Monday, 25 February 2013


Monday, 11 February 2013

This Week's Junk Shop Jewels

Missy started nursery last month and I'm starting to get used to having some free time again during the day.  I've been trying to get back to the gym and visiting during the quieter mornings has been lovely but it's also great knowing I've not got to juggle everyone's mealtimes with Mr Right and I tag-teaming the evening routine so we can both make our allotted number of weekly visits to make it worth our while financially and physically.  

Anyway, as always the best laid plans of mice and men don't always seem to materialise and of course with the commencement of nursery came the obligatory coughs and colds.  Missy has had a permanent sniffle since she started and, after a wonderful 18 months cold free, I finally succumbed and contracted two within the space of a month meaning I found myself with a couple of mornings sans gym so what better way to cheer myself up than with a spot of charity shop shopping?

So here for your amusement are the items I left my sick bed for this week.  Having looked at the bits and bobs now I sense a bit of a 60s/70s theme, apologies for anyone with a distaste for the flower power era but I love it especially when I pick up a piece of Hostess Ware Black Velvet for 25p that turns out to be worth about £6.50
I had another bit of good luck with some vintage pillowcases too this week (£1 the pair) I'll be able to start my first proper quilt soon if I keep having luck like this!
I also snagged the purple floral St Michael single fringed bed cover at the same time (£3.50) which would make a super throw for a sofa if you didn't want to use it on a bed, although with her current passion for purple Missy might inherit it for her bedroom.
 Finally this week a bit of Snoopy glassware (35p) for the kids me
Linking up with Liz and her #MagpieMonday over at Me And My Shadow
Me and My Shadow

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Another Tit For Tat

A couple of weeks ago I received an Etsy convo from a lady who was wondering if I made my Baby Breastfeeding Boob Beanies in adult size as she wanted one for her boyfriend's birthday.  I had a bit of a tinker and here's what I came up with for her, by all accounts her boyfriend loves it!  Now to add them as an item on their own or not, do people want to look like a giant tit?

Monday, 4 February 2013

This Week's Junk Shop Jewels

The Mr and I were child-free on Saturday as we were off to see Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty ballet in the evening (which was amazing) so beforehand we popped to a local town we'd never been to before to scope out the charity shops as we'd heard good things, sadly the town in question didn't really live up to our expectations but we did bag a few items 

and spotted a tea shop called 'Chris-Tea's'  and a fish and chip shop called 'Oh My Cod!' so it wasn't a complete loss.
First up this time is a little pressed glass cake dome with butterfly motif (£2)
Three vintage pillowcases to add to my collection, I will have enough for a beautiful quilt quite soon as I've purchased some more charm squares from my dear friend Mary to bulk out my collection (50p each)
An old tape measure (for crafty endeavours) and three embroidery hoops (two little wooden ones and a teal plastic one) (£2 the lot)
The inner hoop of the plastic one was cracked but I wasn't bothered as I bought it with the intention of taming my growing collection of washi tape reels
Linking up with Liz and her #MagpieMonday over at Me And My Shadow
Me and My Shadow

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