The book: Creative Crafts & Stitchery, published by Better Homes & Gardens in 1976
How it came into my possession: Dad's got a thing for auctions. He acquired 4 boxes of cookbooks for about $15 recently. There were some real treasures in there, including one by the Junior League of Baton Rouge; that one had lots of tasty gumbos and things. Mom and I went through all those dusty books, and argued a bit about who got to keep each book. The ones neither of us wanted were donated to the library. Buried in with all those cookbooks was this little relic.
General Review: The book's got an identity crisis. Half the projects in there are trying to be trendy (read "trippy"). The other half are distinctly for little old ladies. There are enough neat ideas in here that I kept the book, but some of the projects will definitely make you wince.
A choice selection of projects:
The perfect decor for you next stoner party
Or if you prefer a more "in touch with nature" groove
Stare at this too long and you're guaranteed to go blind
[insert joke here]
I didn't think that even in the 70's people would wear this in public
This is one of the neater ideas in the book, these are mandalas made out of feathers.
An early version of alternative/recycling. Those "mirrors" are soda cans. Blue=pepsi, green=7-up,...