Good haul of craft books for Christmas. One sister got me a pile of thrifted craft books. There are some really good ones (in a good way), my favorite being Storybook Favorites in Cross Stitch by Gillian Souter, and some more good ones (in a bad way) like The Great Pantyhose Crafts Book by Ed and Stevie Baldwin. There are a few vintage sewing books, too. If I'm quick, I might try to cross stitch something from the Storybook Favorites one for my neice's birthday. My other sister got me Altered Art, a neat sort of collage-y book. Then, my sister in law sent me Knit One, Felt Too by Kathleen Taylor. It's really really good. I like a bunch of the projects: some felted Christmas tree ornaments that are just in a picture at the front, a cloche, earmuffs, mittens, slipper socks, a trivet, all sorts of stuff. It's a really good reference, too. I've seen a few felted items on the web that I might try to recreate, and there's also a section on needle felting.
comment by yardenxanthe Tuesday December 28th, 2004 07:43 AM
Ha ha, the Great Pantyhose Crafts book... by Ed?
comment by caitlin Tuesday December 28th, 2004 08:49 AM
Sure; Ed prolly found a bunch of Stevies' panty hose with runs in it, and instead of throwing it out, developed crafts with it (with Stevies' help, of course) ( I'm thinking Stevie is a girl ). Whatever, whoever, it sounds like a fun read!
comment by maitreya Tuesday December 28th, 2004 10:46 PM
The pantyhose crafts book really is a hoot. There are directions for, I kid you not, a life size prostitute made out of pantyhose. Also, some of the scariest baby dolls and centerpieces you've ever seen.
comment by shwrcrtn Saturday February 05th, 2005 05:14 AM
Okay I know I sound crazy but just wondering what's in the Great Crafts hosiery book. I though saw something with flowers on the cover. Any good crafts?