Saturday, 10 November 2007

Market Finds

Just had a quick run through the local market, and found two bargains:


This was all of ten cents. It is a set of pre-1966 shell buttons, on their original card. Pity the ten cents price was written on there in pen. But then, I might have had a greater crisis of conscience otherwise about removing them from the card.

(For non-Australians - if the price is imperial - pounds shillings and pence, as this is - it is pre 1966)


With it was this rather nice little compound metal broach, for 40 cents. This one is delicate enough to be stitched down, and maybe its bulkiness broken with some ribbon woven through it.

Into the stash with it.

Still too busy to blog much - I am off to Canberra for a week tomorrow, but things may settle down a little after that. It needs to, as I have a yearning to work in odd colours - I can feel something autumn creeping up on me.

In the meantime, I have posted a few more pages in the Craig's Needlework Book.

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Melba Needlework Book all there

Life is still a little bit busy around here for me to sew or post much, but I have managed to get the entire Melba Needlework book up on the net. It ended with some tatting instructions.

The whole thing is HERE, and I am waiting to hear if the other two earlier versions out there are substantially different. I suspect they will just change the designs they are trying to sell, and that is it. So it really doubles as a catalogue.

Interesting that the only other two so far have turned up in the same state. But then, it was published here.

Having actually succeeded in getting the whole thing up, I will go and see how much further I can get with Craig's Needlework Book.