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Craptastic Crafts and Hobbies

Looking to make something? This the category that includes crafts, hobbies, projects for home and office

Woodsy Women

 

Woman in the Woods
Farmer
1976

Submitter: While I am not a librarian, I do think I’m qualified as a historian to declare this book a rather wondrous find!

Holly: While maybe the information is still valid, who is going to get past the premise of  “hey girls,  you too can like the outdoors”?   I can already feel women everywhere cringing!  Please, please, please: weed this if it is on your shelves.

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Tis the Holiday Season

Better Homes & Gardens
Treasury of Christmas Crafts & Foods
1980

Submitter: This is one tacky Christmas book from 1980. Yes, it has the “Better Homes and Gardens” cred, but open it up….yikes. 382 pages of a whole lot of needlepoint, quilting, homemade crap (er, crafts) and the gaudiest tablescapes that would horrify even Sandra Lee.   The “Beautiful Creche Figures” will give you nightmares. Check out the face of the little boy who is sitting among the plush dinosaurs- priceless!

Holly: Okay, I usually am the designated Scrooge, but I think even the most enthusiastic crafter would probably have issues living in this insane Christmas world.    Check out the mother daughter tea party.

Mary:  The needlepoint Holy Family is just plain scary.  (At least I think that is the Holy Family…)

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