Better Homes and Gardens... American Christmas Crafts and Foods - 1984

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This is a great hardcover with dust jacket in great vintage condition! There is everything from cookies to candies to meals to tree decorations; needlepoint to appliques to paintings to wood projects to embroidery--there is something for everyone and every home! 320 pages... Published in 1984.
Offers recipes for holiday cookies, cakes, breads, and meals, and presents instructions for making dolls, toys, puppets, ornaments, quilts, and wall hangings.
Review: "This is a very comprehensive book. It provides the ability to express your creativity in a variety of ways (with instructions, patterns and pictures). The sections are: Christmas - A Celebration of American Crafts, which includes doll and toy making with all the data needed; Beloved Christmas Traditions - more crafts and home decorations; Christmas Magic From Every day things which has items to make your house a themed display, along with festive holiday clothing which is simple to make; Christmas Joys for Children - stockings and baby toys too (which has a specific section which focuses on some ideas for a baby's First Christmas); Old-Country Customs which has food dishes and desserts. Throughout the book there are different themed Christmas decorations - some quite easy to make.
The book is comprehensive in its offering of various options for different skill types there are plenty of easy handicrafts but also those geared to Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery, and Needlepoints."
Contents
CHRISTMASA CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN CRAFTS
Handcrafted Classicsto Make to Share to Enjoy
Dolls and Toys to Treasure
BELOVED CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
A Season for OldFashioned Fancywork
An Elegant Tribute to Christmas
In Praise of American Patchwork
Christmas Foods from Americas Past
Enchanting Gifts and Trims
Christmas Treats for Kids
Babys First Christmas
OLD COUNTRY CUSTOMS TO CHERISH
Traditional Old World Trims and Gifts
Storybook Presents for Children
International Christmas Heritage
Knitting
Festive Family Gatherings
CHRISTMAS MAGIC FROM EVERYDAY THINGS
Prairie Christmas
Holiday Trims from Simple Materials
Festive Foods from Everyday Ingredients
The Holiday Bazaar
Bazaar Best Sellers
CHRISTMAS JOYS FOR CHILDREN
Crocheting
Embroidery
Needlepoint
DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS
Recipes
ISBN 0696005859, 9780696005855