Sunday, 21 July 2013

Oooops I'm now on a Car Boot Ban

Yep you guessed it Sunday = Car boot.  The Kids were very excited this morning as Granny was coming too!

We got there bright and early and look what came home with us.......
(some lovely thread that I think I can crochet)

(1980's books - I think I can remember them from my youth)
(cute little jelly moulds - these were Granny's find!)
(some old tin dishes - I'm thinking plant pots, maybe a little herb garden for the window sill)

(lovely turquoise wool - maybe Yarndale bunting??????)

(I could not resist - even in it's original box)
(Another flask to go with the picnic stuff and this old flour/icing sugar sifter)
But by far the best find of the day was......
(not sure what all the bits are but there's lots and I can't wait to give it a bit of love and tlc!!!!!)
There were a few more things like a very old rusty key, some vintage material and some old photo frames (crafty project!!!!) but they all be put away!

Needless to say I have now banned myself from the Car boot - that's it until I have done a couple of fairs I am not allowed even a peep!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Marvelous Monday

I went to my local hospice on Monday as I had been told there was lots of buttons for sale.

I thought I had gone to heaven.......

This was just one box, there was at least 8 of these all together.   I ended up buying a box of coloured buttons and some large vintage buttons and can't wait to have a proper sort out.

Whilst I was there I could not help myself and took two boxes of the buttons home to sort and tidy for the Hospice. They have a stall at the craft fair which I sell some of my things at and I thought it would be nice if they had their buttons nice and neat - some people don't always like to rummage!

Stage one.......Wash and dry the buttons.

Stage 2 - start sorting into groups

Stage 3 - Sew on cards

All finished ready for them to sell

Now on to the next box - I am one happy bunny : )

Sunny Happy Days

Well the Sun has got his hat on and has done now for the last couple of weeks.

We decided to go to our caravan this weekend and had a fab time with the kids going to the park, lovely walks in the fields and picnics on the grass.  Needless to say Sunday we had a wander over to the car boot in Cumbria.

 Just crying out to me for some TLC.....

 Too cute not to have.....

 Always wanted something like this.....

Thinking storage for my handmade mittens......

Could not resist a bit of vintage Tupperware!

As you can see any space I made from the recent craft fair has now been filled ; )

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Treading water and more treasures....

I began writing this post last week in my little notebook but it failed to make it to my blog.

That about sums up the last few week/months for me.  It feels like I am just about keeping my head above the water.  I've been feeling a bit like Lucy from Attic 24 had been - as though I have been juggling everything, getting nowhere and now I've dropped them all!

After the weekend I seem to feel better - whilst I still have lists and things I want to get done I'm trying to adopt a "it will get done at some point" mantra.  I had a craft and vintage fair on Friday and Saturday and although it was slow and deflating at times I actually did ok. This was a small part of my stall.  I sold a few pieces of my vintage ware so now it feels like I have a bit less cluttering the shelves at home.

Needless to say today whilst the weather was scorching we popped over to a local car boot.  We hadn't been to this one before but I think we will go again.  This is what came home with me.

 A fab little vintage 1950's travel iron in it's little case, old tin Thermos flask, some fancy bottles which I can see Elderflower cordial in!

 A glass juicer, doilies and can you see the cute little cat mirror!

 These happen to be one of my favourites though - little packs of vintage pictures.  Not sure what I will do with them but they had to be mine.

 The lady that was selling this old pattern told me that it was her mum that had made her the skirt from this pattern. The seller was 75 years old now and had found it amongst some old bits and bobs.

 This is my favourite too - I found these at the back of a table under some other bits. Its quite a big collection of old postcards that had been sent to the same lady from all her relatives, I think the oldest is one dated 1955.  Most of them are written on and they are all legible.  I can't wait to get a cuppa and have a little read at the holiday memories.

Lastly some old jars - I had no idea what these jars were I just liked them and thought they may come in handy but after looking on the internet I can see that they are quite popular.  Now all I've got to do is work out what I can do with them all.

So glad that I have finally made time to blog - next time I will blog about my little visit to Lucy and Tracy's studio event.