[The image above is the car park that used to be across the road from the old Frankytown Spotty.]
Archive for the 'shopping' Category
Ah yes, it’s dangerous. What’s that? Me buying more than one of anything…because yesterday at the oppy I found this:
I also left a similar portable Brother on the shelf (it was not particularly pretty or remarkable) but now I’ve got the bug, ooh, now I’m thinking about it. Bad me. I can’t can’t can’t collect typewriters, no, I don’t have the room for them. No.
Original instructions, yay! And not a trace of "engrish".
Alas, the case is most unappealing:
Anyway, now I’m trying to find out more about Flying Fish typewriters, so far to no avail. The fab Will* put this link on the Yahoo group , but I can’t find anything else out there about them. However I think it’s worth buying for the name alone! And it types a treat.
*see last typewriter post
The blog this week is indeed reading like a shopping litany, but I wanted to show you this book I picked up yesterday as I was wandering around the shopping centre. I had gone up there in search of a ball of Vintage Hues wool and a Starbucks coffee (I am somewhat ashamed to admit that I like their coffee – with a shot of mint).
Anyway, the book. $9.95 at A&R, and a lovely volume it is too. ‘How to Sew’ by Nicki Trench, which does sound rather basic, I know, but the book is full of lovely patterns that look easy to make. Gotta love that. Here’s a little sample:
Easy pattern templates:
And a nice intro on sewing:
A great pressie for a crafty type! Sorry the pics aren’t very good, the light in here is crappy…click on the pics to see a decent size. (I can’t work out how to make the picture size within a post bigger on typepad, so if anyone knows, please explain?)