Thursday, 27 November 2008

Old and simple....no, not me!! ;-)


At the very end of my bookshelf, sit a few old magazines.
I have to say that these are the only ones which I kept from yonks ago (1970s) and I now wish I'd not been so ruthless with the others.

'Family Circle' was quite a popular mag at the time and one particular Christmas they produced this one which had oodles of ideas for children's crafts and thus my first ever classroom as a teacher, (in a place called Lightwater, Surrey,) was adorned with all these lovely decorations which, at the time, looked so modern and cool..yet simple! I like simple and you can build on simple ideas, improvise etc.



Talking of simple, on Tuesday we did our usual craft morning. On offer was a good variety of materials, felt, papers, card etc. We had to make napkin rings... and although I was worn out from the weekend's events, I worked happily and I worked 'simple'!!


Meanwhile ..I have put some items for sale..here in 'Vintage Snippets':
And now I am off on a train... to my favourite place...with my camera !!

Hope your day is as lovely as I know mine will be;-)

P.S. For all those lovely people who keep asking about Nich..his new blog is here below and you can now read about his European travels, starting with Amsterdam !!!

http://nichgull.blogspot.com/

11 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

How I agree about those old mags Sal. Lovely patterns for knitted Teddies and the like. Small children still love those things - they don't know they are "old fashioned."

Lace hearts said...

I love going through my old magazines. I've got my mum's 1950s Ideal homes as well, and Good housekeeping, and they are so interesting to look through. At least you've got some lovely ones there - we can't keep everything!

Kitty said...

My mum used to get Family Circle! I remember it well.

Just off to check out your vintage page, and Nich's blog. Have a great day!

x

MarmaladeRose said...

Family Circle. What ever happened to that? My mum used to get that now and again. I think I've still got one somewhere, I must go and have a look...

sharie said...

Mum used to get Family Circle, that and Peoples Friend were two of her fave mags. Thanks for the post it brought back lovely memories of crafting with mum when I was little

Mrs.Kwitty said...

ARen't those "old" mags sweet?? I have quite a few of those too and are so fun to go through (funny how a lot of it is in style again)

Love your new Vintage Blog--what a good idea and I wish you good luck with it!

Smiles, Karen

Simone said...

The napkin rings look really good. I can't believe Family Circle was 14P!!!

Viv Wild said...

Thanks so much for sharing these with us, Sal. I remember those magazines....wish I'd kept some.

The Family Circle one with the Father Christmas on the front, is the Father Christmas a cake. If so I think I used to have that one. Also if it is, is there any way you could scan the instructions for me as I think my grandsons would love it

Thanks a lot
Viv

twiggypeasticks said...

My Mum and grandma used to read Family Circle, fantastic.
Twiggy x

Things Hand Made said...

That does look like a good magazine! well done for keeping that one, I bet most of them have gone!

Josie-Mary said...

I love these old magazines.... I wish my mum had kept all of them from my childhood. I went to your shop, I love the sewing clipboard... this will look lovely in my new sewing room that I should get after Christmas.
I also had a look at Nich's blog... excellent post. He's so good at writting. Did you pop to the shop?? Hope to see you again before Christmas, I'm working every Saturday & Sunday 14th. :)