Tag: kitchen

Quick Strawberry Magnet Craft

The “Making Cents” column in the July 1983 issue featured one tiny little craft idea that I thought was super cute! A walnut shell strawberry magnet. I knew right away that I wanted to make it, but did wonder where I’d find a walnut shell in…

Thrifting Finds – Goods from the Thrift Shop

When we go to visit with my parents it’s nice to see them and be part of their lives for awhile. It’s also nice to spend some time away from home, in the country, just mostly relaxing. I usually come home in a good mental place,…

Spoke Motif Pan Holder- 1952 With Pattern

The June 1952 issue features this “Spoke Pan Holder” and I knew right way I wanted to make it. I love the Spoke Motif, and it becomes a fairly mindless pattern once it’s set up. The pattern is quite easy, and would also be a nice…

It’s June, 1952

If you picked up this issue on the News Stand (I assume it was sold there) you may also have just bought hamburger meat at 53 cents a pound, and dropped off your $80 rent check. There is a pretty good chance your family owned a…

A Bunny Egg Cozy Fail

In the April 1949 issue there was an adorable little egg cozy, just basic crochet with instructions to make a rooster or a bunny. I was very excited because we eat insane amounts of eggs. My son and I will often has 2-3 soft boiled eggs…

Country Time- And NOT the Lemonade

I mentioned recently that I’d be taking a trip, and I’m back. Originally I had intended to crank out some crafts, post a new thing or two, and be productive. Instead I spent some time sitting in a wheelbarrow by a fire, being driven around in…

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,…