The weekend saw a bit more hatty action for Innocent's campaign. A big, warm, hearty thanks to those of you who decided to join in, too. Mine are off to the post office today so I took a little snap to remind me.
There's been more crafty action in the den. I thought I should get on with my owly friends in advance of the Fair. What with the Munchy's birthday (I am being reminded exactly how many days there are to go on a daily basis), half term, our trip the week before half term (stupid mummy managing to book our holiday for the wrong week, durr), the small matter of adding another year to my own tally and the Country Living Fair, I'm trying to be organised sooner rather than later. Twit twoo!
I also made myself a doorstop, having made one a few weeks back for my sister, you may remember (read about here if you fancy). Very easy to make these, though I think the corner shop is wondering why I am buying nothing but rice, rice and more rice!
And dare I say it, the "C" word. I've been inspired to make a few Christmassy goodies. However, I didn't want to go down the predictable gold, holly, sleighbells route; I wanted to make something for Christmas but not using obviously Christmassy fabrics and so I selected some of my lovely recently acquired vintage fabrics, added a few "vintage inspired" fabrics too, and got on with a bit of patchwork.
More of that another time, perhaps when it's a tad closer to the festive season?
Now, back to the title of this post. Sunday was the last, yes, the last car boot sale of the season for us here in London. Sob! Despite having inherited the dreaded lurgy from the men of the household and not waking up until 8:30 (late for me!), wild horses were not going to drag me away from the last boot sale! Come on, blue basket, off we go...
Well, it was a disappointing boot sale really. It started to rain on our way there and there were not so many stalls as usual but quite enough all the same. The blue basket did not come home empty!
I bought these Redoute rose prints for 50p each. I have a few of these now. They will look good in the bathroom. Sorry about the strange photo angle, I was trying to keep the sun off the glass. I used the vase to prop the pictures up but now I am thinking, oh dear! I'm sure you get the idea!
A few plates destined for cake stands popped into the basket.
Couldn't resist a dinky pair of floral glasses for 50p. I thought they might make nice little individual bud vases. Oh and there's a pretty posy brooch in good nick and a pair of cute earrings.
Oooh, love these, these were my first purchase. A pristine pack of matches with gorgeous floral box covers. I shelled out a whole 30p on these.
Love this tin, too. This was from just the sort of stall I love, you know a clearance type stall, and I do wish I'd found this stall sooner. Do you also torture yourself with the goodies you might already have missed? However, there was the pretty violets biscuit tin just waiting for me. Just 50p. What is it about violets that is so attractive? And why do you rarely see violets as decoration anymore?
And even better, it was full of buttons!
So there we have my little haul. A grand total of £5 was spent.
I almost forgot, I also bought the large tablecloth, for 50p. It was muddy where somebody had naughtily trodden on it but it has come up a treat. I fear it may be a "cutter"!
I was motivated by the posy brooch to have a look at how my collection is doing.
Coming along nicely!