Thrifty finds

May 21st, 2008

Thanks for the craft fair love – muchio apprecio! There’s 2 main things I took form the weekend (apart from cash of course!) and that was 1) how nice crafters are and how talented – if you are shopping for handmade things nowadays you are spoiled for choice – and they’re great for having a natter to – bonus! And 2) I have some great mates! I sometimes feel like a Billy no mates, but this weekend proved me wrong – you know who you are!
I haven’t been capable of doing much since then, but I did pick up the “Millie” cardi by Alicia Paulson I started way back in February – felt it was time I did something for me for a change, so a little crochet with soft wool and a large hook was just the ticket this weekend.
Anyway, I haven’t shown you many thrifty finds recently, so I thought I would remedy that one. Rach scored me some beauties in the blue and white pottery line including the big coffee jug, so I thought I would show you the expanding collection of that. We’re only missing one jug that was a casualty of a cluttered worktop. I also picked these Jam/ Marmalade pots up last week for £1.25 each - I thought they were so cute. I washed them when I got home as they were in need of a clean, but some of the strawberry came away – I thought that they were glazed, but it turns out they are not, and the stawberries are painted on. Never mind… And I couldn’t resist this little cutie for 50p – Victoria Plum was one of my favourites as a child and I think she’s got such as sweet face.
To finish up here’s a gratuitous cat shot - Stella somehow managed to wedge her fat backside in the small space when I removed one of the sideboard drawers to clean it out. Mischief!
BTW I have an interview for the job I want on Friday – hopefully by the time I next post I could have some good news! xoxo

6 Responses to “Thrifty finds”

  1. Chloeon 22 May 2008 at 7:35 am

    I thought I would stop in and leave a comment since you did on my blog :) .
    Yet another great blog find!

    What is it with cats and finding bizarre places to hide?

    My husband works with disabled children. He loves it.

  2. Vickyon 22 May 2008 at 5:22 pm

    All the best with the job interview Claire!

    You did great at the craft show at the weekend and definitely had some of the prettiest and best quality items there.

  3. Elizabethon 23 May 2008 at 2:23 pm

    I’ll be keeping everything crossed for you for the job interview.

    Love the cat photo. I used to have an enormous cat called Fidget (sadly not named by me but a very apt name for him), and he could go practically ‘flat pack’ and squeeze himself into the tiniest spaces. It was the funniest thing to see him get under my wardrobe which is approx. 4 inches off the ground!

  4. jennyon 25 May 2008 at 7:50 pm

    realy cute cat

  5. shabby chicon 26 May 2008 at 8:05 am

    Victoria Plum, I remember her and I used to have a little velvet line jewellery box with Miss Plum on top!, I wish I still had it . Love all your finds x

  6. Cathyon 26 May 2008 at 9:54 am

    I used to love Victoria Plum too – I had a set of soaps with transfer pictures on, and a VP doll. Wasn’t she created by Angela Rippon, or did I imagine that?

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