Saturday, August 18, 2007



Oh my........how things change.
We all think about it.... we all say it... "remember when"? .... "when I was a kid" ...."those were the days".....


come take a trip with me, down "crafters memory lane"........




The year: 1979 ~~~



Do you remember this magazine?






I'm not sure I appreciated this magazine then, as much as I do now, but I did look forward to getting it in the mail....


The first issue of Workbasket was published in 1935, the last in 1996.......

This little magazine had just about everything........

sewing, knitting, crochet, tatting, recipes, and even gardening tips!


I think my favorite thing of all was the free transfer pattern in each issue..... they were so cute..... and they always gave you different ideas for using them.....


I found this issue while sorting through some things yesterday, and looking through it just brought back some sweet memories........

and I had to smile at this, which was written in a section titled "Women Who Make Cents"... it was apparently for ladies to write in about what they were making and selling, to give tips to others......


Pen and Pencil Holder

Save and clean out any size soup can. Some construction paper (wrapping paper works well also) is needed. Measure the height and circumference of the can. Cut a piece of construction paper to fit. Write on top PEN AND PENCIL HOLDER and decorate, if desired. Wrap paper around can, secure with 3 or 4 dots of glue and/or a piece of tape. These sell for $1.50 to $3.00 depending on size of can and decorations.




Oh my......how things change........

3 comments:

PAT said...

Hi Joyce...I was a Brownie leader during the 1970's. One of our projects was a Christmas card holder. It was a large juice can, with both ends removed. The girls wrapped bits and pieces of yarn around and around, through the ends. All the mom's got juice can Christmas card holders for Christmas that year!

My daughter has several of her G'ma's old Workbasket magazines. I should see if I can see them sometime. Many of hers were from the 40's and 50's.

Pat

Utah Grammie said...

I "stumbled" upon your blog and really appreciate it! I will put "you" in my list of favorites! Thanks for sharing part of your life with us!
Colleen

Sharon Kay said...

Hi Joyce, Just found you through friends blogs and thought I would stop and say hi. I am going to make all my Christmas gifts and this project from many years ago sounds easy and I am sure you could use wallpaper to match the room it is in. I will try that one. Come and visit when you have an extra minute....Sharon K

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