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May 14, 2013

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Money Makers Edition

Oh vintage crafts, how I love you. I love how you have the unique ability to be terrifying and adorable at the same time. Seriously, that is hard to do! And Money Makers, Projects for All Seasons, is a great example of that.
For example, how about Gigi the German Poodle and his lady hobo friend? You know if you came across them at an estate sale you would not be able to pass them up, but you would probably get a strange look from the ladies at checkout for your questionable taste.
Ah, the mini-people! They are made from styrofoam shapes and something called Wet N Drape fabric. Sadly it’s no longer made and a search on etsy and ebay turned up nothing. I’m sure a crafty minded soul could come up with an alternative though! I love this part of the instructions: “We will not give you specific painting instructions because I’m sure you are going to want to fashion your dolls after special people you know.” Can you imagine the looks on the faces of your loved ones when you present them with their mini sculpture of themselves??
Ok, I kinda 100% love these miniature macrames. Like, don’t you think every little girl’s dollhouse NEEDS one of those owls on the wall? Little Betty’s does for sure.
So guess what you CAN find on ebay and etsy? Vintage plastic monkey faces! So now you can permanently scar/delight the tiny person in your life with Mo the Monkey.
And lastly, these candy stuffers are right up my alley. I especially love that Santa head. Except, I kinda want to modify it to be the Abominable Snowman. How cute would that be as a hostess gift this holiday season?
So thank you Money Makers for reminding me why I love vintage crafting so much.

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9 Responses to This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Money Makers Edition

  1. Shelly D Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Hilarious post – I love it! Those mini macrames are calling my name…

    • Betty Crafter Reply

      May 14, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      I know – me too Shelly! Let me know if you want me to send you the insturctions.

  2. Desirae Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I do want one of those poodle pins. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Betty Crafter Reply

      May 14, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Desirae, I can send you the instructions! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Bunny Moreno Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Ohhh I love these! Wish I could make them all!!! xox

  4. Andrea Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Oooh, I think that monkeyis going to be starring my nightmares tonight …

    • Betty Crafter Reply

      May 14, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Oh no!! Sorry Andrea ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. tammyCA Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I sorta remember something like those “monkey people”…and, I do remember making some little dolls in the ’70s with a wet fabric or paper that formed the dress (it wasn’t mod podge). The poodles are definitely cute.

    • Betty Crafter Reply

      May 14, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      Tammy, I can’t help wondering if fabric dipped in papier mache glue would have the same effect. What do you think?

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