View-Master, Knitting and Drug of Choice

13 May

1   My sorting continues – I think it will last a lifetime! Today I came across my View-Master, a toy I had when I was nine or ten. It is a three dimensional viewer into which you add discs with tiny pictures. You click the handle and a scene comes into view.  I’m thinking these had something to do with my love of/interest in Italy, The Pyramids, Japan  and lots of  other ‘exotic’ places. There is one of Cornwall too but I was living in Cornwall at the time though we didn’t have a car so many of these places were as unknown to me as Italy or Japan!

The View-Master 'machine'

The View-Master ‘machine’

Some of the discs

Some of the discs, some came with information leaflets

2   I made a pair of Sally-boots for a special baby due soon and today I heard that he has arrived safely. I shall post these tomorrow.

Sally-boots for a new baby

Sally-boots for a new baby

3     Words not needed!

Books are my drug of choice!

Books are my drug of choice!


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10 responses to “View-Master, Knitting and Drug of Choice

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    May 17, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    yes…the infamous “View Master”… quite the “thing” at one time… Wonderful that you still have yours intact…

  2. Sharon - creativityandfamily

    May 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Great memories. Dad had a view master and we loved looking at the slides. When Abi was young I managed to get her one (albeit a barbie one!!!). Dad gave her some of his slides. Hopefully Mum still has the others safe 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 15, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      So glad you enjoyed the slides too. I didn’t know they were still available. I shall have to look in the shops. 🙂

  3. grandfathersky

    May 15, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Always thought the Kodak disk camera would be a natural for the Viewmaster, but it never happened … I needed a truck to move my books recently. I wish I still had the Squirrel Mittens my mother knitted for me as a child. I used to help her untangle skeins of wool, I swear it’s why I enjoy wiring and cabling data centers !

  4. Alex Autin

    May 14, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Oh wow, a view master! I remember ‘traveling’ through my view master to places like Victoria Falls and, yep, the great pyramids, but what I loved most about my view master was the dinosaur and cartoon reels. 😀

  5. Grannymar

    May 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I love the baby boots, glad the little fellow arrived safely!

  6. Hilary Bryant

    May 13, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Saw one of those on Flog It only this week – hadn’t come across them before. LOve the books poster!

  7. Susan L.

    May 13, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I had a View Master! Thanks for bringing up that memory.


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