My Mum's Swan Lake from the 70's.
You filled each piece with coloured water to make the coloured glass
I had trouble trying to get the colour I wanted when I was taking the photos. Yellow isn't my favourite colour to begin with. I wanted to make them orange graduating to yellow, but after running out of yellow food colouring experimenting, this will have to do for now...
Bookfest in January again provided me with lot's of retro patterns, and this time there was a box full of these......
Pattern Books from the 60's and 70's. Did I grab the whole box?
What was wrong with me?
F&^*# WHO KNOWS!!!
I was actually on a budget, and there were other things I couldn't part with, but I do regret not grabbing more!
(Like I regret not buying the Singer Treadle Sewing Machine with the Memphis Decal from the Lifeline store at Lutwyche 10 years ago. Grrrr I still reckon it was a later Asian reproduction but still grrrr).
Sorry, anyway after going through the box I just grabbed two, which had what I considered the best content. Dated Summer 1967 and Spring 1968.
They're lovely Coffee Table books, and they're so much fun to flick through. I hope some fledgling design students found the box, and make the most of the goldmine of designs inside :-).
Ah Terylene! The love affair with Polyester begins!
A bastard to sew, as every Mum of a teenage girl discovered, and so hot to wear, but you put up with that for the slinkyness, and just look at those designs above.
My Sister was 10 years older, so I was thrown into fashion from age 6 and started sewing on the machine at 10. I think one of the "helpful hints" we heard, was to spray hairspray on the fabric before sewing. It didn't help, but perhaps that's how someone discovered hairspray stopped static creep lol.
But let's be honest, there was nothing sexier than a halter neck poly dress in a hot Brisbane Summer.
How inspiring are these colours and fabrics......
And a few crochet books from the 70's were snapped up as well.....
This one was 1972
with some adorable patterns
And then a reminder of what was done to 70's children,
And 70's Bathrooms
But check out that amazing Blue Bathtub!
So if anyone wants a pattern for a crochet toilet/bathroom combo, I'm your girl.
With 3 sons I'll pass on this one. Although I do like the bathmat, and I'm tempted to crochet a psychedelic trippy toilet lid cover, just to embarrass them when friends visit...but then I'd have to wash it ....constantly!
Thanks for visiting this week's Finders Keepers, hope you had fun - Jen.