Thursday, October 18, 2018

Needlepoint Book


I bought this book from the 1970s for $1. I haven’t ever done needlepoint, but I liked the patterns in it.


I like some of those geometric patterned pillows.

Here are some of the patterns in the book.








Thursday, October 11, 2018

Things I Didn’t Buy 78


Here are some cute sewing patterns. The first one is this vest and culottes pattern from the 1970s that I think is awesome.


I thought these 1970s overall dresses were interesting—I probably wouldn’t wear them but they do make a statement.


I liked these 1970s separates.


This was a nice simple dress pattern.


And I thought these pajamas were interesting.


Finally, I liked the simplicity and asymmetry of these 1960s dresses.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Japanese Sweets Food Toys: Tea and Bean Cake


Continuing with photographing Japanese food toys before I get rid of them, are two sets of Japanese sweets.


This is the front of the box.


And this is the back of the box.


The first is the tea set. This I had opened long ago, and lost the green tea portion inside the cup and the piece of tissue for a sweet to rest on.


Here’s the top view.


The second sweets set are bean cakes and crackers.


The amount of detail on these toys is pretty amazing.


The box opens up and there’s a bean cake inside.