Posts Categorized: Vintage

Vintage 60s Barbie Doll Sewing Patterns – So Mad Men!

I found this vintage 1961 Advance sewing pattern for a Barbie Doll Wardrobe, and wow, is it ever fabulous!  The pattern is licensed by Mattel (makers of Barbie) and includes 6 super stylish fashions.   I was struck by how very Mad Men these styles are, and how Barbie was always on the forefront of fashion… Read more »

Hermit Mode and Laundry Drying in Winter

I’ll admit that I become somewhat of a hermit in wintertime.  I really believe in responding to seasonal changes, and just going with the gentle flow of what Mother Nature is presenting at any given time.  I’m learning to give up complaining about the weather; if there is one thing that you can’t do anything… Read more »

New Year’s Eve Soliloquy

Here it is, once again, that annual event that we all go through together whether we like it or not: the turning of the clock into the new year.  I’ve always liked the feeling of ending the old, and starting anew with a fresh clean slate.  Even though we carry our bag of emotions, concerns… Read more »

Fabulously Frugal Homemade Laundry Detergent

Well, I finally took the plunge and did what was the last holdout of my Eco-Friendly-Clothesline-Loving-Cold-Water-Washing-Laundry-Goddess status:  making my own environmentally friendly detergent.  I have been meaning to do this for years but finally got a nudge, okay, a push from a thread on the eBay Clothing Discussion board.  There was a lively discussion about… Read more »

Thanks

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, one of my very favorite holidays.  One of the more superficial reasons that I like Thanksgiving is, for the most part, it hasn’t been blown to smithereens by nauseating commercialization.  Oh sure, we have to put up with the Black Friday (and now, Brown Thursday) ads and hype, but the holiday itself… Read more »