Vintage craft book kids

Vintage craft book kids are a strange lot. I don’t think photographers got as many chances at getting that “perfect” shot of children at play as modern photographers do. So here they are; enjoying their new beanie, wearing smocks, or anything else that vintage craft book children do.

And they do so many, many things:

Vintage craft book children

They look surly for portraits

Vintage craft book children

They look awkward in hats

Vintage craft book children

They torment puppies (on the left)

Vintage craft book children

They wonder if anyone has noticed that the boat is too big for that water container

Vintage craft book children

They can’t look properly at the camera

Vintage craft book children


Vintage craft book children

They wear crazy head gear

Vintage craft book children

They wear painted bags

Vintage craft book children

They wonder why the hell anyone would think these games were interesting

Vintage craft book children

…but they’re pretty polite about it

Vintage craft book children

They are forced to put their hands in bran, when it is clearly gross

Vintage craft book children

And they hang out with some big crustaceans!

And, remember the girl who hated her dinosaur? She’s not a fan of the puppets but some crafty photographer figured a way to censor her…

Vintage craft book children

Someone’s caged her birds today

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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3 Responses to Vintage craft book kids

  1. moore314 says:

    Hilarious! I’m a lover of vintage books and this is the reason why! Although, I will admit: I like those painted bags!! 🙂

  2. Oh this made me laugh so much! I have some choice vintage crochet patterns which would fit well in this collection, including “they eat oversized, odd-shaped lollypops” and “they are of ambiguous gender”

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