I have this thing about buying toys, I love them. Now I am not talking new, although I like that too, but when scouting charity shops and yard sales I always head straight for the toys. My children don't understand, but my grands love this quirk of mine. So imagine my delight when I hit my fav charity shop and found an original Betsy McCall. There she sat all alone on the shelf. I nearly overlooked her she was stuffed so far back. I just had to bring her home. I still have my original Betsy so now she has a sister. What amazed me was the price of 29 cents!!! In searching for some patterns for her online (yes she needs a new wardrobe) I found she was going for $200 to $300 in played with condition. But my Betsy is staying home with me. Here she is with the other treasues I found:
Isn't that just the sweetest face ever? Such treasured memories she unleashes. Now if I could only find a Chatty Cathy as mine is only a memory.
Aside from toys, I also have a real love for the craft, knitting, sewing, fabric designs coming out of the UK and Australian. I had been lusting, yes actually lusting, over some of the Aussie designers books and could not find any US sources until I stumbled upon Daisy Cottage Quilting http://daisycottagequilting.com/. Sharon has an online shop and specializes in all things Aussie plus her customer service is exceptional!! Here is my first order:
I also found the first two issue of Mollie Makes, the new UK craft magazine that is a delicious. Notice the freebie kits with each issue….love how Brit mags do that.
Now to just find enough time outside work to begin some of these lovely projects.