Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fun fun fun with the Family Creative Workshop!

Have I talked about the Family Creative Workshop series on here before?  I feel like I have...  Regardless!  I am talking about it again today!

The Family Creative Workshop is a very cool set of craft books from about the mid seventies.  I was lucky enough to receive a set from my aunt (I get all kinds of cool stuff from her when she's cleaning out her closets!).  It is sort an everything crafty reference guide.  It's got things in there I'd never even think of as a craft (gold panning, hibachi...) to things I have no idea what they are (Sprang??).  The cover art is beautiful too.  Here are a few of my favorites:

I thought it might be fun to hi-light a few of the interesting things I find in this series here on the blog - what do you think? Once a week or so I'll skim the books and find something fun, funky, useful, or just plain weird.  And if I'm able, I'll even have a go at some of their project ideas.  Sounds good to me!

So here's my first quick hi-light.  Today, I'm bringing you a project from Family Creative Workshop Vol 2:

This project is part of the beachcombing section, and I know it is something you will not be able to live without.  So without further ado, may I present to you, Lobster Man!

Please enlarge the photo to get the full effect

Now you too can scour the beach in search of old lobster parts to create this work of art. You will be the envy of all your friends and family!

Ok ok - all kidding aside, I really do think this is a great set of books, and there really are some useful tips in here - I just thought I'd start you out with a little of the ridiculous.  

Till next time,


What I Did Today said...

Hahahahahahahaha! Oh wow. I wonder if anybody has made that. Besides the author of the book, obviously. Thanks for sharing. Didn't even know what I was missing out on!

Dianne said...

Hey Jenny, I am going to make you the Feather ATC and stopped by your profile page and blog. Low and behold, I see the same books I have! I think I will start looking at them again (got mine from a sale). Thanks for the inspiration.