I got a fun package in the mail last week! But you need the story first ...
Well after weeks of wrangling with the utility company and insurance companies, they finally got some worker-type-dudes to come in and start the clean up process--which will eventually mean new floors and walls in some places. While this may yet turn out to be a blessing in disguise, in the meantime, almost 30 years of my dad's studio storage and my mom's craft storage have been seriously displaced--as in upstairs into the dining room. To top it off, one of my sisters and her two young ones have temporarily moved in while her husband goes through basic training. My heart goes out to them!
So, in preparation for the contractors to enter the scene and start banging away, Mom was doing some serious culling of her share of stuff. She called me up and asked me if I wanted this book series. Apparently somewhere along the line I mentioned I'd love to have them ... and when she asked I honestly couldn't remember the books or the statement to save my life. But being me, I said sure, send them on over. I'm so glad I did! Aside from the obvious 1970's pics and styles, there is so much fun stuff. In looking through them all, I DO now remember poring over these books for hours as a kid wishing I could do half that stuff. Crazy that somewhere along the way I've gotten to the point where I really could--with major updates, of course. So here are some fun pictures for your entertainment ... (I'm not on top of ALL copyright laws, so hopefully I'm not stepping on anyone's toes)
There were quite a few projects that rang with possibilities. There are quilted yo-yos, re-usable lunch bags, simple skirts, blankets and tote bags to name just a few things that looked promising. What's your inspiration?