I got myself a pair of near new shoes for about the price of a cappuccino from the Salvation Army shop.
At other op-shops I got the following, all for about NZ $12.
Lace Net Embroidery
Basic Steps for Weaving Cane Furniture
Woolen Baby Wrap
Tourist-type Russian Dolls
(I also got a folder of crochet know-how and patterns but I have not included these in the photo)
Over time I want to experiment with the lace net embroidery and the cane furniture in miniature. The woolen wrap I will cut up to make miniature blankets etc which I will edge and embroider. There is only two dolls as below and I may just use the bottoms as miniature planters once I have trimmed the top edge of them. As for the book Chocolat, that is my favourite film which I have watched many times but I have never read the book before. The felt toy book is from 1953 and has some lovely designs in it. Some of the simpler designs I will try to make in miniature but I will also probably make up some of the designs in their full size as well. I've always loved the old felt toys.
and yet more:
Little Brown Bird
Basketry the Easy Way
Basket Making Made Easy
Applique and embroidered table cloth
So that was my op-shopping.
Finally, I couldn't resist a 960 page 1813/14 Girl's Realm Annual I saw on an on-line auction. I got it for NZ$3 plus postage. I couldn't believe my luck. The seller had described it as being in quite bad condition which may have put people off bidding, but I was happily surprised when I received it as it is not in that bad a condition at all, especially for a book that is 100 years old. I love flicking through these old annuals and they often have some lovely craft ideas in them as well as pictures of old fashions etc.
I definitely intend to make at least some little thing in miniature this weekend so check back with my blog in the next day or two.
Have a great weekend everybody.