1920s Party Planning and Needlework


Hello everyone! Long time no post, huh? I had this awful plaque of a cold all week, teamed up with pink eye running through the house and remnants of last week's discovery of my mango allergy so I've been basically useless all week. Thankfully, I went to bed super early, woke up revived and am ready to clean this house, blog and work on projects again.

I've also been working on finishing our Gatsby issue of Hey Doll all week, which is turning out to be absolutely fantastic! Our magazine host, Glossi added a bunch of new features recently and I've been figuring out how to work all of them. I'm so pleased with this issue and although it'll be a week later than promised, I think it will be well worth the wait!


This issue, we have some knitting patterns from my 20's magazines and  I added an excerpt from one of my 1920s books, Parties that Are Different, which you can read and download for free, here. 
I have one more article and the contents pages to add to this issue and then it will be ready to publish. Keep your eyes out for it here in a day or two! 

 Anyway, last weekend I bought a really awesome Canon printer/scanner combo thing from an estate sale for $10! My old scanner was nearing death for a long time so I'm really happy to finally be able to share all of  my gorgeous vintage books and magazines with you guys! I have a huge tote full of old magazines to scan so I hope to pick a few to do each week.

Working on the e-zine has me still Gatsby mood so I wanted to share some scans from The Modern Priscilla that I posted about a few weeks ago. Today, we have some beautiful instructions on using bias tape as applique on different accessories and home linens. This is a great way to jazz up a boring dress or blouse, make unique gifts for friends and family and use up those funny little scraps of bias tape.

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  1. Glad you are feeling better. Looking forward to the new issue. You guys are doing such a nice job of it, very fun!!

  2. just a helpful hint...when you're scanning anything that's been printed, make sure to turn on the moiré or descreen setting on your scanning software to avoid getting that weird pattern that's on your first image of this post. i can't wait to see the rest of them!

    1. Thank you!! That is very helpful! LOL, I couldn't even turn this thing on without my husband to help me figure it out. :P

  3. Oh no, I'm really sorry that you've been feeling poorly lately, sweet gal. Fingers crossed this is the one and only bug that comes your way all spring and summer long.

    How wonderful that you scored a great deal on that scanner. We need a better one for sure, too - I'd love to follow your lead and scan some of my favourite vintage magazines, books, cookery booklets, etc some day, too.

    Huge healing wishes!
    ♥ Jessica

  4. Yikes! I must have caught my pink eye from you! It has been going though my house too. All the way up in Ontario Canada.

  5. My son got pink eye this week too!Luckily he hasn't "shared the love" but I've run myself ragged doing laundry constantly and lysoling anything he touches throughout the day and driving my whole family nuts with extra "wash your hands" lectures.Hope all yours are feeling better soon!

  6. Pink eye is a problem in my area too!(Southern California) How strange... So glad you are feeling better :)



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