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Sunday, July 13, 2014

* NOSTALGIC SUNDAY *

It's Time for Another Nostalgic Sunday

 
 
* I'm reposting a Nostalgic Sunday from April 22, 2012. Hopefully it will be new to many bloggers or a favorite for others to revisit. *
 
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Off and on for the past couple of years, I've thought about the cardboard sewing cards I had when I was a little girl. They were lightweight cardboard, about 6" square, and had drawings on them, with holes punched in certain areas. The set also came with colorful yarn lengths that had the little *plastic coating at the ends, so they wouldn't unravel.*
 
( * New update: Did you know?....... An aglet (or aiglet) is a small plastic or metal sheath typically used on each end of a shoelace, cord, or drawstring. An aglet keeps the fibers of the lace or cord from unraveling; its firmness and narrow profile make it easier to hold and easier to feed through the eyelets, lugs, or other lacing guides.* )



(Above two pictures are from Kim




Here's one from Back 2 Vintage
 
See the "sewing" around Wendy on the left, and the tea pot on the right? I didn't  have these exact cards, but I had hours of fun with mine. They were great because they could be used over and over.



(google image)

Another favorite of mine....Paper Dolls!
And I LOVED the Lennon Sisters.
My family watched them every week on
The Lawrence Welk Show.
 Since I had two older sisters, I always felt like I was Janet,
 the youngest Lennon sister.
We even sang and harmonized a little bit.
I have such wonderful memories of my early years.


What about you? Did you have sewing cards and/or paper dolls? What were your favorites?
 
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* Welcome to my newest follower, Mildred Ratched. I hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! Thank you! *
 
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"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again." ~Elizabeth Lawrence

24 comments:

  1. No sewing cards here. I don't think. I certainly didn't have them anyway. They look like fun.
    We did have paper dolls though. Hours of fun making trooly bootiful outfits.
    However my favourite toys were books. And they are still my favourite...

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    1. Hi EC! I loved paper dolls, too. I think I'll have to buy some and relive another fun memory.....AND get sewing cards, too! :)
      Maybe you'd like me to send you some?! :)

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  2. Yes! I loved those sewing cards. I really thought I had accomplished something when I was done. The paper dolls were not nearly as much fun.

    Did you have those peel-and-stick board thingies? Where you could put characters on backgrounds, and move them around? Those were my favorites. The smell of the plastic when you got a new one, and opened up the box, was fantastic. I think I had The Flintstones, and several other sets.

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    1. OMG, Val! I hadn't thought of them in years!! --- Colorforms!! I loved them, too, and partially because of the plastic smell. :)
      I remember having one set, and I think it was a kitchen one: stove, pots and pans, etc. (I didn't help turn me into a gourmet cook, though!

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  3. We had sewing cards in school, kindergarten maybe. But I literally gasped when I saw the paper doll photo! I played with paper dolls for hours. When I didn't have any, I made my own. My favorite set was one that had six sisters from toddler to teenager. I think they all had red hair. The best: Making a pile of all their clothes. The worst: When you punched out the clothing and it ripped and when the dolls, after use, started bending at the ankles and not standing up any more.

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    1. Hi Randi! It always makes me so happy when I post a Nostalgic Sunday, and people react like this! Hurray for those happy memories! And yes, I would get frustrated, too, when the dolls got all "bendy!"

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  4. I had pper dolls for sure. We used to cut up old catalogues to make clothes for them. The sewing cards look sort of familiar. If I know myself at all I probably wasn't too fond of them lol.

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    1. Hi Delores! I'd sure like to know more about why you wouldn't be too fond of sewing cards! LOL

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  5. I had paper dolls. Lana Turner was my favorite.

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    1. Hi Beth! Ooh, Lana Turner....I bet she had gorgeous clothes!

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  6. I'd totally forgotten these cards, Becky!!! Ya, my mom purchased those - and paper dolls! - in hopes I'd morph into a little lady. In vain. My passion was horses and climbing trees.

    Another Lennon Sister fan?!? I LOVE you, Becky Povich! :) My fav was Dee-Dee; I still recall poring over Photoplay's pictures of her wedding. If you've not read it, you might enjoy reading their autobiography, "Same Song, Separate Voices." I think it's out of print by now, but might be found on eBay. Have a great day!

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    1. Oh how fun!! I just looked online for that book and it's available in several places. My library could even possibly have it! I'm so glad to bring happy memories to you!

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  7. I'm so happy you are doing these posts again my friend! I still love paper dolls and if you want a giggle....stop by and visit me soon! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. I'm glad you're happy I'm doing some reposting! I still like paper dolls, too, and would probably play with some....if I had any! LOL
      I'll be right over to your blog now.

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  8. I used to love paper dolls but I don't think I ever came across sewing cards. They sound like fun too..

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    1. Hi Myrna ~ Those were definitely the good old days, weren't they? I swear, I think I'll order myself some paper dolls online!

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  9. I loved my paper dolls. My favourites were Millie the Model and her rival, Chili the Model.

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    1. Hey McGuffy Ann ~~ I already e-mailed you about this....about a month ago! LOL...but I wanted to reply here, too, of course. YOU are the only person who has mentioned Millie the Model to me since I was about 10 or 12 yrs. old. A next door neighbor to my grandparents in Iowa had a daughter my age and SHE had Millie the Model comic books. I loved them!

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  10. I remember those sewing cards! I only did mine once each though, after that the fun was gone. But I loved the paper dolls I had and even used reams of paper making extra clothes for them. I used to buy those pads of "sketch' paper because the paper was thicker and unlined. I played with them for years and eventually introduced my own daughter to them, but she wasn't interested. In later years my younger son found them, I think he was about ten, and spent many hours designing clothes for them, he was quite the stylist and now works as a screen printer for an advertising company.

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    1. Great memories you shared with us, River! Thank you so much!

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  11. I loved those sewing cards! My kids loved those sewing cards. My Grandlittles LOVED those sewing cards! I never could sway any of them toward paper dolls, though, sadly.

    Thanks for a lovely memory!

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    1. Hey Jenny! I'm SO happy to know that you and your kids and your grandlittles all loved those cards!!...But not paper dolls? Oh well, you can't have everything!! LOL

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  12. I vaguely recall having some paper dolls, but they didn't compete with my Barbie dolls. I also loved those reusable stickers. They were plastic and came with a scene or two that they would stick to, but when you were done you could peel them off and put them back... to be reused at another time.

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    1. Hi Robin! I, too, loved those plastic sticky scenes....Colorforms. I had one set and it contained a kitchen scene, pots and pans, etc. ...and I guess, a housewife! LOL

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