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    Posted 1 year ago

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    Does anyone else remember a “by mail” craft club from the early 1970s?
    Once you signed up and paid a fee, the club would mail you a kit of their choice about once a month containing parts and instructions to make some craft project.
    It was a fun little surprise every month.
    These are 2 of those projects.

    I’ve had this chicken hanging in the kitchen of every house I’ve lived in since the ‘70s.
    It used to have a little white feather lying at the chicken’s feet beside the corn kernels - I need to find a replacement for it.
    It measures roughly 6 X 12 X 1.5”.

    The other thing was called an “Ecology Box”....
    I think it came with the oval picture of flowers which had to be cut out and it came with the 2 wooden mice with leather tails and ears and bead eyes.
    If I remember correctly, the crafter had to furnish whatever was put in the compartments.

    I gave the finished Ecology Box to my mom; she kept it hanging on the wall of her kitchen for 50 years!!
    Looks like everything held up well except the rice deteriorated and/or fell into the compartment below.

    There’s were fun to make back then and still give me a bit of a sense of satisfaction having them.

    Comments welcome!

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    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      six-o-one, I’m glad someone knows what I’m talking about! Thanks for the comment and the love.
    2. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      dav2no1 and Manikin, thanks for the love!
    3. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 11 months ago
      A big Thank You to everyone who gave a Love to my old craft projects!
    4. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 4 months ago
      Wow! 21 loves….I didn’t even realize how many of you took a look at my little projects and left a “love note”.
      Thanks to all!

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