Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Good old Brotherhood!

Our Brotherhood of St L. opshop had some nice things when I dropped in there yesterday. An interesting handmade book. The cover looks like it is made with leaves front and back with a laccquer coating, and a stick of cinnamon, although there is no aroma. The pages are handmade paper, and there is no writing or printing on them.




This shirt is a Mens size XL. The lady behind the counter said 'That's too big for you, dear' to which I replied 'yes I know, but I won't be wearing it. I'm cutting it up for patchwork - look at that terrific fabric!'



Speaking of fabric, I was over in Malvern today, so I visited three opshops within walking distance. A small independent shop in Wattletree Road, and in Glenferrie Road I went to Vinnies and the Salvos. Both of these shops are VERY upmarket - fabulous window displays and lovely stock inside. I bought three pieces of cotton fabric for $2 each at the Salvos (not worth putting a pic on here).

6 comments:

itsanaddiction said...

Nice notebook- those are available widely in Bali, and are very cheap to buy there *BUT* you're not allowed to bring them back to Australia due to customs laws. It's much more expensive to buy a treated version here, unless it has been snuck in of course. Nice find :)

Anonymous said...

the book looks like it was made in indonesia.

Lyndel said...

a Stamp Dealers shirt!! how wonderful♥ will make great patchwork. I collected some neckties to make a shopping bag, should I have stuck to polyester or silk or can I combine both?? any hints?

secondhandrose said...

Yep, great patchwork fabric!
Lyndel, I would use all polyester or all silk not mix them as the washing and ironing needs might be different and hard to manage.

Anonymous said...

I live in somerville and we have some great opshops...today I picked up 5 pieces of woollen fabric for $4 and Im going to felt them, Yeah!

♥liiskah. said...

I also picked up one of those handmade books at an op shop, the Lighthouse store in Laverton!