Today The Bean has his yearly Homeschool tests. I dropped him off for the tests for 2.5 hours and then I went thrifting since I was in a town that I rarely frequent. I went to three thrifts, but I only bought a few craft booklets at one and left empty handed at the other two. Well, that isn't completely true. At one thrift I raided the FREE bin out front and scored two vintage bowling balls and a vintage bowling ball bag. The thrifts were all full, but not of the kind of junk I want.
I did happen onto a bunch of vintage crafting booklets from the 1960's at one thrift. Some of the ideas are just so cute and others are just so...what the hell?
Let's start off with "Fun With Felt". I like felt. I like to have fun with felt.
Hmmm. A tomato wig keeper and a coffee can curler keeper.
Uh, let's keep going, shall we?
Oh! Ribbon straw - you know to make those fun fluffy flowers? Those can be cute!
Creating with....WHAT? Corncobs? Yes, when I think of soft cuddly toys for the youngsters in my life, I primarily envision things crafted out of corncobs.
"From dull cob to dramatic display". Uh-huh. Riiiiiihgt.
Clothespin dolls. Those can be cute too. Ladies, men, babies, farmers, yes, I can see it now. Cute!
I like Chenille! I like to have fun!
Uh-oh. Seriously cute stuff. Spun head Snowmen, ducks, turkeys a monkey and more. C-u-t-e!
Spun head Boy Scouts! Are you kidding me???????
Chenille Circus. This looks like it could be a good one....
Dilly Duck. Killing me with cuteness.
And, lastly, my favorite.
Dream Puff Designs.
That stinking cute snowman!
I don't even know what Dream Puff is and I suspect they don't make it anymore.
But, if they did.
That snowman would me MINE.