I use vintage patterns, some of which belonged to my grandmother, with today's fabrics and yarns. I take vintage needlework magazines and work from the patterns in them. The magazines date from 1912 through to the fifties, and I try and use the patterns from them as they would have been originally used. Sometimes I will adapt them and make something else. I prefer to specialize with the thirties and forties patterns and occasionally dip my toe into the fifties.

When I feel the need to bring things up to date, sometimes adapting the original vintage patterns. I also design my own patterns so you can make lovely items too.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

I have been making...........

Child's size version of the 1944 shopping bag.


A folding bag or roll taken by men to war in 1914-1918.
A Hussif is a useful way  to keep all your sewing equipment to hand.

Both items can be found here

Now back to the knitting, I sold the jumper in the previous post!


  1. Lovely fabric in the huswif.

  2. Hi Julie, I'm not surprised you sold the jumper it was just so pretty as are the hussif bags (I've never heard that term before). Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Barbara xx


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