We seem to have had a bit of a thrifty theme here this week! I managed to find some wonderful gems at the op shop this week!
Does anyone remember this series? My Mum had the whole set (or it seemed like it to me!) and i loved leafing through it when younger and trying projects out…they had such clear and easy instructions….this was a real find for me at 10cents!!!
There were also lots of Handmade mags with pattern pieces still attached in the middle….i couldn't stop picking them up at only 10 cents each! I think i may have looked a little odd crouching in the corner filling my basket with a happy little giggle…..
This Simplicity Baby Book has some wonderful old fashioned sewing patterns and instructions for babies and toddlers….although it was a little more expensive at 50 cents!!!
Also picked up some patterns which i will modify for Miss Teen for 20 cents!
And this Woman's World magazine made such interesting reading and really gave a glimpse back to the past and the difference in family priorities! Look at that red hair….and those dresses are crocheted, i remember having a very similar pink one and always wore it! It seems to be an Australian mag and full of sewing and home craft info as well as advice articles…very few ads! Does anyone remember reading this?
The readers handy hints was full of wonderful gems!
These are some of the tutorials in the Golden Hands Magazine…..
Cute little ‘pinny' i am going to try out for the girls!
Picked up some lovely crystal pieces too for under $10!!!
I love this collection and collect pieces whenever i can!
We also did a little more recycled play using the girls old baby bath filled with some oats and cannelloni shells that were out of date from Daddy's work!
Lots of discovery and textural fun!
Another freebie in the way of a huge tin of Asparagus….i am not that partial to tinned asparagus but don't really want to waste it! Anyone like to share ideas for recipes to try?
I also decided it was time to make a few more cloth nappy liners…this time a little larger, those toddler motions can be a little scary nowadays! I just used some offcuts from track pants i recently cut out…no need to even sew or overlock the edges. Just need to wash a few times as microfleece can leave fluff on everything for a while!
These now cover most of the cloth nappy which is much better and easier for rinsing!
Our last thrifty find of the week was some board books also from the op shop…..the girls just love to explore new books!
Even the chooks came over for a look!
Tara loves to find a comfy spot and can explore books for ages! I love that they take after Mummy in this way!
Did you have any thrifty finds or adventures this week? Leave a link in the comments so we can drop by for a visit!
See you tomorrow for some Kid's Co-Op Link up fun!
Great thrifty finds, especially the baby/toddler pattern book – will look forward to seeing something you make from it 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Amanda! I am looking forward to making something…could be awhile though lol!
The Provincial Homemaker says
Wow. Some really great finds there. Enjoy the inspiration from your new sewing books. Good job on getting your nappy liners done too.
So much inspiration…just need to find that elusive time…nap times really don’t last long enough do they? Hope Ginger is allowing you some rest time!!!
I have a set of the hardcover Golden Hands books Jode and love flicking through them but am yet to try any of the crafts. I find the older style craft books so much more appealing.
Am so gonna fill Kaizer’s outdoor water table with oats and pasta, looks like fun!
Yes I remember Mum had Golden Hands books. I wonder if she kept them somewhere…. I’m going to have a look for some at Dad’s and/or the local op shop – thanks for posting this. The golden hands book you’ve pictured (with the ball of yellow wool) is on eBay for $9.95!