from shasta daisys to mod monster animals this "craft-course book" is chock full of ideas and instructions. it's one of the many (probably hundreds) from the "handicrafts for fun library" put out by hazel pearson. i'm sure you remember the lovely aleene from last week? well even though they were technically competitors, hazel & aleene were best friends. she was right there along with aleene on the craft caravan.
based in rosemead, california, hazel was a powerhouse. in addition to her how to books, she taught classes, put out a full line of craft supplies as well as her famous "kaboodles" craft kits. now that i have discovered hazel's books i see that she was a major influence on the crafts my mom used to make.
here's hazel hard at work in her office no doubt writing one of her fabulous books. on the wall behind her are some examples of her copper tooling. (no date on this photo but it looks like the late 1950's to me.)