Wednesday, August 21, 2013

40s Humpty (Pouffe) : Renovation update 2 ...

Here's the outer 'bag' (left) now clean & with rings repaired - image left shows detail (if you want to read more about the making of this item, please click here @ Stitcherydoodaa.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

40s Humpty (Pouffe) : Renovation update 1 ...

The inside 'seat' has been brushed, cleaned & "freshened" using Fabreze spray. The outer panels have all been washed & although they all shrank (I'm hoping won't make too much of a difference in its renewal as when originally made, shrinkage was allowed for).

By the way, the inner 'seat' (above) was made using an authentic 'Humpty' pattern & was filled with an extensive range of cut-up odd fabric scraps, tights, pop socks and anything else I came across to use. Cut into very small 'packing' pieces, the "innerds" resulted in a very heavy seating and perfect for its use - a highly recommended way of using old textiles & better than just throwing them away!

Here's the outer 'bag', washed & ready for repair of the brass rings (hopefully I'll be able to find the spares!)

(Pattern & instructions for making the original 'Humpty' are here: originals)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Oakham Treasures ...

Last week I visited Oakham Treasures & indeed ... what a treasure! Highly recommended for a few hours especially if you have 1950s & thereabouts memories you want to revisit!!!

In connection with imagery I want to investigate & further develop, I wanted to look at 'actuals' which I don't have in my own collection. Unsure if I could find what I was looking for, I went along & found everything - some examples here:
Haberdashery shelving
Chemists displays
Tinned & packet grocery displays