Monday, 1 March 2010

Books and a sheet

An unexpected op shop visit to the Red Cross Shop in the mall in Oakleigh yielded this pretty floral sheet for $5. I'm going to use it for fabric - I've already created a lined wrap skirt for my Etsy shop, and there's still quite a bit left to make something else.

Vinnies in Crewe Street, Oakleigh, is great for books. Au Revoir by Mary Moody (once a presenter on Gardening Australia) made me want to run away to France, too (mind you, I'd run away to almost anywhere I'm so keen to go travelling again!). The red book is a great basic guide to knitting, in the Pelham Craft Series (I have another of these on soft toy making) and published in 1973. It might actually encourage me to learn a couple of new stitches and make something other than socks and scarves! Each of these was a mere $1.


sean the prawn said...

Love the sheet you scored at the oppie, & I've read quite a few Mary Moody books..nice for some armchair travel.
Leah B.

running thread said...

The sheet is a good find. Great pattern

Em said...

You should come and join the junk club! Find it here

Gina E. said...

I love reading about the things that people make from sheets - I'd never dream of making clothes, but then again, some of those vintage prints are so pretty (in a vintage way, lol!)