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Furry Fear

furry novelties craft book cover

You Can Make Furry Novelties
Zimmerman
1971

When ever I hear the word furry, I immediately think of the the bizarre world of “furries” and not the ever so “delightful” creatures pictured here. Aside from giving me some lovely ideas for Holly’s next birthday present, I am thinking that these aren’t just dated, they are SCARY! Someone, please do something to fix that bunny’s face. Is that blood dripping from its mouth? Is it really a bunny?

Mary

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Evil Crafts for Kids

Children's Crafts - cover

Children’s Crafts
Fun and Creativity for Ages 5-12
Warton
1976

This is your basic 1970s craft book for kids. It’s just okay. The crafts just look dated and the photography/illustrations don’t really help in terms of construction. Personally, I have to reject this book because it contains an applehead doll craft  and a “jumping George” aka a clown.  This is just too much evil in one place. Even if you are willing to overlook the obvious flaws of clowns and applehead dolls, I think everyone could find better stuff on the Internet.

Mary

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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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