Month: June 2017

Just call me Sunbonnet Sue

I’ve said when I introduced this issue that I LOVE a sunbonnet. Possibly as much as I love a granny square poncho. (Remember, I’ve also said I was born in the wrong decade.) I was really excited to complete this project. I was also excited because…

1950s Open Crochet Medallion

(Free Pattern Below!) The crochet motif in the June issue was interesting to me. The original photo didn’t show the entire piece as being crochet. It looked almost like they were sewn together in some special way, but I knew that was unlikely. I also really…

Weekly Workbasket- June 25

Hello Folks! I’m writing this post from my childhood home in the country! It’s been quite a week. The trip to get here was uneventful. The last few miles of the drive I was practically racing a storm. I could see it out my car window…

Three Ingredient Frozen Strawberry Treat

The June 1952 issue of the Workbasket had a section on using strawberries and one thing that intrigued me was the “Frozen Treat,” so when strawberries went on sale I knew what I was going to make, Frozen Strawberry Treat! It was super easy and my…

Weekly Workbasket- June 18

Hello! My last Weekly Workbasket was late, and probably made it clear that I was a bit frazzled. My plans for June both completely changed and really snuck up on me, so I went from feeling planned, prepped, and in control, to feeling over whelmed, unplanned,…

Weekly Workbasket- June 12

I admit it, my weekly workbasket post is late. I usually type it up on Sunday, while reviewing my week and creating a to-do list, but that didn’t work out this week. First I was using my computer to list some various items for sale (homeschool…

Reusable Water Bombs- Crochet, washable, and FUN!

Kids love water balloons, but I HATE them. First you spend money on them, then you spend ages filling them (or having them fill them) and you pay the water bill for it, then the kids have all of 5 minutes of fun, and then you…

Spoke Motif Pan Holder- 1952 With Pattern

The June 1952 issue features this “Spoke Pan Holder” and I knew right way I wanted to make it. I love the Spoke Motif, and it becomes a fairly mindless pattern once it’s set up. The pattern is quite easy, and would also be a nice…

Weekly Workbasket- June 4th

I started these posts to help show that I am being productive behind the scenes, but I feel like it shows the opposite. This is the third week and I feel like I’m still working on half the items from the first week. When you really…

Denise Crochet Hook Set- Review

A Happy Accident Recently I attempted to order a back up set of Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles and accidentally ordered the Denise Crochet set by mistake. I wasn’t upset though, the crochet set had been on my wish list for some time, so I considered it…