Crafts, Phonography
Comments 2

1977 Needlework and Crafts


Happy Earth Day!

Remember to recycle and reuse.

Walk or bike where you can.

Plant some vegetables or some flowers or some herbs, or all of them!

May your trash can be empty, your legs be strong and your garden green!


Talking of recycling, look at this fab McCall’s Needlework and Crafts magazine from Spring 1977.  In 1977 I was seven years old and into ‘Sindy’ dolls and ‘Spirograph’.


These crochet flowers are gorgeous and check the fake soil and moss!


Creepy or cute?


Same question.  I quite like the gangly rabbit, but his teeth look like they want to eat me, or those mice.  Pick the mice Mr Rabbit.


Of course I adore these macrame pieces.  I think they are a little bit cool, even the tiles they are photographed on are cool.  I love the statement on the opposite page ‘macrame jewelry is always right!’  Maybe I will steal that tag line for my catseatdogs jewelry!


Now, here is something I want to make.  Peas in a pod which unzips!  That place mat is pretty damn stylish too.


What can I say about this advert?   Make this for your man today…..ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha love it.  Poor, poor chap in the photo.  Or, maybe he liked it and got to keep his sunny sleeveless sweater thingy which is so tight he can hardly draw breath!  I am sad to tell you that this pattern was not in the magazine, you had to send off for it.  There is an address though….

The Earth Day picture at the top of the page is an advert from this magazine too, with a little bit of Overgram magic.

Found any cool stuff lately?  Do tell.  I love these old magazines and patterns.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s