Monday 10 June 2019

It begins!

Yesterday we had our 12 month house inspection. Which means we are finally free to redecorate our home!
Within 10 minutes of the inspection team leaving I was sorting out my stash of tester pots ready to get painting.

I'm starting in the downstairs bathroom with a feature wall. 

Addimg in a little child labour to help of course. 

And voila. One funky geometric wall.
The whole project only took a few hours to do but already makes such a difference to the room. Just wait till you see stage 2!

10x 10p tester pots
3 pack of masking tape £1
Paintbrush 75p

Bathroom costs - £2.75p

Saturday 8 June 2019

1930's knitted hat

I've just finished knitting this cute bobbly beanie from a 1930's knitting pattern in my stash.

Consider the pattern is well on its way to hitting triple figures, I don't think it looks dated. It's supposed to be stripy but I opted to use some self striping yarn from my stash. 

I think I might make a few more later for our craft stall in September. I'm toying with the idea of framing the pattern for display. Do you think people would be interested in seeing it while they choose their hats?


Thursday 6 June 2019

Thrift shopping haul

I've had a lovely afternoon enjoying the sunshine and thrift shopping with my mum.
First I found this baffling framed cross stitch picture. I love the slightly bizzare vibe to it with the gothic text and cheery goose scene. 
It will be the first addition to my wall of curios.

I also found a king size Thomas the tank bedding set. I've never seen one in king size before. The two spare pillowcases match other sets Gman already owns, the cover itself is destined to become some sort of tent or teepee.
Its a huge amount of fabric for just £1.

2 books for just 29p! DD1 has been becoming more interested in Biblical stories and prayer thanks to attending Messy Church etc. These books should go down pretty well.

I couldn't stop laughing when I found this. I had to get it. 

Finally I found this amazing jigsaw! Gman enjoyed putting it together. It's a great introduction to learning to tell the time and has all his favourite characters in it. 

What goodies have you found lately while thrift shopping?

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