Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thrift Store Book Review - Part III

Are you ready for another? Getting bored? I have to say I am having a great time...I honestly haven't look this close at a lot of these books before, its kind of fun!

Today - A Treasury of Needlecraft Gifts for the New Baby copyright 1972.
This book has a lot of quilt and softy patterns in it, along with some really cool applique patterns and of course tons of felt projects! Funny, after rereading that sentence I realized I could just as easily be talking about any current craft book on the market! Do you ever feel like there are just a limited supply of ideas floating around out there and we just keep making them over and over again with just a little something changed every time? Honestly though, I don't feel that in a bad way, its kind of cool to see the cycle.

Anyway, here are some of my favorites...

They did some sort of free motion machine sewing to create these pictures.

With the right fabric, this could be a really cute quilt!

The have a whole section in here on making gifts for the older sibling. This is a softy made from the kid's drawing supposedly. It doesn't really look like how any kid I know draws, but still a really good idea!

Another cutie - this stuffed hen could be great!

The whole book has these little drawings all over it. Wouldn't these be adorable for applique or embroidery? Here are just a few of my favorites!

The book's only real downfall is the lack of pictures in color. Then again, that may be for the best!


amandajean said...

I love looking at your vintage craft books! Keep 'em coming!!! It is really true, what you said, about the same ideas recycled over and over and over. It's really not a bad thing. Interesting stuff.

Amy Jo said...

Great book! I bet you're having a ball looking through these!

Vallen said...

The embroidery images are adorable. I always find something in tese old books. They often have old techniques that have fallen out of favor, as well.