Saturday, 6 October 2012

A blast from the past

This summer I had the chance to find out an amazing shop on ebay, which brought me back in the past thanks to a unique selection of vintage items that belonged to my childhood. Such, for instance, Poochies' stamps, which I get used to collect with enthusiasm and to use without moderation. I believe that they are the cause of my actual passion for stamps. I remember that my mother was less enthusiast than me because I enjoyed to stamp them out on everything was within my reach, including walls :). Anyway, tarlo-toys is like the Ali-Babà's cave for all persons that, in spite of being - like me - around 30 years old, pine for the favorite puppet of their childhood.


Here I have purchased this wonderful item: a Memole's "copier" (or "copywriter") from the beginnings of 1980s, perfectly conserved and arrived to me along with its original box. Thanks to this amazing tool, it is possible to create countless images of Memole and her friends, the cuteness of which is out of any doubt, using 22 plastic moulds. Because of this magical Memole's copier is now almost impossible to be found, I took decision to share with you the images  which you can find here, merged in four files (1, 2, 3, and 4). You can download freely these images, I hope you will have fun coloring them up and using them to decorate your journal, cards, or wherever you would like! 


Inspired by this cute elf in a red pointed hat, I have also created a series of stamps and a felt brooch of Memole and of her little fluffy friend, Pacopaco. You can find them on my etsy shop. I hope to have succeed in evoking in you too happy souvenirs or to have contributed to diffuse Memole amongst younger generations, who had not the change to grow up with her fantastic adventures!

3 commenti:

Emelie Sandström on 7 October 2012 at 15:56 said...

How wonderful! I really enjoy your blog, which I found not long ago. It's so beautiful and inspiring! I am curious about hand carved stamps. I really want to try making some but I don't know where to start. Do you have any advice for a beginner such as myself?



Vesle Serena on 8 October 2012 at 07:40 said...

Memole! Amazing memories... thanks so much for sharing this! Brought me back 25-something years!

Kathi on 25 October 2012 at 01:02 said...

You are an inspiration, and oh how wonderful to live in such a beautiful city!

Best wishes,

Kathi :)

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