I managed the odd duck and dive and found my way into a fair few. In fact, I seem to have come home with a pretty good haul including a new coat for Ruby, a new pair of shoes for me and loads of clothes and fabric. Most of that is waiting in line in my enormous washing pile, so instead I'll concentrate on the wonderful haberdashery I discovered in one shop.
They had a whole section set aside for sewing loveliness, but mostly it was knitting patterns and crochet hooks which are of no use/consequence to me. Instead I rummaged happily through the button box. I could have bought the whole lot, but I could feel the daggers coming my way from the old man, so I just stuck to the more unusual ones (plain coloured buttons I can buy at my leisure when he's not breathing down my neck).
These pale pink beauties caught my eye for their pure 1960s Mary Quant-ness. I'm not sure which of the two prices they charged me!
When I picked these I thought they were wooden, but now I think they're plastic. I liked them because they look like caramel covered Maltesers.
These gorgeous silver coloured metal buttons will probably be re-purposed into jewellery.
Some more pretty coloured bias binding.
What looks to be a very useful pair of eyelet makers and press stud pliers - if I can ever figure how to work them! No instructions included!
And finally, my top buy. Obviously a vintage year, this booklet was produced the same year I was. Just look at those photos - they could be straight out of my family album!
Iron-on embroidery transfers!! How exciting, I can't wait to have a go with these. I reckon provided I steer clear of mustard polyester hot pants and crop tops (not really my look anyway) these could look quite contemporary on the right garment.
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