Thursday, December 11, 2014

Vintage cheeky christmas cards - just for you! (free downloads)

It's time to send your Christmas cards - and if you have vintage or kitsch loving friends these would be right up their alley!



Fairly innocent on the front, right? Well, except for the card on the far right.

But have a look inside!

1940s risque christmas pinup cards sexy photos



 I think the one on the left is my favourite.

To download them and make your own:
  • Right click on the image, and select 'Open in a New Tab'
  • When the image opens, either Save it, or Print picture.
  • When printing, make sure you print it to fit on a whole page or it might turn out tiny.
  • Cut around the edges, and fold down the middle. Then fold again.
  • Send to all your friends! 


Monday, December 08, 2014

A sewing-inspired festive wreath, c. 1952

Isn't this wreath the cutest! It's from Needlework Illustrated No.215 (Dec 1952).

It's suggested as a way of giving the sewer in your life the gift of threads (who doesn't need more haby supplies) but I think is a great way to make a sewing inspired wreath too!

Thread the reels onto fancy cord, knot between the reels and finish with some holly trim - voila!

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Mexican Summer... (Just a quick outfit post)

Oh my the weather is hot at the moment! And muggy too..
In the search of something to cool to wear, I found one of my favourite outfits in the back of the wardrobe.. A Mexican tourist set, made from tomato-red rayon.

Love, love this oufit. So much so, that I had to share it with you.
Although it's quite 'blousey', the top and skirt combo is really flattering on a larger figure.
I even had vintage dealers try and buy it off my back when I was walking around a vintage fair.

If you're in Australia, I hope you managed to keep cool this weekend as well! (And if you're in the northern hemisphere, I'm very jealous of your winter right now).

Mexican tourist set - HipsMcGee on Etsy
Shoes - Miss L Fire Tijuana
Glasses - Long Beach, somewhere
Carved bone jewellery - Etsy
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