Personal Icons: Manic Street Preachers

Somehow I always find myself returning to Manic Street Preachers, musically, lyrically and asthetically. Their music, particularly the entirety of The Holy Bible album, shaped me in a lot of ways when I was a young woman, struggling through a lot of the typical and not-so-typical hardships of growing up. It got me through a … Continue reading Personal Icons: Manic Street Preachers

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Sewing Simple Seams, 1947 Instructional Sewing Video

Here is another vintage sewing video, this one will teach us how to sew simple seams. Since my most recent big sewing project involved using a 1940's pattern and my next one probably will as well, I'm finding these 1940's sewing videos especially informative and inspiring. I hope that you enjoy this one too! πŸ™‚ … Continue reading Sewing Simple Seams, 1947 Instructional Sewing Video

Street & Smith’s Love Story Magazine, October 20th, 1934

On archive.org I found this copy of Love Story Magazine from 1934 and it's so great to looks through and read. It's full of wild advertisements and really fun stories - I highly recommend reading the story from this issue, "Thrill Chaser" by Mary Ann de Forest, it's the kind of story you would expect … Continue reading Street & Smith’s Love Story Magazine, October 20th, 1934

Podcast Spotlight: All About Agatha! (plus some more Agatha Christie related excitement!)

Yay! Finally there is a podcast for all of us Agatha Christie fans! All About Agatha is a lot of fun to listen to and I was so excited to find it while browsing iTunes a week ago. It certainly made what had been a pretty rotten couple of days feel a lot better and … Continue reading Podcast Spotlight: All About Agatha! (plus some more Agatha Christie related excitement!)

A French Sewing Pattern from the 1970’s

I love this French sewing pattern, the illustrations are filled with 1970's awesomeness and it looks fairly simple and straight forward to make, though I may need to run some of the instructions through an online translator. This particular pattern is from Echo De La Mode magazine, who had a free sewing pattern supplement with … Continue reading A French Sewing Pattern from the 1970’s