Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Workdesk Wednesday 96

Whats on my workdesk this week? A trip down memory lane and a spot of nostalgia. I finally brought down the last of my sewing bits and bobs from the loft namely my sewing box which when I opened it still had patterns in it. These are just some of them.

The pattern in the middle is my Wedding Dress. If you do a close up it is view 2. Still inside the envelope was a piece of the actual crepe material I made it in showing on the selvedge that it was Swiss made. The two patterns on the left are of beach robes that I made for us both back in 1970!!

A delve into the depths of the airing cupboard produced the following :

Mine View B.



and 'The Docs' view 3.


So what is monkey up to this week?

He said he was having a tea party and inviting some friends over and would I take some photos of the occasion. How could I refuse!!!!


Hi, this is my big brother 'Side Kick'. He normally lives in Mrs A's car and sits between the driving and passenger seats and holds The Doc's sunvisor cap for him.


and this is my new friend Jam ( Just A Monkey).

He is going off to USA shortly to meet his new family.


(Hope you like him Terry. Your very own Valery Anne loveable.)


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25 comments:

oneoff said...

What a lovely trip down memory lane! And how great to have found that wedding dress pattern.

Jam looks a real sweetheart. Hope Monkey hasn't taught him any naughty tricks before his long journey...

Hugs
Bx

Ali said...

Bet that brought back lovely memories digging out your wedding dress pattern!! Like the matching beach robes - were they for the honeymoon???

Wipso said...

My monkey says its obvious his party invitation must have been lost in the post :-(
Love the patterns.....I have a box full very similar :-)
A x

Faye said...

I WANT JAM!! STAMP. xxx

Neet said...

Love seeing all your Monkey friends - even the one who is leaving the country.
Great find your wedding dress pattern and some material. Have you got your dress still?
Thanks for sharing. #18

Candace said...

Love the monkeys!

Enjoy your day

Candace

Neil said...

Definately a trip down memory lane! Hope monkey had a good party. Sidekick looks rather intimidating, bet he moonlights as a bouncer down at the "Monkey Biznez" Club!
Have a fab day!
Neil (80)

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your monkey friends! I am still laughing at Neil's comment!
My stamped frame has no plans as yet. I just coloured it with the copics that happened to be on my desk at the time... I bet I can't find a matching patterned paper now!
Susan xxox #71
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

sasa said...

Those vintage patterns are much sought after - really - treasure them I say! the wedding dress is fab - next week a piccy of you in it????
Thanks for sharing your space today. Have a fab week...
Sarah (sasa at 2)
www.blueboxbabe.blogspot.com

oneoff said...

P.S. Guess what I found when tidying up this morning? Monkey's cousin! I may yet persuade him to wave from my blog...

P.P.S I'm often awake at 5am, watching tumbleweed roll down the streets of the net. Insommniacs rule, zzzzz?

Bx

Karen said...

What a lovely trip down memory lane and how nice to find your wedding dress pattern :)

Looks as though Monkey has been having fun as well!!
Have a lovely WOYWW,
Karen #107

Sherry Edwards said...

How fabulous - finding those things - real vintage now! We still want proof though, piccies of you in your wedding dress and the pair of you in the beach robes (I nearly typed bath robes!!!). As I'm in a demanding mood today I also need to know the actual date between 21st May and 21 June 'Gemini' grazie molto - lol xx

Terry Oulboub said...

Mrs. A., your blog is always filled with fun treasures. Gosh, I wish I'd continued sewing when I was younger - I'd be so good at it now. Beautiful wedding dress pattern - I've nothing I made when I was young darn it. Look at Jam! I love the name! I love the monkey! I love the cute little sweater! Goodness, YOU are a treasure to make that for me. Thank you ever so much! I wish I were so talented! My goodness, you did such a marvelous job - LOVE JAM!! {Run away from Fluff, Jam...RUN!!) LOL!

butlersabroad said...

What an amazing find, even more amazing is that you still have the beach robes, which begs the question.... do you still wear them!!!

Hugs
Brenda 98

Caroline Hallett said...

what lovely things to pull out of the loft - and great momentos of the wedding. Thanks for Sharing and hope you have a happy WOYWW. Caroline (No 31 x)

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Hi Mrs A,
How lovely, I bet that brought back some memories and clever you for making your own wedding dress. So you were creative before you were married as well! My wedding dress and bridesmaids dress are all up in the loft - when the girl's are a little older I will let them try it on - for fun. I will definately have my camera on stand by when that happens.
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca (48) x

Rebekah said...

Wow Mrs A what a crowded monkey house you have lol! Love sidekick bet he is a help in the car! Happy WOYWW Hugs Rebekah xx (63)

okienurse said...

Sweet Monkeys this week. You are such a good Monkey Mom taking care of the Monks as you do! Love all the Vintage Patterns and shirts. :-) I can say that cause I still have my patterns and stuff from 36 years ago too. 36 yesterday...goes fast doesn't it! Thanks for sharing! Vickie #88

Sue from Oregon said...

Hello Mrs A!Love the new monkey JAM! so very creative. How fun to unearth your wedding dress pattern as well! Happy WOYWW!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Mrs A.I had a dress just like your wedding dress view 2 in pink with black velvet ribbon and white lace and the yoke was pin tucked I thought it was so swish and my mum made it for me from a Simplicity pattern too!! and love the Side kick - and Jam! wising him safe travels to US thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW!
Shaz in oz.x #25

Sam said...

I bet you shed a tear when you saw your pattern for your wedding dress! I wanted my Mum to make mine but sadly we ended up buying it but Mum did have a hand in altering it (suddenly lost quite a bit of weight) and she made lots of additions to it and made my pettiecoat! Perhaps we should all have a wedding dress week! Thanks for your kind words and am so glad to have had a few responses to my tutorial. Will put out a requirements list on the weekend for you all!
Hettie

Anne said...

Wow Valery lots happening in your crafty space . Great collection of patterns .
Anne x

Electra said...

LOVE that you have your pattern. The monkeys seem impressed too!

Jane said...

Ooooo love all your old patterns...the wedding dresses are lovely!

Chrysalis said...

Hi - great to share your memories today, and follow Monkey's adventures. The bit about your wedding dress sparked me off wondering about other peoples' - if you pop over, you'll see what I mean. Thanks for sharing xx

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