February 23, 2012

Vintage Advertisement- Hair Tonic

Have you all been watching Downton Abbey? I'm a little behind the trend and just discovered it on Monday. I watched the first episode of the first season and was hooked. The clothing and music and lighting are all so beautiful. I'm only up to the third episode so far as I have been savoring them for when I get my work done so don't give any hints about what is to happen! 

February 11, 2012

Have You Heard of Craftsy?

Last week as I was lurking on the Etsy forums, I discovered a really interesting post. Someone mentioned Craftsy, a site where viewers can sign up for online crafting workshops and online classes, had just opened a new section called patterns where anyone can post their craft patterns for sale.

What I find so exciting about this is that Craftsy hosts your pattern for FREE which means you download the pattern on the site and when someone purchases it, Craftsy will send the pdf pattern to the customer for you. So essentially once you post your pattern, all of the work is done for you.
I came up with a pattern for Craftsy last week and finally posted it last night. The image came from an antique Valentine's Day card. I enjoyed coming up with the embroidery pattern so much that I think I will do a few more! You can check out my pattern and Craftsy's pattern section here.

February 9, 2012

Free Vintage Valentine- German Made Windmill Card

Here is an old Valentine's Day card made in Germany. I love the windmill in the background.

February 6, 2012