Thursday, September 25, 2014

Free Little Miss Stuffed Doll Pattern from Vintage Pattern Marketplace

This sweet vintage dolly is here just in time for you to stitch her up and give her as a Christmas gift!

At 18" tall she would be adorable sitting under your Christmas tree. Especially if you were creating a vintage toy land theme. You could even make her suspender skirt out of felt with a tiny holiday applique on the front!

 Click here for the free pattern from Vintage Pattern Marketplace

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Collection of Goodies for Your Laundry Room

"Whether you hang your clothes on the line or use a dryer, you're sure to want a few of these laundry supplies or vintage items to brighten your laundry room and make laundry day less of a chore."

Monday, September 15, 2014

Living Farmhouse Style in Surburbia

I live in a small 1960s ranch style tract house with a large yard. I love the idea of country living but not the inconvenience of traveling long distances to shopping, the doctor's office, etc. I tried that and really didn't like driving in the snow to get to town, having the deer eat all the vegetables or not having water when the electricity went out and the electric well pump couldn't run. So I've tried to take all the parts of the country life that I like and incorporate them into my suburban existence. 

To me farmhouse living means simplicity, connecting to the earth and doing what you can with your own two hands.

I'm not living in rural America but that's okay, I'm pretty happy with our own personal blend of suburbia and country!