24 September 2012

Guest Blogger: Kim Smith

Hello everyone! My name is Kim and it's a pleasure to be guest blogging for Janel today. 

One of my favourite hobbies is collecting vintage craft books (see collections of all my hobbies on Hobzy). 
I love looking through second hand shops, and finding gems hidden in-between all the patterns for fluffy 80's mohair jumpers. I collect a whole bunch of different types of craft books from patterns to instruction manuals to big books that were supposed to all a 'good housewife' needed. But my favourite by far are the ones with impeccable design inside & creative layouts!

This one, 'The Collins Complete Book of Needlecraft' is probably my all time favourite example. I thought I'd share a little section about sewing kid's toys (seeing as Janel has a little one).

I am completely in love with the use of colour & simple shapes in all these projects- and how the book encourages us to be creative & think of new things to make- not just to follow the pattern (although they do give great directions).

And those cute dolly faces! So sweet. And you'd only have to learn how to do one shape- and just add different accessories for different personalities. And even though this book was made in the 70's, all the designs are completely adaptable for modern day life.

Thanks for letting me share! Have a good day, Kimxo 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my god, this book is *________*
    thank you for sharing!!!


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