Beautiful Naturecrafts from 1979
I don't like to think of any media that was produced after I was born as "vintage" but as I get older (knock on wood) I suppose I'll have to get used to it. I found this lovely book, The Beautiful Naturecraft Book, in a vintage shop this past weekend. It's from 1979, yet is in surprisingly nice condition. Some of the projects are delightfully odd, and a good portion of them hold up to this day—they're that imaginative, well designed, and do-able. I scanned a few pages from the Seed Decorations section so you can see what I mean.
The somewhat stilted text is what pegs it as a vintage craft book. I love it.
This book, however, has more personality than most: "But look out for mice! They like seeds and have absolutely no respect for creativity at all." Cute!
Gotta love a groovy sun face. I should collect all of the vintage (and not-vintage) sun face crafts I have in one place, maybe make a giant sun face out of all of them. Ha.
Enjoy your seed crafts, and keep them away from vermin!
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I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.