Friday, 17 August 2012

Holiday snaps of West Runton near Cromer Norfolk

Hi everyone i have just returned from my holiday in Norfolk and for once i was lucky with the weather.
I spent the week with my husband in our touring caravan on a lovely site in West Runton. We did  lots of walking and cycling around the area as its so beautiful.
The main hilight of the week was Cromer carnival, it just gets bigger and better each year.

 Everyone loves a carnival including me.

Monday, 6 August 2012

My collection of old sewing tools

Hi to all my blogging friends i hope you are enjoying the summer, or should i say 'the wet summer' The only thing about it is that i don't have to water my fruit and veg plot.
They say that by the end of the week the weather is going to brighten up, I hope so as we are taking our caravan to Norfolk for the Cromer carnival week. We just love it their, such a great place to be. I plan to paint some sea scape's if  I'm lucky with the weather and go for long walks along the coast line.

Well as most of you know by now if you follow my blog i am a bit of a collector. I collect anything from Cabbage Patch dolls to marbles.
 One of my favourite things i like to collect is old sewing tools, buttons and hand made needlework or crochet work.

A selection  old buttons, bone crochet hooks and needle worked bag.

My grans old work box. I love the pink crochet thimble holder. Its so finely worked. 

This very old tin was my grans she kept pins in it.

How clever the person was to crochet these pot holders. I found these at the bottom of an old box at the boot sale. They were very dirty and smelly, but after a soak in washing powder they look as good as new.

Some old silk cottons used to mend stockings, darning mushrooms and wool cutters.

The bone tool was used to make clippy rugs. The hat is a pin cushion.

Old cottons and thimbles

Crocheted pin cushions

I paid 30 pence for this piece of material I found it in a rag bag and just had to rescue it.

My favourite needle case.

I don't really know what these are, but when a bought them i loved the way they had been made and the wood that was used. My husband said they were old toilet lids. Anyone have any other ideas?

The sewing box, along with a few needlework bits was my granny Claydon's. The rest i have collected throughout my life time. They are not worth much, but mean a lot to me.