Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Green and gold




















I wasn't planning a trip to the op shop, but since I was paying bills just a few doors away I found myself giving in to the siren call of the Salvos in Atherton Road, Oakleigh, last week. And, woohoo, I'm glad I did because this pair of lime green beauties in my size were waiting for me. Lime green is my current favourite colour, at least on those days when my favourite colour isn't purple, and this pair will go perfectly with the skirt I made out of an op-shopped seventies sheet a couple of weeks ago.

















And almost even better than the shoes, all six volumes of the Golden Hands magazine from the seventies, which I have lusted after for such a long time, were also languishing on a shelf as if just for me. The lady behind the counter said she'd only put them out ten minutes before, so I was very lucky with my timing - just as well I succumbed to the unscheduled visit!


















It's not just the craftiness of Golden Hands that I love, though there are more than enough projects and inspiration within the pages to keep me busy for several lifetimes, but also the illustrations. As a child of the seventies, this is both nostalgic and familiar.

10 comments:

Bizarre Quilter said...

Wow! Do the books have patterns for these beauties???

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Brian said...

Nice blog. I was just out looking at what other bloggers are blogging about.

grace and peace,
brian
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Bizarre Quilter said...

After seeing your post about the Golden Hands, I bought some at an opp shop in Mildura for 20cents per issue.

What fun!!

waltraut said...

Lucky you.I remember those Golden Hands fondly from my stay in South Africa in the seventies.

Stacey said...

I bought my complete Golden Hands set in that very same shop. Golden Hands must have sold big in Oakleigh.

Steph @ Spices for Violet said...

Golden Hands - what a find!

EmilyKate said...

Ah, Golden Hands! I used to have a set which I stupidly sold at a garage sale when I moved house... they are fantastic, the techniques never go out of style and the retro-tastic illustrations are great.

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to get my mum to chuck her golden hands for a long time now as they'd been stored in my very crowded room. I feel like the anti-craft - especially as I've not even looked at them yet!!! I'll get right over to hers asap and recommision them me thinks.

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