Before the days of having toys in the cereal box, Kelloggs used to put useful items in their boxes as a way of promotion. Below, is a measuring cup, but there is also the cream and sugar set and all of these are fairly common, several weeks at an auction and one or the other will come across on the china table.
They’re all distinctive because of the rectangular size, as to best fit inside the box of Kellogg’s All-Bran, and there was always a recipe on the box on how to cook with the cereal.
I like vintage things that are useful. I waver between keeping this and using it, or putting it up for sale. In comparison to all of the game CD’s that adorned cereal boxes of the early 2000′s, this measuring cup has stood the test of time.
Just over five weeks until the start of the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships in London Ontario. No ticket for me, I’m happy to watch on tv. Although the joy of seeing an event in person is the ability to see the amazing dresses and costumes that are worn by the athletes.
In the meantime, I’m busy fixing zippers, it’s that time of the year!
Lately I have gone back to a craft that I did (ssssshhhhh) 30 years ago and that’s dye. I had a purpose in high school, taking art co-currently with chemistry because how the compounds interact to create colour is fascinating in many medias. Techniques have changed, a lot, the chemistry is simpler and something called the microwave has replaced some of the stove and pots of old.
But I like my Canners!
So I’m deep into deciding whether I like Acid over MX, they both have their place but have just ordered some colourhue from G&S, just for fun. I really wanted Dupont french dye but didn’t want to deal with steaming and Dixon recommended to try colorhue. The idea is to do custom colours for the organza wave scarves I do. I’ll digress to skating dresses. Surprisingly I don’t get a lot of requests for airbrush effect. That’s okay since I’m sort of over it. Well not quite, I want to do a chinese cherry tree bud pattern but another time, and maybe not a skating dress. If you’re interested in trying it, there is an awesome tutorial online for the basics go on, do a google, because I wrote it as a private instruction for Diane Trim who published it (and then dropped contact with me) and edited it with artistic embellishments so it’s about half right and half wrong, which, well, at this point I’ve become resigned to it and am not going to try to straighten it out.
So if you’re here, let me give you a tip. Setacolor, Harbor Freight kit, and their mini touch up gun. And get to it!
With coupons, under $100 and you’re in business. Don’t use an airbrush unless you want to do art on fabric because the swath is too narrow to do the wide hems that anyone wants but the kit with the brush has a better motor than the pump they sell separately. So get the kit and play with the airbrush and think about having a t-shirt stand on the Jersey Shore at $10 a pop for a custom tourist t-shirt. Then get a spray gun. It’s a good skill to have for art, but not so great for fabric.
A huge trend this summer was high waisted destroyed shorts. For ladies. I saw a different pair this summer. From a guy. But these are destroyed through hard sweaty construction drywalling, and definitely not fashion. When they’re your favourite shorts, I try to keep them going!
Thus I present my finest accomplishment in workwear, the never-say-die-shorts. I kept saying he should really buy a new pair but I was happy to continue repairing them.
Organic multi fold wrap. I’ve been making these for years. They’re a soothing item to make, but I’ve realized that I like photographing them even more because of how to arrange them. This one was a challenge, I’ve never photographed near white before so the more I take pictures, the more I appreciate photography professionals.
I’ll make one for you, pick a colour, $35-$39 depending on width.