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How to Tie Dye in an Apartment: Starburst Dress and Tote

How to Tie Dye in an Apartment: Starburst Dress and Tote

Another day, another dye! (Tie dye, that is!) I’ve been having too much fun trying out small-space dyeing projects to quit now! Today’s DIY is only slightly harder than last week’s tutorial on basic tie dying methods. (You can find that post here!) Today, we […]

1980’s Meets 1940’s: “Vintage” Style on a Budget

1980’s Meets 1940’s: “Vintage” Style on a Budget

It is time to address two very important and seemingly incongruous topics: vintage style on a budget AND dresses from the 1980’s. Though these subjects conjure very different mental images, I have discovered a link between the two! Let’s examine the first topic- dressing vintage […]

Valentine’s Vintage- 1940s

Valentine’s Vintage- 1940s

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to bring out your retro finery! Real vintage, modern re-makes, thrift store scores, and homemade accessories are all present in this outfit! Believe it or not, my earrings and purse are the only true vintage items! This dress is […]

Cozy Crafts with Felted Sweaters

Cozy Crafts with Felted Sweaters

Today’s post is the second in our series of “cozy crafts,” projects perfect for winter afternoons! This time, we are using felted sweaters as our main ingredient. What are felted sweaters you ask? Imagine that you accidentally washed and dried your favorite wool sweater on […]

1940’s Headscarf DIY

1940’s Headscarf DIY

Headscarves are a recent discovery of mine, as I love creating 1940’s looks, but have hair that is inappropriately short for the decade! (I also love snoods. Check out my diy here!) I failed, however, in my attempts to scarf my head until I discovered […]

Mother’s Day Tribute: Mom’s Gunne Sax Dresses

Mother’s Day Tribute: Mom’s Gunne Sax Dresses

This week’s Mother’s Day post honors none other than our Mom! Thank goodness she saved her awesome Gunne Sax Dresses from the 1970’s! This brand proudly took the prairie/medieval/hippy trends of the day to a whole new level! Since the dresses fit Lindee perfectly, she […]

Flower Accessories: Hair Clip and Pin

Flower Accessories: Hair Clip and Pin

To celebrate spring, we have been busy crafting bouquets of DIY flower accessories! I love this retro pin and hair clip set and have worn them several times since their creation! The pin was the perfect accent to the vintage hats I posted here and […]

Vintage Hat Patterns: 1920’s

Vintage Hat Patterns: 1920’s

Although the last to be featured in our series, hat patterns from the 1920’s were the first to spark my millinery curiosity! A quick search of Pinterest revealed many free patterns with accompanying dimensions and sketches of hat styles. The projects appeared to be quite […]

Holiday Accessories: 1940’s Style!

Holiday Accessories: 1940’s Style!

Merry Christmas, Everyone! To celebrate, I’m sprucing up a refashioned dress with homemade accessories, just like they might have done in the 1940’s! I searched my craft store for vintagey silk poinsettias and holly, shoe clips, pin backings, hair clips, felt, and glue! I tackled […]

Elastic Jewelry: Beautiful and Easy!

Elastic Jewelry: Beautiful and Easy!

Say goodbye to annoying clasps and say hello to stylish, easy to wear, jewelry made on elastic cord! Besides being so easy to put on when you are running out the door for work or school, here is what else I love about this elastic […]