* crafts gone wrong

Posted on November 18th, 2004 by maitreya. Filed under Crafty Links.

My library has a few old craft books that–what’s the Ghost World quote?–are so bad they’ve gone past good and are back to bad again. This crochet book I was looking at the other day had a pattern for a pair of life size dolls, among other horrors. I should check the book out and scan the picture. Besides the library, some other places to find crafty awfulness:

Hodgepodge has turned in to one of my favorites. She actually finds neat stuff to do with all the old pictures.

The Craftster Blog has a Crafts Gone Bad Category. Hopefully she’ll add some more stuff to it.

Crafts, Extremely Evil. Look at the Bizarre Crafts one. My sister actually found that book in her thrift store, but she gave it to my other sister. The one she gave me was a set of 3 volumes from the Stitch by Stitch collection circa 1985. Oh boy are there some good ones. It’s actually a useful book for basic instructions, and there’s even the occasional project that could be adapted. The crocheted vests and rayon blouses are just too easy to make fun of, so I scanned in the instructions for one of my favorites, the Rainbow Pompom Bathmat [page1][page2]. Enjoy.


4 Responses to “crafts gone wrong”

  1. Aloe Says:

    The worst part is, that, if I were to make it in pink, orange & yellow stripes, my daughters would really *like* it …

    Wait … those aren’t handmade pompoms, are they?

  2. erin Says:

    That would be really cool made out of koosh balls.

  3. beth Says:

    upon first look I tohught they were koosh balls and I was like “mmmm those would feel lovely on my feeeets…

  4. MoneyPenny Says:

    Love, love, love it! I will definitely be making this, thanks for sharing!


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