Thursday, January 19, 2012

Vintage Sewing Cards


I’m amazed that so many people remember their childhoods in detail. They can tell funny stories about what happened at their fourth birthday party or when they lost their first tooth. I had a great childhood but my memories are just not that keen. Of course, I don’t remember my dreams from last night so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised or concerned!


One thing I do remember it that I used to spend hours playing with sewing cards. I would sew the yarn in and out of the holes and when I was finished, I would pull the yarn out and start sewing again. So when I saw an old box of Little Audrey Harvey-Toon sewing cards at a junk market late last year, I had to have them!


The box is in terrible shape, but still readable. I don’t remember if I actually had a set like this, but they brought back memories just the same. A few of the cards have already been worked and a few of the original lengths of yarn are still in the box.




There are even a few extra cards that are not part of the Little Audrey set. I love the lithography!


Perhaps my love of sewing cards led to my desire to learn how to crochet. I do remember that my grandmother taught me to crochet before I was ten and she insisted that I learn to read the crochet instructions. I did and I still crochet today.

Do you remember sewing cards?


I’m linking to the following parties:

What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Saturday Nite Special - Vintage at Funky Junk Interiors

32 comments:

  1. Oh yes I remember them well! I too would spend time sewing, taking out, sewing!! So simple, so fun!!

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  2. Yes, I remember having sewing cards too, but my most vivid childhood memories revolve around my Ginny Dolls. I spent hours playing with my dolls with friends and alone.

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  3. Wow I too remember these! So cool!

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  4. I didn't have sewing cards, but I kinda wish I had. The look like they were fun. The illustrations have a nice vintage look!

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  5. Oh, I DO remember sewing cards! They were so much fun and these do look very familiar! You find the neatest stuff when you shop! I haven't thought about these in years! ♥

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  6. I remember sewing cards -- had some! But, I never had the talent that my mom and aunts had in the sewing department -- in home ec class I made a dress and sewed up the neck! Wish now I had inherited the ability to crochet, etc.

    deb

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  7. No that is one thing I do not remember playing with? I am sure I did not have any......because you know me i would still have them!
    They are really cute, I like the little girls.

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  8. These are sweet. Those little girls with the parasols are SO adorable!

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  9. I do remember sewing cards but I don't think they were my favorite at all. Still not a sewer or hand crafty person. Oh well! These are very cute! Hugs, Linda

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  11. I remember those, would love some for my grand daughters. Where did you find them?

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  12. I remember these - - - they look to be just about my vintage!

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  13. Gosh! I hadn't remembered those til you just mentioned them!! I LOVED them!

    Lori Lynn

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  14. Oh, I do remember these and haven't thought of them in years! Now I might just have to make some for the princess because I haven't seen them in the stores any more! And when I saw "Wendy" (that was her name right?" I just gt a great childhood memory smile moment! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great weekend!

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  15. I LOVED sewing cards. If you 'sewed' them up and took the yarn out to use it again too many times the yard got fat and fuzzy, a lot like me!

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  16. YES!! I do remember sewing cards and loved "sewing"!!! Very cool ones that you have!
    Happy Weekend.
    Warmly,
    deb

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  17. I can't remember a lot either, my brother is 13 months older than me and remembers everything about both of our childhoods, which were great! But I do remember sewing cards, how funny I have not ever thought of them!

    Carol

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  18. Thanks for the reminder. I do remember them...I can't exactly remember which ones I had or if I actually had them or played with them at someone else's house. You got me thinking girl!

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  19. As an only child, sewing cards were a good "only-child" activity. Such simple fun!!

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  20. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your sweet post and I do remember them. Your post is so much fun!! Im your newest follower on your Blog now. I hope you come over and join me on my Tablescapes. I hope you have a wonderful weekend coming up with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  21. I know I had the set at the top...I remember them!! I used to love sewing cards as a kid. I can not tell you when the last time I have seen any at all!! What great reminders of childhood. Happy VTT

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  22. Love your sewing cards how cute are they?

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  23. Oh my gosh, I do remember these. What fun I had.
    Thanks for jogging the memory.
    Michele

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  24. Yes! Love vintage sewing cards! I even wrote an article about them on Squidoo (titled, of all things, Printable Sewing Cards). Thanks for the great photos!

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  25. Do I! I also remember making pot holders too. The grandparents bought those for us.

    I'm participating in Thrifty Things Friday this week. So stop by and check out my bargains.~Ames

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  26. I can't remember any of the pictures on the sewing cards, but I know I had some long, long ago! Then at some period in time I was taught to embroider, but I don't remember who taught me. I was probably in early elementary school. We embroidered pillowcases and bureau scarves. I think it was a plot to give me something to do on cold winter days!

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  27. These sewing cards bring a smile to my face. There was just something rewarding about lacing and unlacing those cards. What a fabulous find you have there!

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  28. Thank you for sharing this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday! Sewing cards, I think I remember......

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  29. Those certainly do bring back fond memories! I bet you were so happy to have found them.

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Pam

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  30. How did I miss this post! Yes, I remember them and yes, I used to sit there for hours sewing on them. Thanks for the fun memory.

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  31. I used to love sewing cards. I don't remember any cartoon characters; ours were always the generic pictures. I like them so much I even made some of my own with a hole punch! Thanks for posting these.

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  32. The graphics take me back to my child size rocker in my parent's living room. i loved doing these cards.

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