Tuesday, September 9, 2008

tuesday = xmas

okay, so here we go...the first xmas post! {although I should point out many of the images/crafts I'll be featuring are seasonal & not just about xmas}

I've collected quite a few vintage holiday magazines recently so I thought that would be a good place to start:









my favorite are those ginerbread houses...too cute!

now I think its kind of mean to show you all those projects & not give you some directions, so for each publication I'll try to give you the details for at least one project.

so to get the directions for making the wreath & stockings just click
here
for a PDF download.

12 comments:

Kristi said...

Yay! Holiday crafts RULE!! I agree with you, the gingerbread houses are the best. :) I love how colorful everything is! Thanks for sharing.

Early Bird Special said...

Oh, I'm super excited that the stockings are in the pdf! They're so cute, and I hope to make at least one this year.

Claudia said...

woo hoo!
i love the stocking on the right!
and yes! those little houses are so adorable!

thanks for the PDF :)

Danielle said...

THESE are incredible! and thanks for being so generous to share! you always find the most amazing things. :-)

amy said...

How fun!!

Anonymous said...

You have no idea how excited I am to see this post. The picture of the felt gingerbread men and lollipops, houses, trees, etc. - my mom made ALL of these for me in huge quantity so I could have what we called a Sugarplum Tree. OMG. Naturally, I don't have a single ornament left. Could you e-mail me? I would love to figure out a way to get those patterns. Regardless - thank you thank you thank you for that happy picture!

fillyjonk said...

Oh, those bring back memories! My mom used to get all of those magazines when I was a kid, I remember excitedly going through the Christmas issues and the special-craft-issues to see what there was to make.

I don't know why most of the "women's magazines" don't feature crafts any more. I suppose they figure their readership is too busy or doesn't know how or something.

But it used to be, in the 1970s, you could usually count on AT LEAST the November and December issues to have crafts, and very often the issue that came out around Easter as well. (And a lot of times there were some really neat stuffed-toy patterns...Joan Russell used to design for Women's Day; I have a big book of her toy patterns)

barbara said...

oops - my comment showed up as anonymous - sorry about that. my blog is oodlesandoodles.typepad.com and my e-mail is brstith@verizon.net - I was wondering if you could e-mail me; I have a question about the gingerbread house decorations that I am so excited about.

sally said...

Those are so cool. Thanks for sharing because I need some ideas for my little boy's stocking needs to be made soon for Christmas.

elizabeth said...

That santa reminds me of this old sesame video.

elizabeth said...

oops. didn't put the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4munc-VzFU

bettyninja said...

I love your new addition of xmas! The face on Santa is what I think is too cute.