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Vintage Rippling Blocks Afghan

Vintage Rippling Blocks Afghan on Katie Crafts; https://www.katiecrafts.com

I have been so busy lately! Last week we spent a weekend in Washington D.C. (photos of that trip coming later this week!), then this week we ran around town doing errands and planted all our plants in front and back of our house. In between, I’ve been occupying my time (and hands) with a new crochet project! This Vintage Ripple Blocks Afghan pattern from Angela Marie on Ravelry is just too cute. Continue reading Vintage Rippling Blocks Afghan

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Vintage Hat Crochet Pattern

Vintage Hat Crochet Pattern on Katie Crafts; https://www.katiecrafts.com

Vintage Hat Crochet Pattern

One of my favorite things to buy when I head to the bookstore with Husband is crafting and crochet magazines. A few months ago I bought “Love of Crochet” magazine’s Fall issue and in it was a Vintage Hat pattern that I have used a ton of times already. I’m not kidding- I’ve made 7 of these hats already! They are SUPER easy and work up very quickly, so I can knock one out in under two hours, making them fantastic Christmas gifts. Continue reading Vintage Hat Crochet Pattern

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Fashion Inspiration: Vintage Florals

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Fashion Inspiration: Vintage Florals

I’ve been wearing my vintage florals and butterflies print earrings and bow a lot lately. The pattern is one I’ve always been drawn to. It makes me think of my Grandmother’s blue and white dishes, cute old things I’d find in her house, pearls, and nudes- as in the color- get your head out of the gutter! With all things vintage in mind (I really should have been born in a different era…), I came up with this dream outfit for this week’s fashion inspiration! Continue reading Fashion Inspiration: Vintage Florals

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New Hope, PA

New Hope, PA on Katie Crafts; https://www.katiecrafts.com

Husband took off of work on Friday for his birthday, so we took a day trip to New Hope, Pennsylvania! I hadn’t been there since I was little and went with my parents and sister, and Husband had never been at all. It was just as I remember it- the cutest little quaintest town ever. We popped in and out of shops selling adorable crafts and vintage pieces for way less than they should be selling them (or at least way less than I’ve seen similar things sold here in Phila!), and had lunch and ice cream.. three times. Continue reading New Hope, PA

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DIY Hair Combs From Brooches

DIY Hair Combs From Brooches by Katie Crafts; https://www.katiecrafts.com

Project: DIY Hair Combs From Brooches

When I got engaged, I immediately began thinking of all the things I could DIY for the wedding. I thought about all the money we could save if I made it all myself- decorations, invitations, and even all the gifts. Oh the gifts. The many, many gifts. I of COURSE didn’t think about the stress it would cause me trying to get it all done! Ah well, c’est la vie. While hunting for brooches for my bridesmaids (to turn in to hair combs) that somewhat matched the theme was a sometimes-grueling-3-month-long task, the actual making them part was very easy! I just love how they turned out! Continue reading DIY Hair Combs From Brooches

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Celebrating Old Stuff Day: My Vintage Finds!

Yesterday, March 2nd, was National Old Stuff Day! Yes, it really exists. It’s a day to appreciate all things antique and vintage! I have a few old pieces in my home that belonged to my Grams, Mom-Moms, Aunt Jo and the Husband that I’m excited to share with you! Continue reading Celebrating Old Stuff Day: My Vintage Finds!