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Vintage Decoupage Book – a Limitless World in Decoration

Not too long ago, I attended another big book sale held by my local Friends of the Public Library.  This sale occurs twice a year, and is my favorite way to find vintage books.  It was at one of these sales that I found this book about decoupage.  Well, this time, I found another vintage book […]

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Topsy Turvy Inside Out Knit Toys Book

As you’ve probably figured out by now, I have a thing for craft books.  My latest acquisition is Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys by Susan B. Anderson. I saw this talented knitter on a recent episode of the PBS series, Knitting Daily with Vickie Howell, where she demonstrated how to knit one of her toys.  The […]

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Dough Crafts: the Art of Salt Dough

Even as crafting has gotten more sophisticated over the years, with the explosion in popularity of scrapbooking and papercrafting, it’s always nice to revisit an old craft, maybe even one that we did in grade school.  One such craft is salt dough art.  Like many people, I was first introduced to salt dough in grade […]

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Paper to Petal: Making an Old Craft New Again

I have been on a crepe paper rose rampage of sorts, ever since I took Lynn Dolan’s class at Castle in the Air last November.  With each rose I make, I learn something new.  And now with my recent purchase of Paper to Petal: 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand by Rebecca Thuss […]

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Making Peg Dolls Book

Over the summer when Castle in the Air released its class schedule, I saw a class, “Summer Sprite Peg Dolls,” that I wanted to take (along with at least nine other ones).  But when I read the description, it said, “Margaret Bloom…will guide children (ages 3 to tween) in making adorable peg dolls,” I realized […]

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Vintage Children’s Book: Selections From a Child’s Garden of Verses

I love children’s books and have a small collection of my childhood favorites and some newer ones (to me) that I discovered as an adult, including some picture books.  I love vintage artwork, and some of the best ones are found in old children’s books.  A great example of this is found in this Golden […]

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Vintage Crafting – Three-Dimensional Decoupage

I love books and I love to craft, so craft books have a special place in my heart, not so much for their instruction as for their inspiration and eye candy.  One particular subject I’m particularly fascinated with is vintage crafting, so whenever I come across a vintage craft magazine or book, I have to […]

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