Here we are, the end of another week. And almost the beginning of May!! I can't quite believe it.
I have a very busy few days ahead with a protest march to attend, sewing and baking to do for our kindergarten open day, perhaps a carboot sale if I can squeeze it in (I'll try, I'll try!), four birthdays to prepare for, and a birthday party to go to on Monday. Gulp.
So, naturally, instead of working methodically through my to-do list, I am distracting myself by doing this and photographing my brooch collection in homage to this...*
Speaking of time, do you think they had more of it in the 1970s?
Well, of course, there was no distraction via the internet. *stunned silence* Instead it seems, people (women?) put their minds to learning such things as how to make a buttoned headboard, or how to decorate with nails, or how to sew suede**.
All this according to one of my latest acquisitions, several parts of the Golden Hands Encyclopedia of Crafts, which was published in 1975, in *98* handy weekly installments.
Wow. Can I become one of these women, who uses 'her oven to cure plastic enamel'? It seems unlikely. And for that I am sad.
I will show you some more of the projects covered another day, it's funny, most of them are quite of the moment - paper cuts! patchwork! crochet! decorating with nails! (okay, not that last one).. It's like Design Sponge in magazine format!
I will be making Iris a feather head-dress (perfect for camping!) although probably not this weekend - watch this space!
* Can't show you this yet, the photographs were terrible, so here is another gratuitous blossom shot.
**If you wish to become an expert in any of the aforementioned areas then leave me a comment and I'll see what I can do.