We went for a stroll to Hemswell Antiques Centre, they hold an enormous car boot sale as well. I was looking for something special for my husbands birthday next week. The whole family are coming to celebrate, exciting times. I did get lucky with a vintage gift that I will share on a later post. The sun certainly bought people out, both buyers and sellers were aplenty. It was a crafters paradise with so many items for sale. There were lots of stunning antiques and vintage stalls a feast for the eyes, although the majority were a little rich for my purse.
I did come away with some bargains which include a rather large wooden stamp for the bargain price of 20p. I don't have a project in mind but couldn't walk past it. It was brand new still in its original packaging.
From the same stall, craft scissors for 20p, always handy for the children who are just starting out with scissors.
Roller tape for 10p a packet.
A blast from the past was this Sooty and Sweep pattern. Whilst I will probably never knit them, the pattern did make me smile and is a wonderful addition to the collection. Once again a bargain for 10p.
A crochet pattern for 10p, I love the flower in the centre of each square. I have always got a blanket on the hook so this will be used many times I would guess.
I did have a good look through a stack of fabrics but the only one that caught my eye was this cord fabric with owls, there is well over 2 yards of it and I paid £1. I have a pattern for a pinafore dress so I thought I might give it a go for one of the girls.
I bought a whole roll consisting of 100 yards of ribbon for £2. At that price I can afford to be generous with the children's craft projects.
I also got lucky with yarn there was lots of it about. Who would be able to walk past this beautiful alpaca wool for 20p per ball. There were only 3 balls but the pleasure just touching it, I am really going to enjoy working with that.
Finally some door knobs for a project I am working on for 50p each, I loved them. They will certainly enhance a rather plain cupboard into something enchanting.
Hemswell Antique Centre is a real joy housing over 375 dealers in a former bomber airbase. A joy for us both with so many different artifacts to browse. Certainly somewhere I would definitely visit again.
See you soon.