As we were leaving the Spring Street Antique Mall we passed through an aisle for the second time. Eddie stopped to look at something. I stood still waiting for him and when I turned around there were the CUTEST potholders ever tucked away, hanging in a corner! It was a set of matching light blue and white, girl-boy potholders – dress and overalls. I was so excited to find treasures like this.
In addition to finding crochet and lace treasures for vintage crochet designs and pottery, I get a lot of inspiration from the amazing things I see in antique stores. Painted tulips on a set of bowls or a pink fabric flower potholder often become sparks of inspiration for future designs.
The purses that I found will possibly be recreated into something totally different from the original. With the pink shell purse, I can easily change the stitches in the body of the purse but keep the original shaping. The orange purse had an interesting design combining motifs with single crochet stitches. I could recreate this purse using different motifs, stitches and finishing. The large rooster cover was very interesting but I couldn’t figure out what I would do with it! Maybe you have some ideas for this.
We’ll see if future Maggie’s Crochet designs will come from this trip. I have HUGE boxes full of all my possibilities and a massive amount of pictures for inspiration.