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Wednesday, 19 May 2010

WOYWW........nearly hehe




Hello lovely people!!!!  Sorry its been a week since I blogged but I have been on a long weekend crafty retreat with my lovely BubblyFunk Forum pals.  There was no point in taking pics of my workspace as its completely tidy...no crafting for a week :(

A couple of weeks ago I was asked what was inside my ephemera box that was on the shelf unit.  So I have hoiked it out from its new hiding place and taken a peek inside...


Most of this was snaffled from some of the numerous boxes left by FIL.  I love the old knitting & crochet book by Patons & Baldwin and the Continental Travel Hints holder by Southern Railway!!!  There are old insurance letterheads with some lovely typefaces on too.


I just had to show you one of the pages from the knitting book.  I have looked but can't see a date on it anywhere but look what you could make for your toddler???  And what on earth is a body belt all about?????


Thank you so much for taking a peep today, hopefully it will be my desk next time.  If you love a nosey then popping over to JULIA'S is a must for you!!!  HUGS XXX

23 comments:

Cheryl said...

hi hun hope you had a fab time,sweetie at your retreat and behaved yourself,gosh these all look brill hun,so love to see what you have,love hugs cheryl xxxx

Kaz said...

Corsets for babies maybe?! Loving those socks though!!
It was a fab weekend hun xx

Milliesmarvels said...

These are all really great, some real treasures!
Jane
x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

thank you so much for sharing pics of your ephemera, I am drooling!

have a fabby week, hugs mandyxx

Angelnorth said...

Some fab stuff there Karen! I'd be scanning those to print out and use on projects, I reckon! I think the body belt may have had the same thinking as the old liberty bodices - gotta keep the chill off those kidneys, you know!

Tracy Evans said...

Hope you had an enjoyable weekend at your retreat. Love your vintage stash it's wonderful, do you want to share LOL. Tracy Evans x

Twiglet said...

Love the vintage stash - guess the body belt was for extra warmth around vital organs!

joey said...

Hiya

you have some gorgeous pieces there
Joey.x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a treasure trove you have in that box. Wow, what I could do with all that paper (grin)! I'm glad you had fun on your retreat and that you came back to a totally clean work space. Now it's time to get it messy again. Happy WOYWW. You were missed.

Helen said...

thanks for showing us all that lovely ephemera. Hope you ahd a great time last week.

Janice said...

lol at the knitting book, I have a similar one and I think Joanne is right, you need to keep the chill off your kidneys at all costs!

Enfys said...

Hiya Karen, what a great little treasure trove in your box, I love boxes stuffed with treasures!
big hugs
En x

Sue said...

Hope you had a great time away, luv the old knitting book! lol, lovely vintage stash there, sue,x

Rachel said...

I suppose I should thank you for sharing the contents of your ephemera box, but it's just be lust after things I can't have!

Glad you had fun at your retreat. I must go on one of those sometime!

Kathy said...

Oh Karen what a treasure chest your ephemera box is

kiwicarole said...

Your retreat sounds as tho it was fabulous!!

Julia Dunnit said...

WoW! I know people who would bribe you forhalf of that stuff - lovely haul. Body belt - no idea, but very scarey!

Gini said...

Lucky you going on a crafting retreat, so glad that you could!
Do you think the body belt was to stop the top half garment from becoming untucked from the bottom half? Sounds logical... I'll have to ask my Mum, she and my Gran would have knitted these for me and my brother to wear I suspect. They have knitted just about everything else that could possibly be made out of knitting and many things that really should not. Like the knitted knickers out of wool that my Mum used to wear (during wartime) apart from the droopyness of them how they must have itched! Yikes!

Unless it is similar to those sash things the men wear around their stomachs under their dinner jackets; cummerbunds. Only this is the kids knitted version LOL!
Gini
xx

Wipso said...

Love your old knitting pattern. Guess we should all have a body belt to keep our kidneys warm :-)
A x

Spyder said...

Oh bet your had a fabulous time!
Sorry I'm late, I have to 'work' Wednesdays!
((Lyn))

Dawn said...

Now I have to hear more about yr crafty time away & what you made ;0) and loving the box of goodies I better start a boc for the stuff I am collecting.

I have no idear what the body belt is for or the Binder come to think of it lol
Relaod with kodak I love all this stuff reading it handelling it just the thought of going bk in time is enough lol.

Love Dawn xx

Darcy said...

oh I love all your ephemera, I am a sucker for vintage stuff like that. In fact I have the word 'Ephemera' tattooed on the back of my neck lol

Paula Gale said...

wow - that box is a little treasure trove of nostalgia... thanks for letting us look at all the old stuff - its in really good condition. How funny is that knitting pattern - you don't get many babies in that kind of stuff nowadays!!!

Bye for now, hugs to you

Paula x x x