As you all know I am a great fan of a car boot sale so it was a delight to be able to take a stroll around one whilst away. Yes I did pick up a few bargains so I was thrilled.
8 x 100g balls for £4 perfect for a project I have in mind for the long Winter evenings.
These were 20p a ball which I thought might work for the edging of a shawl.
Scrapbooks which were priced up at £2 each but I got them all for £7. I simply asked what her best price as if I took them all. I also bought loads of bits and pieces for cardmaking and scrapbooking off the same stall so lots of bargains.
Some old crochet patterns were found for 10p each to add to my collection, I love to take them out and browse through them. I do also use them now and again and get great joy from creating something from a bygone era.
It was also a joy to be able to tick things off my shopping list as we had little outings around the shops. I have finally found the perfect fabric to be used for the lining of the tweed coats for Wilbur and Hector.
Wooden embellishments seemed to be featuring everywhere and are always useful.
Some header tape for the new valances I have in mind for the kitchen. Along with some new pens for my bible journaling and a beautiful pair of glass knitting needles, which I fell in love with.
Notebooks were bought from Home Bargains so cheaply and are perfect covered and given as gifts. I bought some Harry Potter fabric for the grandchildren so are perfect for their stockings.
I fell in love with the Christmas fabric of the trees on the trucks/cars, that was my only impulse buy but I am sure I will make something out of it. I have done all of my Christmas shopping whilst away as there are so few shops here on the Island, a little early I know but reassuring to know that I am not under any pressure. I still have a lot of gifts to make as hampers and a crafted gift always feature, along with handcrafted cards and tags. We are once again going on our travels over the festive period so not long until we see our loved ones.
Isn't it strange how little things can bring so much joy. I love a stroll around a car boot sale and the pleasure of finding treasure amongst someone else's rubbish. How do you feel about a ca boot sale?
See you soon.