creepy critters

i picked up this crazy pair at the thrift store a few years ago.

they are made out of bleach jugs. i remember thinking who? what? when? where? why? how? but i knew they needed to come home with me.

you can imagine my excitement last weekend when many of those questions were answered…i was flipping through socorro’s 1972 McCall’s Needlework & Crafts magazine and look what i saw!

hello billy bunny and debby duck, it’s nice to meet you!

9 Responses to “creepy critters”

  1. Elaine Says:

    oh my, I can’t stop laughing at those characters! Thanks for sharing, Elaine

  2. Lynne Says:

    as a producer of craft kits myself, I have to applaud this. That’s one hell of a design!

  3. sonya Says:

    I remember those!My uncle who was into crazy decorations and worked with the church.(maybe gay?) in Lowell Ma. at the Polish Church.

  4. Betty Jo Says:

    There’s something so wrong, but something so right about these guys!
    Alas, I have never come across “Plastic Fluff” in my craft supply store.

  5. Jenny Says:

    That blue plastic stuff is mesmerizing me. I love it when a discovery like this is made. It’s like the end of a mystery movie when all the pieces fall in to place.

  6. hannah Says:

    there must be a warehouse full of plastic fluff somewhere. now that i know there’s more than one of these around it’s also exciting to think there may be an army of them around the country in attics and basements just waiting to be unearthed!

  7. mary Says:

    Such frightening crafts as these were still being produced in my hometown circa 1978!!!
    Thanks for the flashback! I’d have otherwise forgotten their charms!
    ~ Mary

  8. Mischka Says:

    Really, when the end of the world comes, our lives will depend on finding said caches of plastic fluff to cure….something. We’ll have to voyage on a dramatic journey to Park Ridge, IL to procure the “stuff” (ha! a pun!!)

  9. Says:

    This is so cute. I absolutely love this blog. The colors and photo selection are so well thought out. I’m so glad I found you.

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