Keep cool and beat the heat – how Edwardians kept their home cool in the summer!
Edwardian summer room decor, 1910
‘The woman who must stay in the city all summer, or can leave town for a bare two weeks when her husband gets his vacation, should put her wits to work to make her house or her apartment look as cool as possible – for the appearance of coolness leads us to imagine that the thermometer is really lower than it is.’ (
Chicago Tribune, July 1909) Continue reading Keep Your Home Cool In The Summer Heat – Edwardian Decor Ideas
Make new wood look old with wood rasps, hammer, screws and nails. The following are my favorite techniques of how to distress wood. Create a faux driftwood look, rotten wood, dents, scratches and faux worm holes.
Continue reading How To Distress Wood – Tutorial
DIY boho pom pom dog collar – made from scratch with linen webbing and DIY colorful yarn pom poms!
Turn an ordinary dog collar into a cute and colorful summer dog collar with DIY yarn pom poms! 😀
Continue reading DIY Boho Pom Pom Dog Collar
What better place to enjoy summer than at the beach, lake or river! Below you’ll find more than 50 easy beach themed DIY craft tutorials and ocean blue recipes colored with homemade, natural food dyes.
Continue reading 50+ Free Beach Themed Crafts & Recipes: Let’s Go To The Beach!
A while ago, I won this antique Edwardian lace slip with beautiful Valenciennes lace insertions at an ebay auction. I think it’s a late Edwardian (1910s) slip.
Continue reading Antique Edwardian Lace Slip
I made DIY stockings from old clothes again! Last year
I turned old holey leggings into stockings, now I used an old shirt to make stockings. Continue reading Shirt To Stockings Refashion
I haven’t shown you pictures of me wearing my
Edwardian lace chemise yet. I made the chemise in January for the Historical Sew Monthly. Continue reading Edwardian Batiste Lace Chemise
follow me on Instagram, you know that we’re clearing out Grandma’s house at the moment. And I found some of her lingerie: bras and garter belts! They’re probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. The bras have the characteristic, pointy, conical bullet bra shape of the 1950s – but not as exaggerated as some of the 1950s bras.
And if you want to sew your own pin-up bra or vintage garter belt, I traced the patterns of two of the bras and of one of the garter belts. You can download the patterns for free and adjust them to your size.
Continue reading 1940 – 1950s Bra & Garter Belt + Free Patterns
I’ve finally finished my DIY solar cooker. Yay! My DIY solar box cooker is a combination between a hay box and a solar cooker. I followed these instructions for a
“minimum” solar box cooker. For the solar box cooker I used two cardboard boxes, hay, wheat paste as glue, aluminium foil and plexiglas. Continue reading DIY Solar Box Cooker