Have you heard? Lollishops has opened for business! The site is still having a few hiccups, but I think that it will all be worked out soon. I've been looking at all of the beautiful creations and shops. I've already found a few things I want to buy. I've been working on more pincushions in a foofier style. I listed some on Etsy and two in my Lollishop.
I photograph my pincushions on the pages of vintage women's magazines. I like the patina of the old paper and the vintage graphics. I thought you might like a closer look at this Modern Priscilla magazine. Published in June of 1910 and ten cents. It is filled with stories about homemaking, crochet, even exercises.
According to the magazine every young girl should have a hope chest that included the following items:
3 pair sheets
3 pair pillow-cases
2 pillows scarfs or 4 day-slips
3 blanket protectors
2 stand covers
2 medium tablecloths
2 lunch or tea cloths
1 dozen each, 22 and 27 inch napkins
1 dozen 15 inch luncheon napkins
1 doily set
1 dozen huck towels
1 dozen Turkish towels
1/2 dozen guest towels
1/2 dozen dish towels
Of course they all had to be embroidered with decorative designs or monograms. Can you imagine? I would have been an old, old, maid before I filled my hope chest.
There's an article on corset devices and a full page ad for Royal Worchester Corsets that beautify every figure! Looks like torture to me!
I love this crocheted opera bag pattern.
I had to laugh at an article called The Woman with Ugly Shoulders.
Your shoulders should be soft and as satiny as a rose leaf. Included is a recipe for massage cream: OIl of sweet almonds 20 grams, lanolin 30 grams and one half gram of Tannin. If your shoulders are pudgy and full of great soft creases, you can reduce them by giving them a heavy dry massage every day. I'm booking myself a full body massage if that's all it takes to get rid of the pudgys!