I have a strange obsession with old knitting patterns (and sewing patterns, cook books etc. etc. – I’m just a hoarder after all) – and when I was out with my parents a while ago in Felixstowe I came across a whole selection of them for 5p each.
I have (sadly) no desire to actually knit any of the patterns – afterall I can only manage squares and scarves – however I do just LOVE the images on them.
This one is by far my favourite – just click on the photo to take you to the rest of them!
It’s ridiculous that I don’t blog here more because I’ve turned into the biggest magpie possible recently. I will definitely blog more – I promise! Anyway – while I’m here I thought I’d let you know about the wonderful find I had on Deptford Junk Market [or as I heard a middle-class lady tell her long-haired 3 year old called Oscar - the 'flea' market] today.
This, my dear friends, is a beautiful scrapbook created from a 1968 catalogue of Christmas cards. The colour instantly grabbed my attention. Imagine my joy when I opened its pages:
Look at this beautiful woman. She appears throughout the album and I just wonder if the scrapbook belonged to her.
Lots of notes and letters – some in Spanish – beautiful handwriting.
A couple of pages of stamps – some of which I’ll turn into Photoshop Brushes to give away here.
Some great matchbook covers and Christmas cards
Sketches [not very good unfortunately]
The dates on these range from 1968 to 1969 as far as I can see – so it’s 40 years old. Most of the items on the stall I bought this from come from house clearances so the sad thing is is that it feels as though perhaps this woman no longer is around. That this was just thrown into a pile along with other belongings.
I don’t know what to do with it now. Part of me wants to turn it into my own scrapbook because the book is so gorgeous. Perhaps remove all the items [most of which are held in by photo corners] and reuse the book. Or I could keep it how it is. Or create my own art around it. I just don’t know. At the moment I’m just enjoying flicking through it and marvelling at this woman’s collection and craving to do my own now!