It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Workbasket post… and I still have quite a few I haven’t share with you yet. I know you’re just so excited about that, aren’t you? This one is from January 1952, and as you can see, the cover was torn off.
For some reason, this issue seemed to have more than its share of ads for selling greeting cards.I wonder if they were as easy to sell as the ad makes it sound?
Here’s a crocheted doily pattern I’d like to try for Easter. Doesn’t it sound pretty with colored irises and open-work crosses?
And here are some more greeting cards we can sell to all our friends! I’d really love to run across a box or three of these at a garage sale or thrift store sometime. Wouldn’t that be fun? It actually seems to me like my Grandmother had some like this when I was a little kid. Wonder if she bought them from some enterprising homemaker friend?Selling greeting cards not for you? Not to worry. You can always sell your hair! You send it in and they’ll make you an offer. If you don’t like their offer, they’ll “return your hair intact”!! My question is, how did they expect you to put it back on your head? I know people in those days were much handier at making things at home than we are now, but I never heard of anyone making herself a wig out of her own hair! So… what would you do with it if they returned it to you?Besides reading the humorously archaic ads, I actually do like looking at the patterns in the Workbasket. And here’s one I tried!
I didn’t mess with making the picots around the edge, because I thought it looked just as pretty without it. And contrary to the description, I would not use “simplicity” to describe the pattern. It was a little tricky, definitely not for a beginner.
For the health-minded among us… or those who would like to “reduce” a bit, I’m sure we would all be interested in the Fat Girls’ Diet. Doesn’t that just sound like something you want to be a part of? The thing that baffles me about this ad is, what exactly are we getting for our quarters (or dollars, if we want all five)? I would assume they are booklets or brochures or some-such but it really doesn’t say.Aww… look at this! We can whip up some cute little aprons from all our surplus hankies. Isn’t that so sweet?
I always enjoy looking at the pattern page, too. Check out that slip pattern. I’ve seen dresses that were less modest.