Did any of you have one of these as a child? It was one of my favorite toys.
And "pate a sel" (salt dough) http://laniette.l.a.pic.centerblog.net/77s6u4tt.jpg was also extremely popular. I was useless at it though, much to my despair.... people used to decorate the "pate a sel" creations with cloves.
I think you two are talking about the same thing, and yes, apparently someone still does this because my cousin's wife gave me a Christmas ornament done in this style. It's kind of pretty, actually.Originally Posted by vesperholly
Does anyone remember shopping bags made by tying six-pack rings together with yarn? Some people really went to town and fancied up the handles with crochet trim. I don't know that I ever actually saw anyone use these, but it seemed like everyone was making them.
I like the peg designs that you iron to make shapes....I used to do those, and just the other day my nephew was showing me some that he had made.
Ah yes, camp crafts. . . . remember the wallet you fastened the pieces of together with plastic lanyard-making stuff?
corking too. I spent hours making those silly tubes!
braided phentex to cover hangers...by the hundreds! I still have some.
I think my favourite was Doodle Art. I spent hours at a time colouring those posters. I wish I had one to do right now.
Voidy Swan, Dirty Carmen, Perverted Moonlight Sonata. God I love figure skating!
And it has this irritating squeaky nylon texture that set my teeth on edge....and it came in the most horrendous neon colours.....eeeewww.
Who wants to watch rich people eat pizza? They must have loved that in Bangladesh. - Randy Newman on the 2014 Oscars broadcast
Barrettes with two colors of thin ribbon woven in, with long ribbon hanging down. Friendship pins (beads on a safety pin, attached to the top of your shoe laces...)
When I'm old, I don't want them to say of me, "She's so charming." I want them to say, "Be careful, I think she's armed."
Fact of Life: After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says W T F
a) I need help identifying an “artistic set” from the 70’s. I don’t know what it is called, but there were plenty of those “multi-layer cut out pads” for sale for 10 cents in Salvation Army and St. Vincent De Paul during that decade.
And here is my chance to finally ask people….
These were pressed-wood thin boards, size of A4 page, or slightly smaller or bigger. They had layers of powdered substance/chalk, 3-4-5-6 layers, in different shades from black to white or various rainbow colours. One had to take a stencile or a knife and “carve out” as deep as one wanted to get lines, shapes, shades and forms. One basically “shaved off” the light layers to get to darker layers.
b) What is name for a “drawing board” (usually red with two turning knobs) which had magnetic dust inside which flopped to the screen when you flipped it over, and the knobs had needles on the inside pressed against the inside of the glass, which drew, through the magnetic dust in every direction if one turned the knobs?
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"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." -- Samuel Beckett
Friendship bracelets are still going strong. I was in my LNS (local needlework store) yesterday and a gaggle of young girls came in. They had the best time picking out supplies (should they use cotton thread, or silk, or wool, etc.) and when they left, they were off to make bracelets just like the one one of girls was already wearing.