Some time back I found one of these little gadgets in an old sewing box .... I wondered what on earth it was for and popped it on the shelf and there it sat until I found a collection of 1970s Golden Hands Craft Books.
I had a little browse through them and found some of these
which I copied and sent to Serenata who makes lovely clothes for her Sasha doll collection here
and then I came across this one
and when I looked inside all became clear
It's a daisy maker ..... so no guesses as to the new addiction!
Car Booty pickings this weekend were scarce unless of course you wanted to deck out a nursery and clothe lots of small children. Here's what I did manage to find ...
and now dear bloggers I must get this off my chest!
Apologies in advance if I upset anyone but this is fast becoming my pet hate and our experiences on the roads this weekend just reinforced it even more.
The common lycra lout
To be found on rural roads and on busy dual carriageways
Usually out in packs in matching fluorescent lycra and funny hats
Mostly male with boney bums on sharp saddles
Insist on riding three abreast and hogging the road
This weekend we passed some peddling like hell on both sides of a busy narrow road and causing no end of problems for other road users .... one was so lucky not to have ended up on the verge as he wobbled along and the traffic was not going fast ... in fact quite the opposite everyone was slowed down to around 20 mph
On the busy dual carriageway near us there are regular time trials with hoards of them going back and forth with flag bearing numpties standing on islands and corners encouraging them. I really don't know how they get permission to do this.
Gawd I am getting a grouchy old bat :-)