Friday, 5 November 2010

Something Old, Something New

This week I've enjoyed a couple of little shopping fixes and boy did I find some bargains.

First the something old. Where I live there are quite a few charity shops and recently you may have seen that some charities are refitting their shops and becoming more mainstream. To be honest I prefer the good old rummage type shop much more of a chance of coming away with a bargain. Don't get me wrong I'm not trying to do charities out of their much needed fund raising it's just sometimes it's hard not to get too excited when you spot something at a bargain price. 

Take these doilies........10p each. I also picked up some lovely wool fabric, a length of wide cotton lace trimming and a thimble rack. Look out for some projects featuring these soon. I can feel the inspiration already.


The detail on this one is amazing. Just how do you get those interlocking circles? I did come a bit of a cropper though after washing them all in readiness for creating they were put in my not so tidy craft room where they got splashed with blue ink from my printer. It was having a funny five minutes and I requested help from the fixer who now has two blue inky fingers. He wasn't impressed and the printer still isn't working.

Do you think I got them too cheap and this is payback?

Now for something new..........
I visited TK Maxx  where I picked up this little lot for just over £12. An all essential to do list pad and clipboard. I'll definitely be making use of that! A Making Memories blank calendar, a  book called Knitting Pretty, two sets of American Crafts stamps and a magenta jersey and satin top. I normally visit TK Maxx by myself as I like a good look around without the pressure of someone else getting bored and as you can see it's normally time well worth spending.

Have you picked up any bargains lately? Happy hunting

4 comments:

Wrightboysmum said...

You already know my bargain my inks from EBay lol. Those doilies look lovely and I can't wait to see what you do with them. 188 days to go.....

alexa said...

Those doilies are just lovely - my Grannie used to have a whole drawerful of these, and the work in them was amazing. When I come across a 'bargain' like these, I often wonder: who made them? When? For which occasion? How did they get to be where they are now - if they could speak, what would they say? Looking forward to seeing what you do with them :).

Sarah H said...

I love the doilies - they remind me of my great granny who used to crochet with vey fine cotton. I too am looking forward to seeing your creations!

Sian said...

I think if we shopped TK Maxx together we'd make a brilliant team :)