Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Magazine Monday

Yes, I know it's Tuesday, but I couldn't find an appropriate word beginning with T for an alliterative title today.

So - I've been sorting out the bottom shelf of a French armoire which holds a lot of my junk valuable sewing things.  I forgot to take a picture before, but here's what it looks like now...

This is what's inside the rest of the wardrobe ...

And now I have a pile of French Craft magazines to sell in the shop, a pile of British crochet magazines to put on the website maybe(?) and a pile of an English magazine called Inspirations, which I don't think is published any more.  Lots of interesting stuff in them, which is why I've kept them for so long.

Dog and Basket
Great title for a specialist shop, I think, but actually, I'm using it here because the other day, while unpacking more boxes from my dependances, I came across this old toy dog that was my daughter's (and I'm betting she'll want it back now)... and a plastic 'rattan' sewing box with some rather interesting contents.

The dog is stuffed with straw, I think, and is quite old.  I crocheted its blue collar years ago, to cheer it up.

He has a cute face...

...with little boot button eyes...

The sewing box dates from the 60s, I think 

and contains some interesting bits and pieces.

Anybody know what this is?

The oval hole with the raised border to the right of the picture has N3 2 in relief inside, and the one on the left has ASA in chevron brackets.  Any help?


Floss said...

I love mystery items! But I have no idea what it is. I did get good answers from other bloggers when I discovered a mystery sewing item, so best of luck finding out! I love that doggie, too.

Laurie in Maine said...

My guess was going to be the bottom base of an old needle threader contraption. (snaps together) But it's not the one I was thinking of.
Was going to run into the other room to see if I could find mine but then did the google search ;)Nope!

pussman said...

That dog is superb!
You should put wheels under it!
That would be fun!

You have a cute blog!
I love the crocheted flags!
Where can I find the pattern?

Pearly Queen said...

Hi Pussman

There are several crochet flags...

Which one did you want the pattern for?