May 14, 2013This 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.