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  • Introduction
  • Crafts for the House
    • Nostalgic Picture: Country Idyll
    • Stained-Glass Lamp Base
    • Ticktacktoe Potholder
    • Two Sets of Desk Accessories
    • Woven Paper Basket with Lid
    • Early American Fruit Box
    • "Wrought-Iron" Accessories
    • Bargello Lion Pillow
    • Painted Stone Turtles
  • Flowers--Fabulous Fakes
    • Fabric Anemones
    • Eggshell Tulips
    • Embroidered Daisies in a Basket
    • Roses from Cans
  • Christmas Ornaments and Decorations
    • Embroidered Felt Ornaments
    • Cookie Ornaments
    • Crocheted Bells
    • Crocheted Snowmen
    • Coffee Dough Wreath
    • Birds-of-a-Feather Tree
    • Sleepy Santa Pillow
  • Toys and Other Kid Stuff
    • Clown Head Crib Toys
    • Pig and Beanbag Piglets
    • Three Wooden Toys
    • Disk Doll
    • Fish Pillow
    • cuddly Crocheted Lambs
    • Pocket-Size Dollmates
    • Traveling Dollhouse with Furniture
    • Easter Eggs
  • Pet Projects
    • Sasha Sleeper
    • Scratch Post and Ball
    • Snug Dog Sweater
    • Needlepoint Name Collar
    • Posy Kitty Collar
  • And something for You
    • Bargello Sunglasses Case
    • Embroidered Buttons
    • Embroidered Pincushions
    • Mesh Back-Tote
  • General Directions
  • Credits

Title: The Woman's Day Book of Weekend Crafts
More than 100 Quick-to-Finish Projects
Author: Editors of Woman's Day
Publication Date: 1978
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston
Page Count: 176
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 3/4" x 7 1/4"
ISBN: 0395262844

PATTERN RATING: Star Rating. The fish pillow is the most complex of the soft toys, with belly and mouth gussets and quilted fins. The patterns would need to be enlarged a great deal, but are gridded and marked fairly well. Seam allowances would have to be added. There isn't enough variety of toys here to justify buying the book just for those patterns.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. Instructions are pretty skimpy, with no illustration to help the new crafter. If you don't already know what you're doing, these instructions won't help you.

SUMMARY- The fish and the sleepy Santa pillows were the only patterns in the book that really appealed to me. Most of the embroidery projects looked pretty chunky/amateurish, and I've seen much better crocheted/knitted toys in other mixed project books. Quick-to-Finish projects isn't a recommendation to me, if they aren't appealing when they are done.