Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Crafty Lori

I don't remember being "crafty" early on in my life, but I have been so for many years now. Always on the lookout for new and old crafts alike to enjoy in my spare time.
Here is a great book I found in my thrift store shopping. I really do have a good eye for finding great books on their shelves.
Crafts for Everyone, Volume 2, Louis V. Newkirk, LaVada Zutter, 1951.

Sharing some projects from the book: Patchwork Apron

Yarn Dolls

Shell Jewelry

Catch-All Bag

Wire Party Dolls

Christmas Tree

Now I am on a mission to find a copy of Volume 1 - Wish me luck!!


Tina Dawn said...

The patchwork apron pattern is just like several vintage aprons I have. I remember the little yarn and wire dolls and haven't we all seen those little "dress" catch-all bags? Very interesting. You should try alibris.com for your volume 1. I will look for it too. Love T

Heidi Ann said...

Wow - that sure does look like a great book! Thank you for sharing some of the great pages inside!

Creative Breathing said...

Oh my! I stopped by to say how much I enjoyed your story on my Giveaway post, I adore that you love your sisters so much, and find just the perfect posting for me! I have printed off the craft page to make the wired majorette doll (I have an affinity for them) and can't wait to make it! Thank you so much for sharing your memory with me. I am having such fun reading each story! Elizabeth

Kim G. said...

This is a really wonderful book Heidi Ann! Such fun projects and a great source of inspiration! Good luck in finding volume 1!!

yosemite faith said...

never been crafty - just not talented in that way at all - sorry to say. love checking things out though. the book is from the year i was born - which always interests me A LOT! great post lori!

Creative Breathing said...

Back from work I must tell you that I made the little majorette from your vintage craft book. I just love it! You are so kind to share, and I will post your blog under my little doll for others to enjoy! Thank you again! Elizabeth

Heidi Ann said...

Thank you so much, Elizabeth - how delightful to see that you made something from Lori's book!

Julie said...

Hi Heidi! Just found you through Creative Breathing...what a lovely blog you have! I'm a California girl as well--Monterey area--just wanted you to know that, thanks to you, I just found and ordered the "Crafts for You" book--love it! I LOVE everything vintage, and it just really jumped out at me--thanks for sharing!

I'll be back for more visits! Hope you're having a wonderful morning!

Julie said...

Me again! Just realized that there's more than one of you posting here! I found your blog due to Heidi's comment, but it's actually Lori's book! So, thank-you, Lori!

Jennifer D said...

Great book! I love the apron pattern.