Macrame Accessories: Patterns and Ideas for Knotting
Submitter: Having seen the pictures, I am happy that I did not experience the 70s. I think that the pictures pretty much speak for themselves. But I will say that the guy in picture 5 does scare the crap out of me, I think its the hands on the hips…..
Holly: Wow. Just…wow.
Things to Make and Do
Holly: The crafts themselves aren’t toooo bad, but the book itself is very unappealing because it looks so old. The bird collage (below) sure has a lot of materials! Who lets their kid work with paint thinner?
Better Homes & Gardens
Treasury of Christmas Crafts & Foods
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…)