Flower Flair

Photo by Gayla Trail

Look at the pretty floral pin I made thanks to some scrap yarn and my new Vintage Flower Loom Kit purchased from Cathy of California.

I have been collecting old-school crafting books and booklets for years and happen to have some of the booklets Cathy’s kits feature but have never come across the actual little doodads used to make them — when I saw these kits for sale I jumped. I am deeply regretting that I did not shell out the extra dollars for the straw flower kit. Apparently a lot of people were itching to craft through the 70s and the kits sold out fast. WHY? WHY WHY? I needed an enabling nudge to go the extra distance but didn’t have an enabler on hand. Dang it!

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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3 thoughts on “Flower Flair

  1. I too collect old crafting books. They span from the 50′s, 60’5, and 70′s. I have a blast creating retro “art” from them or just looking at the pictures and remember growing up in the 70′s…
    Tomorrow is my 41st b-day…You have inspired me to make something to celebrate (show off) the day with.
    Thanks for the web site you create and the pictures you post.
    Happy Valentines.

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