Thursday, December 8, 2011

fealty to the past

Beware of shopping in your own house, it almost always inspires more, maybe too many, projects. I came upon my mother's 1964-65 McCall's and one thing led to another, starting with the cute little turtle tissue holder that I hope to make a few times.


Then I noticed scary girl and decided this is why some people are afraid of dolls. I realize she doesn't look too bad here but face-to-face, she's evil. Anyway the pocket on her jumper reminded me of the pockets on an old catering apron. (If anyone in your family has ever worked catering, you have these around!) The glittery crocheted snowflakes (?) were made by my Great Aunt Aggie and they literally fell to the floor in front of me. If I decide to take this further, I'll see how they wash up first before I stitch them onto the pockets. She would be very tickled at this.



Lastly, I spotted my mother's vintage Currier & Ives panel folded up and tucked in a stack of fabric -- wouldn't it make a nice pillow/cushion on a bed? Another take it further project.



Fealty to the past comes from qualities associated with Thursdays along with honor, family loyalty, harvests, clothing, and riches. Corresponds to my morning perfectly.




11 comments:

Nancy said...

This looks like some of my old stuf from the early 1980's!!!

deanna7trees said...

i think i still have some of these magazines on my shelf as well. it really is time to do some purging.

woman with wings said...

Nancy, some of your photos look familiar to me, too -- we must be leading parallel lives! Ha.

woman with wings said...

Deanna, but they're such treasures! I love the idea of sewing and knitting from these old patterns someday. Maybe I love the idea more than the actual doing! We'll see how I do on the turtle tissue holders.

deanna7trees said...

ha. you're right Peggy, but i have too many of those treasures in my house and there aren't enough years left to make use of all of them.

Notjustnat said...

My house is full of treasures as well, but I still can't stop going shopping at my local thrift store! I wish I am a better knitter :(
Hugs
Nat

Marie said...

These are the sweetest things.
It is so funny how inspiration appears....
love the currier and ives fabric and yes a pillow would be perfect.

saraz said...

Oh my. I think I have one of these magazines on my shelf. Only one though. I remember those felt shoes that held a shoe horn. I think I made one! Remember the book marks made of two felt mittens put over a hair clip? I still have some of those....

woman with wings said...

Nat, sometimes you just gotta do a little stash-building -- I'm the same way -- and the cheaper, the better!

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Marie -- it all worked out just right!

woman with wings said...

Saraz, that shoe-horn holder is really funky! Oh darn, I'm not remembering the mittens on the hairclip -- you'll have to show one on your blog! Was it attached to those silver clips? I loved using them, they were way better than bobby pins.