Friday, 1 August 2014

The Mary Frances Booklets


I found a few other Mary Frances booklets while on my pattern search, though they are not  sewing or knitting related they are vintage and free and utterly adorable, so worth sharing as they make up the set of children's books!

The Mary Frances Gardening Book 
or, Adventures among the garden people 
by Jane Eayre Fryer, with illustrations by William F. Zwirner
1916 via the Open Library


The Mary Frances Housekeeper 
by Jane Eayre Fryer
1916 via the Open Library


The Mary Frances First Aid Book
by Jane Eayre Fryer
1916 via the Open Library


The Mary Frances Cook Book 
or, Adventures among the kitchen people
by Jane Eayre Fryer; full page illustrations by Margaret G. Hays, other illustrations by Jane Allen Boyer


Thursday, 31 July 2014

1910's Sewing - The Mary Frances Sewing Book


The Mary Frances sewing book  
or, Adventures among the thimble people
by Jane Eayre Fryer. Illustrations by Jane Allen Boyer.
1913 via the Open Library

Another gorgeous children's book this time with sewing patterns!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

1800's Knitting - The ladies' guide to elegant lace patterns, etc

The ladies' guide to elegant lace patterns, etc
1884

This is a fabulously old manual with great instructions for various garments and lace patterns, though there are no pictures to help you decipher what it will turn out like, it could be fun just to knit-and-see!