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Decorate Your Home with Macrame!

macrame open house cover

Macrame Open House
Anderson
1979

My new collection responsibilities include crafting, so naturally I am running into tons of titles featuring some of this lovely crap, I mean stuff. Macrame books have been a staple at ALB and this book fits right in to our growing archive of macrame. My particular favorite of this book is featured in the last picture below. Who wouldn’t want a patriotic themed wall hanging of a Ewok-looking Uncle Sam? It also might be a cat face. I’m not sure. (Special Note: I am well aware of the fact that Return of the Jedi was not released until 1983, so we can assume the crafter was NOT going for a Star Wars theme.)

May the crafting force be with you,

Mary

 

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He – She Groovy Jewelry

He-She Jewelry cover

He-She Jewelry
Professional “Know How”
Fellows
1976

When I found this lovely selection for ALB, I couldn’t stop laughing. I particularly love the manly look of jewelry and leisure suit. I think we have all learned from these pictures that the right accessories really do tie an outfit together.

Getting my groove on!

Mary

 

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Sarah T. is Drunk (Friday Fiction)

cover of Sarah T Portrait of a teenage alcoholic

Sarah T.
Portrait of a Teen-Age Alcoholic
Wagner
1975

I actually remember this title from my teen years and the accompanying after school special. Linda Blair, best known for the Exorcist, (which still gives me nightmares) she was the go-to actress for all roles featuring teens in trouble ranging from unplanned pregnancy, alcoholism, hanging out with Satanic demons. You know, normal teen stuff.

Checking catalog now for a retrospective featuring Roller Boogie,

Mary

 

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