Month-by-month calendar icons ...

Jan 1, 2017 by

Here’s a whole year’s worth of cute retro drawings that you can use to make your own calendar — and they come to...

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Make your own gift wrapping ba...

Dec 5, 2016 by

Make your own gift wrapping bags They’re gifts themselves with many “after” uses Have you ever gone through...

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How to craft clever Christmas ...

Nov 8, 2016 by

So pretty, such fun to do! One of the nicest Christmas customs we know is having both young and old make ornaments for the tree!...

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Sorry, Qubic, Risk and Spill &...

Sep 23, 2015 by

Sorry If they’ve already got Monopoly… let them go chase each other! Sorry is a perennial favorite because it puts...

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3 country & rural home de...

May 22, 2015 by

Rural residence 1 First story: Vestibule, sitting room, parlor, parlor, dining room, kitchen, hall, porch. Second story: Roof,...

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How to make egg shell dolls (1...

Feb 2, 2015 by

Make Easter egg shell dollies by Lina Beard The little eggshell dollies are so bewitching, you will surely want a lot of them to be...

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Craft: Make Revolutionary War-...

Feb 16, 2014 by

There is never a boy child who does not love to play soldier. The young soldier will be happier if he has a soldier cap. Either of the paper ones represented here in reduced size will answer the purpose.

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How to knit an antique-style o...

Feb 14, 2014 by

Knitting an old-fashioned opera hood Make a chain of 90 stitches. Then knit one row across, then seam a row, knit a row, seam a row,...

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This jolly cut-out toy Santa r...

Dec 5, 2013 by

Our jolly cut-out Santa really jumps! >> Click on either image to get a larger printable version!  He jumps and he jiggles...

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An Owl Whoo’s Pretty Squ...

Oct 30, 2013 by

An Owl Whoo’s Pretty Square Covered with squares, in fact — but wisely covered with terry too, and oh such a soft pillow....

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Crafty “growing” f...

Oct 21, 2013 by

“Growing” fun with crayons Crayola Corner Crayola “family tree.” On shelf paper or a long strip of wrapping...

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Patterns to cut and make Danci...

Oct 14, 2013 by

Dancing dolls Children’s Department To the young beginner, this is a very easy pattern to commence and practice upon. If our...

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Piano candle wreaths: Antique-...

Oct 13, 2013 by

Piano candle wreaths These little wreaths for the candles are quite easy to make, and have a very pretty effect. We give two...

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8 cute low-cost shell design c...

Oct 9, 2013 by

8 Low-cost crafts in shell designs by Ann B Bradley Inspired by shells and sea-life, these lighthearted craft delights are easy as a...

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Turn-of-the-century Halloween ...

Sep 28, 2013 by

For the Halloween party More and more are place cards being used for occasions when guests, small or large, are to be seated at a...

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Rainy-weather dollhouse projec...

Sep 7, 2013 by

This easy-to-make cardboard dollhouse is a project that can grow with your children!

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Make a milk carton bird house ...

Aug 29, 2013 by

Fun to do… fun to bird-watch all summer long! How to turn a Pure-Pak milk carton into a beautiful home for birds It’s...

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Zodiac designs for a cross-sti...

Aug 29, 2013 by

The signs of the zodiac, originated by some ingenious stargazer thousands of years ago, have persisted through the ages not only as astrological and astronomical symbols but also in many forms of art.

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Clever crafts for kids with cr...

Aug 21, 2013 by

Crayola Corner Constructive ideas to keep children happily occupied Shirt board shields. Grey shirt cardboards look like steel...

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Jiffy-make ponchos (1955)

Jun 5, 2013 by

Jiffy-make ponchos Start with new fabric or cut up an old skirt for this summer’s most popular topping Our carefree tie-on...

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Make Scooby Doo & Flintst...

Nov 21, 2012 by

Hanna Barbera Cuddly Cutouts They’ve had you in stitches for years… now it’s your turn! New cuddly cutouts anyone...

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Play square game (1950)

Oct 31, 2012 by

Play square by Stephen M Elonka Remember the game of “dots” or “boxes,” where you joined the dots to complete...

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How to make a retro robot Hall...

Oct 2, 2012 by

Hey, kids! Be a Halloween robot This year, when Sis and Junior demand “something different” in a Halloween costume to win...

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How to make a cheese doily (18...

Sep 16, 2012 by

Cheese doily pattern This neat pattern of D’Oyley (doily) is to be worked in ordinary square crochet, and forms a neat and...

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How to stencil a tray (1950)

Sep 14, 2012 by

How to stencil a tray by Carolyn Wilkinson Until Mrs Roberta Ray Blanchard of Winchester, Massachusetts, showed us how to stencil a...

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Child’s play panel toy (...

Sep 13, 2012 by

Child’s play panel Children beginning to walk, and busy discovering objects around them, love to play with hardware that moves....

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Fresh fabric patterns for the ...

Sep 10, 2012 by

The fresh look in fabrics for spring Here they are — some of the most refreshing new drapery fabrics we’ve seen in many a...

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New accessories from old plaid...

Sep 3, 2012 by

New accessories from old plaids Especially in a season when everyone is tartan-conscious, plaids left over from your last Highland...

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How to make a Halloween witch ...

Sep 1, 2012 by

How to make a Halloween witch cake For Halloween party fun, bake one 9-inch square cake. When cool, cut as indicated in diagrams. The...

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60 kitchen wall & floor b...

Aug 24, 2012 by

60 kitchen wall and floor brighteners Fresh, sunny charm Dazzle up your kitchen with today’s wall and floor coverings. Lively...

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Marie Antoinette dress sewing ...

Aug 4, 2012 by

Marie Antoinette dress For a little girl from six to eight years old by Emily H May This little dress is to be made of silk or...

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Dorothy Dot paper doll: Little...

Jul 27, 2012 by

Around The World With Dorothy Dot The Dorothy Dot “Around the World” paper doll series ran in newspapers (such as the Los...

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Puzzle: How did fleet avoid mi...

Jun 19, 2012 by

Beware! How did fleet anchor to avoid mine field? by Sam Loyd The Puzzleland fleet of eight battleships steamed into port today and...

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A new alphabet to embroider (1...

Jun 12, 2012 by

A new Woman’s Day alphabet to embroider by Roxa Wright, Needlework Department Embroidered initials and monograms have always...

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Embroider with rickrack (1950)

Jun 3, 2012 by

Embroider with rickrack Eve Peri, artist and designer, whose skill with a needle is well known to our readers, here uses rickrack...

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Scroll design pattern for craf...

May 19, 2012 by

Attractive pyrography pattern for jewel box, table or ornamental screen frame As simple as it may seem, let the amateur art worker...

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3 fabric samples from 1874

Apr 11, 2012 by

Swatch this You have seen some of the clothing designs from the 19th century — but what did the fabric patterns look like close...

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Dorothy Dot paper doll: Little...

Apr 4, 2012 by

Around The World With Dorothy Dot The Dorothy Dot “Around the World” paper doll series ran in newspapers (such as the Los...

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Dorothy Dot paper doll: Little...

Mar 16, 2012 by

Around The World With Dorothy Dot The Dorothy Dot “Around the World” paper doll series ran in newspapers (such as the Los...

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