Because you simply can't have enough Patterns for Better Living. Here are some more gems from the handicrafts section of this 1966 catalog of DIY plans.
I did not know that decoupage was an "ancient art." Also, I am totally into the string art designs, especially the owl and the sun. Those tissue boxes, however... Let's just move on.
Yarn art! And a replica balalaika!These women are so happy and glamorous!
OK, these four I actually like. The "antique train & car" is especially ripe for appropriating for modern use. There are some anachronistic materials issues (pop-top can tabs), but the general idea — assembling flattish junk to make a machine or vehicle — is a fun one.
I do like the two sailboat projects. And if you haven't been reading these closely, notice the skyline promo copy at the top of each page. They're quite charming. Also charming? The four bespectacled fellows who own and operate U-Bild:
I want these guys to be my grandpas.
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.