Vintage birdcages are oh-so-pretty for flower arrangements and party decor, but they’re extra sweet when turned into cupcakes. Here’s how to make ‘em for your Mama Bird, or anybody else who makes your heart take wing.
Jewelry trends come and go, but the spoon ring is forever. In fact, this style of ring is thought to date back to the 1600s, when making jewelry out of cutlery was apparently a thing.
"They had style, they had grace." That's Madonna singing about Greta Garbo, Lauren Bacall, Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe and other screen sirens in her hit song "Vogue." Those mid-20th century glamour gals could sashay into a room like nobody's business. And their dresses? To die for.
Vintage is always a crowd-pleasing direction when it comes to cake decorating. It lends itself perfectly to sweet treats and carefully decorated tiers due to the often subtle and romantic color schemes and stylish motifs! Sometimes, it can be a little hard dreaming up a vintage inspired design, but with our quick and simple tutorial you'll have a chic cake in no time!
You may love your fancy, modern sewing machine, but there's so much to love about vintage sewing machines, too.
Lace is a beautiful niche of the craft of crochet. It harkens back to the early days of the crochet and reminds us of stunning vintage thread crochet designs. However, lace crochet can also be done in modern yarns and colorways for a contemporary look that's fresh and new. In fact, vintage styles of crochet lace are becoming quite popular again. And the best part about lace? There are so many different types of crochet lace, so you can learn something new!
Vintage looks can be fun and flirty, with lovely details that you might not find on contemporary patterns. However actual vintage patterns can have their limitations. They can be costly or not available in your size, and you may already have a standard darted dress bodice that fits you to perfection.
Royal icing consistency, flooding and outlining to a cookie novice may feel terrifying, but it's always pretty helpful (as well as uplifting) to remember that a skill is just something you haven't learned yet! And with step-by-step guidance and a little practice, you'll be on your way to creating beautiful decorated cookies.
As a fan of embroidery, I mostly limit my designs to stitching on fabric. But sometimes, it’s fun to mix it up and work with paper — we’ll trade cotton for embroidery on photos!