Betty Crafter

I am Betty Crafter, a vintage dealer and enthusiast, crafter of all things, and owner of a 1962 time capsule ranch house.  I live with Mister Crafter, Little Betty, a dog, cat, and 4 chickens.  The Mister and I both loved and collected vintage when we met, and then we began collecting mid century pieces for our home together!  My most beloved of all vintage things are Enid Collins box purses, bakelite jewelry, and kitchen goodies like Pyrex and salt and pepper shakers.  The Mister is always on the lookout for vintage matador decor, rusty signs with flaking paint, and danish modern furniture.  We work together to create a home that reflects our love of old things while remaining a space that is unique and artistic!  You can also find me at, and email me

My Blogs

I Went to the Texas Capitol In Support Of Women's Rights

Something seriously interesting is happening at the Texas Capitol. On the heels of last week’s 11 hour filibuster by State Senator Wendy Davis, over 5000 people took to the statehouse to protest the special session called by Governor Rick Perry to vote in the controversial bill severely limiting access to abortions in the Lone Star State. ...more
Dani, believe it or not, I had a girlfriend who didn't know she was pregnant until she was 5 ...more

All You Need To Know About Buying And Using Vintage Needlework Kits

Being a lover of both vintage and crafting, I'm always on the hunt for vintage craft kits, especially needlework.  I am a SUCKER for crewel embroidery, like these pieces in my collection here: While I do buy completed pieces, nothing makes my day like finding a vintage, unused kit so I can make my own, like this squirrel pillowcase I made for my daughter from a 1950s embroidery transfer:...more
@crewellover  Hey Melinda! I've tried emailing you a couple times but I guess you're not getting ...more