Friday, August 22, 2008

Vintage Crafting...and Yearning for Yarn

My first memory of how yarn could be used in crafts OTHER than knitting came from something my sister created. I believed I begged her to make these for me, and eventually I learned how to craft one of these for myself. The one showed above is spookier than those we made! We used googly eyes.

Then, she got waaaaaaay ahead of me and started to learn how to crochet and made these adorable poodles. I confess that when she went to school I snuck in her room to play with the poodles. (It wouldn't be nice to say just how many years ahead of me she was in school.)

Eventually, I turned into "Busy Fingers" as my Dad nick-named me for always having some craft project I was working on as a youngster. And I discovered I liked making pom-poms.

I turned them into little men wearing hats, pigs, bunnies, chicks, name it!

So, imagine how exciting it was to stumble onto these books lately on

Only two were available at our library, but you can bet I am going to see if that poodle is anywhere in those books! Those who are on my Christmas list might get a big surprise this year!!!!


Sarah said...

Oh my word. These books are so funny! I hope that the library orders all of them!

Jed and Anne said...

I can't wait to see some of these projects start to take form, Miss Busyfingers!

Linnea said...

I have fond memories of all the projects you came up with to entertain Anne and I up at Grand Lake! I especially remember dressing up potatoes. :)

Spirit Bear said...

You are a crafty chick! I want one of those little animals on a key chain!