Monday, 26 January 2009

Golden Hands..... happy heart!

I have found my stash of Golden Hands Monthly, I was a year old when this was published.
I picked these up when I was working at the Scrapstore, someone brought them in and I loved some of the makes and the step by step tutorials for embroidery, macrame, crochet, and toy making are wonderful. In one of the magazines it teaches you how to iron a shirt! and in another it teaches you to pack a suitcase....could this be why the world is on the state it is ?
We need to go back to basics!


Luckily for Mr P I can't knit, otherwise I would make this for him..... lol



I do however love this lion, I am going to have a go at making a variation of this lion, Toys in the 70's were huge!


Crochet place mats, maybe not for me but I reckon the pattern could be used for something else!


And this is the quick tutorial that has helped me to accomplish a granny square....


TaDa!


Unfortunately I don't have a lot of wool in the same colours, all my wool has been donated by friends and neighbours, I probably have enough to do a small cot or pram blanket.
A friend of mine at the village cafe has just had a baby boy, so if it turns out okay I will give it to her as a new baby gift!

I am off to make tea and have some fun with my stash of buttons that I have just found, and have a rummage in the fabric stashes that have been brought out of storage!

My lounge is a complete mess!
I had better clear it up before Mr P gets home! HeeeHeeee!

Take care
Alex
x

7 comments:

Raspberry Cupcake said...

Oh wow, those magazines look fantastic!

Hurry up and make the lion so you can show it off to us all!

karen said...

well I'm very jealous jealous jealous at the goodies you got in weymouth and I'm still very jealous at the fact that you can crochet and I can't so I'm gonna stamp my feet lol.

Hope your all well
oh and thanks for the award hunni I promise I'll set aside some time this week to update my blog as I have a few awards to sort out and lot's of stuff to show you all.
speak to you soon
karen

Domestic Disaster said...

What a great magazine! I have seen that lion before..my Grandmother made one for my cousin...he's tooooo cute!! I can't wait to see yours!

Shabby Chick said...

Ooh a rummage in the fabric stash sounds fun! And buttons too, my favourite! Love the magazines, my Mum has quite a few from the 80's I think (she used to have a business making christening dresses and the like), I must have a look.

Mel xxx

JuliaB said...

Oooh! you lucky devil having all those vintage magazines. I can see a beautiful white crochet bedspread with those table doily things. x

Snippety Gibbet said...

Wow, your hubby owes you big time!!! Denying yourself the joy of that brown "man sweater" is quite a sacrifice.

How fun to see those old craft mags.

♥ KNITTING ART said...

Nice colors and beginning square of your blanket my Blogger Friend :)

Enjoy!!!