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Christmas Cross-Stitch

Christmas cross stitch cover

Better Homes and Gardens
Christmas Cross-Stitch
1987

Another Christmas craft for you! We are getting closer to those dreaded holidays and you need to be ready. Time to whip out the needles and floss and make your family some traditional stockings for your special Santa moments.

The designs in this book aren’t too bad, but I think we can safely weed some of these 1980s era craft books.

Mary

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Smells Like Christmas

scented Christmas cover

A Scented Christmas
Cusick
1990

This book, and another I weeded recently, suffered from a vomit/rot stink. I thought since this book was about scent, it was kind of poetic. The book itself was okay and circulated pretty well. It is an appropriate choice for any craft or holiday section. However, I am going get a newer book that doesn’t have that old book/death smell.

Mary

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Can or Can’t?

tin can crafting

Magic With Tin Cans
Craft Course Publishers
1965

Start saving your cans now! Look at all the magical decorations you can make with just a tin can. I really have no words for this ultimate recycle craft. From the text and pictures, it looks difficult and requires a lot of supplies–all so you can make your home into some kind of Vegas venue. I think my favorite is the chair (last picture below). Check out the use of “giftable”.  I think the word in quotes lets us know that it is best to give this to someone you don’t like. In other news, I just got a few ideas for holiday gifts.

Mary

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