No, that is not actually me. But according to my mum I was a “Cow & Gate Baby” which I hope meant that she fed me on their milk – and was not a reference to any bovine qualities she might have felt I posessed!
Earlier this week I visited our wonderful Oxfam Bookshop in Kingsbridge – I pop in frequently as you never know what you might find – and this time was a gem – The 50s & 60s – The Best of Times: Growing Up and Being Young in Britain – a book by Alison Pressley. Although I wasn’t born until the 1960s, in many ways my childhood was more like one of the 1950s – the swinging 60s didn’t arrive in our road until much later on – if at all! One picture especially caught my eye ..
Look carefully – what is Santa holding in his left hand .. could it be? I do believe it is ….
My sewing tin!! The one that was my Mum’s and my Grandma’s too. A perfect size for transporting only the things you need for the project of the moment. So now I know that it really is older than me – though as a Cow and Gate baby I must accept that I too am vintage!
And here is the work you saw peeping from the tin. I have been thinking lately that it’s about time I put together a design for the boys … and this is the result. As you can see it’s still a work in progress, but the pattern will be included in the July issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine.