Free Evening Owl Embroidery Design or Coloring Page

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

Since we’re coming up on the end of October, I found a interesting embroidery pattern for an evening owl in an oak tree. This was from an 1800’s embroidery transfer design catalog.

Owl Embroidery Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

It’s pretty on it’s own, but I thought it would make a more interesting pattern with just the owl in the tree, so I cropped out the rising sun and water.

 

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Once I did that I wasn’t happy with the lines after cleaning it or it’s size, so I traced it with a sharpie.Owl Embroidery Pattern My Drawing - Vintage Crafts and MoreThere you go. Just click on it, it will open in a new window and there you can right click to save it to print, then trace onto fabric and embroider. The green Print Friendly button below is also an option. You can choose what to print by clicking on the  “Click to Delete” areas leaving only the image you’d like.

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A stem stitch can be used to outline the design in one color or several or a satin stitch could be used to fill in the design. Plus, there’s always the option to use it as a coloring page.

 

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Spider Luncheon Set Crochet Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie Friday

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

October is here and so are the decorations for Halloween. Today’s crochet pattern goes right along with that theme, a Spider Luncheon Set.

Spider Luncheon Set Crochet Pattern Pic - Vintage Crafts and More

Both a Centerpiece and Doily pattern are included with this luncheon set.  J&P Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen balls of thread and a Steel Crochet Hook No. 1 are the materials used.

Spider Luncheon Set Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

The full pattern is shown above, but if you’d like to download it to save for later, that link is below:

Spider Luncheon Set Crochet Pattern

The pattern is in pdf format so to read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Easy Halloween or Fall Double Orange Cake Recipe

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Double Orange Cake Recipe

Need an easy orange cake recipe for Halloween or Autumn, or both? I made this cake and it’s delicious. I got the recipe from one of my issues of the Mail Box News. A little monthly newsletter written by Maid of Scandinavia that started back in 1956.

It was written to compliment the company’s mail order business of  wonderful cookware and accessories for baking.  Unfortunately the company doesn’t exist anymore and the magazine was purchased by Grace McNamara Inc in 2003, the publishers of American Cake Decorating. They turned it into a full color magazine format, but sad to say, Mailbox News is no longer produced in print.

You can find some of these sweet little vintage magazines for sale here and there on the internet. I haven’t posted mine for sale (I have about 50 of them) in my store yet. I guess I should share and make them available. We’ll see.

The issue I used was from September 1971. It has some great ideas for cake decorating, of course, but also many tested sweet and savory recipes from readers.

I don’t have any ball cake pans, so mine was made in an ordinary 9 x 12 sheet cake pan, which meant I reduced the cooking time to around 40-45  minutes instead of the 60 to 65 suggested. I used all of the batter in the sheet pan and it fit perfectly.

The cake mix I used was Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Orange Supreme.  For the frosting, I used a can of white cream frosting. To turn it orange I first mixed a couple drops of red and yellow food coloring together, then mixed them directly into the can of frosting until I liked the color.

It was very easy to make, moist and a fun treat. It would be fun to decorate however you’d like for Halloween or Fall.

On to the recipe:

orange cake recipeIf you’d like to print the recipe, just click on it and file, print. This is the cover:

orange cake recipe

 

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