Saturday, September 10, 2011

September Homemaker Tag Along

These nursery rhyme books from the 30's and 40's are some of my favorite.  I have now collected a stack of them through the years.  Most of them from antique stores for 4 or 5 dollars and some from estate sale when I have been lucky.  They are usually cloth like in feel and the size of a big coloring book.   All of the images are brightly colored even after all these years.  Those cherub faces and fairy like details do me in every time...I think I will be sad when December rolls around and I don't have a reason each month to revisit the pages.

Lucky for me it is only September.  I still have four months to go with these innocent faces and fanciful stories.  This month is no exception Robin Hood to the rescue.  Classic tale of good versus bad, maidens and Kings, castles and villages.  What could be better.

This time I used thread and needles...for the bow string and arrow pack.

It is just a happen-stance that the vintage bingo marker says B-one.

A bulls eye on the back for a classic finish.

When my oldest was just a toddler he would watch this Disney movie in a loop.  He loved Friar Tuck.  Those Disney songs would stick in my head for months at a time on the same loop.

One of the tags have been safely tucked into my tag swap box.  He is right at home with the other months of nursery rhymes.  They are ready to be delivered in December... my dear tag swap partner Miss Betty at She's Sew Pretty.

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater is my pick for October, but with no orange paper in my preselected lot this is sure to get interesting.... 


Debby said...

Love your tags. I used to love those cloth books. They don't make them like that now.
Adorable tags. Love the box that yo keep them in.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your tags are all so cute! I loved reading nursery rhymes to my kids when they were little and of course we sang the "Out the window" nursery rhyme "campfire" song too.
Glad to know that B's is a good place to eat. We want to go back and try it. We've heard so many good things about it, but we were there mid afternoon, the wrong time of day for eating. Are you in P?

Musings from Kim K. said...

Beautiful pics. Your camera is amazing for those macro shots. Your graphics are just lovely on your tags. I snuck off to my favorite antique mall hoping for lots of acquisitions this afternoon. I came home empty-handed. The girls and I have been busy crafting though. Thinking of you!!

Nan said...

The tags are just too cute. Gosh I've not made a tag in so long, been doing all that sewing as you well know. BTW I found the Dupioni silk on Ebay, shipping was way too high but I had to get it anyway.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

faberooo tags - you are v clever!
happy new week...
fee x
(did I just write 'faberooooo'?)