Ladies Home Journal: November 1958

Ladies’ Home Journal: November 1958

Another excellent time capsule find from my recent road trip. So much good stuff, but here are lots of the pages for your viewing pleasure: (Click on an image and then click again for big versions!) Much like the 1945 … Read More

McCall's Magazine October 1945

McCall’s Magazine: October 1945

One of my recent  finds of particular interest to vintage enthusiasts and fashion history nerds is this McCall’s Magazine from October 1945. It’s an interesting time capsule of the ideas being promoted to women at the tail end of World … Read More

1950s McCall's Needlework and Crafts magazines.

Trip Finds 2015

Once again this spring we rented a car and embarked on our annual road trip. This time we went west, all the way to Vancouver Island. Stopping at many thrift shops and antique stores etc. along the way I collected … Read More

Hand painted design with gold silk screen ink.

Minnie’s Spring Collection

A while back, I posted my first round of t-shirts for a special furry lady.  She’d had a rough life, and was in need of protective covering for a patch of skin that can no longer grow fur. It’s been … Read More

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Fall Wedding #2: Italian Renaissance

This summer I was hired to create garments for two very different wedding parties. This group was something out of the ordinary for most bridal parties so of course I jumped on it. I built the bride’s c. 1490s gown … Read More

Housewares found at garage sales and thrift stores in rural Manitoba.

Recent Finds: Summer 2014

Whilst I juggle several projects for clients and sadly neglect the made for me items, here are some fun things I’ve picked up recently… The Sawa 2000 De Luxe. There seem to be a lot of these around, and yet little info … Read More