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Plastic Canvas Kissies – Updated

April 14, 2011: I am updating this post to show links that are no longer available and maybe some new links to books, etc. that I have found. These changes will be noted in red.

August 29, 2010: This blog post (originally posted December 6, 2008) has been edited to delete those items that are no longer available and added some new ones that I found. Sorry to the people who commented on the originals as I can’t bring them over to this new post but click on the date above and it will take you to the comments on the first post.

In the last post, I was talking in my introduction about Kissies that I used to like to make. I taught my children and nephews how to make them too and we had some good quality time making them together. Following are books that I used in the 80’s, some free patterns to try, and some additional books to purchase with Kissies in them.

If you should create some of your own, I would love to see them.

Here are a few books of patterns that I used back in the 80’s:

Gimme A Kiss In Plastic Canvas LA 1112:  Leaflet with kiss characters in plastic canvas. Pig, Bunny, Reindeer, Cow, Dog, Duck, Santa and Monkey

Squeezums by Carol Wilson Mansfield:  Tiger, Penguin, Rhinoceros, Lion, Bird, Polar Bear, Monkey, Elephant, and Zebra.  Not sure but think this includes a Whale, flowers and a few other kissies. (My book hasn’t arrived to let you know what is there yet.  I will correct this when the book arrives.)

Squeezum Folks by Carol Wilson Mansfield:  People in different career fields:  Clown, Highway Patrolman, Construction Worker, Grandpa & Grandma, Bride & Groom, Cowboy, Baseball Player, Football Player

Here are some free patterns I found online for you:

Kissin Mouse and Kissin Santa patterns are no longer available at Kansas City, Kansas Public Library.  I have written them a message asking them to either add them to their new site or to allow me to add them to my blog as they are so darling and a great loss to future generations.

Kissing Bird: cute. (New Find)

Krafty Kris’s frog kisses: Also gives suggestion on how to make this one into a puppy.

The Kissin’ Frog:  Really cute. (Link changed – slow getting pattern to show up)

Kissin’ Lion: Very darling little lion with puffy cheeks and yarn hair around face. (Link changed and picture of lion and teeth and feet template are no longer available. I have written to the owners of the blog to try to either get them to put them on their new blog or let me do it.)

Santa’s Kiss: .  I have not personally made this one as I just recently found it but thought it looked really cute. (No pictures available for the tutorial. I have written and asked permission to create one on my blog.)

Kiss Holder Christmas Ornament:  Plain Jane Kissie with a tutorial. (New Find)

Here are some more books and leaflets that I just purchased that will give you some more ideas:

Christmas Squeezums by Carol Wilson Mansfield:  Reindeer, Mr. and Mrs Bear, Mr and Mrs Santa, Mr and Mrs Snowman, gift, plus others that I cannot identify.

CROCHETED KISSY CRITTERS LA2126 by Sue Penrod: Frog, Duck, Raccoon, Elephant, Lion, Dog, Bear, Panda, Tiger, Cat, Pig, and Rabbit. All using plastic canvas for shape, all in worsted wt. yarn. This book is located halfway down the page.

Creative Kisses Plastic Canvas Patterns (Digital Download – Original Publication: Plastic Canvas Corner magazine, November 1992 issue):  crafty kiss bunny and stand-up cow

Cute Lil’ Kisses in Plastic Canvas by Dick Martin:  Skunk, Racoon, Fawn, Squirrel, Dog, Cat, Duckling

Easter Kisses Plastic Canvas Patterns (Digital Download – Original Publication: Plastic Canvas Corner magazine, April 1990 issue):   Mr and Mrs Mouse Kiss

Holiday Kisses in Plastic Canvas (#1225) by Dick Martin (currently unavailable but you never know)

Holiday Kisses Plastic Canvas Patterns (Digital Download – Original Publication: Plastic Canvas Corner magazine, September 1991 issue):  clown kiss and his candy cane companion

Kiss Characters Plastic Canvas Patterns (Digital Download – Leisure Arts Leaflet #1218, Kiss Me Quick in Plastic Canvas):  Alligator, Clown, Cow, Lamb, Lion, Monkey, Parrot, and Zebra Kiss

Kiss Critters In Plastic Canvas Item #1447:  I can see a penguin, giraffe, lion, frog and elephant plus 6 more designs.

Kiss ‘n Critters “Squeeze My Cheeks and I’ll Give You a Kiss”:  mouse, pig, frog, lion, nurse, cat, plus others that I cannot identify.

Kiss ‘n People “Squeeze My Cheeks and I’ll Give You A Kiss”:  Cute book of people in different careers:  policeman, fireman, bride & groom, graduate, sailor, and more.  I couldn’t see all of the kissies to tell what they were.

Kisses and Stocking Hangers Plastic Canvas Patterns (Digital Download – Original Publication: Leisure Arts Leaflet #1198, Kisses for Christmas in Plastic Canvas):  Bear, Goose, Reindeer, Elf, and Santa Kisses and Santa and Reindeer Holder.

Kisses for Christmas in Plastic Canvas by Dick Martin (See Kisses and Stocking Hangers Plastic Canvas Patterns above as this book has been put in digital format)

Kissy Kritters: Plastic Canvas (Create tons of fun with 12 adorable animals stitched on 7 and 10 count plastic canvas, designed to hold sweet treats and bring big smiles)

Yarnimals — Kissers in Plastic Canvas:  Blue Bird–Cow–Pink Elephant–Owl–Lion–Rabbit–Green Snake–Red Bird–Reindeer–Duck–Mouse—Frog

NOTE: If these books are not available try copying the name of the book and do a search for it.  You never know where these books might show up on the internet.

While looking for kissies, I found a post at The back room at Stone Hill Collectibles blog called Those adorable Kissy Heads, Squeezums or Kiss’n Critters… You might want to skip on over there and see what she has to say.

There are so many leaflets out there that I cannot find except on eBay that look interesting.  You might try googling plastic canvas kissies, plastic canvas squeezies, plastic canvas kiss.

If you find any other kissies that I did not find, please add it to the comment section so everyone can get it, too.

If you created a kissie of your own, please share it with everyone.  If it is for sale or posted somewhere, let us know where so we can go see it and possibly purchase it.

Grandma Marilyn’s Update

Sorry I haven’t posted to my blog for a while.  I have been really busy getting patterns designed, beading and trying to get my shops changed around.  Not to mention that on July 4th I fell and damaged my knee big time.  I go to the Orthopedic doctor next week and we will find out whether I need surgery or not.

I have decided to put my Etsy shops on vacation after all of their items are sold or expire.  I have been spending a lot of money on fees and getting very few sales.  I might consider reopening them in the future but not sure as of right now.

I will start concentrating on these shops: 

My Zibbet shop, Grandma Marilyn’s (what else…LOL), will contain items from all 3 of my Etsy shops (ie, finished beadwork, bead patterns, finished craft items, and other craft supplies).  I hope to be adding some new items to this shop also. 

If you should want to open your own Zibbet shop, Zibbet is offering a free month on a Premium shop until Jul 19th by entering the coupon code "MONTHOFF".  If you find you don’t like Zibbet after that month, you just cancel and owe nothing.  If you like Zibbet, there are still 127 Premium shops left at $9 per month.  Also, if someone signs up under you for a Premium shop, you get $1 off per month from your shop fees.  No fees to list or to sell.  You only fee is the price that is negotiated at the time you sign up.  You can quit at any time.

I have 4 shops in Ecrater that the items from Etsy will be separated into. 

GrandmaMarilyns-Beadwork will contain all the items from GrandmaMarilyns Etsy shop. 

GrandmaMarilyns-Beadpatterns will contain all of my bead patterns.  I might let others add their patterns to this shop.  Don’t know as yet.

GrandmaMarilynsCrafts will contain craft items other than beadwork and jewelry (ie, kitchen towels).  As you know, I tried other crafts before I got into beading.

GrandmaMarilyns-CraftSupplies will contain craft supplies that I will be passing on to others because I no longer do the crafts anymore or because I find duplicate books, etc.

If you would like your own eCrater shop, they are fee free.  The only fee that you pay is to paypal.

GrandmaMarilyn’s Lulu Shop will contain my bead patterns, pictures by Angel and I taken with our own cameras that we are selling, and ebooks that I write or edit from public domain.  I am debating on splitting these out into 3 different shops but have not done so as yet.  Maybe one day in the future after I have finished filling in all the shops above and have time to think about it.

If you would like to open your own Lulu book or photo shop, you will not have to pay to list but will have to pay a fee to Lulu (somewhere between 31-37% [approx] depending on what item you are selling) and to paypal.

I think I have gone on enough about what is going on with Grandma Marilyn’s.  Please pray that my knee does not need to have surgery.  If it does, that will mean that I will be away from all my friends for a while until I can get back to using my computer and designing my patterns.

 

GrandmaMarilyns Lulu.com Storefront

Ok, everyone, I have just started filling my GrandmaMarilyns Lulu.com storefront.  I have some patterns and photographs there now. I will be loading more patterns.  You should stop by and see the lovely horse pictures that Angel took.  She has an eye for art.  There are some cute puppies in there, too, that I took.

 Lulu shop

I am in the process of creating some ebooks to upload to this store also.  Some of the ebooks will be about crafts (some beading); but there will also be other subjects that I will upload (ie, short stories, poetry, etc).

I am really excited about my new ebook venture.  Angel and I are working really hard to get this together.  I even told my brother-in-law and sister-in-law that they should create some cookbooks as they are really into cooking.  They used to cater and were chefs.

Come on by periodically and check out GrandmaMarilyns Lulu.com storefront to see what is new.  It is going to take some time to get all of them loaded but I am working on it.

Plastic Canvas Kissies

I first published this back on Mar 16, 2008, when I first started my blog.  For some reason, the information is there for me to edit but when you go to view it, it says it isn’t there.  So I am republishing it.  Sorry to the person who commented as I can’t find it to bring over.

Ok, I was talking in my introduction about Kissies that I used to like to make.  I taught my children and nephews how to make them too and we had some good quality time making them together.  Following is a book that I used, some patterns to try from online, and some additional books to get with Kissies in them.  If you should create some of your own, I would love to see them.

Here is a book of patterns that I used back in the 80’s:

Leisure Arts Leaflet 1112 – Gimme A Kiss In Plastic Canvas:  Leaflet with kiss characters in plastic canvas. Pig, Bunny, Reindeer, Cow, Dog, Duck, Santa and Monkey

Here are some patterns I found online:

The Kissin’ Frog:  Really cute

Kissin’ Lion

Krafty Kris’s frog kisses:  Also gives suggestion on how to make this one into a puppy.

Santa’s Kiss: .  I have not personally made this one as I just recently found it but thought it looked really cute.

Here are some books that I have not as yet gotten but will give you some more ideas:

Christmas Squeezums by Carol Wilson Mansfield

CROCHETED KISSY CRITTERS LA2126  ($3.00) by Sue Penrod; Frog, Duck, Raccoon, Elephant, Lion, Dog, Bear, Panda, Tiger, Cat, Pig, and Rabbit, all using plastic canvas for shape, all in worsted wt. yarn. This book is located halfway down the page.

Cute Lil’ Kisses in Plastic Canvas by Dick Martin

Holiday Kisses in Plastic Canvas (#1225) by Dick Martin

Kiss Characters Plastic Canvas Patterns:  Alligator, Clown, Cow, Lamb, Lion, Monkey, Parrot, and Zebra Kiss

Kiss Critters In Plastic Canvas Item # 1071447:  I can see a penguin, giraffe, lion and elephant.

Kisses & Stocking Hangers Bear, Goose, Reindeer, Elf, and Santa Plastic Canvas Pattern

Kisses for Christmas in Plastic Canvas by Dick Martin

Kissy Kritters: Plastic Canvas (Create tons of fun with 12 adorable animals stitched on 7 and 10 count plastic canvas, deisgned to hold sweet treats and bring big smiles)

Squeezums by Carol Wilson Mansfield

Squeezum Folks by Carol Wilson Mansfield

Yarnimals — Kissers in Plastic Canvas:  Blue Bird–Cow–Pink Elephant–Owl–Lion–Rabbit–Green Snake–Red Bird–Reindeer–Duck–Mouse—Frog

There are so many leaflets out there that I cannot find except on eBay that look interesting.  You might try googling plastic canvas kissies, plastic canvas squeezies, plastic canvas kiss

I cannot seem to find the book that I am looking for.  It was a book with people kissies.  It had faces from all careers and some with flowers on it.

GrandmaMarilynsToo

GrandmaMarilynsToo is the name of my supply shop on Etsy.  I am currently placing books there that I no longer need.  Some of them have never been used.  I am what you would call a addictive collector.   I tend to go in cycles with what I buy or collect and go on a binge with whatever I am interested in at the time.  I plan to use them when I buy them or receive them……but, I never get around to it.   Currently, it is beading…..don’t count on getting beading books unless they are duplicates of what I already own.  Well, if I could find them all, I would know that I have quite a few duplicates.  Working on that.I have books on knitting, crocheting, and cross stitch.  I have a couple on dolls.  I even have one on the Ronco Flower Loom (which I don’t own).  I am adding more books daily….well as often as I can find the time with my busy schedule.  I still have a stack of doll books that I plan to enter….once I get the pictures of them.  Also many more of the type that have already been entered.

I plan on adding some other items at a later date.  I have quite a few doll parts that I need to list.  I have some towels that have already been cut in half for the towel toppers.   Oh, yes, I can’t forget the yarn that I still need to upload.  Heaven only knows what else I will run into before I get done going through all of my boxes that have been stored.

I also plan on adding pages to my website that will let you see all the wonderful books and supplies with a link to my Etsy shop.  I will let you know here when I get this accomplished.

Keep an eye on this shop to get some wonderful deals.  You never know what will be showing up next.  I have been crafting from the 80’s if that gives you any idea.

Here are a few book images to give you a small sampling of the books in my shop.

Dishcloths-1-orig      doilies,doilies,doilies-1-orig-cropped

afghans-old-and-new-favorites-1 cropped      Fanciful Flannels in Folk Art Motifs - cropped