have a ton of projects I was dedicated to make, but one of the ones I did decide to do was this adorable baby sweater. Here is a little fact I may have mentioned before, I’m not a sweater maker.…

It’s round! It’s flat! It’s…

Another potholder! Or as the magazine calls it a dish mat. And I’m super in love with it. It’s beautiful, fun, colorful, and quick! This complete project took just a few hours. I didn’t time myself, but maybe 3ish hours, total. It had some neat techniques,…

National Chocolate Cake Day

I woke up this morning and during my caffeination time Facebook scrolling I saw that it is National Chocolate Cake Day! How handy! For one, we always have fun dinner with a special dessert on Friday. For two, the January 1967 issue I’m currently doing had…

Wooden Tools

My love of vintage doesn’t stop with just magazines, or textiles, or housewares, it really just goes on and on. I also love and tend to acquire vintage craft tools.I often  browse ebay for random lots of vintage supplies. Sometimes I get a real winner. Recently…

Snack Hound

When I saw the ad on the back of the January 1967 issue I became infatuated with the Snack Hound. The National Handcraft Society,  aka The Fad of the Month Club, was a long running craft club that has lots of advertisements in the Workbasket over…

Crochet Hook Review

I’ve been crafting for most, dare I even say all, of my life, but truth be told I’m not very good about keeping up with my supplies. I can never find the right hook, or needle, or what have you, when I need it. I probably…

Copyright

Hello hello!  Recently there was a discussion in the comments about posting patterns from the magazine, and I would love to do it. However, I don’t want to share anything until I find out the legal aspects of copywrite. I called the US Copyright Office today…

February Issue Voting! 

This month I’m trying something new, and getting the following months issue picked out early (in hopes of being able to be more prepared and share more fun stuff with you!) but before I start that I want to try something else new. You’re going to…

Man’s Scarf

One of the projects I worked on in December, from the December 1948 issue, was the Man’s Scarf. The only problem was that I was working on it as a secret project for my son and could only work on it while he was outside, or…

Button, Button, Whose Got the Button! 

I do! In fact I have a lot! I used some duplicate issues of The Workbasket with my button maker to make this great collection of vintage themed buttons!  They’ll be for sale once I get everything set up!