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Sunday, 2 April 2006

printing set

My good friend Linda told me about a vintage printing set on ebay here in the UK and I was lucky enough to get it. It's a pre-decimal grocer's ticket set with words such as 'per tin', 'per lb' etc. and large low case and upper case letters and numbers. It's absolutely wonderful. But the original cardboard box is falling to bits. Inside there are wooden sections to hold the stamps. I don't know how to repair it. Maybe part of the attraction is its well used state. Anyway, I've already used it and it's fab!!

I'm in the middle of sewing some crazy quilties and will put them on ebay, they're offering free gallery and subtitle soon.

I found some lovely pieces of old lace and crochet during my charity shop blitz and am wondering how to use them. I always feel guilty when I cut them up but I suppose it's a bit like using old unwanted books for altering. Who uses tray cloths and doilies these days??? Because I can't resist them, I now have enough to open a shop (well almost LOL).

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, fabulous! I got something similar a couple of years ago and the box was in a right state too (complete with woodworm, LOL)
    Have fun with them!