Category Archives: Book Review

Oh Happy Day!

Things are slowly, ever so slowly edging back to normal here.  Kathy and I went shopping last week—twice!!  We went to our beloved craft store, Who Gives a Scrap?, which is closing in August, a victim of the criminally high … Continue reading

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Anyone up for a Mélange?

Merriam-Webster defines mélange as: a mixture often of incongruous elements.  That’s what we’re left with here; hopefully, Kathy has found a safe garage sale or two that can become blog fodder.  In the meantime, I’m planning on writing a review … Continue reading

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Crazy and Not-So-Crazy Craft Patterns Lucky XIII

Lucky for us, but maybe not so lucky for the rest of you!  We see these vintage (mostly) craft books and laugh ourselves sick at the projects themselves and the examples we’ve seen over the years.  Kathy came over in … Continue reading

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Crazy and Not-So-Crazy Craft Patterns XII or Put Down the Crochet Hook… Please

Well folks, it has come to this.  We have given up shopping.  Not for the long haul, but we both feel that we have responsibilities to other folks that mandate our giving up our Fridays, for now.  So far, everyone … Continue reading

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Crazy and Not-So-Crazy Craft Patterns XI

Wow, this is the eleventh installment of crazy craft patterns.  I guess I don’t have to tell you that we are mad collectors of good and bad craft pamphlets and books.  This most recent installment is a Kathy find, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fashion the Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute

We went to a book sale last fall in the next town over.  They were charging $5 for a paper bag full of books.  When we saw how amazing the books we bought were, we gave them a little extra.  … Continue reading

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Crazy and Not-So-Crazy Craft Patterns X

Well, we did it again.  Yes, we made the mistake of going into our favorite used craft supply store together.  It seems we always find a whole lot more stuff when we are together, and this time was not an … Continue reading

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Crazy and Not-So-Crazy Craft Patterns IX

My goodness, when I was trying to figure out the title, it struck me that we were getting into Super Bowl looking numbers.  If you like bad crafts, and haven’t read the eight (!) crazy craft posts, well, your weekend … Continue reading

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Crazy And Not-So-Crazy Christmas Crafts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the car advertisements sing.  To me, the craziness is just starting, but the wonderful doesn’t really kick in until right before Christmas.  One of my favorite months is January, when I … Continue reading

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Crazy And Not So Crazy Craft Patterns VIII

It must be that time again; the craft patterns are stacking up!  We probably would not have this problem, but a year or so ago a really cool place opened up here in town, that encourages us to drag home … Continue reading

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