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A pink frosted Christmas tree, a family inside a jalopy, Santa Claus’ smiling face, holly and mistletoes, angels and puppies by a frosted window, these are only a few images that can be found on a vintage Christmas card. We should all take the time to appreciate how these cards were made. Unlike the commercial ones we see neatly packed in shiny boxes in bookstores or gift shops, previous cards were made delicately by hand and are unique. As modernization came upon us, Christmas cards became easy to produce by machines.
This Christmas, a holiday treat would be to bring back an old tradition of making your own vintage Christmas card.
How do people use Bead Flowers?
Bead flowers can be used in every way you use silk or fresh flowers. The only difference is that it will be many, many years before bead flowers deteriorate. Therefore, they make ideal inserts in bridal bouquets, bridal headdresses, hair barrettes, pins, napkin rings, corsages, “potted” plants, 3D pictures and wall hangings.
A few notable people who owned and treasured examples of this fine art were Marie Antoinette, Madame Pompadour, Napoleon’s Josephine, Princess Grace, Princess Caroline, Patricia Nixon and William Randolph Hearst.
If you have ever considered knitting a vintage pattern you may yourself confused over the required yarn. Terms such as “fingering” and “worsted” can be enough to cause you to give up on your project before you begin.
In today’s economic climate, starting a new hobby may seem like an expense that your budget just can’t support. Between gas and groceries, becoming a quilter just doesn’t seem like a wise financial choice. I’m here to tell you that being a quilter doesn’t have to be expensive.
If you are a beginner quilter looking for near-immediate gratification or an old pro who wants to create a different look, why not try making a rag quilt?