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Houston and New Orleans
Welcome! This blog is in support of my online shop, www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com. I enjoy selling unique vintage finds, along with my own thread crochet. You'll find a variety of items in my online shop including doilies, motifs, and potholders from retro crochet patterns, along with nice vintage jewelry, old crafting books, and fun paper ephemera for crafts and collecting. .

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Novelty Thread Crochet from 1942

Gift Shopping in Crochet, published by the Spool Cotton Company in 1942, features patterns for a host of gift items, including children's toys, motifs, flowers, baskets, pin cushions, and other novelties. There is even a pattern for an American flag (with 48 stars) along with instructions for shopping bags that would be useful today.

For traditional thread crochet and vintage goodness, please visit my Etsy shop at www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thread Crochet from 1952

This 1952 book is part of the Quick Tricks in Crochet series, published by The Spool Cotton Company, distributor of popular thread brands JP Coats, Clark's, and Red Heart. Book has an amazing series of patterns for thread items popular at the time, such as pot holders, hot plate mats, hats, and soap holders. There are also patterns for aprons, bibs, slippers, and other novelties.

For traditional thread crochet and vintage goodness, please check my Etsy shop at www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com. Midcentury housewares, lovely vintage jewelry, retro crafting books, and other unique items.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Beautiful Craft Kit on Etsy

The perfect gift for an upcoming wedding or housewarming, would also make a nice end-of-year gift for your child's favorite teacher. Candlewicking pillow kit with lovely thread, eyelet edging, backing, and needle. All you need to add is stuffing. Unused kit is only 5.00! Please check my Etsy shop for more great crafting bargains: www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just Relisted on Etsy

Beautiful triple-strand vintage necklace in orange, pink, and pearl. In excellent condition. Perfect for springtime, lovely with today's fashions. Please check my Etsy shop for all kinds of vintage goodness! www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bargain Craft Kits on Etsy

Bargain lot features three craft kits, new in their packages. There is the beautiful Asian-inspired cross-stitch greeting card shown in the photo, also a cute Christmas ornament and a hemp jewelry kit with beautiful blue beads. Make five great gifts for five dollars! Please check my Etsy shop at www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com

Monday, February 1, 2010

Vintage Asian-Inspired Tea Set on Etsy

Cups and saucers with lovely zen design, perfect for your tea ceremony. Lovely colors, perfect for all kinds of decor. Please check my Etsy shop for vintage goodness. www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com