Sunday, 29 January 2012

It couldn't have come at a better time!

This leaflet come from a second instalment of wonderful things passed on to me by my Aunt and I see it as a portent of fate!!

It is called "The Dryad Leaflet 128"  It has some wonderful photos and it is just a shame they are not in colour.  I'm not sure when this leaflet was made, as there is no date on it, but I imagine the cost of the colour printing process of that time would have made it prohibitive.

"In 1936..... Dryad Handicraft was the largest suppliers of handicraft in the world"

You can find further info on Dryad Handicraft   HERE.....should you be interested!

I am in the process of making ALL the flowers in the book and then will see how they can be adapted.  Although they are exquisitely charming as they are!

"Two Big White Chrysanthemums"

"Multi Coloured Daisies"

"Three Red Daisies"

"Spray for Afternoon"

"Crispy Tailored"

I have to say that the descriptive language that is used in this leaflet would have entirely different meanings today...especially the use of the a much maligned N word used to describe a certain shade of brown felt.  This also makes me think the leaflet comes from a long gone era.

Why do I see this as a portent of fate? Well, I have an appointment in a couple of weeks with a brand spanking new craft shop, who may be interested in selling my flowers!!!

I have been very tentatively putting out the feelers to sell my crafts, as I must say I am a bit scared. However, all seems to be going to plan and I have opened an ETSY here is to a busy crafting future!


  1. Perhaps this is a beautiful prelude to your next success in selling your crafts ... I wish you all the luck!

  2. Thank you for the well wishes Rosy..Lets hope so! x