MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hodge podge of things...

Edited to add the above photo....of the spindles referred to later in the post.....
2nd 'edit' to add this...thanks Irene for noticing that the part of my post referring to the spindles was awol! The spindles were picked up at the antique market referred to below for $1 each. I don't think they're really classed as 'antique' because there were too many of them and they were pretty cheap. No matter tho, because I liked them and can envision a doll coming out of them at some point.
Sorry about the lack of post yesterday, but the above picture sort of says it all. This was part of the venue for the outdoor wedding we attended yesterday. It was lovely and the weather was perfect.

While we were there, we had some time to kill, so we made the *mistake* of visiting a combination antique/curio mall and you can see that I was rather bad and added some more books to my already overflowing collection. I haven't had a real chance to read any of them, but the pictures in the gourd book are spectacular.
The fall issue of Knitty is online, and you might want to check it out. They have a couple of contests going on to celebrate their new look too. They always have a number of free patterns and interesting articles.

AND...last, but certainly not least, our illustrious (and industrious!) leader of the Art Doll Coolaberation 2009 has created a new blog just for entries about the round robin dolls. If you want to keep up with what we're creating and see the latest additions to the dolls, have a look here. She will be adding more to it as the dolls are on their travels and I know you will enjoy it!

5 comments:

arlee said...

they had those books???? i never see anything like that in "used" stores, just hideously out of date and boring ones :}
lets see the spindles too please?

Dolores said...

I second the comment above. Looks like you struck it lucky.

arlee said...

I bought one of those at the store across from my Mom's remember? Mine was turned into a pen though--which i still haven't used :}And i paid 13 bucks!! You got a GREAT deal!

KaiteM. said...

you struck it lucky with those books and the spindles, and doesn't the bridal walkway look pretty. Sounds like a very successful day. K.

yvonne said...

Those spindles are really neat. I wouldn't know how to use one though. Books are a passion with me too and its so hard to pass a deal by.