Tag: 1960s

Free Placemat Pattern- And it’s Not Broomstick Lace!

When I first saw this pattern in the 1967 February magazine I thought it was broomstick lace, which I’ve always loved but can’t remember ever trying. Spoiler alert- It’s NOT broomstick lace! It’s actually a very easy knit lace pattern that mimics broomstick. It’s called the…

A 1967 Tatted Edge- Bookmark

I spent some time trying to finish up some projects in my workbasket, and one of them was this tatted edge from the February 1967 issue. I do know how to tat, both needle and shuttle, but I admit I am not well practiced and I…

That’s Right Folks! It’s a Jello Mold!

I promised in February that the Ripe Olive Empress Salad, Jello Mold,  would be made! There was a delay, but it was made as promised. Usually I buy my gelatin in bulk but when I went to a new bulk food store they didn’t sell it…

The Palm Loom – Prize-Winning Rugs

I love an old ad. And this 1967 issue had a great one! Palm Loom, “Make Prize-Winning Rugs.” It was right there in the February issue, tucked between 40 yards of lace for $1, and a “Female-Dri” belt. So, I tracked down the Palm Loom on…

It’s Cursed! Cursed I tell you!!

Do you ever start a project, or a meal, and from start to finish it is just cursed? Just every little thing that can go wrong does, and what should be quick and/or easy take forever or is very hands on. That happened to me Sunday…

I’ve Been Hooking- Rug Hooking

I promised to try rug hooking this month and I did! The February 1967 issue featured an article on rug hooking purses, and the sample was cute! I’ve wanted to try rug hooking for several months and already had a frame, and then recently got some…

Kid Approved Gingerbread Pancakes

One feature in many Workbasket issues with “With The Cooks,” which has a variety of recipes on a similar theme. This February 1967 issue the theme was pancakes! I know to some people pancakes are a weekend food, but not to us. We’re as likely to…

February 1967

I’ve only been doing this blog a few months, but this is the first time that two months were randomly picked (and voted on) that were sequential! I do hope it’s a rare occurrence but I also think it’s kinda neat. Since I already talked last month…

It’s so CUTE! 

This month’s issue, January 1967, didn’t have a ton of projects I was dedicated to make, but one of the ones I did decide to do was this adorable baby sweater. Here is a little fact I may have mentioned before, I’m not a sweater maker.…

It’s round! It’s flat! It’s…

Another potholder! Or as the magazine calls it a dish mat. And I’m super in love with it. It’s beautiful, fun, colorful, and quick! This complete project took just a few hours. I didn’t time myself, but maybe 3ish hours, total. It had some neat techniques,…