Monday, January 31, 2011

Vintage Child Care

I have always said that the inspiration for Old Favourites came from my grandmother. Whilst visiting her the other day she unearthed this treasure for me. This well read book was issued by the Department of Health, Victoria during the 1960's to new mothers. It is full of fabulous advice like " In the ante-natal period, a husband if possible should spare her (his wife) any emotional strain". It was interesting to find that a lot of the information still rings true today.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bells and butterflies

So usually I leave all the creative stuff up to Mel. With all the work I do 'behind the scenes' of Old Favourites the reason I started up with website has been pushed to the side. It wasn't until someone called me up on it before I realised it! So this year I am going to renew my passion for craft. It has taken me a couple of days of 'playing' in my craft room to get back into the swing of things.

Today I thought I would share with you a cute idea for using vintage paper scraps and a bit of upcycling.

I remembered I had a set of brass bells on a tatty old piece of string, don't know where I got it from but I just know it has always been there, and some cute butterflies I had punched out of some vintage music paper (they are so cute and have been dying to use them in some way).

I joined them together and voila!