Monday, July 21, 2008

Can you dig it?

While thrifting on Thursday I found this 1973 fad of the month craft kit. It was a dollar, so I snatched it up without even really looking at it, thinking if nothing else I would use the fabric. Once I opened it I discovered that it was complete, with all the parts, the directions and the picture card it was originally mailed with.

Since the Husky is freshly repaired and I have been dying to sew, I set about putting it together right away. The directions were a real beast, and it is lined with 35 year old vinyl, which wasn't easy to work with, but the bag is so fab.
Or maybe I should say the bag is groovy.

Dy-no-mite!

P.S. Is anyone else watching (and loving!) Swingtown? All I need now is some of Janet's tupperware and I am good to go. :-)

P.P.S. I have been sewing. A lot. Expect a lot of sewing this week on the old blog.

21 comments:

  1. Like alot!! The fabric is so fresh and vibrant!! Good luck with your sewing projects!

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  2. Totally love the bag! And I have become 100% completely addicted to Swingtown! DH keeps asking me if there is something he should know about me! HAHA! Nope, honey ~ just enjoying a good TV show!!!

    How are things going on your end? Is DH back in town?

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  3. What a great deal! I love it! Looking forward to seeing more of your sewing projects!
    Have a great day!
    Kim

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  4. Love that bag! What a great crafty find!

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  5. I dig it!
    can't wait to see the other stuff you've been working on!!!!

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  7. That could have been a bag I used in the 60's or 70's.

    Love Swing Town

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  8. how cool sarah!

    and I love swingtown. It's my guilty pleasure!

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  9. Very Cool Bag! What a fun find!

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  10. OOH! What a great find - and what an amazing finished product!!! Love it so much! Swingtown! What a fabulous show! At the end of each episode I hope to go into a coma until the next Thursday night! xo-Mel

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  11. certainly groovy lol,
    the fabric is very cute and fresh :)

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  12. That is so great. It is totally fun. I can't believe you found that. My mom used to get the craft of the month thing. I had forgotten all about that. She would make whatever it was that came in the kits. Your blog jogged my memory on this one to think about the things she had made with those kits. Ah nostalgia.

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  13. I can dig it - I love that bag! And I'm so happy that you've got your sewing machine back in working order - enjoy!

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  14. so glad your sewing machine is back. you put it to good use with that bag.

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  15. It's so much cuter than I imagined!

    And for some reason, the phrase "35 year old vinyl" is getting to me today. lol

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  16. The bag! I just put a finished one up in my etsy shop. Found it at a yard sale all completed.

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  17. what a cool bag!!

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  18. Groovy, Groovy indeed! We can DEFINITELY dig it!!!

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  19. Can't wait to see what you been sewin'. ..the bag is definitely FAR OUT.

    We picked peaches yesterday and it was fantastic. . it's supposed to be our best peach crop in years around here. I'm working up the courage to can them.
    Gulp.

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  20. very hip man!!
    isnt it fab when you find a vintage kit complete??? yes yes it is

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  21. A bit late to comment but yes, I love Swingtown. Janet is our favorite character although I love how stylish Trina is. When we returned home from vacation I was horrified to see that our tivo didn't recored last weeks episode. I finally watched it last not online. Incredible show.

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