Vol. 1 No. 6 - Heaven to Betsy

Vol. 1 No. 6 - Heaven to Betsy

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6th issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Features Heaven to Betsy by Maud Hart Lovelace. 16 pages. 61 black and white illustrations. 11 articles. 8.5 in. x 11 in. booklet. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Betsy-Tacy series, Heaven to Betsy, Magazine, Maud Hart Lovelace & Nancy Young

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Vol. 1 No. 6 of The Storybook Home Journal

Heaven to Betsy


What's in this issue?

A Murmuring Lake Cottage Bath the Decorating article

Ideas for an inexpensive bathroom remodel

The Rustle Of Grandma's Apron the Sewing Basket article

Briefly discusses the history of aprons and their styles and use. Includes a childhood reminiscence.

"Puny" Autumn Layer Cake the Kitchen article

Instructions for creating a layer cake with butter filling and decorative autumn-leaf design.

Singing Around The Piano the Music article

Ideas for encouraging family singing. Lists a few sources for some of the songs mentioned in Betsy-Tacy books.

Clinging To Vines the Garden article

Planting instructions and suggestions for porch vines

Creating Storybook Thresholds the Workshop article

Suggests ways in which bedroom doors can be used to provide not only privacy, but a sense of emerging independence as a child matures. Illustrates the process of refurbishing a used exterior door to be used as a bedroom door.

Heaven to Betsy: The "Snoggestion" the Lead article

Preparation and analogy are two important steps toward really good ideas.

Back-To-Class Pompadours the Looking Glass article

Step-by-step procedure for re-creating two Edwardian-inspired hair styles.

Al Young's Drawing Technique, Part 3 the Studio article

Briefly discusses Al R. Young's transition from pencil drawing to lithography, and the influence of that transition of treatment of subjects.

Backyard Breezes and Sunshine Skies the Writer's Garret article

Fathers and children must be present in each other's lives.

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The Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books are like perpetual summer. They are innocent, tender, and delightful. Difficulties arise, but never overpower the residents of Deep Valley, Minnesota. Particularly not the Ray family, one of childhood literature's few intact and fully functional families.
Based loosely on Maud Hart Lovelace's own childhood in Mankato, Minnesota, the series follows Betsy Ray (Maud), Tacy Kelly, and, later, Tib Mueller, from kindergarten through marriage, and grows delightfully with both the characters and the reader... Read more »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Heaven to Betsy

By Al R. Young The Heaven to Betsy issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - A Murmuring Lake Cottage Bath (1 page)Sewing - The Rustle Of Grandma's Apron (1 page)Kitchen - "Puny" Autumn Layer Cake (1 page)Music - Singing Around The Piano (1 page)Garden - Clinging To Vines (1 page)Workshops - Creating Storybook Thresholds (2 pages)Lead - Heaven to Betsy: The "Snoggestion" (1 page)Glass - Back-To-Class Pompadours (2 pages)Studio - Al Young's Drawing Technique, Part 3 (1 page)Garret - Backyard Breezes and Sunshine Skies (4 pages)Heaven to Betsy is the 12th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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