I love her blog,
where she shows off stunning images from vintage craft magazines and
books that she collects from the 60s and 70s. It's inspiring to see
techniques that were done in the past that have been revived and made
modern again. I am itching to try my hand at weaving.
Do you have any
"old school" crafts that you have learned and loved?
(Images 1+2 from craft horizons september/october 1962 Images 3+4 from craft horizons march/april 1963 taken from Cathy's collection with permission, thanks!)
Growing up we used to go to an old fashioned diner called "Mearle's". They had ginormous ice cream sundaes, the best shakes in town and it was the place to be. Mearle's is long gone, but I always dream of finding old timey places to hang around in-preferably ones that serve ice cream.
Well, next time I find myself anywhere near Philly, I am heading straight for the Franklin Fountain. It's a beautifully restored building and a fully functional ice cream parlor soda fountain.
I mean come on-look at how cute their uniforms are!
Be sure to spend some time on their website-so much good stuff over there.
Probably like a lot of you out there, I have a "thing" for abandoned houses. I am a pretty big sissy, so I've only photographed a few; here, here, and here but I am always wanting to do more.
It's interesting to think about the American Dream of home ownership; what that meant, what it means now and how it is changing. At the current time it feels like an unattainable goal for me. But what a strange thing to have a generation of abandoned homes just hanging out around us...