Here’s a treasured recent eBay score. I had this book as a kid, and was seriously obsessed with it. At one time or another, I tried nearly every project in it. Copyright 1968, 2nd edition 1976. You can also find copies here.
I used to spend hours looking at some of these photos. I dearly loved these sock dolls.
Always wanted to try this rice-paper dyeing. And have clotheslines strung above my head like that.
. . . And how many times did I try to replicate these papier mache animals, with no success?
As I was taking pictures for this post, though, I made an interesting discovery. The pages of this book strongly resemble my crafting efforts of the past year:
Spool knitting, basket coiling . . . .
Pasta crafting (I do love these snowflakes). . . .
Salt crystal gardening!
. . . So clearly, I am still very obsessed with this book! Maybe you’ll be hearing a podcast about these in the not-too-distant future:
Okay, just kidding.