Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Tassie Treasures...

Thought I should show you my Treasures that I bought from the Quilted Crow.
firstly there were so many inspiring projects I didn't know where to turn.
I spied a few that really caught my eye and they all happened to be in their new book.  So that was a must have, then seeing as I was in felted wool heaven I thought it would be great to buy a bit of a starter selection of wools.
 I need to be able to make a start on a gorgeous project if I want to, Don't I?
these colours should be a good starting point.
Now they were my treasures, but what about the 'man treasures'...

Apparently these have a huge 'wow factor'. they are imperial measurement something or other, blah blah. I retained as much about them as what Hug did about the difference between felt and felted wools. But apparently they are really great and were a great buy. Yeah ok whatever rings your bell....

 I did love the tin they came in. the artwork around the sides is very art deco. I love the setters on the tin, shame it is so damaged.
 Hubs' next buy I can appreciate fully, it's this Gladstone bag. My dad used to take  his lunch to work in one of these as did Hubs' dad. I remember dads thermos with hot soup and one for coffee too, his sandwiches wrapped in greaseproof paper. It really brings back so many memories for both of us. It is in mint condition and the tartan lining is perfect, even has the key to the lock! Big winner here!
so there are my Tassie Treasures...
I think I managed to applique around four dollies while we were away. I definitely need a plan if I am ever to play with those gorgeous woollies!
I am working on a few last dash Christmas decorations. I just realised today that there are about three weeks till the end of the working year! OMG
Better get motivated on all fronts
Hope you are having a great week
cheers
marina

ps for those that are interested the man treasures are imperial screw taps, there you go.

15 comments:

shez said...

such lovely buys marina and i love that bag and it was good that it is in such good condition.xx

Susan said...

The wool you bought is beautiful. It will be interesting to see what you make. Interesting man treasures....best not to ask any questions I think!

Maria said...

What wonderful treasures you found but I do agree I don't understand Hubs tin of goodies either BUT love the gladstone bag as it does bring back many memories and it would make a great sewing bag........

Elyte said...

More jealous now than I was before. Lovely purchases and now you have lots of new projects to keep you busy.
Hubby's buys are very interesting. Yep, that Gladstone bag brings back memories.

Teresa said...

Love what you bought at the Quilted Crow Marina... and I'm with you with your husbands first treasure (although I'm sure mine would be jumping up and down too)... Love that bag though... I remember my dad having something very similar. Great find!x

Anthea said...

Hi Marina
to take a quote from the Dad in the Aussie movie The Castle "everybody's kinked a goal!" They are some great purchases, love those felted wool colours... and I confess to not knowing the difference either, oops.
Amazing to find a Gladstone bag in such condition.
x

Lin said...

Lovely purchases - I especially want that tin!! The book looks interesting too. I am sure that you are very motivated!
xx

katherine said...

What on earth is in that gorgeous tin lol. I recognise a few things but ask hubby what they are again because it has caught my interest (sadly I'm not just a girly girl lol). I love your new book and felt! I have only just discovered working with felt too and I do really enjoy it.

Fiona said...

awesome applique book and wools.... your new addiction has begun.... Hubs found some fun treasures too but I'm sure the gladstone bag would hold fabric and things too???? so would the tin mind you... good for needles, and pins and things????
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great treasures. I too recently bought that book....it is just gorgeous. Love Tassie.

Mistea said...

Lovely treasure found on your little vacation.
Glad there was something for both of you.
Enjoy your new book.

elliek said...

wonder who WWO is? Lots of lovely treasures.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely new treasures, loved your post too and the photos in the previous post are gorgeous. Tasmania looks beautiful.

Narelle said...

A quilter should always be prepared :)
Lovely treasures.

Karen said...

Book plus wool equals fun!!!! The tin is beautiful and what a great bag!