Vintage Finds || Two

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

While I've been out of school this summer, I've spent a lot of my spare time (which isn't much, considering I have a 7-week-old baby!) launching my new Etsy shop, The Vintage Mills. The shop has been live for a month and I'm really happy with how things are going. I've made several sales in the past month and am having a ton of fun finding and photographing inventory for the shop! I also participated in a really awesome Instagram giveaway this past week. Not too shabby for the first four weeks of business!

Here are some of my favorite finds from the past month!



Puff Stitch Necklace

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Crochet Puff Stitch Necklace


This pattern is actually one of the first ones I ever wrote up for the blog around three years ago. I've always loved this project, but felt that my original post didn't quite do it justice. Three years ago
I didn't know anything about taking decent pictures, utilizing social media, or anything else associated with blogging. I'm still far from an expert, but I think I can give this project the post it deserves now!

Knit Baby Cocoon

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Knit Newborn Cocoon Pattern


Hello old friends! And welcome to the new and improved Handcrafted Vintage. It's hard to believe that it's been over a year since my last blog post. I never intended to take a break. But life happened. And I had to take a step back.

Since it's been so long and so much has changed, I thought I'd reintroduce myself:

- My name is Rachel and I live in Knoxville, TN with my husband, puppy and BEAUTIFUL, 7-week-old baby girl.

- I'm an elementary school librarian by day, but I am a crafter at heart. I love knitting, crocheting, embroidery and just about anything else I can make with my hands.

- My crafting journey started on the school playground in the fifth grade when one of my friends taught me to crochet a hacky sack. Ha!

- I currently run two different Etsy shops:

     - Handcrafted Vintage Co. which sells knitting and crochet patterns and products.

     - The Vintage Mills which sells vintage accessories and home goods.

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