Sunday, February 12, 2012

Trip to Tyabb

It was a nice day for a trip out of town. Tyabb is apparently the "antiques capital of the Mornington Peninsula"(!) and there is lots to look at. The Packing House antique centre is huge, and there is another small antique place in the main street. A little to the west along Mornington-Tyabb Rd there is The Vintage Shed, with one building devoted to clothing and textiles. In Moorooduc on the same road is The Bottom Drawer. Tyabb's fish and chip shop, Fatties, sorry, Flatties, make very tasty food, but the park could do with some seats.

At the Vintage Shed I found (but didn't buy) this French magazine with an Elna Grasshopper on the front cover (I have one of these machines):
"Arts Ménagers" (could be translated as Home Economics) from February 1951.

The only thing I did buy was a length of batik:
It's stamped rather than hand-drawn, but the colours appealed to me. It is lovely soft fabric, and a big enough piece to actually make something with it.


  1. i chuckled at your fatties reference and do you know i think i have that same piece of fabric, one very similar anyway.
    a green Elna, how quaint - was it solar powered or wind?