I love 1970s #craft books! #vintage #kitsch #history

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I encourage you to collect these vintage treasures lest we forget these wonderful crafts!

Found May 26, 2012 at The Bookcase Co, secondhand bookstore, Maple Ridge:

Found on June 6, 2011, in Fort Langley:

Lamarque, C. (1970)  The Fun-to Make Book, A Big Golden Book Goldren Press (Western Publishing Company Inc): New York, NY

Found May 26, 2012 at The Bookcase Co, secondhand bookstore, Maple Ridge:

Recommended reading:

San Francisco Craft Project Series Part 10: B.Ella Sock Owl

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Today’s sock project [from my cornucopia bin of delicious socks bought on March 11, 2012 at Sockshop on Haight] is a sock owl made from my fave B.Ella Socks!

Sockshop on Haight

LUXURIOUS Extra Fine Merino Mousse Wool

 

See also:

SF Craft Project Series Part 1: Second Pilgrimage

SF Craft Project Series Part 2: Sock Bunny

SF Craft Project Series Part 3: Happy Birthday Twitter!

SF Craft Project Series Part 4: Sock Goddess

SF Craft Project Series Part 5: Mini sock owls

SF Craft Project Series Part 6: Socksmith Sock Bird

SF Craft Project Series Part 7: Sock Cat and Sock Bird

SF Craft Project Series Part 8: Hemp Sock Monkey

SF Craft Project Series Part 9: YES sock monkey

Now available on ETSY:

100% of sale of Frida Kahlo #sockmonkey goes to bldg a sock monkey program with @BeautyNight!

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From my Frida Series: China Marker on Masonite Board

BREAKING NEWS!

In honor of Beauty Night, 100% of proceeds of my Frida Kahlo sock monkeys will go towards building a sock monkey program with Beauty Night participants!  Crafters will sell their creations online on my ETSY site, POST STREET.

    

 

Crafts I love: Giant Knits. #therapeutic

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Just visually, these GIANT KNITS are therapeutic.  I want to lose myself in them.

http://www.nannavanblaaderen.com/

http://www.johanku.com/

http://sebastianschoenheit.de/

http://www.claireanneobrien.com/

http://baukeknottnerus.nl/

http://www.sandrabacklund.com/

 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Yokoo

#Yarnbombing at Keith Lynn, North Vancouver!

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Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk. [source]

I wanted to created just a tiny little yarnbomb where students could leave notes of love to their beloved Keith Lynn school as it prepares to close June 2012.

If you find this, slips notes of love to the school in the yarn bomb. Let’s see what happens. Miss you, Keith Lynners!

Be sure to check out:

Smith, K. (2007) The Guerilla Art Kit, New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press

Recall:

First yarnbomb

Yarnbombing in Princess Park

San Francisco Craft Project Series Part 9: “Yes” Sock Monkey out of @Ozonesocks!

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Today’s sock project [from my cornucopia bin of delicious socks bought on March 11, 2012 at Sockshop on Haight] is a sock monkey made from my fave OZONE SOCKS!

This sock monkey asks you daily- WHAT WILL YOU SAY YES TO TODAY?  

This question is from a great journal/life skill exercise by my dear friend, Nancy Kirkpatrick.  I encourage you to ask yourself that question regularly.  To REINFORCE the lessons of the exercise, I REINFORCED the seams of the sock monkey as visual reminders that moving forward in a healthy way takes a step or a stitch at a time.

See also:

My other OZONE SOCK creations

SF Craft Project Series Part 1: Second Pilgrimage

SF Craft Project Series Part 2: Sock Bunny

SF Craft Project Series Part 3: Happy Birthday Twitter!

SF Craft Project Series Part 4: Sock Goddess

SF Craft Project Series Part 5: Mini sock owls

SF Craft Project Series Part 6: Socksmith Sock Bird

SF Craft Project Series Part 7: Sock Cat and Sock Bird

SF Craft Project Series Part 8: Hemp Sock Monkey

Now for sale on ETSY: