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Projects Completed In 2007

  • Pineapple Pullover

  • Clay items - beads, etc.

  • Abi - Rowan Sweater

  • Several Beaded Necklace/Earring sets

  • Christmas Table Topper

  • Rhubarb (aka "Tomato") knit

  • Larger Than Life Bag - Crochet

  • Vogue Cardi #19 - Knit

  • Summer Bag - crochet

  • Lucy in the Sky with Bob - Knit

  • Spiderweb Cardi - Crochet

  • Bianca's Jacket - Knit

  • Something Red - knit

  • Two tea cozies - one knit, one crochet

  • Square Neck Tank top - knit

  • Doris Chan's Lace Cardi - crochet

  • Nantucket Jacket

  • Fish Bath Mat

  • Crocheted Triangles Purse

  • More dishcloths than one person should EVER make

  • Fountain Lace Cardi - Knit

  • 2 Knit & 1 Crocheted Calorimetries


  • Knitting Patterns Crochet Patterns by


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January 26, 2007



Tacky is in the eye of the beholder, don't you think? I'll step right up and say that I really like the "grapes" you made. I think they're pretty! Today we "re-purpose" everything - back in the day it was "re-cycle."

I have been fortunate to inherit many of the doilies created by the women of my family. I've put a few of them out and about and have considered other ways of using them to get them out into the light again.

I embroidered a pair of denim overalls - that I sewed - within an inch of their lives. :-)

Such a fun trip down memory lane!


I love the grapes-but maybe I'm tacky too.

We had a bunch of those doll face things when I was a kid.

BTW, the album
(their server is down right now, but this is the link).


Love all this "tackiness." ; ) Can't wait for Part 3.


I remember the butterflies! :) heh.

I also remember the doll faces!

My mom has this jean jacket that she embroidered when she was in high school that I have adored forever. I always wanted to make one... ;)


My grandmother had a grape trivet when I was just a kid. She used the coke bottle caps for it. I loved that thing, but it disappeared after she died.
I think I still have the iron on transfers somewhere for the shirts I did in the 70s. These were from Simplicity, I think.


Paula - I'm really loving this trip back in time too. :) Must be because I'm middle-aged now but when I think back to my childhood the bad stuff tends to recede and I get a warm feeling seeing the things that remind me of the good times. :)

I definitely think "tacky" is subjective! Heck, I'd hate to have the Tacky Police come to MY house! LOL

Cool, Deneen - thanks for the link! I need to do a search for old-timey crafts this weekend. I'm really getting into this stuff.

Vicki - More cool stuff to come -promise!

Jess - I'm SO making some of those butterflies this weekend. I can't help myself!

Linda - I remember one too at my Mom's, but I think the caps were arranged in a Flower Garden design. No bunch of grapes. I'd really enjoy having more - as trivets they are unbeatable!

Carrie K

Macrame and embroidery were big around here.

Oh, I hate the melted records! And the typewriter key buttons/bracelets (although they are really cute) and the hollowed out's like using a skull as a bowl.


Now Carrie - What's wrong with using a skull as a bowl? Recycling is recycling. ;)

I'll just remember never to serve you chips in my melted record chip bowl. ;)

Amy Boogie

I've always loved the record bowls. Did you see the purse made from records?

I have one of those crazy doll head things somewhere.. My great aunt used to make the kitschiest stuff.


omigod - Amy! I love that purse! Thanks so much for the link. That's got to be the ultimate in kitschy coolness. :)


Oh thanks for the blast from the past. My gran had one of those pineapple doilies that was beautifully made. My mother has it now. I guess I'll get it eventually. :o)

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