Art & Craft

Family Creative Workshop

When I was about 10, my family got this set; The Family Creative Workshop. It was published by Plenary Publications International and comprised 23 books and

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Dolls & Toys

Wooden Kokeshi Dolls

I’m pretty sure I picked up these wooden Kokeshi dolls through the facebook marketplace. They’re ‘dolls of the world’ and each has a wobbly sprung

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Blog

The Splendid Soft Toy Book

♥*♡∞:。.。 The Splendid Soft Toy Book 。.。:∞♡*♥ Originally published in 1973 by Christophorus- Verlag Herder GmbH. ♬♩♪♩Please wait for the images to load. If you

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Inspiration

Ads from the 1970s

I’ve started picking up vintage magazines just to collect the old ads I remember. Please wait a few seconds while they load.

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Inspiration

Woman’s Day Handicrafts

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Woman’s Day Handicraft series was published in 1973 by Octopus Books. It was a 13 part series, the best parts of which later showed

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Childcraft How and Why Library
Inspiration

Childcraft How and Why Library

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Childcraft How and Why Library was first published in the 1930s. The World Book Encyclopaedia company was the holder of the Childcraft imprint. The

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Inspiration

Swap Cards

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I collected swap cards when I was between 8 and twelve years old – back in the 70s. It still makes me happy to

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Inspiration

Vintage match books

Vintage match books were something that my parents collected on their many overseas trips as dancers in the 50s and 60s. My dad shared a

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Yip II – Meet Bunner

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Aflush with the making of Mirabelle I decided to make something more boy friendly. Meet Bunner: I couldn’t really get a good photo of him.

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Inspiration

Origami Fun Book

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Anyone remember this book? This is my husband’s copy, but I had it too as a child. It’s especially cool because inside there are examples

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