First I found these - some little wooden bead toys that belonged to my mom.
A few hours later, I found these in a pile of old patterns. They're leaflets with drawings of little wooden bead toys and necklaces.
Some were cute.
And a few looked like the spawn of the devil himself. What the heck is that creature in the lower right corner?
There also was a leaflet that showed how to make flowerpots filled with wooden bead flowers.
In a different pile of patterns, I found this sheet. Within a span of hours, in three different locations, I found a vintage object, illustrations of variations on the vintage object, and then the instructions for making the vintage object. The crafting gods had spoken.
Since I didn't have many kinds of beads, I used buttons, too.
I can't make many more lanky farm boys because I don't have many blue-jean colored oblong beads.
But I can make quite a few girls.
I made a few for Valentines Day.
But you could make these for any holiday.
Especially any holiday that requires a hat that looks like a daisy.
Want to make some? Here are the directions, a little larger.