Some of you may be familiar with Cottonelle’s new “respect the roll” campaign. It’s basically a contest to win a cardboard cover for your yet-to-be-used toilet paper roll. Back in the 1960s, people would cover their extra TP rolls with something like this:
My great-grandmother made this for my mom in the early ’70s using some crazy bright faux fur. The funny thing about this project is how much it reminds me of the first project of hers I highlighted, this antique amigurumi powder cover. Not only are the both modeled after dogs, they both feature a bunch of pom pons. According to my mom, dogs and pom pons were the thing to design crafts after in the ’60s.
For more of my family’c crafts, check out the archive. If you have a handmade gem from one of your family members collecting dust somewhere, shoot me an email at handsoccupied[at]gmail[dot]com. I’d love to feature it!