My motto for 2012…don’t keep things stored or packed away for special occasions, get them out & use them or lose them!
So with that in mind, I spent today sitting on the front deck looking into a box of family ‘treasures’ that I’ve been carting around for years.
It isn’t long before nostalgia kicks in. I only wish I’d taken more notice of my Grandma’s skills in knitting & crochet. Below is her only two purses I have, but I distinctly remember her pumping out an amazing array of cool handicrafts. The Swiss watch was a bonus find and we managed to get it going, it’s pretty groovy & battery free!
The 1975 cloth badge was from a very brief time in the Brownies, it wasn’t for me! Tucked away in the bottom of the box, I found an array of 1942 War mementos from my parents stint in the armed forces- I can’t imagine it really.The rest of the day was spent re-birthing old brooches into necklaces & working out which I can re-use. There’s going to be a lot hanging around my neck from now on, I have endless array of 60’s-70’s bling…Cool! Staring into the past is bitter sweet for me, i still miss my folks even after all these years…