Wednesday, July 27, 2011

~SIGNS OF EARLY CRAFTING?~

~OH TO BE YOUNG AGAIN~
(Lovely 70's Decor, huh?)

This picture was taken inside my childhood home of me and a boy I was madly in love with had a little crush on back in 1974.  We were going to a Sadie Hawkins Dance and I remember painstakingly creating these fabulous tacky outfits for the girl-ask-boy-occasion!  My Gramma made the red checks shirts for us out of gingham and I borrowed the overalls and straw hats from my best friend's big sister... 

Problem was...

Back then I didn't know how to sew and there wasn't much on the market when it came to 'temporary fustible webbing'.  So...I used Elmer's glue to attach the patches onto both the hats and the overalls.  I absolutely THOUGHT that the glue would wash out!

It didn't.

Imagine my horror when I had to return the borrowed items all messed up with hardened glue.  I don't remember HOW I paid for all the ruined stuff...I only know that I did.
(My father and mother saw to it!)

I've had a love-hate relationship with the sticky-stuff ever since!

Hope you are having a great hump-day.  I'm in the studio painting up a storm (it's a glue-free zone!)...

Love to you...

18 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh so sweet! At school I found some great tops to put on the bottles of glue for my first graders because without them we'd have lakes of glue on everything! And I loved having my kids cut and glue all kinds of things.♥♫

myletterstoemily said...

i hope they don't send you to the 'glue'
factory! :)

KatyDidStitches said...

He's CUTE, Rebecca! He looks just like Christopher Knight from "The Brady Bunch!" And you? All I can say is, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!"

Kathy

Goosegirl said...

Heehee!!!!! I am sure I made many silly mistakes like that. I have a love-hate relationship with glue too. But if you add glitter to that glue, it is just a "hate-hate" relationship.

And I am loving the Alison Krauss song this morning. Love love love.
Have a beautiful day Rebecca. I pray God blesses you big today.
Sivje

Kit said...

Oh you are too cute! Thank heavens for modern glues and conveniences! Kit

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

You were born to be an artist/crafter Rebecca! Great early start and cute share! Made my day! Hugs my friend, Marilou

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

hee hee...what a great story! I used to love Sadie Hawkins Day dances. Wonder if young people even know what they are these days? I don't even think they have high school dances like we used to have....sock hops, etc..... :)

Theresa said...

Too cute, with the glue or without:) Have a creative day! HUGS!

GWENNY said...

Oh! Aren't you 2 adorable? I can see why you had a crush.. handsome young man. I didn't know that glue wont wash out. Good thing to know.
Blessings~

Nancy said...

How cute and the things we tried without knowing the consequences......one way to learn...uh?

Hugs and blessings sweet girl....

Elizabeth and Gary said...

I remember 1974 the year I graduated high school...so I'm vintage now..LOL
I love the picture..Aw to be young again...
Have a sweet day and big hugs...looking forward to seeing what you are working on.
Elizabeth

Kim B said...

What a fun story. You dont look very excited about the picture, you must have been a teenager. Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing such a cute picture. Hugs, Kim

Passionate for White said...

Great post...thanks for the smile!!

NanaDiana said...

Live and learn! Just think- any other time and the darned things would have fallen off before you got to the dance! lol Cute story- xo Diana

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Darling photo Rebecca!... xoxo Julie Marie

Gracie's Cottage said...

Oh what a hoot! Your cute photo brings back some 70's memories. I was so in love with bib overalls for daily wear in high school and sewed a Raggedy Ann appliqué to one pair. Sounds really dorky now. Thanks for the memory!

Jan

Tina Eudora said...

LOL, isn't it weird how when you need glue to work it doesn't and when you want it to dissolve it hangs in there like something NASA used to repair the shuttle?
Have a happy painting day and I can hardly wait to see what you are working on!
P.S. Love the picture!
Tina xo

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

How cute you looked! Aren't we lucky to be alive in a time when there are craft supplies for ANYTHING you want to do? Now there are all types of glue for every project, not to mention all the other stuff they have come up with.
Our swap mail date is fast approaching - I'm just about ready!

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