Ok, so I was supposed to post this yesterday. My apologies. I got distracted by Made By Rae’s Itty Bitty Baby Dress. More details about that to come. For now, I will let you take a look into this ultra-fun vintage crafty mag I picked up last weekend…for a quarter!
McCall’s Summer Make-It Ideas from 1966. The book includes just about every kind of crafting medium one can imagine with some nifty ideas all around.
First off, I really love this knitted cardigan. It’s hard to see the detail in this photo, but it has cables going down the front and sides. It has such a timeless look, I could probably knit it today and nobody would guess that it was a vintage pattern.
These are really cute. They’re kitchen and craft caddies made from repurposed plastic bottles. They look to be dish-washing liquid containers. This could be a fun project to do with the littles.
Up next are tennis rackets converted into puppets. I always see tennis rackets at the thrift stores priced very inexpensively, but if I were to do this I think I would take it down a few sizes and cover some wooden spoons. So cute. So fun!
One think that I’ve noticed is that putting a face on anything ups the cute factor by leaps and bounds. Aren’t these guys so goofy and totally adorable? Love!
Another project for the kiddos…plastic cups into animals. Lots of variations. Very clever.
These are place cards and favors for spring parties. My favorites are the macaroni animal place cards. Click picture to enlarge.
Crochet hot pads! See the chicken? Love. Love. Love! My husband pointed out that it looks like the Hickety Pickety hen and I think he’s right. If I ever have a chance to make her she will most definitely make her home at the top there on a new banner. One day.
There are also mobiles, paper stamping ideas, wood rubbings, card making ideas, floral arranging tips, and soooo much more. I wish I could show you more, but with over 100 pages, I had to pick a few of my favorites.
Things are getting pretty busy around here with a couple of babies due in March and some other ideas that I’ve been working. Be back soon!