I've been fluey this last week and in no state to trawl my usual thrifty haunts, but luckily I did manage to photograph a few buys which I haven't yet shared. Firstly is this adorable little vintage beaded bag, found in a charity shop in Streatham. I love the Deco style chevrons and the beautiful metallic beads.
The bag will match really well with this 1960s snake bracelet which I bought from Alfie's Antique Market in London. It cost me £8.00 (pretty good for a permanent antiques market - we're not talking boot sale prices here!) and I'd been looking for some snakey jewellery for a while.
This little blackbird pie funnel is a boot sale buy however. I haven't made a pie recently, so he's posing outside in the garden! It's marked Midwinter England, and there's one for sale on Ebay at the moment with a buy it now price of £14.99. He cost me £2.00 and is very cute indeed.
Finally, here's what I made my mum for Mother's Day. Spring does appear to have sprung, so she may have to wait a while to wear it, but she had admired a similar one in blues and purples I'd made my mother in law for Christmas. I can really recommend this yarn - it's by Rico and is called Pom-Pon - and even an less than skilled knitter like me can get great results. This scarf was made by casting on only 10 stitches, and it's all done in garter stitch - easy. I didn't make it too long, as my mother in law has found it's easiest to wear just folded over and pinned, as the pom-poms make it quite bulky.
I'm off to play boardgames with my boys now, hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend.
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