Monday, November 02, 2009

A day at Vinnies

Mum spent the day at Vinnies today with Grandma (Grandma works there) and came home with the most lovely things for me!

The blanket is crocheted with chain stitch woven through it - must have taken hours to make!

The apron is based on this nursery rhyme

Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
Oh wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?
The king was in his counting house counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!

If anyone can tell us more about the rose doilies we'd love to know more - we think they are 1950s, they look like the are printed on very fine stiff fabric and delicate velvet finish.


  1. What great stuff , good work Mum and Grandma !

  2. hi have just found out i am your polka dot swap partner - how exciting !!! can you let me know the 2 colours you like x

  3. How excellent is that?! I really need to start briefing my Mum better...