vrijdag 31 augustus 2012

A Special Book...Recycling in Times of Crisis.....

Because this is the last day of the almost never ending holiday....it seems..
There is still time now to write blogposts....which I really like to do as you have noticed this last month...

The coming weeks will be busy and often hectic when work starts again..
Preparing lessons..meetings etc...
And when things come inbetween as the stair-elevator which will be placed next week..
So...
Here is another story of a remarkable book I bought some weeks ago at the Antiquariat from Jos Wijnhoven...


Nieuw.... van Oud.....
New....from Old
by Th. Staalenhoef.
From: Moeder-Bibliotheek
Publisher: Gebr. Zomer & Keuning, Wageningen


A very trendy topic nowadays...
With Crisis all around us..

But this book is different...
Probably written in the Crisis between the 2 Word Wars...or maybe within the 2nd One..

It is not a sewingcourse, but inside are ideas how to make garments for the whole family out of used garments...
Very practical..and it did save money...
Some examples....

A mens windbreaker out of a Raincoat...
A Children pajamas from a Men's shirt....
A pinafore...from the skirt of a dress...
A practical and charming apron from an old summerdress...

A new coat for a  school-miss made out of a coat from her elderly sister...
A stylish suit made of the suit from the husband...
But..that was all very interesting to read ofcourse...


Untill I found a little note in the book..

A little poem, which is made when you give someone a gift at the Sinterklaas celebration on the 5th of December.
Someone..perhaps the husband or mother...must have written this.
And it was kept inside the book all those years..
Very touching I think...


Google translate comes with this..
I hope you feel the message..

Clothes make the man
But men are now annotated clothes
Therefore, we must turn everyting inside out
How to do is always the question
To make something for your little brat
Does not really take
Come be satified
Let this sad time you cold
And make new from old

1 opmerking:

  1. Jaaa, geweldig boekje! Als jij het niet had gekocht dan had ik het gedaan. Zo'n gedichtje maakt dat die tijd en de gever heel dichtbij komt. Prikkelt de fantasie!

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