Things [ Hand Made ]


My chance to wonder about hand made things and tell the world about those I make, love and cherish!

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

My latest favourite things!

Had a really good visit to the junk shop at the weekend. Its called an antique centre but that definitly puts it above where it should be! Its just a lot of units where people can sell off vintage/retro items Occasionally they are antiques. I went for small drawer knobs which are to be feet on my next story box but having an hour to myself without children I wandered round for a bit.
I think I squealed out loud when I found this box of watch faces.

I don't know where I will use them yet, maybe brooches or in a story box. Lots of stories feature time and this would be a good way to represent it.

My next purchase was this.

Its a hand quilted quilt. I studied it for a while in the shop and decided it was hand made. Its huge and easily covers a double bed. There are patches of darning on it and the ends have been re sewn. I have no idea how old it is. It is so beautiful. I didn't dither for long as to whether to buy it or not as it will make a lovely throw over the sofa. Obviously wont do that if it is old! The detail on it is wonderful and is an incredible pattern.
....and the cost of the quilt? £18 yes thats right eighteen pounds. How could you not give something that someone has spent hours and hours on for £18.


monattka said...

Yam, yam, lucky you!

Lina said...

Stunning quilt - some of these treasures are so well made, its hard to decide if they're hand made or not isn't it?

Bev and Ollie "O" said...

OMG I am glad I am not the only person who would be extremely excited about the clock faces! lucky you, can't wait to see what you make from them!

Florence said...

What fantastic finds! You lucky thing. x