Whenever I go back home to see the folks I always make sure I set aside some time to visit the op-shop that's just around the corner from their house. It's big and is constantly getting new stock, and whilst it can be tricky to find a real bargain there anymore (do all the op-shops employ expert pricers these days?), I always find something fun in their book section. I'm a sucker for vintage penguins, kid's books and yes - old crafty things!
On my last visit I picked up these three beauties:
Everything about this little book is great! From the title (string things!), to those graphic diagrams, to the gorgeous examples of completed work. I especially love the line drawings, I think they could be transferred to a whole bunch of things aside from 'string' art (embroidery anyone?).
My name is Emily and I am a font junkie...I'm not sure yet what use I'll get out of this fabulous font how-to but I couldn't possibly have left it lying on the shelf now, could I?
And how about this for a box of fun? So many needlessly bright things to play with! My friend got me a Knitting Nancy a while ago and I've quite enjoyed playing with that, so I'm looking forward to finding the time to figure out how all these plastic bits and pieces work. Also, I kind of think no craft stash is complete without a fluorescent orange weaving aid...