Thursday, November 17, 2011

Finished for Friday: Retro Christmas fun


I confess I'm one of those people who can sometimes spend huge amounts of time just looking at stuff on ebay.  I particularly enjoy looking at vintage needlework patterns and kits.  When I saw this needlepoint switch cover as a kit I knew I had to have it.  Vintage 1978.  I love the fuzzy stitches in his mustache and hat.  I love that it called for sequins - lots of sequins.  I cut back a little.  I also love that it shows Santa with green mittens.  That was his best era I think.  You don't see him wearing those much any more.

The instructions didn't explain how to stick it on the switchplate, but I'll figure out some kind of sticky thing.


My new fascination with Pinterest has led me back to my love of crochet.  I found this pattern and had to make it.  The moment I finished it and took a picture Wasabi Girl grabbed it and took it to her room.  Guess she couldn't resist having a giant peppermint pillow.  So easy I might whip up one or two more.  Do you think anyone would want one for a gift?  hmmm...

What have you been up to this week?  Link up and I'll visit as soon as I can.  In a few hours I'm jetting off to Disneyland and family in Southern California.  Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



8 people stopped folding laundry to write:

Coloradolady said...

Was there a pattern for that pillow? I do know someone who would get a kick out of that....that is if I can make it with my limited skills!! Cute light switch cover. Growing up, we had some of those, and my mom used masking tape to make them stick...it worked like a charm!! If you have the link for that pillow, I'd love to have it!

Threeundertwo said...

The pattern can be found here: http://www.crochetmemories.com/patterns/peppermint-candy-pillow.php

I hesitated to post it because it isn't free. I searched and searched and I couldn't find a free version (I'm stingy!). But it was worth it to me to get it.

It's very simple to make! And quick.

Coloradolady said...

Girl! I think I spend too much time on facebook...I was looking for the "like" button!! LOL

Thanks, I will check it out!

Melissa said...

The peppermint pillow is very cool. Pinterest is great, isn't it?

Jamie said...

Thank you so much for hosting another fabulous party.
Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

P.S. I have another giveaway going on right now. Would love you to stop by and check it out.

concretenprimroses said...

I love the peppermint pillow too!
Kathy

Miri said...

Happy Thanksgiving! And thank you for hosting Finished for Friday.

Belinda said...

I use to do needle work like that...hhmm, I'm sure it was in the 70's!!!

What a fabulous pillow...perfect for the holidays!!

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