Handmade objects always have a story. They have a real character and charm over mass-produced items. My blog is featuring all the handmade items I make and I'm also going to post Free Patterns for crocheting, knitting and other crafts. I'm also going to post my favourite recipes for free! Are you interested in a certain pattern or recipe? Feel free to contact me.

I love to recycle books and records and create unique purses, clocks, IPhone docks, Ereader Tablet Covers, hollow safe books. You can find my crafting in My RETROGRANDMA Etsy Store

I also love to seek out collectible treasures and you can find them in my RetroClassics shop on Etsy

I've had a number of opportunities for my unique handmade items to be featured on many blogs. I LOVE the RETRO ERA and that's why they call me "RETROGRANDMA"! FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/Retrograndma

22 December 2011

Creamsicle Dessert Recipe for Christmas

Today I thought I'd share one of my favourite recipes that I use at Christmas. It's a nice light dessert. (since you probably have many dainties to also serve with, not to mention chocolates, cookies....and so on :-)

It's called CREAMSICLE Dessert
2 (3 oz) pkgs of orange jello
1 c. boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
2 pkgs. (102 g) instant vanilla pudding
2 cups cold milk
2 cans mandarine oranges (drained)
2 cups whipped topping
Dissolve jello in boiling water. stir in cold water. Chill until slightly thickened. Prepare pudding using 2 c. milk. Fold in oranges and jello and 1 cup whipped topping. Chill for 4 hours. Enjoy!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

9 August 2011

Nancy Drew Book Lamp

Now I have my husband busy with this Nancy Drew Book Lamp. It's made with 2 Nancy Drew Books bound together. Stack more of your favourite books under the lamp if you would like it higher or just for a more decorative look. The 6 foot cord has an on/off switch. What a unique lamp! I'm in the process of making more lamps with different books so please keep checking my Etsy shop.

17 July 2011

Harry Potter Book Purse

Here it is a HOT summer day and I'm inside crafting my handbags....just TOO HOT to do anything out there! I love the fabric and handles I made to co-ordinate with the book. I think this one will sell soon.....Who's going to see the new Harry Potter movie? This purse is listed in my Etsy shop and here is the listing if you want to view more photos..just click Harry Potter Deathly Hallows.

5 July 2011

Kindles DX, IPad Handmade Covers made from Books

Here is a neat vintage book that has been transformed into an EReader cover for your Kindle DX or IPad. Find more selection in my Etsy Shop: http://www.retrograndma.etsy.com.
Happy Summer Holidays!

12 June 2011

Handmade Ereader Cover - Nancy Drew Book

I'm creating covers for the Kindle DX, Nook, Kobo, IPads, & Sony Ereaders. This particular one is made from the Classic Nancy Drew Book - The Secret of the Red Gate Farm. What a cool way to hold your ereader. Check out the rest of my book ereader covers on Etsy. I've done a few custom orders and it's exciting to create a cover with someone's favourite book.

26 March 2011

Floating Book Shelf made from Books

Now these are cool! Just screw into the wall and you have an invisible floating book shelf made from a book. Several of these on a wall stacked with your favourite books would look awesome! I have children's books that would look great in a child's bedroom. How about a cookbook for your kitchen? You will find more in my Etsy shop.

Just made some new Ereader covers!

Just created some new Ereader covers for your Nook, Kobo, Kindle DX, or IPad. Handmade from many vintage books. You will find more in my Etsy shop! These cases are very unique and I love making them as much as I love making my handmade book handbags.