Monday, March 17, 2008

Vintage - sew-it-yourself!

I'm joining in on Pip's "week of vintage children's book illustration"! Visit here to see how to join in.

Here are a few pages from "The Lucky Sew-it-yourself Book" by Camille Sokol and illustrated by Bill Sokol (1970)

This book is a fun instructional book on how to make so many things from one little square of fabric! from a scarf, little bag, apron, pin cushion and a pillow for your doll. 48 pages in total. It even teaches you a few stitches, and some ideas on how to make a sewing box. What a great book!

I noticed someone else has loaded one up to flickr, with a different front cover, but the illustrations are still the same.

I bought mine last year at the annual Bendigo Easter Festival "y-men's second hand book fair". This is a definite "to do" over the Easter break - I've been every year to this book fair with my mum for as long as I can remember, and find great books at cheap prices - where can you still find books for 10 or 20 cents?? Although am quite sad as I will be missing out this year and next (but my husband is very happy that I won't be bringing home even more books). Am off to Darwin for Easter to spend time with our brother and his family, and then next Easter we will be in the UK!


starashan said...

what a sweet little book! I've never come across it before. I love the illustrations.

megsie said...

what a gorgeous book! Such a great find

tjoyy said...

Hey Chell I found this on Flickr a little while back and couldnt think where I had seen it before - I am sure I have spent countless afternoons lost in the illustrations in another life time

AnastasiaC said...

what cute cute illustrations!!!

Bird Bath said...

That is a lovely! I find children's instructional books very useful as the craft projects are so clear and open to individual interpretation.

Pip from Meet Me at Mikes said...

Oooh... I want this book! I'm off to ebay to seek it out RIGHT NOW! Thankyou so much, Lovely Brown Owl, for sharing this! I've never seen it before.. and it's definately worth seeing!