If you have an urge to get crafty, you might want to check out Chic on a Shoestring: Simple to Sew vintage-style accessories book by Mary Jane Baxter.
Mary Jane Baxter is a hat maker, crafter and journalist, with all those of those skills no doubt coming into play here as the author shows how to convert vintage and throwaway items into something 'stylishly vintage'. A tie into a purse, knitting needle holder, cute corsage and a belt, silk scarves as a top or skirt or t-shirts as 40s-style turbans for example. There's also advice on how to find 'treasures' at markets, charity shops and vintage stores.
The 160-page book is published by Kyle Cathie, available online for £9.49.