Victorians treasured their furry friends as we do today! Here is a little tribute to the tabby kitty which can be either for crochet or Java Canvas [Aida Cloth today]. Or you could just print this little kitty out to frame on your wall. I plan to do so for my baby boy's nursery which happens to be kitty themed. Just click on the image above for the full sized version....Continue Reading
A true Victorian invention - the Apple Seed Comb. A description of which follows - The three rosettes with which this comb is ornamented are made of apple seeds, fastened on a circular piece of stiff lace and varnished. The illustration shows the comb two-thirds the full size. The stiff lace is encircled with fine wire. The seeds are sewn on with fine silk, in single rows, beginning at the outer edge , and placing them in such a manner that the round side should be uppermost. When completed, the rosettes are varnished with...Continue ReadingSubscribe |
Our Official Flower
A Victorian Passage has adopted an official flower. This lovely ivory pink flower can be purchased over at Bluegrass Gardens.
I've always had a thing for old plumbing! As you can tell from some of my previous articles like these on "Improved Domestic Sanitary Appliances" of the tub and...
For June I have this mini kit for you. It's a small tribute to days long ago and with a little more focus on family history. Hope you can...
Fashions for May Descriptions for Figures 1 - 5, which starts on the left. Fig.1 Walking Costume of Pink India-Silk The underskirt has a narrow edge of black showing...Continue Reading
"Decently and in Order." Among the many things that go hand in hand with the annual spring housecleaning is the putting away of the winter garments. Few duties at...Continue Reading
Some Suggestions about its Composition, Preparation and Service. THE beverage of the masses, in this Country, in all social gatherings, is unquestionably the cup of coffee; and that almost...Continue Reading
Normally this time of year the wood furnace is running full steam and we are usually dusted with snowflakes & zippy cold air. But this year its deciding to...Continue Reading
I was inspired by the colors of this month's palette at Pixelscrapper so I was able to make a small contribution toward this train. I gave it a kitcheny...Continue Reading
Very rich fall colors in this kit was inspired by the 1880s. You can download my contribution in zip form by clicking on the image or the link HERE....Continue Reading
In Victorian times the month of May was set aside for the spring cleaning. After living in a house that is nearly 200 years old and having burned wood...Continue Reading
Well I have another freebie for you today! This kit was inspired by those kind of evening's which were commonly spent during the 19th century by the fireside. This...Continue Reading
I don't know why but I am always fascinated in old packaging & wrapping techniques. Maybe its because these are hard to come by now. We have few surviving...Continue Reading
Here I am again just a few days before the Pixelscrapper November train starts and I have another scrapbook kit freebie to squeeze in before it! This masculine themed...Continue Reading
I can hardly believe its already October! And since it's October that means Blog Train time over at PixelScrapper. This month's theme was Autumn Art. For our contribution we...Continue Reading
Tomorrow is the first day of the October Blog Train for Pixelscrapper so there will be a couple of freebies for you. But I'm going to squeeze in one...Continue Reading