Stitchy McYarnpants

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Friday, December 23, 2005

Making Christmas dreams come true . . .

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22 Comments:

Blogger Bellanue said...

fashion plates! best toy in the late 70s.

12/23/2005 01:20:00 PM  
Blogger maryse said...

wow, i really missed out by spending these formative years of the late 70's in the old country.

so sad.

12/23/2005 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Imbrium said...

Um...Christmas of 1978, I'd have to guess that my favorite toy was my mother's bladder, which I'm sure I had a blast bouncing up and down on. Sorry...I was in utero at that particular moment.

But if you're willing to venture into the 80s, I think one of my earliest favorite toys was Alphie. That is, until he went crazy and starting talking all by himself in my closet.

12/23/2005 02:06:00 PM  
Blogger Marlena said...

Well, I was only 3 in 1978, but I'll add that the gift I asked for EVERY. FREAKING. CHRISTMAS and NEVER GOT was the Easy Bake Oven. I begged for that thing. The Barbie Dreamhouse was a close second, but I asked for an Easy Bake Oven until I was like 14.

12/23/2005 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Well I was probably a bit old for them but I still loved under roos. "Because Under Roos are fun to wear, they're something super new in underwear."

I was also obsessed with Stretch Armstrong. I'm not sure why it was so much fun mauling that stange doll...

12/23/2005 02:59:00 PM  
Blogger gina said...

Ah! I had that EXACT green and red dress with the kitty on the apron. Whoa, bad 70's flashback...

12/23/2005 03:16:00 PM  
Blogger Dani said...

Easy Bake Oven, Fashion Plates, and the Mousetrap game. I never got any of them, so I soothed my inner child by getting my eldest daughter an Easy Bake a couple years ago. My eight-year-old just asked me yesterday for Fashion Plates. I guess they have a new version out that I will have to find before her birthday in January so that the cycle can end here :-).

12/23/2005 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous amy said...

Baby Alive. Which I got but Santa forgot the batteries.

12/23/2005 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

I now officially feel ancient. In 1978 I was 16 years old, so the toy I wanted and didn't get was a car. I bet even the super Sears wish book didn't have that. :-)

12/23/2005 03:58:00 PM  
Blogger itgirl said...

A Sit-n-Spin so I could spin until I threw up and an Easy Bake Oven. My mother never let me bake by lightbulb. She made me use the real stove. Bitch. I'll never forgive her to this day.

12/23/2005 05:33:00 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

What I really wanted, but never got, was one of those big doll heads on a stand with makeup; you were supposed to do her makeup and style her hair. I would lay on the floor with the catalog open in front of me and just dream of my future as a beautician. I also wanted an EasyBake Oven. Sounds like there were a lot of unfulfilled little bakers out there.

12/23/2005 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous melanie said...

I *so* need the family star wars pjs.

12/23/2005 09:26:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Wow. I had three out of the five little girl dresses pictured. And I was ten at the time. Skeeery times for us all.

12/24/2005 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 78 I was 24 and my daughter was 3. We had the matching Star Wars pj's! They were a "special" gift from my sister. Oh, and itchy!!!

Thanks for the laughs and frightening memories.

Merry Christmas!

12/24/2005 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous elisa said...

My cousin Shawn had those Star Wars pjs and I was *so* jealous. Stupid cousin with the cool pajamas and all the matchbox cars. Harumph.

Merry Christmas, Debbie - all the best to you, Jon, and all the kitties. :)

12/24/2005 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Maisie (the shamazing lady) said...

Deliciously hideous. I wasn't born until long after that, actually, but I wish I had been born much earlier so I could have seen what I consider to be the good era of rock music. Merry Christmas.

12/24/2005 01:02:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

In 1978 I was 13 and about to finish 8th grade and head on to high school. (Yep, I'm old). Don't remember what I asked for for Christmas, but it was probably clothes, and who remembers the clothes they get when they're 13? I did have one of those dresses in that first picture, though, a few years earlier. Lovely, ain't it?

12/24/2005 08:10:00 PM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

i was 12 in 1978, and i don't recall waht i got. i know it was probably clothes, and an apple and nuts in my stocking. something my dad did every year. in fact, i do it with my kids, now, even though one is going to be 20 in january, lol. of course, i dont' give crappy red delicious apples. i give braeburns to the boys, and a pear to my daughter (she hates apples, lol)

merry christmas, stitchy, and thanks for the memories (not!)

12/24/2005 10:55:00 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I remember fashion plates!

Oh, and that fisher-price barn sound, I never put it together with When Doves Cry. You're right! It does sound like the beginning of the song.

12/25/2005 02:25:00 PM  
Blogger Tish said...

God damn the seventies.

12/28/2005 09:49:00 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Why does the mom in the Star Wars pajama picture have a Hippo-sized erection?

1/30/2006 02:28:00 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Oh. That's her knee. Uh...sorry.

1/30/2006 02:28:00 PM  

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