Monthly Archives: June 2016

Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe

Make vanilla extract at home with just 2 ingredients!

Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe

Homemade vanilla extract is very easy to make and smells wonderful! This vanilla extract is sugar-free and made with just two ingredients: vanilla beans and rum. And there are so many uses of homemade vanilla extract: You can use vanilla extract to flavor cake, cookies, smoothies, ice cream and pudding. Continue reading Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe

How To Sew A Vintage Powder Puff

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Edwardian ladies and 1920s flappers applied face powder with a powder puff. ‘Take up but a small quantity of powder on the puff, and pass lightly over the face.’ (Household Companion: Book Of Etiquette, 1909)

Related: Victorian & Edwardian Face Powder

The powder puff was part of fashionable dressing table sets. The dressing-table ‘must be supplied with all needful accessories–brushes and combs, perfumes, creams and lotions, powder-boxes, powder-puffs, manicure set, etc.’ (Household Companion: Book Of Etiquette, 1909)

Related: Edwardian Interior Design

A powder puff is a quick and easy sewing project even for a sewing beginner. You don’t even need a sewing machine! This vintage powder puff is inspired by antique powder puffs from the Edwardian era and the 1920s. Continue reading How To Sew A Vintage Powder Puff