Monday, December 31, 2012

Blast from the past...family craft cards



If you are a regular reader, you know that my favourite thrift shopping is free. I call it "thrifting at mom's house." On one excursion into my parents' basement, I found these cool vintage family craft cards. I'm not much of a crafter, but a person can change, right? I'm trying.

You could do a whole blog just with crafts from these cards. Not that I'm going to do that. But I can do a few crafts at least.


There is a whole section on macramé. I believe my mom even took a class in macramé back in the seventies. She made the coolest macramé hanging owl. And this belt, which she gave to my daughter.


My sister must have been in on the crafty action too. I found this note in her tidy handwriting, referring to card number 228, potato cut printing. That's a fun, easy one to do with the kids.


One project that I really want to try is a mobile. Ever since my husband and I visited the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice on our honeymoon in 1999, I have wanted to make my own mobile, like this Calder mobile that Guggenheim owned.

Actually, I also wanted to set up a cot right there and move into the museum, with its amazing canal views.



Happy New Year friends!


Hey, Happy New Year folks! Don't stay up too late! Or do. It's your choice.

If you are a fellow Canadian, be sure to enter my giveaway for a $50 CardSwap gift card. This could be your lucky year!

Thanks for reading my little blog, friends. See you in 2013.



25 comments:

  1. OH I soooo love those craft cards!!! Best Mom Thrift Find yet!
    Happiest of New Years to you & yours!

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    1. Thanks Tabetha! Have a wonderful night and a fantastic New Year! :)

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  2. My Mom was a crafty Mom too - I remember the macrame phase..

    Happy New Year!

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    1. I think my mom is kind of like me. She probably dabbled a bit and moved on. ;)

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  3. I made a macrame craft owl in primary school and the pot plant holders :)

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    1. Primary school? Wow! Does that mean it isn't that difficult?

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    2. I think the difficult part is not getting bored with it :P

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  4. Happy new Year to you and your family!!!

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  5. I used to love potato printing! Thanks for the blast from the past. Happy New year!

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    1. I did too! I want to do it again! ;)

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  6. These are extremely cool, Jo!!! I see you found some of the macrame. :) I love the idea of being crafty but I don't always succeed with my projects. I'm looking forward to seeing how these turn out if you decide to do them!

    Happy 2013, Joann!!! Wishing you much happiness and laughter!!!

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    1. Hi Wendy! I love the idea of being crafty too. I hope to try a few of these cards at least. I will definitely share the results, good or bad!

      Happiness and laughter - what a great wish! Thanks, and the same to you! :)

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  7. your parent's basement sounds like a lot of fun. Happy New Year!

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    1. I believe I have removed anything useful. ;)

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  8. When I was in Vancouver in 2006 I found those exact same cards and of course could not resisit it. I'll have to look for it though. It's hiding somewhere and I have not even made anything yet!!! patsy

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    1. That's so funny! I hope you find them Patsy!

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  9. Such a COOOOOOOOL find! LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing : ) Happy New Year and hope to see you at Junkin Joe! hugs...

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  10. I SWEAR we had that set when I was a kid or maybe we had a recipe set??
    I don't know but I love that thing!!

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  11. Have been away for a bit so I missed this post, but love it! I too was a macrame fan. I learned how to tie knots from Webster's Unabridged Dictionary diagrams. I taught my church groups how to make macrame plant hangers to sell at the church carnival booth, and I made my mom a huge wall hanging of a giraffe! Those were the days.

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  12. What a fun vintage find! They are so awesome! thanks for sharing at TTF last week. Have a great day!

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  13. I used to love potato printing! Thanks for the blast from the past.
    Monica
    myartscrafts.com

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