Thursday, 5 July 2012

Pin-Up Girl

Perhaps I should write a book about bad craft projects. Here's one. There was a bit of a fad for these little pin dollies, back in the 1960s and 1970s. She's made of a hemisphere of polystyrene, decorated with pinned-on sequins and beads. Her head is attached with a vicious-looking spike.Her arms are pipecleaners (or chenille wire, if you prefer), pinned to her body with the bouquet. Her headdress and veil are pinned to her kitsch plastic head.

Basically this was a craft for someone who didn't actually want to learn any craft skill beyond sticking pins into things.


Country Cottage Chic said...

A voodoo bride perhaps????

Jane Housham said...

Aw, I quite like her. Maybe this craft grew out of pin cushion decoration. I like a nice Victorian pin cushion very much.